Renee Rosnes is the artistic director of the newly founded Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival [http://www.opjazzfest.org] which will take place during the weekend of Feb. 16 – 18, 2018 in the beautiful Niagara wine country of Ontario, Canada. The festival will honor Oscar’s legacy of excellence, showcasing the rich history as well as the future of the music that he loved. Check out the incredible lineup below and get your tickets while they last!
Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 The OPIJF International All-Stars celebrate Jazz at the Philharmonic featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant, Jon Faddis, Jimmy Greene, Michael Dease, Benny Green, Christian Bride and Kenny Washington (FirstOntario Performing Arts Center, St. Catharines, Ontario)
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 Inaugural Gala Evening: Double Portrait with Renee Rosnes & Bill Charlap Duo (Stratus Vineyards, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario)
Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 Canadian Jazz Lions featuring Carol Welsman, Kevin Turcotte, Mike Murley, Robi Botos, Dave Young and Jim Doxas and presentation of the first Canadian Jazz Master Awards. Inaugural award recipients will be announced soon. (Stratus Vineyards, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario)