Ottawa Jazz Orchestra

Killin’ The Classics

NAC Presentation

It’s a classical music concert, a jazz concert, and a Christmas concert all in one! The Ottawa Jazz Orchestra celebrates the art of jazzing up the classics with music by Bach, Grieg, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Verdi and other composers as it was reimagined by jazz legends such as Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Glenn Miller, and Gil Evans. This programme will feature performances of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s fabulous Peer Gynt and Nutcracker suites plus a lot more all performed by a big band in all its sonic glory. Join us for what’s sure to be an entertaining and educational evening of fun and fabulous music.

The Ottawa Jazz Orchestra (OJO), based in Ottawa and founded in 2006, brings together many of Canada’s finest professional jazz and symphony orchestra musicians under the direction of bassist Adrian Cho. This unique ensemble has garnered kudos from both critics and audiences for its highly entertaining, innovative and educational presentations of seminal jazz-centric music performed by a wide range of ensembles including small chamber jazz groups, repertory orchestras, neophonic orchestras and a full symphonic jazz orchestra. The OJO’s broad repertoire of music includes original compositions; the gamut of jazz and pre-jazz repertory from as far back as 1850; and jazz-influenced neoclassical works. In addition to a full season of concerts at the National Arts Centre, the orchestra frequently performs at the invitation of event organisers including the National Capital Commission, the City of Ottawa and various festivals.

Purchase 5 concerts for $130 (regular price $150) or pick any 3 concerts for $80 (regular price $90).

Offer available in person at the NAC Box Office or by phone at 613 947-7000 x620.