Tim Leah Memorial Scholarship

Promoting jazz excellence

JazzWorks, in conjunction with MusicFest Canada, provides the Tim Leah Memorial Scholarship (full tuition, accommodations and meals) to an outstanding drummer participating in the national festival. The scholarship must be used at the current year Jazzworks workshop.  The scholarship is awarded annually to support the attendance of a promising secondary or post-secondary student at the JazzWorks Summer Camp.

Tim Leah (1948 – 2022) served as President of Ottawa JazzWorks between 2014 and 2019, after which he continued as an active volunteer. Tim played drums with numerous jazz combos until the late Fall of 2021.  He was also the co-founder and long-term drummer for Barry and the Blasters, an Ottawa-based Blues band.

For more information about JazzWorks, visit www.jazzworkscanada.com.


  • Alex Sgrignoli (Woodbridge, ON)

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