Every Saturday night (except long weekends) from September through June, Zolas Restaurant features Ottawa’s best jazz vocalists and instrumentalists to enhance your dining experience. The live jazz starts at 6:30 pm and ends at 9 pm.
Zolas’ featured performer on June16th, 2018, is Wave (http://www.wavejazz.ca/). Wave consists of a core trio with vocalist Jerry Sociedade, pianist Ginny Simonds, and bassist Chris Thompson, with guest performers added depending on the performance. Wave plays bossa novas and other Brazilian rhythms in the original Brazilian style and which Jerry sings in Portuguese (his mother tongue) – familiar ones as well as gems rarely heard outside Brazil. Wave also plays jazz standards made great by jazz vocalists such as Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble, and Latin tunes which Jerry sings in Spanish. Audience members have said “Your playing all melds together into one great sound that envelopes us and keeps us floating on a cloud.” and “You are all amazingly talented musicians. Everyone had a great time.”.
Now in their seventh year, Zolas jazz nights are very popular. So if you’re planning to come to one we suggest that you make a reservation by phoning Zolas at 613-721-0227. The dining room is long and narrow, so we also suggest that you ask to sit at the band end of the room.