Join us for the sixth annual Merrickville’s Jazz Fest (MJF) taking place from October 13 to 16 and showcasing a terrific lineup of musical talent from Québec City, Toronto, Montréal, and the Ottawa-Gatineau region. This year the event will feature 15 excellent groups who together represent a wide array of exciting Jazz subgenres.
The festival kicks off with a Grand Opening celebration on Thursday October 13 at 7:30 pm in the Baldachin Ballroom. The event is held each year in recognition of MJF’s sponsors and supporters and this year features the high-powered, funk-infused jazz of ERU-ERA, an exciting and unique new group that showcases some of Ottawa’s best young musicians. The evening is free for sponsors and advance ticket holders.
This year’s lineup has been carefully planned to allow for maximum fun without a rush to get from venue to venue. Visit historical venues, shop at unique artist boutiques, sample gourmet cuisine, and enjoy comfortable accommodations, all within a few minutes’ walk from every concert location. So come enjoy a weekend of jazz with us, where you can take your time exploring our beautiful heritage village while enjoying evenings full of performances by the most talented jazz artists in the region.
MJF director Peggy Holloway is delighted to invite audiences to attend this year’s festival. “Treat yourself to a weekend of exciting variety in both music and experience. We are thrilled that these musicians have chosen to join us for this year’s celebration of jazz in our community. The generous support of our local businesses helps to make the festival possible and we gratefully acknowledge here our Platinum Sponsors: The Baldachin Inn, The Blue Pearl Foundation, Cherry Picked, Merrickville Lion’s Club, Town and Country Chrysler Ltd. (TCTV), and our Gold Sponsors; Karen Oxorn Jazz Vocalist, Lark spur line Inc., Merrickville Storage Centre, A Touch of Whimsy and Yamaha Canada.”
For information on our program, the artists, venues, tickets/passes and a complete list of this year’s sponsors please visit our website at merrickvillesjazzfest.com or find us on Facebook.