The Gift of Jazz

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The Gift of Jazz

From Africa to New Orleans to the True North Strong and Free

A Tribute to Black History Month


Ottawa-based Odyssey Showcase presents its “Ultimate Valentine to Jazz” in “The Gift of Jazz”, a tribute to Black History Month showcasing music from Africa to New Orleans to The True North Strong and Free. The concert takes place in the National Gallery of Canada Theatre (380 Sussex Dr., Ottawa, K1N 9N4) on Thursday, February 13, at 7:30 p.m.


This one-time performance celebrates the profound impact of Black history and culture on music with host Stefan Keyes (CTV News) and features Deborah Davis and Segue to Jazz.


This event celebrates the courage, determination, grace and unrelenting spirit of men and women who overcame incredible challenges and reflects the history, impact and contributions of these performers on the world of Jazz. Some of the iconic works you’ll hear include Night in Tunisia, Joint is Jumping, Jump Jive and Wail, Miss Otis Regrets, Hymn To Freedom from jazz greats Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Waller, Louis Prima, Cole Porter, Oscar Peterson as well as a medley tribute to Motown and Aretha Franklin included in the evening’s stellar repertoire.

 Tickets for “The Gift of Jazz” are available through Eventbrite or by contacting Odyssey Showcase at (613) 321-2066 or at