There will be jazz in the Glebe this Saturday afternoon.

According to Catherine Lindquist, executive director of the Glebe Business Improvement Area, the BIA is sponsoring two jazz groups, playing from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 26.

The BIA is working with the Ottawa Jazz Festival to organize the event. Lindquist said it is involved to promote the Glebe and promote music in the area. "It's another opportunity for people to enjoy the Glebe."

You can hear the music in the parking lot at McKale's Service Centre, 852 Bank Street (the south-west corner of Bank and Fifth). Bring your own lawn chair if you'd like to sit.

But the first group won't be starting there. Mike Essoudry's Mash Potato Mashers, a marching band with jazz, Balkan, klezmer, and many other roots, will parade southwards down Bank Street first.

The Mashers will play from 1 to 1:45 p.m. They will be followed by Petr Cancura and Friends from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Cancura is a saxophonist and clarinetist, formerly from Ottawa, who now works in New York City but often comes back to play here.

   – Alayne McGregor