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WelliWednesday: June 21 ft. Jake DeMarsh & Jazz From Everywhere

WelliWednesdays are BACK! For anyone new to the Wellington West arts scene, WelliWednesdays are a free showcase series featuring Ottawa-based musicians— brought to you by the Friends of Parkdale (Hintonburg Community Association, Ottawa Markets, Kitchissippi Ward, Hintonburg Economic Development Committee) in collaboration with Wellington West Improvement Area and Wellington West businesses.

Experience talented artists of various ages and musical styles who live, work and play in our neighbourhood. Each WelliWednesday coincides with the Parkdale Night Market, so stop and shop the Night Market before cozying up on a blanket with loved ones to enjoy incredible local talent.

WHEN: Wednesdays (May-August) from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

WHERE: Pat MacLeod Community Stage- Parkdale Park, 366 Parkdale Avenue.



Jake DeMarsh is a Canadian singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, based in Ottawa, Ontario. He released his soulful blues rock anthem debut single “Still Hope.” All the proceeds of this single for the year, as well as the Spotify GoFundMe link, have been donated to program in Ottawa area that help recovering addicts at various stages of recovery. 


Michèle Castonguay has been exciting National Capital music lovers for quite a while, with her trenchant interpretations of classic songs by the likes of Cole Porter and Richard Rodgers. Since arriving in Ottawa a few years ago, Samantha Christ François, originally from Haiti, has wowed audiences with her multi-national/multilingual repertoire. Ron Ferguson captivates with his eloquent solos on trumpet. Karl Nerenberg is a filmmaker and writer who has moonlighted as a jazz pianist for decades and loves turning people on to the music he loves. Neil Sealy, on bass, has an unerring ear and has played at many of Ottawa’s music venues, starting out, decades ago, at the Chateau Laurier. Donovan Allen does more than keep time; he plays his drums with brio. Alex Eloise, on guitar, blends a Caribbean sensibility with a deep appreciation of the jazz tradition.

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