Catherine OGrady Tweet

In a tweet on September 12, Ottawa Jazz Festival director Catherine O'Grady welcomed music suggestions of all kinds for the 2018 festival.

You can email your 2018 program ideas to her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Looking for ideas? Check! Festival-goers commented extensively about what shows they liked and disliked – and why – in our 2017 Ottawa Jazz Festival poll. We reported their votes and comments in a series of stories.

Listeners also commented about systemic problems at the Ottawa Jazz Festival, including being denied admittance to a show that was not sold out. Submitters of program ideas may also want to inquire if they will actually be able to get in, if the festival presents their suggestion in the 2018 program.