IMOO (Ottawa)

IMOO (Improvising Musicians of Ottawa/Outaouais)

Our bimonthly concert series is held every other Sunday (usually the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month) at 7pm at Umi Café (610 Somerset Street W) in Ottawa. Admission is always a suggested donation of $10-$5 or pay what you can.

Visit us online at, to view past programming.  We also hold a 3 day improvised music festival in the fall.

Mission Statement:
1. We are group of musicians who, drawing on jazz, classical, folk and rock traditions, are dedicated to the exploration of contemporary practice in improvisation.

2. We are interested in exploring different practices and means of communication, including, but not limited to, verbal, visual, auditory, gestural, concrete and abstract.

3. We are a platform and resource for emerging artists to present their work and/or collaborate with other artists.

4. We exist as a means to community development and networking to bring artists together, and present their work to a broad audience.

5. We believe in the positive impact that culturally engaged artistic endeavors could have upon the community in which it takes place.


Programming directors:
Craig Pedersen: craig (at) improvisedmoo (dot) com
Linsey Wellman: linsey (at) improvisedmoo (dot) com

Communication director:
Renée Yoxon: renee (at) improvisedmoo (dot) com