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Esperanza Spalding, Steve Martin, headline Ottawa jazzfest

Grammy-winner Esperanza Spalding and jazz musicians Dave Holland and Chris Botti will be joined by veteran bluesmen John Mayall and Robert Cray and comedian-turned-musician Steve Martin at this year's TD Ottawa Jazz Festival.
Esperanza Spalding, Janelle Monae and Robert Cray among the big names performing at this summer's festival. 2:38

Grammy-winner Esperanza Spalding and jazz musicians Dave Holland and Chris Botti will be joined by veteran bluesmen John Mayall and Robert Cray and comedian-turned-bluegrass musician Steve Martin at this year's TD Ottawa Jazz Festival.

The 32nd-annual edition of the festival features a mix of traditional jazz players and bands and musicians from other genres playing a total of more than 120 concerts over the 11-day run from June 21-July 1.

Also scheduled to perform are Daryl Hall, formerly of 1980s band Hall & Oates, Ziggy Marley, Trombone Shorty and Branford Marsalis with Joey Calderazzo.

Brian Blade's Fellowship Band, who closed the festival three years ago, will be on the mainstage on June 22.

Other performers include:

  • Allen Toussaint, Ninety Miles, Janelle Monae, Kenny Barron, Gretchen Parlato, Dave Douglas and Joe Lovano, the Jack DeJohnette Group, Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes, Chris Tarry, Get the Blessing, Bombolessé, Snarky Puppy, Boom Pam, Los Amigos Invisibles, Eliane Elias Brasileira, Soul Rebels, Forro in The Dark, Destroyer, Slim Moore and the Markays and the Barr Brothers.