May 20, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
Divine Brown © Photo: Ivan Otis
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Divine Brown © Photo: Ivan Otis

Six outstanding blues singers, backed by an all-star female band made up of the province’s hottest musicians, come together on stage for the hugely popular WOMEN’S BLUES REVUE.

With her five-octave range, DIVINE BROWN is clearly one of Canada’s top R&B artists, and Ottawa favourite KELLYLEE EVANS moves effortlessly through jazz, soul, pop, and hip-hop. JUNO Award-winner RITA CHIARELLI is known across Canada as “Goddess of the Blues.” Rising star SAMANTHA MARTIN conjures up the power of Mavis Staples, while ROXANNE POTVIN is equally at home singing gritty blues or elegant pop. And DIANA BRAITHWAITE channels Nina Simone and Esther Phillips to create the classic blues experience.

The Toronto Blues Society brings this special edition of its annual blockbuster to Ottawa as part of its 30th anniversary celebration.

video: The 28th Annual Women's Blues Revue
The 28th Annual Women's Blues Revue
Divine Brown © Photo: Ivan Otis
Kellylee Evans © Photo: Melanie Ebaz
Rita Chiarelli © Photo: Denise Grant
Samantha Martin © Paul Wright Photography
Roxanne Potvin
Diana Braithwaite


  • Featuring Divine Brown
    Kellylee Evans
    Rita Chiarelli
    Samantha Martin
    Roxanne Potvin
    Diana Braithwaite
  • Bandleader and Trumpet Rebecca Hennessy
  • Guitar Emily Burgess
  • Saxophone Carrie Chesnutt
  • Drums Morgan Doctor
  • Bass Carlie Howell
  • Piano Lily Sazz