The Gift of Jazz: From Africa to New Orleans to the True North Strong and Free

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Name: The Gift of Jazz: From Africa to New Orleans to the True North Strong and Free
Date: February 14, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM EST
Lead Jazz vocalists Deborah Davis & Michael C. Hanna from the critical acclaimed Gift of Jazz
Event Description:

For the love of...Jazz & history at the National Gallery of Canada

Thursday February 14, 2019

8:00 - 9:30 p.m. / National Gallery of Canada Auditorium
7:00 - 7:45 p.m. Canada Speaks pre-show (See below for details)
THE GIFT OF JAZZ: From Africa to New Orleans to The True North Strong and Free 

   TICKETS available through eventbrite or Odyssey Showcase (613) 321-2066 or

Celebrating Jazz from its African and Gospel roots to modern day expressions!

From the cotton fields to the contemporary jazz sounds of today, The Gift of Jazz is A CELEBRATION of the courage, determination, grace and unrelenting spirit of the men and women who overcame incredible challenges; their profound contributions and impact on Black history, culture and music!

Join Deborah Davis and Segue to Jazz, Special guests; Canadian Olympic Hurdler Sekou Kaba, CTV News weekend anchor, Stefan Keyes, Ottawa English Poet Laureate Jamaal Jackson Rogers, Jazz vocalist Michael Hanna and former world tap dancing champion, Darin Kyle for their annual tribute to Black History Month.

Presented by Odyssey Showcase and Sponsored by the TD Ready Commitment.  The National Gallery of Canada is the proud host venue of the Gift of Jazz.

Canada Speaks in the context of Black History Month 

7:00 - 7:45 p.m. Canada Speaks pre-show 
Complimentary, interactive, exciting and bilingual pre-show living art event: Canada Speaks in the context of Black History Month featuring actors portraying historic figures from Black History, including Richard Pierpont, Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Viola Desmond, Ignatius Sancho, Booker T. Washington, Harriet Tubman and more.

Presented by Odyssey Showcase.  Funded by the Government of Canada




Event Media:

National Gallery of Canada Auditorium
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario / K1N 9N4

Date/Time Information:

Show - 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Pre-show - 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.


Contact Information:
Linda Casselman / 613-321-2066

$40.00 - General Admission

$25.00 - Seniors/students

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