2024 Ottawa Jazz Festival Revealed

Ottawa Jazz Festival 2024: A Sensational Fusion of Jazz, Funk, and Soul

Ottawa (Tuesday, March 5, 2024) – From June 21 – June 30, get ready for a musical extravaganza like no other as the Ottawa Jazz Festival announces its electrifying lineup for 2024! This year’s event continues the Festival’s celebration of presenting diversity and innovation in music, featuring an eclectic mix of genres and legendary headliners.

“We are thrilled to unveil such an extraordinary lineup for this year’s Ottawa Jazz Festival,” said Interim Executive and Artistic Director Petr Cancura. “Each artist brings their own unique style and talent, promising an unforgettable experience for all music lovers.”

The Festival welcomes an array of internationally acclaimed artists, including Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Kathleen Edwards, Al Di Meola The Electric Years, Lake Street Dive, Laufey (pronounced lay-vay), Norah Jones, and Veronica Swift, to name just a few.

“Hardcore music fans should definitely consider buying a full Festival Bronze Pass if attending three or more shows at this year’s Ottawa Jazz Festival,” continues Cancura.

Renowned for his infectious energy and virtuosic talent, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will ignite the stage with their signature blend of jazz, funk, and rock. Audiences can also look forward to the soul-stirring melodies of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the captivating storytelling of Kathleen Edwards, and the mesmerizing guitar wizardry of Al Di Meola.

Adding to the excitement are performances by the dynamic Lake Street Dive, the enchanting Icelandic songstress and recent Grammy-winning Laufey, the multi-talented Grammy-winning Norah Jones, and the lush vocals of Veronica Swift.

Besides the Main Stage headliners, audiences will find other delectable artists to choose from at the After Dark Series at Marion Dewar Plaza (in front of City Hall) with the innovative beats of The Yussef Dayes Experience, Butcher Brown, Huntertones, Begonia and Moon Hooch.

The Fourth Stage and the Azrieli Studio at the National Arts Centre will present the who’s who of Jazz with artists such as Kurt Elling, Chris Potter, Tom Harrell, Charlie Hunter and Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, and many more.

Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind event celebrating the rich tapestry of music and culture.