Remember the year: 1981. The 2nd edition of the Festival marks Oliver Jones’ first appearance at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. He would return almost every year afterwards, taking part in opening and closing festivities on several occasions. Continue reading
A member of blues royalty, the indefatigable “Blues Boy” King has been singing the music of his native Mississippi with unparalleled passion since the 1940s. B.B. King borrowed freely from West Coast jazz and blues to pattern his unique style. Starting in the late 1960s, he broadened his musical horizons and his spectrum of audiences. From the neck of the guitar named Lucille was born a spare and fluid signature sound that inspired generations of bluesmen and rockers, among them Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones and U2. Continue reading
Make no mistake: this 35th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, presented by TD in collaboration with Rio Tinto Alcan, is going to be Big — really B-I-G! And among the special gifts the Festival will unwrap this summer, this one is undoubtedly the most magnificent: the very first ever major free outdoor show at this Festival by the great lady of jazz, Diana Krall! Continue reading
For 35 years, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has hosted an impressive array of musicians from all horizons – seasoned jazz players, well known DJs, impassioned bluesmen and high-spirited rockers. Continue reading
The 35th Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, presented by TD in collaboration with Rio Tinto Alcan, will reach its climax on July 6 with an electroshock of an evening starring supergroup Deltron 3030, assembling the incredible talents of Dan The Automator, Del The Funkee Homosapien and our very own local hero Kid Koala, at 9:30 p.m. on the TD Stage in the Rio Tinto Alcan Special Closing Event (Les Performances TD series). And because these guys do things BIG, the master-trio will be accompanied by a massive band to propel their visionary, hip-hop 100,000 leagues beyond all known musical boundaries!