Jazz Night Out 2024: Ottawa Jazz Festival Benefit Concert and Social
The Ottawa Jazz Festival's much anticipated annual benefit concert returns this year as ‘Jazz Night Out 2024’. This year‘s event will take place at the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre on Wednesday April 3rd 2024 and will feature a concert by world renowned artists Ladysmith Black Mambazo. All proceeds raised will support the Ottawa Jazz Festival (a not-for-profit charitable organization) in its continued efforts to bring world class Jazz entertainment to The Nation's Capital.
Doors open at 6:30pm, with the main event beginning at 8:00pm. Hors d'oeuvres will be served and a cashless bar will be available with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. There will also be additional ways to support the festival in fun and exciting ways on site…stay tuned for more information!
General Admission Tickets are $75 each and include the concert, light appetizers, a tax receipt for $50 and lots of fun!
VIP Tickets are $105 each and in addition to all of the above, also include VIP Seating in the first 4 rows of the venue, one drink voucher of your choice, a commemorative VIP pass and a special thank you from the Ottawa Jazz Festival team!
About the artist
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
For 60 years, South Africa’s five-time Grammy Award winners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves and charming onstage banter. It was Paul Simon’s 1987 Graceland album that introduced Ladysmith Black Mambazo to the world. The late former South African President Nelson Mandela designated the group “South Africa’s cultural ambassadors to the world,” a title the members carry with them with the highest honor.
In 2018 the group received not one but two Grammy Award nominations for two separate albums, a first in the history of World Music. These two nominations brought their career total to 19 Grammy Award nominations. One of these albums, Shaka Zulu Revisited, won Best World Music Album. This was the group’s fifth Grammy Award win, the most for any World Music group. In 2019, Ladysmith Black Mambazo collaborated for the third time with the famed Steppenwolf Theatre Company on a production entitled Lindiwe and released an album with songs from the show.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo has performed for millions of people, singing a message of peace, love and harmony. With their 2024 release, Soothe My Soul…Songs From Our South African Church, the group puts their own spin on gospel music.