Tickets

Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra featuring Ingrid Jensen

Christine Jensen is a force in Canadian music, both a major voice on the saxophone and a lauded composer with two JUNO Awards to her credit. Hear an extraordinary evening of pure Canadian jazz that will spotlight Christine’s sister Ingrid, who is also an inventive, prolific talent.

Location: Niagara United Mennonite Church
1775 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Time: 8:00 pm

*Save up to 20% with an OPIJF Festival Pass.
Limited availability.


Bill Charlap: George Gershwin
The Blues and the American Soul

“Jazz is the voice of the American soul,” declared George Gershwin in 1926. Acclaimed GRAMMY award-winning pianist Bill Charlap is not only recognized as one of the world’s greatest jazz pianists, he is also a renowned educator and enchanting story-teller. Charlap will discuss and demonstrate the important influence of jazz and the blues in George Gershwin’s music during this free afternoon event.  

Location: Cairns Recital Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines

Time: 1:00 pm

*Free admission. Registration recommended as seating is limited.


Singin’ and Swingin’: A Jazz Summit

Joe Lovano, Jeremy Pelt, Niki Haris, Renee Rosnes, Russell Malone, Peter Washington, Lewis Nash

Saturday evening’s concert, Singin’ & Swingin’: A Jazz Summit, is a rare opportunity to hear seven modern masters, each one a virtuoso, create music together. 

Location: Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines

Time: 8:00 pm

*Save up to 20% with an OPIJF Festival Pass.
Limited availability.


Music With No Borders

Kenny Barron, Kirk MacDonald, Reg Schwager, Neil Swainson, Lewis Nash

Music with No Borders features an incredible once-in-a-lifetime concert showcasing the exquisite pianism of NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron with top echelon players from both Canada and the United States. Recognized around the world as a master of performance and composition, Barron is joined by tenor saxophonist Kirk MacDonald, guitarist Reg Schwager, bassist Neil Swainson, and drummer Lewis Nash.

Location: Stratus Vineyards
2059 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario 

Time: 1:00 pm

Seating is limited!

*Save up to 20% with an OPIJF Festival Pass.
Limited availability.


Canadian Jazz Master Awards Gala Dinner

Under the auspices of OPIJF, the annual Canadian Jazz Master Awards (CJMA) was founded to celebrate and honour Canadian jazz musicians of the highest artistic excellence who are deserving of national recognition. Each year two awards are presented, to one living and one past legend of Canadian jazz. 

Location: Stratus Vineyards
2059 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Time: 6:30 pm

*Space is limited


Please note: Patrons under the age of 30 can purchase discounted tickets by calling (289) 868-9177.

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