11:01 am in Festivals in the News
By Denis Armstrong, Ottawa Sun
Photo by Errol McGihon, the Ottawa Sun
Officials at the Ottawa Jazz Festival were all smiles Sunday, and not just because it was Canada Day.
The 33rd annual jazz festival was over for another year, and though they didn’t expect to meet the 297,000 attendance they had in 2011, both the festival’s executive producer Catherine O’Grady and artistic director Peter Cancura agree that between the serious jazz lineup, the mainstage pop concerts, and the younger indie rock shows at the OLG stage, the programming was amongst the best, and most balanced lineup they’ve had in years.
They know that because they themselves had the best time they’ve had at the festival.
And I had to agree.
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