Ottawa Jazz Orchestra: Wes’ Coast Vibes

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In the fourth concert of its 2017-2018 season, the Ottawa Jazz Orchestra presents an eclectic menu of musical feasts served up by a full big band. We’ll begin with an entrée of sublime selections from the Vibes on Velvet and More Vibes on Velvet albums that featured vibraphonist Terry Gibbs and the unique arranging style of Manny Albam. We’ll follow with a main course of hard-swinging, high-energy musical meat and potatoes inspired by Wes Montgomery’s outings with a big band on the albums Movin’ Wes and Goin’ Out of My Head. The evening will conclude with a selection of sweet musical treats.

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 diverse range of small and large ensembles.

Purchase tickets for all five season concerts for $140 (regular price $165).
Purchase tickets for any three season concerts for $89 (regular price $99).
Offer available in person at the NAC Box Office or by phone at 613 947-7000 x620.

One lucky audience member at this concert will win a dinner for two at Madisons New York Grill & Bar where a trio from the OJO performs each Saturday night. Details of the weekly lineup of musicians at Madisons can be found at the OJO website at