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The Roots to Perform at Winnipeg Jazz Festival

March 1, 2013 9:31 AM | Entertainment

The Roots

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Legendary Grammy Award-winning hip hop crew The Roots have been announced as the first act to perform at this year’s TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival.

The house band for “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” will perform Saturday, June 22 at the Centennial Concert Hall.

Their most recent release, Undun, is the group’s first conceptually-based album and 13th major-label release.

The Roots last played the Jazz Festival in 2010 to a sold-out Pantages Playhouse Theatre.

Tickets are $59.50, $69.50 and $75.50 and go on sale Thursday, March 7 at 10 a.m. at JazzWinnipeg.com, by phone at (204) 989-4656 and through Ticketmaster. A presale begins Tuesday, March 5 at 10 a.m. for Friends of the Jazz Winnipeg program.