Ottawa jazz

Baba & Da Boyz

Baba & Da Boyz Betty Ann Bryanton, bandleader and vocalist, put together a band of friends, all life-long musicians, who really care about the song lyric and invoking a mood. Each member is in great demand, performing locally with various other ensembles, big and small, and on stages such as the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival,

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The Ottawa Jazz Quintet

The Ottawa Jazz Quintet is fronted by two horns (trumpet & trombone) and a three piece rhythm section (piano, bass, drums) made up of seasoned players well-known in the local jazz scene. Our unique set list travels through the decades, featuring our own arrangements (arr. by Jean Trudel) of memorable tunes by Freddie Hubbard, Tom

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Liftoff Trio

This new project will explore the combination of woodwinds, electric bass, and drums. There have been many great recordings throughout the history of jazz in this format, and this new trio will further expand on these possibilities.  Richard Page: WoodwindsMarc Decho: 6 string electric bassJose Garcia: Drums 8PM. 2 Sets. 

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Miguel de Armas Trio

Renowned as a maestro of Afro-jazz, Miguel de Armas introduced his music to the Ottawa scene in 2012, blending the rhythmic tapestry of African polyrhythms with the intricate allure of American jazz, blues, roots, and global melodies. Since then, Miguel de Armas has been an integral part of Ottawa’s musical landscape, spearheading a Latin Jazz

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Beat’s n’ Keys

Jeff Rogers-Vocals/Keyboards Jamie Holmes-Drums Performing together as a duo for over 8 years, Beat’s n’ Keys have performed countless shows and have become one of the cities most in demand groups. This power duo (featuring the one and only Jeff Rogers,) packs a huge punch given its size and the repertoire of music they play

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Mélanie Cloutier Trio

Mélanie Cloutier is a versatile vocal artist. This performer captivates audiences with her textured, powerful voice and her interpretation of jazz standards. Passionate about blues, soul, jazz, Latin music, gypsy jazz and gospel, her repertoire is wide-ranging. Her love of stage performance is influenced by her bachelor degree in theater. Mélanie is also a drama

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Courage4 jazz quartet plays off-the-wall arrangements of standards, spiced up with funk, blues and pop. This show will feature some new arrangements of Cole Porter standards, a selection of bluesy jazz songs and some originals. Courage4 has performed twice at the Ottawa Jazz Festival (2023, 2021) and released its debut album in 2021. Courage4 is:

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Cuppa Joe

Cuppa Joe vocal jazz quartet has been entertaining audiences in the Ottawa region for more than a dozen years. Performance venues for the quartet have included Zolas, Pressed, the NAC’s Fourth Stage, and Gigspace. And they’ve sung for a variety of private events, including birthdays, anniversaries and retirement parties. Inspired by the sounds of The Manhattan Transfer, Cuppa Joe’s jazz-based

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