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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2019: Week 2

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Various Venues
Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Montréal, Canada
July 2-6, 2019

The festival celebrated its 40th anniversary this year with the usual dazzling array of musical offerings. And a few that were unusual: including concerts celebrating the 50th anniversary of ECM Records (founder Manfred Eicher was awarded the Bruce ...

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2019

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Various Venues
Montréal, Canada
June 27 -July 1, 2019

Forty years. Not a lifetime, perhaps, but a remarkably long time for any festival to not only continue to exist but, despite increasing challenges, to thrive. An even greater achievement when it's the Festival International de ...

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11 Days Of Music And Celebration For 40 Years Of The Festival International De Jazz De Montréal

11 Days Of Music And Celebration For 40 Years Of The Festival International De Jazz De Montréal

Summer is finally coming and with it, the 40th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto, will be held from 26 June to 6 July next. It’s time to celebrate! As it inches closer to its 40th anniversary, the Festival pursues its mission to offer ...

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2019, Part 2-2

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville
Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
May 16-19, 2019

The first two days of this year's FIMAV lived up to lofty expectations, and, if anything, Saturday's and Sunday's programs looked even more promising, with artists such as Roscoe Mitchell Vijay Iyer, ...

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Aaron Dolman

Aaron Dolman, born and based in Montreal, is a versatile and imaginative young drummer and composer who is rapidly establishing himself in the city’s diverse music scene, where he is equally at home performing in Jazz and experimental contexts as he is in Folk and Pop settings. Aaron has performed with many notable North American Jazz musicians, including André White, Jean-Michel Pilc, Dan Faulk, Kevin Dean, Rémi Bolduc and Mike Rud, as well as members of Canada’s Folk music scene, such as Connie Kaldor, Suzie Vinnick and the Campagne family of singer-songwriters. As a composer and bandleader, Aaron embraces a love of North American Folk music and joins it with his Jazz background to create works that playfully oscillate between evocative melodies and freely improvised soundscapes

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2019, Part 1-2

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville
Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
May 16-19, 2019

There was a lot of positive buzz leading up to the 35th edition of the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville. On paper, the schedule looked very strong. Looking back over past ...

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Norman Marshall Villeneuve

Félix Award winner, band leader, recording artist and jazz master, hard driving bebop drummer NORMAN MARSHALL VILLENEUVE is an iconic and much beloved figure in Canadian jazz history. This veteran player has a successful career history, at 81, in his 8th decade in show business. Norm was born in Montreal on May 29, 1938 and grew up in the St. Henri district, in the famed Little Burgundy area, home to Oscar Peterson, Oliver Jones, the Sealy brothers, and Claude Ranger. He began his performance career as a tap dancer and singer, entertaining audiences from age 8

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Montréal Audio Fest 2019

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When All About Jazz was invited to cover the 32nd annual Montréal Audio Fest, a spectacular event spotlighting over 300 manufacturers and distributors of high-end audio/video systems ranging from $1,000 to $1,000,000, we jumped at the opportunity. In this wrap up article, we include the seven video interviews, produced in collaboration with Sur Place Media, featuring ...

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All About Jazz to Provide Video Coverage of 2019 Montreal Audio Fest

All About Jazz to Provide Video Coverage of 2019 Montreal Audio Fest

Audiophiles of all price ranges ahoy! All About Jazz will cover the 32nd Montreal Audio Fest, running March 22-24, 2019, with a series of interviews, music and more as Video of the Day from Saturday, March 23 through 29. With a 2019 theme celebrating Woodstock's 50th anniversary, the 2019 Montréal Audio Festival will take place over four ...

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Take Five with Charu Suri

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About Charu Suri

Born in South India, Charu Suri started playing the piano at the age of five, and also studied the veena as well as Carnatic music (vocals). A concert pianist since the age of nine, Suri has performed in several venues in India, including Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi, as well as in ...