Although disappointed that the Nation’s Capital will not have the opportunity to enjoy jazz music at sunset on the most perfect June evenings, the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival has announced Tenacity; the completely free, online jazz musical adventure to help support artists affected by a summer without touring.
The show will go on from June 19 to June 28, when over 85 international, Canadian and local Ottawa artists will perform live to Jazz enthusiasts across Facebook and YouTube. This online festival comes as the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival was forced to cancel the 40th edition of their popular June festival in the wake of COVID 19 restrictions and concerns. Highlighting the festival will be performances by Ottawa-based jazz vocalist, Kellylee Evens, Juno and Felix-winning singer-songwriter, Elisapie, and the Polaris-nominated BadBadNotGood.
Performances will be a combination of live performances, and pre-recorded segments that will include animations by local Ottawa artists. Also included with each performance will be a live chat hosted by jazz critic and writer, James Hale, which will allow fans of jazz additional insight into the musical experience.
For schedule information, and for further links to stream the performances, please be sure to visit the Tenacity – An Online Musical Experience Facebook event page.
Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.