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February 2020
380 Sussex Drive

THE GIFT OF JAZZ : From Africa to New Orleans to the True North Strong
and Free. – A musical celebration of Jazz from its African and Gospel roots
to modern day expressions including the arrival and influence of Jazz in

Contact Odyssey Showcase for more information.

Wednesday, Feb 12 Show: SOLD OUT!

Thursday, Feb 13 Show: SOLD OUT! THANK YOU!

380 Sussex Drive

(613) 321-2066 or info@odysseyshowcase.org

From its African and Gospel roots to modern day expressions including the arrival and influence of Jazz in Canada, The Gift of Jazz is A Tribute to Black History Month / A Celebration of the profound impact of Black history and culture on music.

This presentation celebrates the courage, determination, grace and unrelenting spirit of men and women who overcame incredible challenges and reflects the history, impact and contributions of these performers on the world of Jazz.

For more information / reviews:

Gift of Jazz Demo Video

Earth to André Review 

The Gift of Jazz.pdf

Odyssey Showcase

Odyssey Showcase is a registered charity (Charitable Registration #849021944 RR0001) that advances education by providing information to the public and presentations on the history of culture, arts and music.

Among its other presentations, it is particularly well known for its annual joint presentation with TD Canada Trust of Canada Roars: A Musical Taste of our Canadian Heritage. This show is an evolving, educational, highly entertaining, and entirely bilingual stage production showcasing the roots and development of our Canadian musical heritage. This production highlights the power of music to educate audiences about the key social and cultural transformations that created modern-day Canada.

Our Mandate

Our mandate is to support and present engaging and educational activities encompassing music, performance, presentation, and various arts practices. As well, we are mandated to present, distribute and archive documentation and history of Canadian art, music, and performance.

Our focus is to support programming that contributes to the study of both music and history in Canada.

Our Goals

Promote Canada’s culture, history and heritage.

Showcase the beauty, harmony and values of the Canadian experience particularly for Canadian students.

Profile the historical context of Canadian music and its links to social, cultural, economic, industrial and political developments.

Heighten awareness of Canadian history and inspire a renewed sense of passion, pride and interest in our shared Canadian experience.

Board of Directors

David Davis – Chair

Tom Gussman – Member

John Jackson – Member