ABOUT THE EVENT / PROMOTIONSpanning all genres and inspirations of jazz, the Ottawa Jazz Festival has been a trailblazer for more than 40 years. Explore music from all corners of the globe with both paid and free performances by the world’s most renowned and up-and-coming artists.
Spanning all genres and inspirations of jazz, diverse cultures, traditions and an array of styles that covers the spectrum from pop, rock to lush harmonies, the Ottawa Jazz Festival (from June 23 – 30) has been a trailblazer for more than 40 years. As the only outdoor music festival with a grand presence in the city’s downtown core, the Festival highlights consummate, celebrated and diverse artists with international reputations, as well as new and emerging talent. Set against the stunning backdrop of downtown Ottawa, audiences have a selection from ticketed and free shows.
2023 featured headliners include: Lord Huron, Melody Gardot, Avishai Cohen Trio, Buddy Guy, Snarky Puppy, Herbie Hancock, the Brad Mehldau Trio, and many more. Visit ottawajazzfestival.com for passes, day passes and more information.