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The full and authoritative list of jazz and improvised music events in Ottawa and Gatineau, and within 100km of Parliament Hill.

Final day to vote in the Jazz Favourites Poll

It's the final day for you to vote in the first-ever Jazz Favourites Poll. The poll closes at 11:59 p.m today.

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Noon Jazz at Sun Life

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - noon to 1 p.m.

Don Paterson Trio

  • Don Paterson - trumpet

Clarica / Sun Life Centre
50 O'Connor Street


Alex Moxon at the Daily Grind

Every Wednesday - 6 to 8 p.m.
No cover

  • Alex Moxon - guitar

Alex plays jazz standards, originals, and songs of the 21st century. Expect a constantly evolving repertoire and some superb ax slinging. This intimate setting is an ideal place for an up-close and personal encounter with this veteran performer and his new conceptions for the guitar.

Daily Grind
601 Somerset Street West (at Percy)


Peter Woods Duo at Brookstreet Hotel Options Jazz Lounge

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.
No cover. No reservations required.
Age of majority (19+) required after 9 p.m.

  • Peter Woods - saxophone

Peter Woods plays all sorts of gigs. With his saxophone, he has played for pig-roasts on the Rideau Lakes and at large church gatherings in Toronto and Halifax. His main love is jazz, but he also enjoys making music with colleagues steeped in rock and blues and folk and classical genres. He can be heard on Sunday mornings in church, usually in Smiths Falls, and many evenings in clubs and restaurants around Eastern Ontario.

Options Jazz Lounge, Brookstreet Hotel
525 Legget Drive


Sharron Timmins at Vineyards Wine Bar & Bistro

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 7 to 10 p.m.
No cover

  • Sharron Timmins - vocals

After years of criss-crossing the country in typical thespian style, Sharron now lives in the nation’s capital. Originally a ‘Hull girl’, Sharron's vocal performing skills were honed mostly on the East coast where she was a fixture on the Halifax music, theatre and television scene. While she started out singing ‘pop’, her love of variety and different genres led Sharron to cover a wide range of styles: pop-rock ballads of the 70s, 80’ dance music, cabaret shows like her successful one-woman show “Judy”, a tribute to Judy Garland, as well the jazz standard repertoire she never tires of singing! Whether it’s a full rhythm section, or single accompaniment, you can be sure Sharron will always sing from the heart for you.

Vineyards Wine Bar & Bistro
54 York Street, in the Market


CANCELLED: Betty Ann Bryanton & Nathan Corr Jazz Duo at Second Cup

This event has been cancelled
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 7 to 9 p.m.
No cover

  • Betty Ann Bryanton - vocals
  • Nathan Corr - guitar

Vocalist Betty Ann Bryanton joins with guitarist Nathan Corr at the newly opened Second Cup at Heron Park to perform a variety of jazz standards. Relax after a long day at work with a hot beverage and some live music!

Betty Ann and Nathan will perform every second Wednesday, alternating with Richard Page and Terence Wright.

Second Cup - Heron Park
1440 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario


Django Libre at Café Nostalgica

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 9 p.m.
No cover

  • Steven Vandijk - acoustic guitar
  • Christian Flores - acoustic guitar
  • Andrew Tesolin - archtop guitar
  • John Earl - bass
  • Peter Dawson - violin
  • Philippe Mineau - accordeon

Django Libre will transport you to the 1930's world of hot jazz and flapper girls with the music and styles of Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt. This group of local musicians will have you swinging to their own take on jazz classics and arrangements from all over the world.

Django Libre is Ottawa's gypsy jazz ensemble specializing in the music of Django Reinhardt and the swing music of the 30's and 40's. They will be playing every second week at Nostalgica during April and May.

Django Libre vous transporte jusque dans les années 1930 avec un jazz européen à la Stéphane Grappelli et Django Reinhardt. Ce groupe de musiciens locaux vous fera danser et chanter sur les classiques du jazz manouche, une soirée mensuelle à ne pas manquer!

Django Libre a été fondé en 2007 par un groupe de musiciens d'Ottawa qui voulait faire connaitre le jazz manouche. Le jazz manouche fut créé dans les années 30 par le légendaire guitariste gitan Django Reinhardt et mélange le swing d'orchestre américain avec les sons éxotiques des chansons du folklore gitan. Django Libre approche ce style avec une sensibilité moderne, technique et l'amour de cette musique.

Café Nostalgica
603 Cumberland Street
University of Ottawa
613-562-5800 ext. 3000


Johnny Vegas and his All-Star Band at Maxwell's Bistro

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 9 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.)
No cover

  • Johnny Vegas - vocals
  • Gino Scaffidi - guitar
  • Eddie Bimm - piano
  • Martin Newman - bass
  • Peter Beaudoin - drums
  • Beki Lantos - vocals and percussion

The Johnny Vegas All-Star Band is one of Ottawa’s favourite musical acts. Patterned after Rat Pack crooners Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr., Johnny Vegas brings back a style not seen since the early sixties in Las Vegas. Johnny’s witty banter and thoughtful insight into the music bring the audience back to a time when they were part of the show. Complete with a thick catalogue of standards from Sinatra to Presley, and styles that include country and disco, Johnny Vegas is the consummate lounge entertainer. The band, made up of seasoned performers, is one of the best jazz quartets in the city.

For dancing or for listening, the Johnny Vegas All-Star Band always leave audiences wanting more.

Maxwell's Bistro
340 Elgin Street


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