Pimienta Blanca

Pimienta Blanca perform a spicy blend of Latin jazz that packs a rhythmic punch!


Upcoming Performances

Friday, April 24, 2020, 7:30-9:30pm - postponed

Bistro Alégria, 77 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau, QC

Past Performances 

February 22, 2020, Jazz Night at the Westboro Legion, Ottawa

February 7, 2020, Pressed, Ottawa

November 22, 2019, Options Jazz Lounge, Brookstreet Hotel, Kanata

September 14, 2019Marvest, Silver Scissors Salon, Ottawa

September 8, 2019, Private event, Chelsea, QC

July 24, 2019, Les soirées estivales, Parc Sainte-Thérèse, Gatineau, QC

June 26, 2019, Ottawa Jazz Festival, Queen St. Fare, Ottawa

May 24, 2019, Options Jazz Lounge, Brookstreet Hotel,  Kanata

February 13, 2019 Private event, Ottawa

February 2, 2019, Art House Cafe, Ottawa 

January 26, 2019, Options Jazz Lounge, Brookstreet Hotel, Kanata, ON

November 18, 2018, Private event, Gatineau, QC

November 14, 2018, Lebanese Palace, Ottawa, ON

October 12, 2018Merrickville's Jazz Fest, Goose & Gridiron Restaurant, Merrickville, ON

September 30, 2018, Art House Cafe, Ottawa

August 12, 2018, Industria Pizzeria + Bar, Ottawa

May 26, 2018, Great Glebe Garage Sale, Ottawa

April 29, 2018, Industria Pizzeria + Bar, Ottawa

April 7, 2018, Pressed, Ottawa

About Pimienta Blanca

Pimienta Blanca perform a spicy blend of Latin jazz that packs a rhythmic punch! The Ottawa-based quartet brings their own flavour to music by the Buena Vista Social Club, Rubén González, Chucho Valdés, Cal Tjader, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and more. Their infectious rhythms and high-energy repertoire have been winning Pimienta Blanca rave reviews and getting audiences out of their seats.

Pimienta Blanca is the latest project by longtime collaborators Karen Rauh (keyboards), Mark Fraser (bass), and Allyson Rogers (drums) who have been exploring Latin jazz together since 2012. Rauh, Fraser, and Rogers initially honed their repertoire by presenting a monthly Latin Jazz Night at AlphaSoul Café. In 2018, saxophonist and multi-reed player Richard Page joined the line-up and the quartet has been playing regularly at venues and events in the region, including recent performances at the Ottawa Jazz Festival, Merrickville’s Jazz Festival, and Marvest, an offshoot of Ottawa’s CityFolk Festival that features local music.


Pimienta Blanca also play a variety of private events and can adapt to suit your requirements, whether you need a band to get people up and dancing or to hang back and create a relaxed atmosphere.



Pimienta Blanca is available for public performances (restaurants, community events, festivals) and private  functions (weddings, parties, conferences, etc). For all inquiries, please use the contact form.

©2019 Pimienta Blanca

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