Tuesday, April 30, 2013 was International Jazz Day. As part of the international celebrations, longtime Ottawa jazz musician Roddy Ellias was officially recognized as a Jazz Hero by the Jazz Journalists Association at a ceremony sponsored by Carleton University, where he teaches.

Join OttawaJazzScene.ca at the celebration and hear from some of Ellias' musical friends who already thought that he was a jazz hero.

     – Brett Delmage

Read the full Jazz Hero Award statement for Roddy Ellias

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