The Heavyweights Brass Band

Downtown Rideau Great Canadian Series

Wednesday June 27 @ 6:30pm, Top Shelf Main Stage, Marion Dewar Plaza

Single Day Pass

Platinum Section

Platinum Single Day Passes offer guaranteed seating in a reserved section at the front and center of the Top Shelf Main Stage.

Seating is general admission within the section, however one seat per Platinum Single Day Pass is guaranteed.

Note that there is no Platinum Section at the Tartan Homes Stage (although your Single Day Pass grants you access to those shows).

Children under 12 require their own ticket to the Platinum Section.



John Pittman - Trumpet
Christopher Butcher - Trombone
Paul Metcalfe - Tenor Saxophone
Tom Richards - Sousaphone
Lowell Whitty - Drums

Whether receiving props from The Roots on Twitter, jamming with puppets on CBC Kids' Mamma Yamma, or recording with the legendary Giovanni Hidalgo, the Heavyweights Brass Band pack a one-two punch of crossover appeal and respect from music's elite. Inspired by the New Orleans brass band tradition, The Heavyweights' original stance keeps one foot firmly rooted in the rich legacy of jazz, while the other foot steps forward into the future. The Heavyweights are fearless in incorporating influences from disparate areas of the musical spectrum - from pop hits of the day to original compositions, from R&B and funk throwbacks to the infectious rhythms of Latin America, all woven together with sophistication. The ascent of The Heavyweights' arc has been the result of merciless dedication - touring across Canada and sharing the stage with such influential groups as The Roots and Trombone Shorty has helped build the group a loyal following.