Long-time jazz radio host and former Ottawa Jazz Festival Programming Director Jacques Emond – one of the main persons responsible for building the jazz scene in Ottawa – died on Sunday. His funeral will be on Friday, January 11, at 10 a.m., at Racine, Robert & Gauthier Beauchamp Funeral Home Chapel, at 180 Montreal Road in Vanier. His family will receive condolences from 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home. The Ottawa Jazz Festival may also hold a memorial, which it will announce later.

See the OttawaJazzScene.ca story about Jacques Emond.