ZOLAS Takeout Tuesdays Live Stream Jazz

DONATE - Click on the 'Donate' button to donate any amount to the 'ZOLAS Takeout Tuesdays Live Stream Jazz' performance series - donations cover performers' fees and live stream promotion expenses
SPONSOR - Sponsor a specific performance by donating $100 or more and identifying in 'Comments' the performance you'd like to sponsor
TIP - This goes to the GoFundMe organization - NOT to the series, to the series organizer (me), or to ZOLAS


This GoFundMe campaign is to solicit donations to pay performer fees and promotion fees for the 'ZOLAS Takeout Tuesdays Live Stream Jazz' performance series. The Cdn$4000 goal will fund weekly Tuesday evening live stream performances from September through December 2020. The live stream performances are from 7-8 pm every Tuesday evening, are free, and can be accessed on ZOLAS' Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ZOLASOttawa) from 6:45 pm. ZOLAS Italian Restaurant and Pasta Shop has been featuring live jazz every Saturday night for the past ten years and is a huge advocate of supporting local arts of all forms.

The Fall 2020 'ZOLAS Takeout Tuesdays Live Stream Jazz' performance series is a continuation of the highly successful Spring 2020 'ZOLAS Live Jazz Saturday Nights ONLINE!' live stream performance series which benefited:

-  Ottawa’s top jazz musicians, who in March 2020 saw a major source of their income – live performances – disappear overnight, by paying them a fixed fee for their ZOLAS live stream performances

- Ottawa’s jazz community, which benefited from being able to see their favourite local jazz musicians perform

You can support live jazz in Ottawa and, in turn, ZOLAS by ordering ZOLAS takeout or delivery (anywhere in Ottawa) in advance at https://shop.zolas.ca, and enjoying your ZOLAS meal while watching ZOLAS Tuesday evening live stream performances, and by making a donation to this important series.

Note that on September 12th, 2020, ZOLAS resumed its ‘ZOLAS Live Jazz Saturday Nights’ program (i.e. live performances in ZOLAS’ dining room and/or on ZOLAS’ patio, complying with the relevant provincial requirements). The 'ZOLAS Takeout Tuesdays Live Stream Jazz' performance series is for those audience members and performers who are not yet ready for indoor live performances. See https://zolas.ca/events for the live performance and live stream performer lineups.

A donation can be any amount and, if they wish, donors will be recognized as a group in a Facebook post on ZOLAS Facebook page. Sponsors must donate a minimum of $100 and will be recognized in all promotion for the live stream performance that they are sponsoring.  If you wish to be a sponsor, when making your payment please a) provide a comment, or b) send me an email (chris101t-at-sympatico.ca), indicating which live stream (name and date) you'd like to sponsor. You can find the live stream series schedule on ZOLAS website. Note that every penny donated (after promotion expenses and GoFundMe service fees) goes to the performers' fees.

Note: The previous GoFundMe campaign 'Zolas Live Jazz Saturday Nights ONLINE!' is no longer accepting donations, and I've transfered the outstanding balance of Cdn$612 to the new campaign.

Thanks ... Chris Thompson (retired Professional Engineer (electrical engineering) and drummer/bassist in gigging small jazz ensembles and big bands for 50 (!) years)

P.S. I've been booking the performers for 'ZOLAS Live Jazz Saturday Nights' program since the beginning of 2018 and am organizing the ZOLAS live stream performance series.

  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 10 mos
  • Doreen Bryanton 
    • $50 
    • 10 mos
  • Ian Schwartz 
    • $125 
    • 10 mos
  • David Miller 
    • $125 
    • 10 mos
  • Lee Ann Smith 
    • $25 
    • 10 mos
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Chris Thompson 
Manotick, ON
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