We stayed up late to check the Ottawa Bluesfest listings (which were released at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday). So far, there's no jazz headliners at Bluesfest.

The artists we did see who might be of interest to jazz fans include:

  • Santana (Latin/rock fusion)
  • Grupo Fantasma (Latin)
  • The Lost Fingers (gypsy jazz)
    and, last but not least,
  • The Mayfair Theatre Orchestra reprises its live soundtrack to Night of the Living Dead at the Barney Danson Theatre in the Canadian War Museum (unclassifiable, but includes lots of Ottawa jazz musicians).

If you see any jazz-related artists we missed in the Bluesfest listings, please let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

- Alayne McGregor