The Jazz Festival announced their line-up for the main stage today, with a few big names topping the list. I’m particularly excited about getting a chance to see David Byrne and St. Vincent live. I love their album and it should be a great show.
It’s also your chance to see a few icons of the music industry. It’s not every day that Willie Nelson and Aretha Franklin come to town.
The program also features Macy Gray with a Big Band collaborator, as well as a full roster of more traditional Jazz acts including Chucho Valdés, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Wayne Shorter Quartet. Early bird passes are $165. The full line-up is online at www.ottawajazzfestival.com – watch for full coverage of the JazzFest here on Apt613 later this year!