In a tweet on September 12, Ottawa Jazz Festival director Catherine O'Grady welcomed music suggestions of all kinds for the 2018 festival.
Looking for ideas? Check OttawaJazzScene.ca! 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.
- Too loud! is the main complaint at the 2017 Ottawa Jazz Festival
- Hot and lukewarm: readers review the last day of the 2017 Ottawa Jazz Festival
- Our 2017 Ottawa Jazz Festival poll: Listeners want commitment
- Kenny Barron beats out Kenny Rogers in Favs Poll: our weekend Ottawa Jazz Festival results
- "Now This" trio reaches listeners' hearts at the 2017 Ottawa Jazz Festival
- Jazz fans anticipate real jazz at the 2017 Ottawa Jazz Festival
- Ottawa jazz flourishes at the 2017 Ottawa Jazz Festival
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.