Ottawa Jazz Scene is counting down the days to the start of our readers' favourite summer festival: the Ottawa Jazz Fest! We open the countdown with a look at the Ottawa Jazz Festival by the numbers.

11 days of Festival, from Thursday June 24 to Sunday July 4 inclusive

8 places to hear music: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Main Stage, NAC Studio, NAC Fourth Stage, National Library and Archives, OLG, Rideau Centre, World Exchange Plaza

1000 feet of microphone cable is used on the Main Stage, feeding 2, 48 channel mixing boards

13 series of concerts: Anniversary, Canada Day, Concerts Under the Stars, Great Canadian Jazz, Improv Invitational, Friends, Late night Jam, OLG noon hour, OLG Workshops, OLG Late night, Rendez-vous Rideau Centre, World Exchange, Youth

41 free concerts: Rendez-Vous Rideau Jazz (noon, and 2 p.m. on weekends), World Exchange Plaza (noon on weekdays), OLG Stage at noon and OLG Workshop Series

108 individual performances to be heard, plus 10 late night jams

$709,814 spent on programming (artists) in 2009

10 sizes of Jazz Festival T shirts from child's small, to adult 3XL

22,000 hours were donated by over 450 volunteers in 2009 to the Ottawa Jazz Festival

10 metric tons less solid waste was produced in 2009 compared to 2008

$140 or only $12.72 per day is all that that a bronze pass costs

0 days of rain during the 2010 Festival, according to Festival Executive Producer Catherine O'Grady