Legendary soul star Diana Ross is set to receive the Ella Fitzgerald Award this summer (14) when she makes her debut as a headliner at the Montreal Jazz Festival in Quebec, Canada.

The I'm Coming Out hitmaker, who will turn 70 later this month (Mar14), will be honoured for her repertoire, range and versatility at the 35th annual event as she marks her 55th year in the music industry.

Rufus Wainwright, Michael Buble, Bobby MCFerrin and Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite will also join Ross on the bill.

The Montreal Jazz Festival will take place from 26 June to 6 July (14).