Jess Wedden is an 18-year-old folk/Celtic fiddler, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Sharbot Lake, Ontario. In the short time Jess has been in the industry, she has earned national recognition as a 2016 and 2018 Canadian Folk Music Award nominee and a 2018 Canadian Songwriting Competition semi-finalist. It's no surprise she received a standing ovation opening for Ashley MacIsaac at the Festival of Small Halls Ontario.
Tune in on RogersTV Channel 22 (cable & free streaming) to watch this performance.
Filmed at the Shenkman Arts Centre in fall 2020, Encore Ottawa set the stage for 16 #ottmusic acts to record a live set with professional crew support and hyper-safe working conditions with respect to COVID-19. These live tapings adhered to the health and safety guidelines of Ottawa Public Health and the Province of Ontario at all times. View Encore Ottawa Production Safety notes.
About Encore Ottawa
Produced by the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition in partnership with Rogers TV, Apartment613, Shenkman Arts Centre and Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe, Encore Ottawa is a unique collaboration between non-profit organizations, local arts media, and the City of Ottawa; made possible thanks to Ontario Creates and the Ottawa Music Development Fund.
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