Those of us who work at the edges of the musical establishment--free improvisers, experimental musicians, unclassifiable sound artists of all types--inhabit a small community. Part of that community is our audience--an important part, no matter how small it might. I've heard more than one artist say that he or she would be happy to play for an audience of just one serious, engaged listener, if it ever came down to that. (And sometimes it has--I've seen it.) As ...
40 Years Of The Festival International De Jazz De Montréal
The Montreal Jazz Festival celebrates its 40th edition this year with some outstanding presentations scheduled at various venues around the city. Running from June 27 to July 6, this year's festival includes both indoor and outdoor events, free and ticketed events, with a program that includes Melody Gardot, Norah Jones, Brad Mehldau, Kendrick Scott, Richard Galliano, Stacy Kent, Joshua Redman, John Pizzarelli, Keyon Harrold, Gilad Hekselman, Roberto Fonseca, Donny McCaslin and more.