April 8, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Ottawa Jazz Orchestra


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Music Jazz

NAC Presentation

The Ottawa Jazz Orchestra wraps up its season with an evening of introspective jazz inspired by Canadian jazz great Kenny Wheeler and the many musical friends he worked with over the years. Expect haunting melodies, undeniable grooves, and surprising rhythms with dialogues of playful and pensive interchange. Featuring members of the Ottawa Jazz Orchestra including resident vocalist Diane Nalini and special guests Petr Cancura (saxophone) and Peter Hum (piano).

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.