Updated March 8, 2019. We update this article as we acquire additional information.

OttawaJazzScene.ca presents your independent guide to the 2019 Ottawa Jazz Festival lineup and tickets, with everything in one place.

Read our in-depth analysis of the 2019 Ottawa Jazz Festival, with its slimmed-down schedule and more concerts featuring women and jazz.

Read our list of Ten shows at the 2019 Ottawa Jazz Festival worth hearing.

For an explanation of the smaller lineup and no programming on Monday, June 24 this year, read OttawaJazzScene.ca's story about the festival's large 2018 financial loss.

Friday, June 21 to Monday, July 1, 2019
Pass prices: Gold: $364.47 (early-bird), Bronze: $228.87 (early-bird), Youth: $101.70. Day passes and Platinum (reserved seating close to the Main Stage) tickets are also available. All passes are transferable.

Historically, the order of admittance to Ottawa Jazz Festival to inside shows has been individual ticket holders, then Gold pass holders, then Bronze pass holders, then youth pass holders, then volunteers. We have been informed that Bronze pass holders have been denied access to particularly popular indoor shows, despite seats being available.

Tickets for individual indoor shows, or outdoor shows in one day are also available. There is a $3 extra charge for tickets purchased the day of the show.

Early evening (stage not specified) - 6:30 p.m.

  • June 21: Los Anormales
  • June 22: Angelique Francis
  • June 23: (no programming)
  • June 24: (no programming)
  • June 25: Rebecca Noelle
  • June 26: Mark Ferguson Quartet
  • June 27: Alison Young
  • June 28: (to be announced)
  • June 29: (to be announced)
  • June 30: TD Jazz Youth Summit

Confederation Park Stage - 7:30 p.m.

Concerts Under the Stars, Main Stage (Marion Dewar Plaza, Ottawa City Hall) - 8:30 p.m.

  • June 21: Judith Hill
  • June 22: (to be announced)
  • June 23: Chicago
  • June 24: (no programming)
  • June 25: Norah Jones
  • June 26: Brad Mehldau Quintet featuring Ambrose Akinmusire, Joel Frahm, Joe Sanders, Leon Parker
  • June 27: Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science
  • June 28: Omara Portuondo
  • June 29: The Roots
  • June 30: Lee Fields & The Expressions

Discovery Series (NAC Fourth Stage) - 6 p.m.

  • June 21: Anna Webber's Simple Trio
  • June 22: Gordon Grdina Quartet
  • June 23: Kris Davis & Ingrid Laubrock  [review of Nick Fraser's CD with Kris Davis]
  • June 24: (no programming)
  • June 25: Jakob Bro, Thomas Morgan, and Joey Baron
  • June 26: Melissa Aldana Quartet
  • June 27: Hayden Chisholm Trio
  • June 28: Nubya Garcia

Discovery Series (NAC Fourth Stage) - 8 p.m.

  • June 21: Gilad Hekselman Trio
  • June 22: Michael Winograd and the Honorable Mentshn
  • June 23: The Romance Of Improvisation In Canada - The Genius of Eldon Rathburn
  • June 24: (no programming)
  • June 25: The Joëlle Léandre/ Lori Freedman Duo  [interview with Lori Freedman] [review]
  • June 26: Hayden Chisholm with Strings
  • June 27: ITACA 
  • June 28: Oleg Butman & Natalia Smirnova Trio

NAC Studio Series (NAC Studio) - 7 p.m.

  • June 22: The Patricia Barber Trio
  • June 25: Christine Jensen's '=' Jazz Orchestra  [review]
  • June 27: Cyrille Aimée: A Sondheim Adventure
  • June 28: Donny McCaslin
  • June 29: Cécile McLorin Salvant (also at 9 p.m.)

After Dark (Confederation Park Stage) - 10:30 p.m.

  • June 21: The Suffers
  • June 22: Jane Siberry
  • June 23: Jerome Klein
  • June 24: (no programming)
  • June 25: (to be announced)
  • June 26: paris_monster
  • June 27: DakhaBrakha
  • June 28: Cha Wa
  • June 29: DJ Questlove
  • June 30: Lemon Bucket Orkestra

Late Night Jamming (Grill 41, Lord Elgin Hotel) - 10:30 p.m.

Late-night jazz jams will again take place from June 21 to 23 and June 25 to 30 at the Lord Elgin Hotel, across the street from Confederation Park. We'd recommend showing up early for a seat. The host band has not yet been announced.

Local and Student Bands

The festival usually releases the schedule of daytime and evening shows by local and student bands, as well as any related club shows, by early June.

Canada Day - Monday, July 1 (Confederation Park Stage)

  • 4 p.m.: Helena Deland
  • 6 p.m.: Dirty Catfish Brass Band

Original sources for this report: Ottawa Jazz Festival website and press releases, and musicians.

March 8: Added 6:30 p.m. shows after initial publication, when we found them on the festival's ticket page; they were not on the festival's shows page.

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