The stage in Confederation Park is ready to go, so why wait?
Why, indeed. That's the thinking at the TD Canada Trust Ottawa International Jazz Festival, which is kicking off a day early with three free concerts on our mainstage, featuring:
Terence Blanchard Quartet – hot off his win last week as Trumpeter of the Year at the Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards.
Pavlo – terrific flamenco guitarist from Toronto.
Souljazz Orchestra – hometown favourites to start things off.
Nothing like three surprise concerts and a media blitz to get the adrenalin pumping. Stay tuned for posts from backstage until July 5.