A world-class lineup of artists is set to perform at the Winnipeg International Jazz Festival! From June 13 to 23, the Exchange District will come alive with music performed by the best local, national and international artists.

R&B superstar John Legend, Grammy Award-winning vocalist Gregory Porter and Cuban-born trumpeter Arturo Sandoval are among the nearly 100 performers announced.

The Theatre Series -- which takes place at the Manitoba Theatre Centre and The Burton Cummings Theatre -- also features headlining performances by blues legend James Cotton, New Orleans piano great Ellis Marsalis, Canadian rapper Shad, Chicago's Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and sonic trailblazer St. Vincent.

Rounding out the series is a special concert by Winnipeg's prodigal son Curtis Nowosad with special guest Jimmy Greene.

"Since this is our 25th festival, we definitely wanted our lineup to reflect our history. We achieved that with legends like Ellis Marsalis and Arturo Sandoval," says Executive Producer Paul Nolin. "At the same time -- in the spirit of jazz and the festival itself -- we've got a healthy dose of new, cutting edge artists as well."

June 12 to 22, 2014
Various locations, Winnipeg

For more information or to find tickets, visit Winnipeg International Jazz Festival.