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April 13, 2011

Complete list of performers (so far) at the 2011 Ottawa International Jazz Festival

The Ottawa International Jazz Festival announced the 2011 line-up today. Here's a list of confirmed performers so far:
  • Ana Moura
  • Angele Desbois Jazz Ensemble
  • APEX: Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green
  • Apex Jazz Band
  • Atomic
  • Béla Fleck & The Flecktones the original line-up
  • Brian Browne Trio
  • Caridad Cruz
  • Chet Doxas Quartet
  • Christian McBride and Inside Straight
  • Christine Fagan’s “Songs from Once”
  • Coeur de Pirate
  • Come Sing Jazz Standards with Elise Letourneau & Capital Vox Jazz Choir
  • Craig Pedersen Quartet
  • Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub
  • Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
  • Django Libre
  • Eivind Aarset “Sonic Codex 4tet”
  • Elio Villafranca
  • Elliott BROOD
  • Elvis Costello & the Imposters
  • Erik Truffaz 4tet
  • Francois Bourassa Quartet
  • Gord Grdina Trio plus Mats Gustafsson
  • Ilan Bar-Lavi
  • J.P. Allain Trio
  • Jacek Kochan Quartet with Seamus Blake
  • Jaffa Road
  • Jaga Jazzist
  • James Cotton
  • Jaron Freeman-Fox and the Opposite of Everything
  • Jayme Stone: Room of Wonders
  • Jill Barber
  • John Geggie, Nick Fraser and Nancy Walker
  • Jonas Kullhammer Quartet
  • Joshua Redman/ Brad Mehldau Duo
  • k.d. lang and The Siss Boom Bang
  • Kazutoki Umezu Kiki Band
  • Kelly Craig Sextet
  • Kenny Wheeler, Myra Melford, Jon Irabagon and Diana Torto
  • Koptor
  • Kurt Elling
  • Laila Biali Trio
  • Lee Fields and the Expressions
  • Los Gringos
  • Lucky Peterson
  • Médéric Collignon “Jus de Bocse”
  • Magnolia Rhythm Kings
  • Marianne Trudel Septet
  • Mark McLean’s Playground
  • Matt Andersen
  • Megan Jerome
  • Mermaid Beach
  • Mike Essoudry’s Mash Potato Mashers Parade
  • My Tiny Circus
  • Nancy Walker Quartet
  • Nathalie Khoriaty
  • Nicole Ratté Jazz Quintet
  • Ohbijou
  • Omri Mor
  • Paco De Lucia
  • Peter Brown Trio
  • Phronesis
  • Pilc/ Moutin/ Hoenig
  • Pink Martini
  • Renée Yoxon & René Gely
  • Return to Forever IV
  • Richard Galliano and Gonzalo Rubalcaba Duo
  • Robert Fontaine Quartet
  • Robert Plant & the Band of Joy
  • Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees
  • Shad
  • Shooglenifty
  • Sisters Euclid
  • Sol da Capital
  • Soulive
  • Steve Groves and Daniel Ko with “Modern History”
  • Tania Gill Quartet
  • TD Jazz Youth Summit
  • The Back-Talk Organ Trio + 1
  • The Belle Brigade
  • The Central Band of the Canadian Forces
  • The Lucas Haneman Trio
  • The PepTides
  • The Thing
  • The Unsupervised
  • Tigran Hamasyan
  • Vijay Iyer
  • Way Out Northwest
  • Youssou N'Dour
  • Youth Series
For more info about the artists, including a full schedule, check out the Ottawa International Jazz Festival web site, or check out our Jazz Festival Guide for more info.  See also: Rock outside, jazz inside (Ottawa Citizen).


  1. Thanks for the reminder - I bought my Pink Martini tickets - yeah!


  2. Pink Martini - I discovered them back at Christmas - they released an awesome version of Auld Lang Syne that should be on everybody's New Year's playlist.


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