Dave BruBeck

35 Years of Legends: Dave Brubeck

This American pianist and composer established his reputation in the mid-1950s. His music had an original quality, informed by classical music influences. In his landmark compositions, he imposes his complex ideas and atypical rhythms on the music. The CD Time Out, featuring the classics Take Five and Blue Rondo à la Turk, confirmed once and for all his quartet’s place in jazz history.  Continue reading

Aretha Franklin

35 Years of Legends: Aretha Franklin

The grande dame of American popular music, this exceptional singer has been electrifying audiences for decades, breathing soul into everything she touches, be it gospel, R&B, funk, or even hip-hop. In the late 1980s, she became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In her long and varied career, the Atlantic recordings of late 1960s stand out, with such classics as RespectChain of Fools andThink. Continue reading



As the opener of its 35th edition, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal offers fans a concert by one of its most coveted artists of the moment: Woodkid. On Thursday, June 26 at 9:30 p.m., the French artist will take the TD Stage, setting the tone for an anniversary edition that promises to be dizzyingly brilliant! Continue reading