TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2019: Single Day Pass - Sat Jun 29 2019 at 5:30 pm
Since 2009, The Roots have become one of the best-known bands in the world, appearing with Jimmy Fallon 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 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.