Ottawa - Tremendous, just tremendous," said David Letterman after Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings' performance on his show. The TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival is delighted to add the renowned group to the Festival's star-studded Concert Under the Stars line-up on July 4, 9pm on the Main Stage at Confederation Park.
Steeped within the gilded and gritty sounds of gospel, soul and funk, this nine-piece Brooklyn collective continues to electrify fans, disc jockeys, critics, record collectors, and bloggers the world-over with their authentic, heart-felt sound. They have released four albums in total and show no signs of slowing down.
They are celebrated internationally for their incredible live shows, not to mention their relentless touring. The band continues to pack hundreds of clubs worldwide in legendary venues like New York's Apollo Theater.
Performances by Kellylee Evans (at 6pm as part of the Great Canadian series), Richard Bona (the opening Concert Under the Stars act at 7:30pm), and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings on the last day of the Festival will bring the celebrations of the 30th anniversary to a resounding close. But the music won't end there. The final Late Night Jam sessions will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel later that evening at the 101 Lounge (101 Lyon Street) at 10:30pm.
Gold Passes are $250. Bronze Passes are $140. Student Passes are $65. Please note the Anniversary Series in the Library and Archives Canada is NOT included with the Bronze and Student Pass. Single concert tickets for July 4 are $50. All tickets and passes are available at the following locations:
Ottawa Jazz Festival Office - 294 Albert Street, Suite 602, (613) 241-2633 or order online at ottawajazzfestival.com; Rideau Centre Kiosk - Located at 2nd Level; Ticketmaster - (613) 755-1111 or ticketmaster.ca;
Bronze, Student Passes and single Main Stage Confederation Park tickets are available through Compact Music (2 locations) - 785.5 Bank Street, (613) 233-8922 & 190 Bank Street, (613) 233-7626; CD Warehouse (3 locations) - 499 Terry Fox Drive, (613) 599-4700 & 1383 Clyde Ave, (613) 225-9027 or 1717 St. Laurent Blvd, (613) 523-0110; Rob's Music - 175 Richmond Road, (613) 722-1010; Metro Music - 695 Bank Street and Confederation Park Sales Centre June 24 - July 4;.
Bronze & Student Passes only are available at The Ottawa Folklore Centre - 1111 Bank Street, (613) 730-2887.