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 ottawajazzfestival.etixnow.com.
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.