Katie Griffin, CTV Ottawa
Photo courtesy of CTV Ottawa
The Ottawa Jazz Festival is giving young musicians a taste of the limelight during its fourth day Sunday.
Part of the lineup at downtown’s Confederation Park was dedicated to bands like the Ottawa Junior Jazz Band, where older musicians wee playing their last show before handing off their sheet music.
“This is when the old guys like us hand off our folders to some of the new players,” said Eric Littlewood. “It’s their turn to step up to the plate.”
For others, it was their first experience at the 11-day event
“I discovered that it’s a great community, it’s a lot of great players, it really is a challenge for musicians,” said Keagan Eskritt.
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