11 Days Of Music And Celebration For 40 Years Of The Festival International De Jazz De Montréal

11 Days Of Music And Celebration For 40 Years Of The Festival International De Jazz De Montréal

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Summer is finally coming and with it, the 40th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto, will be held from 26 June to 6 July next. It’s time to celebrate!

As it inches closer to its 40th anniversary, the Festival pursues its mission to offer a vast lineup that brilliantly brings together jazz, blues, rock, reggae, world music, and electronic music, with more than 500 concerts, 2/3 of which are free, presented over 11 days in nearly 30 Montréal venues. Downtown, 20 stages across a site closed to traffic will allow the public to enjoy many, many shows. From June 26 to July 6, several hundred thousand people will enter the site of the biggest jazz festival in the world to move to the rhythm of the music. From small intimate venues to huge outdoor concerts, from legends to young emerging prodigies, from international artists to local talents, the Festival covers the whole spectrum of possibilities to make music come to life!

Look for performances by

Audrey Ochoa, Bireli Lagrene, Bobo Stenson, Brad Mehldau, Chick Corea, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Christine Jensen, Chucho Valdes, Connie Han, Cyrille Aimee, David Helbock, Dianne Reeves, Donny McCaslin, Erik Truffaz, George Benson, Gilad Hekselman, Jean-Michel Pilc, Jerry Bergonzi, Jim Doxas, John Pizzarelli, Joshua Redman, Julian Lage, Kendrick Scott, Keyon Harrold, Kris Davis, Kurt Elling, Danilo Pérez, Larry Grenadier, Linda May Han Oh, LowDown Brass Band, Madeleine Peyroux, Manu Katche, Melissa Aldana, Melody Gardot, Nate Smith, Nik Bärtsch, Norah Jones, Patricia Barber, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Raul Midon, Lionel Loueke, Ravi Coltrane, Richard Galliano, Roberto Fonseca, Sasha Berliner, Sheila Jordan, Snarky Puppy, Stacey Kent, Steve Gadd, Stephane Wrembel, Susie Arioli, Cinematic Orchestra, Tord Gustavsen, Vijay Iyer, Craig Taborn, Yannick Rieu, Yaron Herman, Youn Sun Nah.

For the full lineup see: montrealjazzfest.com.

About The Festival

Ranked as the world’s largest jazz festival in the Guinness World Records, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has been synonymous with a passion for music for now 40 years. Every year for 10 days, the French-speaking metropolis of North America becomes the venue where fans of all types of jazz-related music rub shoulders with aficionados of jazz in its purest form. All on a unique site designed to meet festival goers’ every need, right downtown in an area off-limits to car traffic! Montreal is without a doubt the true heartbeat of Planet Jazz!

A note from Jacques-André Dupont, CEO

Ten days and nights of music, 150 indoor shows, thousands of elite artists… THE greatest party of the summer! As we approach this 40th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, we invite you to plunge into our superb indoor program, where living legends rub shoulders with the most promising next-generation artists, where jazz unveils and inspires a crossroads of genres and influences, proving more than ever that it is the heart and soul of a music scene bursting with creativity. Have a great Festival!

Read the All About Jazz interview with Montreal Jazz Festival Co-Founder and Artistic Director, André Ménard.

This story appears courtesy of Braithwaite & Katz Communications.
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