- Joe Gelini - drums
- Doug Deitrich - bass
- TJ Nathan - guitar
- Rik Fletcher - keys
- Wes Anderson - trombone
- David Mckissick - trumpet
- Honey - Iriving Banister Jr. - lead vocals
- J'Wan Boudreaux - lead vocals
Monday June 27th 10:30 pm @ OLG Stage
New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa radiates the energy of the city's street culture. Their Grammy-nominated album "Spyboy" is a modern mix of fiery, toe-tapping sounds . Popmatters describes the band as "a grand gumbo of singing, intoxicating rhythms, and deep funk grooves that are impossible to resist."
"Cha Wa, with bass lines played on sousaphone plus trumpet and two trombones, bring the city's brass band tradition to bear. Add sick jazz-funk guitar, and two frontmen in full-beaded holiday regalia, and the result was a portable Mardi Gras Dance Party!" - Rolling Stone
"I've seen the future of New Orleans music and its name is Cha Wa." - Paste
"Cha Wa blends Mardi Gras Indian tradition and modern pop magic." – No Depression
The Ottawa Jazz Festival will align its Covid policy with any government safety regulations whether from civic, provincial, or federal authorities as they arise. At the moment (May 29th), there are no advisories mandating precautions for wearing masks or showing vaccination certificates for any festivals or indoor/outdoor performing arts events.
However, it is our practise to ask patrons, staff, and volunteers to wear masks while attending performances at indoor venues and wearing masks while outdoors in the Park is optional.
In addition, we will be going cashless at all our points of sale this year.
Our concern is everyone’s health and safety, naturally. Please do what’s best for you and makes you feel comfortable, except for masks indoors, you are free to do as you choose.
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