2017 Winter Jazz Fest Special Project

Ottawa is home to a vibrant music scene with many artists at the forefront of creativity. The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival Special Project is designed to support the creation, development and presentation of new music in the region. This year the Winter Jazz Festival is offering to support a featured guest to perform with a local group.


Friday November 11th, 2016.

  • - The local artist/group must reside in the Ottawa/Hull.

  • - The performance will be a part of the TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival, Feb 9-12, 2017.

  • - The successful project will receive $3000 (CDN) plus accommodation for two nights for the featured artist.

  • - If necessary, rehearsal space will be arranged

  • - A featured article in a OJF newsletter

  • - Prominent positioning on the ottawajazzfestival.com website and a dedicated event page

  • - Listing on the Ottawa Jazz Festival Facebook page

  • - Featured as part of the Winter Jazz Festival’s press release and marketing campaign


Please fill in the online application form by clicking here. You may submit audio/video samples as links through the application form.

You may also mail this PDF version of the application or your samples to:

Special Projects Ottawa Jazz Festival Suite 602 – 294 Albert St. Ottawa, ON K1P 6E6


The selection process is based on the project’s artistic merit, overall clarity, quality, and the ability of the project to reach current and new audiences

If you have any questions please contact Petr Cancura at petr@ottawajazzfestival.com