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KNOWER vocalist Geneveieve Artadi (YouTube)

Jazzfest adds three more shows to the summer lineup

By Greggory Clark on March 15, 2018




St. Germain, KNOWER & Don Ross join the 2018 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival lineup.

Revealed last week, the Jazzfest lineup already includes big names like Herbie Hancock, Tanya Tagaq, Cory Henry, Béla Fleck and Kellylee Evans. In a press release, festival organizers have just announced three more concerts for the summer music festival which runs June 21 to July 1 this year.

French nu jazz and house music artist St. Germain will headline the main stage on Wednesday June 27.

Hard-hitting LA funk group KNOWER, led by vocalist Genevieve Artadi and multi-instrumentalist Louis Cole, will be a highlight of the OLG After Dark Series when they perform on Monday June 25.

Canadian guitarist Don Ross joins the fold on Sunday June 24, performing with Ottawa-born bassist Jordan O’Connor, keyboardist and vocalist Andrew Craig, and Portuguese percussionist Marito Marques.

For a full list of the artists, visit

The 38th Ottawa Jazz Festival happens from June 21 to July 1 at Confederation Park, the National Arts Centre, First Baptist Church, Lisgar Field, The Lord Elgin, and Festival Plaza (City Hall). Passes cost $99–325 available online at, by phone at 613-241-2633, and at the festival box office (602-294 Albert St).