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The Roots @ TD Jazz Festival

  • Ottawa, ON, K1P 1J1 Canada (map)


The Roots.

Since 2009, The Roots have become one of the best-known bands in the world, appearing with Jimmy Fallon on his late-night TV show, where they have displayed their musical versatility by backing a wide range of guests. Prior to that, the group – founded in Philadelphia by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter in 1987 – had already developed a loyal following for their ability to seamlessly blend genres and their willingness to poke fun at what had become hip-hop clichés. Their 1999 breakthrough album, Things Fall Apart, reached #4 on the Billboard chart and sold more than a million copies, propelling The Roots into extensive touring and a number of appearances on TV and in film. The band has won three Grammy Awards.

Don’t miss DJ Questlove DJ'ing right after at Confederation Park in the OLG Stage After Dark Series.