The 4th annual edition of Merrickville’s Jazz Fest (MJF) is now in full SWING!! From Thursday October 16 to Sunday October 19, 2014, MJF 2014 presents an outstanding lineup of jazz musicians for your enjoyment. We’ll welcome back some festival favourites as well as artists brand new to MJF from Montreal, Toronto, Merrickville and the Ottawa-Gatineau region.
A FREE FESTIVAL PASS! We are happy to announce that the winner of the draw, held on October 11, was Jocelyn Rait of Andrewsville. Details about the draw are available here.
Don’t forget to reserve your seat for shows taking place at dining venues. We’ve heard that reservations are already full for both shows taking place at The Goose and Gridiron so don’t wait to reserve at other locations. If reservations are full, there may be room at the bars in each venue.
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.
Please visit our Programme page where you’ll find the complete lineup as well as a downloadable version of the MJF brochure. 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.
LATEST NEWS! We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with OttawaJazzScene.ca, and that Brett Delmage and Alayne McGregor will be “On the Scene” at Merrickville’s Jazz Fest to report on festival events and talk to fans. Watch for preview articles on some of the festival’s artists. The winner of the OttawaJazzScene.ca draw for a pair of Day Passes to MJF 2014 is Sylvie Dugas.
Merrickville’s Jazz Fest is proud to have been voted Runner-up in the Jazz Festivals category in the OttawaJazzScene.ca Jazz Favourites Poll this spring. You can read all about the poll and some glowing comments about our festival here. 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.