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Ottawa Jazz Festival Lineup Announced

Bad Plus, Bill Frisell, Hiromi and many more to perform

Bill Frisell
Joey DeFrancesco at Redding's in Atlantic City
The Bad Plus at the Triple Door in Seattle, October 2013. l. to r.: Ethan Iverson, Reid Anderson and Dave King

The lineup has been announced for the 34th edition of the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, taking place June 20-July 1 at the Canadian capital city’s National Arts Centre Studio. Shows include the Joey DeFrancesco Trio on June 20, Hiromi’s Trio Project on June 23, Bill Frisell’s “Guitar In The Space Age” featuring Greg Leisz, Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen on June 24, Stacey Kent on June 25, Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak on June 2, Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60 on June 27, Jeff Ballard Trio featuring Miguel Zenon and Lionel Loueke on June 28, Cécile McLorin Salvant on June 29 and the Christian McBride Trio on June 30.

The Tartan Homes Signature Series at Dominion-Chalmers United Church will feature: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring arranged and performed by The Bad Plus on June 21, the Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir on June 22, Holly Cole on June 24, Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens on June 25, Béla Fleck and Brooklyn Rider on June 26, Buika on June 27 and Canadian music darling Jill Barber on June 28.

Main Stage artists include major heavyweights such as Daniel Lanois on June 24, Dianne Reeves on June 25, the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin on June 28 and Bobby McFerrin on June 29. These are just a few of the highlights to appear in 2014.

For the complete programming and ticket information, visit Ottawa Jazz Festival.

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