TD OTTAWA JAZZ FESTIVAL
JUNE 23 - JULY 3
For people who like… variety: e 36th annual festival offers some of the world’s best jazz, including Wynton Marsalis ( June 29) and Trombone Shorty ( June 27). But it also hits so many other notes – from the soulful Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings ( June 26) to the master class Canadian songwriting combo of Buffy Sainte-Marie ( June 28) and Sarah McLachlan ( June 25).
Can’t Miss: Brian Wilson celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic Beach Boys’ album, Pet Sounds. Sorry, no dogs allowed. ( July 3)
For the Kids: Confederation Park offers a relaxed, familyfriendly environment. Plus, every child loves a brass band.
Local Wisdom: True jazzophiles should embrace the more traditional programming inside the nearby National Arts Centre, including the new, intimate Back Stage. e real music treasures (often indie and roots artists) are unearthed in the OLG After Dark Series at the Laurier Avenue Music Stage.