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Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, Dr. John, David Byrne and St. Vincent to headline mainstage at Ottawa Jazz Festival

By Ryan Saxby Hill on February 22, 2013

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 – watch for full coverage of the JazzFest here on Apt613 later this year!


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