Update December 19: The Ottawa Jazz Festival finally confirmed part of its Winter Jazz Festival lineup, just a few hours before its office closed for the Christmas holidays. See the updated listing here.

In the program for Requiem for Fourteen Roses was an advertisement for the 2015 Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival, which provides a not-completely-confirmed peek at the Winter Jazz Festival's line-up. This information has not been yet published on the Ottawa Jazz Festival's website or Twitter feed or Facebook page.

Here's your first notice:

  • Oliver Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits
  • Megan Jerome, Fred Guignon, and Mike Essoudry
  • The Matt Wilson Quartet
  • The Nancy Walker Quintet
  • The Roddy Ellias Septet plays the Music of Kenny Wheeler
  • The Tigran Trio
    and more


Nancy Walker's website confirms her show at the festival on February 6 at the NAC Fourth Stage, while songkick.com shows Mtukudzi at Dominion Chalmers United Church on February 8. The performing arts agency Mike Epstein has a complete list of Matt Wilson Quartet tour dates, including at the Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival on February 7. Tigran Hamasyan has tour dates throughout the U.S. in the second half of February.

The Roddy Ellias Septet will be performing on Friday, February 13.

The advertisement also says that the Winter Jazz Festival will run on the second and third weekends of Winterlude: February 6 to 8, and 13 to 15, double the number of days from previous years.

    – Alayne McGregor