Merrickville’s Jazz Fest (MJF), a weekend long event annually presented on the weekend following Thanksgiving, is a community sponsored and volunteer run festival offering a variety of jazz programming delivered by emerging, mid-career and senior jazz musicians.
MJF was a brain child of two local community-minded jazz enthusiasts, the first being held in 2011. Along with growing attendance, early recognition for excellence by Ottawajazzscene.ca encouraged its continued growth. MJF is an informal non-profit organization with a history of donating funds to support music appreciation for youth in the community.
MJF uses a variety of venues for performances from the century old stone churches to a local ballroom, restaurants or pubs where you can enjoy a bite to eat along with a cold one while you listen to fabulous jazz. In between shows you can stroll amid stores and boutiques whose proprietors provide the greatly appreciated sponsorship and support.
MJF is proud to be an independent cultural activity organized by a devoted team of volunteers committed to bringing great jazz performances to Merrickville. Festival-goers comment on the friendliness of our volunteers and the charm of the village while applauding the overall calibre, variety, originality and uniqueness of the artists; musicians love it too.
Preparations for the 9th season of Merrickville’s Jazz Fest are now underway.
It takes the village to run Merrickville’s Jazz Fest. See you there!