Nominations are now open for a two-year term on the board of directors of the Ottawa Jazz Festival. The board is responsible for the festival, including decisions on the overall artistic direction such as the balance of jazz and non-jazz, overall size and budget of the festival, and the role of the festival in the community.

If you want to take an active role in directing the festival, this is your only opportunity to apply, once a year.

Nominations must be received by Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Anyone can run for the board, but you must be nominated by an active festival volunteer. A list of volunteers was printed in the summer festival program guide.

Besides a completed nomination form, the festival asks for a resume, and a letter explaining how you can contribute to the Board/Festival. Fax this information to 613-241-5774 or email it to Catherine O'Grady at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The festival's annual general meeting, at which the board is voted in, will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at 6 p.m. in the second-floor Colonel By Room at Ottawa City Hall (110 Laurier Avenue West at Elgin Street).

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