Live jazz in Ottawa-Gatineau on Friday, May 25, 2018

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Thursday, February 8, to Saturday, February 10, 2018
La Nouvelle Scène, 333 King Edward Avenue, unless otherwise specified
Tickets: per individual show, at $30 each. 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.

Read our overview of the 2018 Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival

Thursday, February 8

6 p.m.: Studio A: Quartetski does Bartok's Mikrokosmos, $30

7:30 p.m.: Studio B: Dock in Absolute, $30

9 p.m.: Studio A: Barbra Lica, $30 [review of her 2017 JUNOfest show]

9:30 p.m.: Mercury Lounge: Kelsey Hayes EP Release $10 in advance, $15 at the door

10 p.m.: Studio B: Paolo Angeli, $30

Friday, February 9

6 p.m.: Studio A: Hilario Duran & Ottawa Latin Jazz Big Band, $30

7:30 p.m.: Studio B: Emma Frank, $30

9 p.m.: Studio A: Chet Doxas “Rich in Symbols”, $30 [review of previous project] [another review]

10 p.m.: Studio B: Jim Black Trio featuring Elias Stemeseder & Thomas Morgan, $30

Saturday, February 10

5 p.m.: Studio B: Steve Boudreau Trio, $30 [review of the trio's CD release concert]

6 p.m.: Studio A: The 33z play Michael Jackson, $30

7:30 p.m.: Studio B: Special Project: Taps and traps: Heather Cornell and Jesse Stewart, $30

9 p.m.: Studio A: Fred Hersch, $30 [review]

Multiple-show passes: Thursday, Friday, or Saturday pass: $60. Full festival pass: $150

Jam sessions will be presented in the Bistro at La Nouvelle Scène on Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10, from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., with food and drink service. Late night jam sessions are included in the ticket price. The host band is the Beeched Wailers. Musicians are welcome to sit in.