SAVE THE DATES! The 4th annual edition of Merrickville’s Jazz Fest (MJF) takes place from Thursday October 16 to Sunday October 19, 2014. An outstanding lineup of musicians has been selected from the many who applied to perform this year. We’ll welcome back some festival favourites as well as artists brand new to MJF from Montreal, Toronto, Merrickville and the Ottawa-Gatineau region.
MJF 2014 features an exceptional and diverse lineup of established and up-and-coming artists including Montreal’s exciting bebop drummer the irrepressible Norman Marshall Villeneuve, Toronto rising star Swing and Gypsy jazz vocalist Denielle Bassels and acclaimed Ottawa pianist Brian Browne who will be the festival’s first-ever Artist-In-Residence. Brian will present a Master Class, a unique and special opportunity for music students and young professional musicians to learn from one of Canada’s premier jazz pianists; click here for more information. Starting it all off at our Grand Opening event on Thursday evening is Merrickville’s own Swing Bridge. All are welcome to the Grand Opening event upon presentation of a single ticket or pass; details here.
The complete programme is now available and tickets and passes are on sale online via PayPal as well as by phone or in-person. Everything you need to know is posted on the website including bios, photos and website links for all our performers. As before, MJF is proud to offer almost 100% jazz content in its programming so we look forward to welcoming you for some terrific jazz in Merrickville this October!
A portion of the proceeds will benefit music programming for young people in our community.
WIN A FREE FESTIVAL PASS! Those who purchase a Festival Pass by October 10 will be eligible for a draw to win a second Festival Pass free of charge. Details about the draw are available here.
Visit the website often for the latest updates.
Merrickville’s Jazz Fest is proud to have been voted Runner-up favourite in the OttawaJazzScene.ca Jazz Favourites Poll.
Thanks to OttawaJazzScene.ca, to everyone who voted for us and to all our sponsors, volunteers and very talented artists who contributed to this result.
Visit the Media page for the latest press releases and high-res photos of some of this year’s artists. Click here to access a series of photographs taken at various times during the 2013 Festival. Copies may be ordered in several formats.