Back for another year Jazz Sudbury Festival will bring a sophisticated flare to end off your summer. The festival kicks off September 6th and wraps up on the 10th offering a little bit of everything in what Interim Festival Manager, Ashlyn Botehlo calls a “delicious musical buffet!” We’re always hunting for new tunes in coming through town and we know you Crater heads are too! To get you in the mood for the jazziest weekend of the year read on for some of the highlight performers at this year’s edition of Jazz Sudbury!

Want in on all the jazz? ‘Jazz Passes’ are currently on-sale for the extended early bird price of $65. They are available online at jazzsudbury.com, and also at outlets including: Fromagerie Elgin (5 Cedar), Kuppajo Espresso Bar (109 Larch), Jett Landry Music (1119 Lasalle), Long & McQuade (255 King), and Gloria’s Convenience (469 Bouchard).


Brass Transit

Brass Transit is the world’s greatest tribute to the legendary brass-rock band Chicago. Chicago is one of the longest-running and most successful rock groups, and one of the world’s best-selling groups of all time, having sold more than 100 million records. Their finely crafted songs fuse elements of rock n’ roll, pop, jazz and orchestral. Catch Brass Transit live at the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre on Friday, September 8th of JSF 2017.


Souljazz Orchestra

Jazz Sudbury is extremely excited to welcome back The Souljazz Orchestra! Amazing players, funky rhythms, and a deep knowledge of world music styles all come together to produce an energetic and stimulating sound. Their music is a delicious fusion of soul, jazz, funk, Afrobeat and Latin styles. Dancing is guaranteed! They will play September 9th.


Laila Biali

Award-winning Canadian pianist and vocalist Laila Biali has been garnering world-wide recognition for her music, which she has performed at prestigious venues including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Tokyo’s Cotton Club, and Carnegie Hall. She has toured with Grammy award winners Chris Botti, Paula Cole and Suzanne Vega, and has recorded with and supported international icon, Sting. Biali will play Saturday September 9th of JSF 2017.


Tanika Charles

CBC music calls Tanika Charles ‘the most buzzed-about soul singer in Toronto.’ In a few short years, Charles has transformed from an emerging solo artist to a commanding performer and band leader, a staple of the Canadian soul scene. Her debut album Soul Run immediately wowed the critics following its release, and has been nominated for the Polaris Music Prize and for the 2017 Juno R&B/Soul Recording of the Year. Come witness her fantastic energy, her impressive vocals her red-hot band on September 8th.


Jessica Lovelace is a Public Relations and Communications grad, musical theatre enthusiast, lover of live music and part-time unicorn tamer. Some have said that the Big Dripper from Sub City is a regional delicacy and the perfect end to a Sudbury Saturday Night – Jessica is definitely one of those people. No, the hair is not a perm.

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