Annual Jazz Festival returns to Orillia in style

Annual Jazz Festival returns to Orillia in style

The Orillia Jazz Festival swings into Orillia this fall from October 13 – 15th with three featured concerts at the Orillia Opera House as well as a series of pop up performances throughout Downtown Orillia.

Presented by Arts Orillia, don’t miss this incredible weekend full of amazing musicians, award-winning acts, and community heart and spirit.

Featured Concerts

Orillia Jazz Festival Holly Cole

To start the festival, for one night only, Arts Orillia brings you Holly Cole, on Friday, October 13th, at 7:30 p.m. at the Orillia Opera House. Cole is a multi-award-winning Canadian jazz vocalist, and has released 18 albums, both solo and with the Holly Cole Trio. This is an opportunity of a lifetime to see her critically acclaimed performance live in Orillia.

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Orillia Jazz Festival World Jazz Asylum

Saturday, October 14th at 7:30 p.m. the Jazz Festival continues with World Jazz Asylum. Lance Anderson is back with this dynamic CD release concert. He’s sharing the stage with talented and inspiring musicians William Sperendei, Quammie Williams, Simon Wallis, and an ensemble of fabulous Jazz dancers.

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Orillia Jazz Festival Brassworks

Finally, to wrap up the Jazz Festival headlining performances, on Sunday, October 15th at 3 p.m., enjoy Orillia’s own Brassworks, playing alongside Orillia’s youth musicians with guest student mentors Brenda Uchimaru and Alex Dean. Don’t miss Strike Up The Band – an afternoon of seasoned players and our next generation of Jazz lovers, in performance together on the Orillia Opera House stage.

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Jazz Crawl Performances

Come and visit Orillia in beautiful lake country. In addition to these mainstage events at the Orillia Opera House, during the Jazz Festival Orillia will be pulsing with intimate concerts at some of the finest participating restaurants and businesses.

Orillia Jazz Festival Downtown Saturday


Saturday, October 14th :

The Joe Huron Trio with special guides Ted Quinlan at Couchiching Craft Brewing Co.

The Phoenix Jazz Quintet at Lake Country Grill

Chris Taggart Trio with John Yelland & Joe Adamick at Lot 88 Steakhouse & Bar

Orillia Jazz Festival Downtown Sunday

Sunday, October 15th :

Mitch Beube at The Common Stove

Chris Robinson and Will Davis at Couchiching Craft Brewing Co.

James Brown at PICNIC

Store Performances at Alleycats Music


 Stay and Save

The Orillia Jazz Festival is sure to be an impressive weekend full of talent not to be missed! Extend your stay and enjoy all that Orillia has to offer from shopping, dining and beautiful fall colours. Receive 15% off at The Champlain Hotel offered with proof of any Jazz Festival ticket purchase.


Check out all things Orillia Jazz Festival on the Arts Orillia website here.