Nicole Ratté ©2011 Brett Delmage
Nicole Ratté ©2011 Brett Delmage
On November 20, Ottawa Jazz vocalist Nicole Ratté was awarded the Performing Arts Award from the Outaouais Art Council Foundation, for her 2013 show Le jazz d’une génération à l’autre (Jazz Across Generations).

Ratté was the initiator and artistic director of the project, which featured 40 artists from 5 to 75 years old. She spent 18 months developing the show.

You can see a video of the first song of the show, "It Don’t Mean a Thing", featuring six adults and six teenagers, at www.jazzgenerations.com.