Buddy Guy Cancels Ottawa Jazz Festival Performance Due to "Concerns for His Health"

The guitarist was slated to play in the capital on June 30

Photo by Jag Gundu, courtesy of Massey Hall

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Jun 13, 2022

Days after Buddy Guy was revealed to be playing the 2022 Ottawa Jazz Festival, the blues guitar icon has announced the cancellation of his June 30 show in the national capital.

In a statement today, the artist's management shared, "Due to a recent medical condition and upon the direction of his medical professionals, Buddy Guy is unable to leave the country for the foreseeable future out of concerns for his health and as a result of this, he must cancel this performance. Buddy wishes his Canadian fans the very best and looks forward to performing for them again soon."

Both the J-W Jones Big Band and Cory Henry will remain on the festival's main stage lineup for June 30, while a direct replacement for Guy has yet to be named.

For those looking to request a refund, or transfer their festival pass to a different day of the event, festival organizers note that "exchanges are permissible for those who have already purchased a Platinum or Regular Day Pass for this show."

As previously reported, the 2022 edition of the Ottawa Jazz Festival runs June 24 to July 3, featuring Kamasi Washington, Lucinda Williams, Punch Brothers, Emmylou Harris & the Red Dirt Boys, Holly Cole, Blind Boys of Alabama and many more.

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