The Roots will play this year's TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

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      The Coastal Jazz & Blues Society has announced that the Roots will be one of the headliners for this year's TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, taking place June 21 to July 1 at various local venues.

      The group, led by drummer Questlove, plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Friday, June 28.

      "Legendary Grammy award-winning crew The Roots are one of the best-known and most respected hip-hop acts in the business," reads a press release issued today. "Prolific and progressive, they were named one of the greatest live bands around by Rolling Stone and serve as the official house band on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Forsaking usual hip-hop protocol, they are endlessly creative, whether with their own material or through numerous collaborations...They’ve gone platinum, they’ve gone gold, and they bring the house down every time."

      Tickets for the show start at $79 and go on sale next Friday (February 22) at 10 am at