Montreal Jazz Festival

'Ole' and Other Montreal Jazz Fest Highlights

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 07.04.2014 | Canada Music
Adrian Brijbassi

If you missed this show, he's also performing at Festival d'Ete in Quebec City (July 7) and the Ottawa Bluesfest (July 9). Last year, Woodkid's show at Metropolis on the early days of the festival was the talk of the festival. It earned him a spot on the main stage as the headlining act on opening night. Shorty deserves another invite and hopefully for one of the free outdoor shows too.

Why Diana Krall Adores the Montreal Jazz Festival

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Music
Adrian Brijbassi

Diana Krall says she doesn't know where she would be without the Montreal Jazz Festival. For Krall and many other musicians, however, the festival means work, exposure and potentially a career-making experience.

Montreal Jazz Festival Turns 35

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 06.28.2014 | Canada Music

The Montreal Jazz Festival is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, and it's bigger and better than ever with acts ranging from Canadian superst...

Seven Reasons to Visit Montreal this Summer

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Travel
Margie Goldsmith

Civilized would be an understatement when it comes to Montreal, a city where you're not allowed to build a building higher than Mont Royal Park and where, during the annual Jazz Festival, two thirds of the (over 100) jazz, rock, blues, reggae, soul, and other bands play for free. Here are six other great things to do in Montreal in the summer.

Five Best Things We Saw At Montreal Jazz Fest

HuffPost Canada Music | Erik Leijon | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada Music

The 34th edition of the storied Montreal International Jazz Festival was, like every year, overloaded with acts worth checking out, traditional jazz o...

Belle & Sebastian Shocker: 'We're Just Unusually Pleasant People'

HuffPost Canada Music | Natalie Zina Walschots | Posted 07.05.2013 | Canada Music

For many bands, the prospect of a former member writing a memoir about their time in the group would be filled with stress and conflict, but for perpe...

Montreal Jazz Fest Keeps Grooving Along

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 09.01.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

The Montreal Jazz Fest remains worthy of reverence for the same reason any great event or attraction would. It has built up years, 34 of them, of credibility and notoriety. Since Ray Charles headlined the first edition in 1980, the Montreal Jazz Fest has grown into a calendar event, an annual occasion that your mind makes note of every June.

Canadian Travel Sweet 115: Best Places To Visit

CP | Jessica Vitullo, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.10.2012 | Canada Travel

Canada has so much to offer. From the Montreal Jazz Festival, the nightlife in St. John's, or the Calgary Stampede.Canada also has many scenic vistas,...

Rufus Wainwright Gets Behind Quebec Protesters

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.28.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - The world's biggest jazz festival opened Thursday with its opening act declaring his support for Quebec's protesting students.Crooner Rufus...

Come One, Come All and Listen to the Music at the Montreal International Jazz Festival

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 09.01.2011 | Canada
Olivia Katrandjian

Even before Prince opened the 32nd Montreal International Jazz Festival on Friday night, the streets were buzzing with music. A street performer drew ...