Published Mar 17, 2016Organizers behind this year's Ottawa Jazz Festival have unveiled the full programming details behind this summer's series of concerts, with artists hitting the capital including Beach Boy legend Brian Wilson, Canadian folk great Buffy Saint-Marie and Vancouver artist Sarah McLachlan.
This year's festivities run June 23 to July 3. As in years past, the shows will stretch across various clubs, with headliner performances due to be held at the city's Confederation Park. This includes Wilson playing Pet Sounds in full on July 3, with his backup band featuring fellow Beach Boy Al Jardine.
Other main stage bookings include Sainte-Marie, McLachlan, Daptone queen Sharon Jones, Michael Franti and Spearhead, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Elvin Bishop, a Michael Jackson-celebrating performance from SFJAZZ Collective, and a collaborative evening with Chick Corea, Christian McBride and Brian Blade.
Other artists sprinkled throughout this year's Ottawa Jazz Fest include Kendrick Lamar collaborator Kamasi Washington, Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld, the Charlie Hunter Trio, the Thing, the Dan Brubeck Quartet, Ben Caplan, Judith Hill, Trombone Shorty and many more.
You'll find out more about the artist and concert breakdown over here.
Early bird passes are on sale while quantities last, with the top-tier Gold pass currently going for $310 CDN. This level grants entry into the Confederation Park shows and various theatre venues, space-pending. Also up for grabs are a more modest and limited Bronze pass and a Youth pass.
Single tickets will go live on March 29, but you can see the up-to-date pass info over here.