All that Jazz

Last week was busy. Actually, busy is an understatement.

As I do each year for the past five years, I was a member of the volunteer stage crew for the Ottawa JazzFest. This year I was the stage coordinator for the lunch time show on the second stage, and was either helping with coordinating the same stage for the early show, or running lights. Either way, it was early starts and very late nights.


Highlights included running lights for Elliot Brood, and watching Colin James and Aretha Franklin from the monitor board.

This year I was able to unload the trucks, hang lights, and finish with the loading of the trucks to take all the stage gear away until next year.

This year I made the effort to document some of the shows and setups. I brought my Fuji X-PRo1 and 35mm each day, and if I had the time (which wasn’t as often as I’d hoped) I shot a few frames. Here I put a few of my favourites. The full set is available on my Flickr page. It was an exhausting week, and I can’t wait to do it all again next year.