A TRULY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: The Festival draws 2.5 million spectators who come to hear 3,000 artists from 30 countries perform an assortment of jazz, blues, Latin-jazz, Brazilian, Cuban, African, soul, reggae, electronica and more. “Wow, what a Festival!” said the New York Times. DownBeat Magazine says “Montreal Best of the Fests Bigger! Better! Best, actually” while Playboy Magazine says it’s “the best urban music festival in North America.” And artists like Diana Krall, Pat Metheny, Tony Bennett, Charlie Haden, Al Jarreau and B.B. King have all said “It’s the best jazz festival in the world.”
Angélique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves and Lizz Wright, Paco de Lucia, Milton Nascimento, Pink Martini, Madeleine Peyroux, Holly Cole, George Wein and the Newport All Stars featuring Randy Brecker, Anat Cohen, Lew Tabackin and Howard Alden, as well as the now-classic Battle of the Bands, with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and the Artie Shaw Orchestra
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Tickets on sale Saturday, December 11 at noon
Exclusive pre-sale for Infolettre Spectra subscribers starts today!
Montreal, Tuesday, December 7, 2010 – Finally: here’s the first batch of concerts in the forthcoming 32nd edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD in collaboration with Rio Tinto Alcan! So forget the tacky ties and other dodgy seasonal gifts-try out these magnificent holiday favours, whether for family, loved ones, friendsŠ or even yourself! Fans of jazz, folk, sultry rhythms or vintage swing: everyone will find something great to go under the tree with this exciting foretaste of the next edition of the world’s biggest and best celebration of jazz, which will be held from June 25 to July 4, 2011. Tickets for these concerts go on sale this Saturday, December 11 at noon. Continue reading