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Merrickville Jazz Festival announces its third annual line-up

The Merrickville Jazz Festival, which will run in various locations in the Ottawa Valley town from October 17 to 20, 2013 has announced its full lineup. This will be the third annual edition of the festival.

Nicole Ratté, Karen Oxorn and Dominique Forest will bring their popular Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald & Billie Holiday to the Merrickville Jazz Festival in October  ©Brett Delmage, 2013Besides a wide selection of local artists, the festival will be importing two Toronto-area vocalists: Brenda Lewis, and the duo of Julie Michels & guitarist Kevin Barrett. As well, Karen Oxorn, Nicole Ratté, and Dominique Forest will be reprising their Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald & Billie Holiday, which sold out the NAC Fourth Stage last April.

Other local artists range from vocalists to Brazilian bossa novas to gypsy jazz to groove/funk to classic trios to modern jazz instrumentals.

Funds raised by the festival will support music programs in the Merrickville Day Nursery School and the Merrickville Public School.

More information about the festival and on how to buy tickets/day passes/festival passes.