Ottawa Jazz Festival will present streamed shows by Whitehorse, the Lemon Bucket Orkestra in mid-November – Ottawa Citizen

The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival will present livestreamed concerts by Whitehorse, the Lemon Bucket Orkestra and a quintet of Ottawa and Toronto jazz musicians in mid-November, and if current COVID-19 restrictions lift, the festival will sell in-person tickets for the performances at Arts Court.

On Friday, Nov. 13 at 8:30 p.m., the Toronto-based and musically eclectic Lemon Bucket Orkestra will perform a 75-minute set. On Saturday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m., the ad hoc group consisting of trumpeter Kevin Turcotte and saxophonist Tara Davidson, both from Toronto, plus guitarist Roddy Ellias, bassist John Geggie and drummer Michel Delage will play a 75-minute set. At 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, the Juno Award-winning folk-rock duo Whitehorse will play its 75-minute set.

Tickets for each streamed performance are $10 plus taxes and fees, available at

Responding to rising COVID-19 infection numbers, the Ontario government on Oct. 9 closed performing arts centres in provincial pandemic hotspots including Ottawa for a minimum of 28 days. If that restriction lifts in time, the festival will offer limited in-person seating to the Arts Court shows, it says.

Also, a pre-recorded performance by Ottawa-based pianist Miguel De Armas and his quartet will be streamed free on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. It will be part of the Canadian Online Jazz Festival, a national presentation involving more than a dozen Canadian jazz festivals.

Diane Nalini and her husband Adrian Cho, singer and bassist respectively. February 7,2018. Errol McGihon/Postmedia

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