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Jazz Sudbury Festival features award winners, emerging artists

Jazz Festival Sudbury is providing fans with a snapshot of what their lineup will look like.

Robi Botos, Rebecca Noelle and Ian McGimpsey Quartet announced as performers

French-Canadian singer Rebecca Noelle will be appearing at the 2019 Jazz Festival Sudbury. (Supplied)

Jazz Festival Sudbury is providing fans with a snapshot of what their lineup will look like.

The festival announced Juno-award winner Robi Botos will appear, in addition to French Canadian singer Rebecca Noelle and 2019 Emerging Artist Showcase winners, the Ian McGimpsey Quartet.

The festival runs Sept. 4-8, with several venues across the city, including its main stage at the Grace Hartman amphitheatre.

Ahlyne Botelho, Jazz Festival Sudbury's director, said the organization is expanding its artistic vision.

"[We are] presenting internationally acclaimed artists from across Canada, while, more importantly, creating an increased number of performance opportunities for local and regional musicians," Botelho said in a press release.

"Culturally diverse programming, including the addition of some fierté francophone as well as engaging experiences for our audiences will lead to an expansion of the genres presented, consisting of jazz influenced styles (R&B, Funk, Soul, Blues) while remaining true to our roots."

The festival expects to announce the full lineup June 20 at Science North.

Early-bird weekend passes are $70 available until June 30 at Jett Landry Music, A&J Home Hardware and jazzsudbury.com. $90 weekend passes will be in effect on July 1.

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