Ottawa Jazz Festival announces eclectic 2017 lineup

Kenny Rogers, Feist, Charles Bradley, Joss Stone, and more tapped for downtown Ottawa music festival


Feist will headline the last day of the Ottawa Jazz Festival on July 2. (The Associated Press)


The Ottawa Jazz Festival has announced its 2017 lineup with an eclectic mix of international superstars performing over 10 days in downtown Ottawa.

This year's headliners include acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter Feist, American country singer Kenny Rogers, British singer Joss Stone, American soul/funk outfit Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, and renowned saxophonist Maceo Parker leading a tribute to the legendary Ray Charles.

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Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires are on the bill as headliners at this year's Ottawa Jazz Festival. (Manfred Werner)

Jazz Fest runs from June 22 to July 2 on stages at Confederation Park and the National Arts Centre.

Other acts gracing the main stage include Serena Ryder, The Legendary Downchild Blues Band, Caravan Palace, and St. Paul and the Broken Bones.

The bill also features eclectic Canadian musicians The Jerry Cans, Pierre Kwenders, and Hannah Georgas.

Big names from the world of jazz, soul, funk and R & B including Mavis Staples, the Robert Glasper Experiment, Kandace Springs, and Igor Butman and The Moscow Jazz Orchestra round out this year's lineup.

For full lineup details and ticket information, visit the Ottawa Jazz Festival website.

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British singer Joss Stone is one of the headliners of this year's Ottawa Jazz Festival. (The Associated Press)

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