The Ottawa Jazz Festival announced last week that it will be producing a compilation CD of music by Ottawa-Gatineau jazz artists. The CD will be ready in time for the 2012 festival season, and will be used to promote the artists and Ottawa's creative music scene (it will not be available for sale). About 15 artists will be included, and the material will be available on the Ottawa Jazz Festival website as well as the CD. Only original material by the artists will be included.

The deadline for artists to submit a track for the CD is January 15, 2012 (the same as the deadline to apply to perform at the 2012 festival). Applications should be sent to Petr Cancura <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>.  More information and specific details of how to submit at .