Live jazz in Ottawa-Gatineau on Monday, May 20, 2019

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(Updated February 1, 2016)
Thursday, February 4 to Sunday, February 7, 2016
The Fourth Stage, National Arts Centre, 53 Elgin Street, unless otherwise specified
Tickets: per individual show, ranging from $22 to $32. Full festival pass and day passes also available.
Available from from the Ottawa Jazz Festival: on-line, via telephone, or in person at their office. Service fees apply. The Petr Cancura/Lynn Miles tickets are available through the the NAC Box Office.

Read the preview story about the 2016 Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival.

Thursday, February 4

7:30 p.m.: Petr Cancura’s Crossroads with guest Lynn Miles, $35 [article about the Crossroads series]

Friday, February 5

5 p.m.: The Chocolate Hot Pockets, free

7 p.m.: Mike Murley Trio with Reg Schwager and Steve Wallace, $22

9 p.m.: Fraser Hollins Quartet featuring Joel Miller, Jon Cowherd, and Brian Blade, $32 [read our interview with Hollins about this group and this show]

Saturday, February 6

5 p.m.: John Geggie’s Journey Band, $22

7 p.m.: Carol Welsman, $22

9 p.m.: David Virelles and Román Díaz, $22

10 p.m.: Florquestra - Forró Party at the Mercury Lounge, $8 in advance from

Sunday, February 7

6 p.m.: Mouse on the Keys, $22

8 p.m.: Montréal Guitare Trio (MG3), $22 [our review of a previous MG3 show]

Multiple-show passes: Friday pass: $50. Saturday or Sunday pass: $40. Full festival pass: $77.50

ARC The Hotel will also present jam sessions on Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6, starting at 10:30 p.m. in the Arc Lounge and going to 1 a.m. The host band is Mike Essoudry (drums), Tom Denison (bass), Steve Boudreau (piano), and Petr Cancura (saxophone).

Read's reviews of the 2015 Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival: