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Festival International De Jazz De Montréal 2018: Part 2

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2018 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Various Venues
Montréal, Canada
July 3-7, 2018

It is always a pleasure to return to Montréal for the festival. This is only my third year, which makes me a relative newcomer; many of the journalists I have met have ...

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2018: Part 1

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2018 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal,
Various Venues,
Montréal, Canada
June 29-July 3, 2018

Every return to Montréal for the city's annual Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is much-anticipated. Closing off six square blocks in the downtown core is rare enough; but, over ...

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TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2018

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2018 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Multiple Venues
Ottawa, Canada
June 21-June 26, 2018

For its 2018 edition, the 39th annual TD Ottawa Jazz Festival faced a number of significant logistical challenges.

First, Confederation Park, which has traditionally been the location of its large, outdoor venue, a food court and ...

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Suoni Per Il Popolo 2018

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Suoni Per Il Popolo
Montreal, Quebec
June 1-19, 2018

The Casa del Popolo and Sala Rossa, the hub of the annual June celebration of avant music known as the Suoni Per Il Popolo, sit across from one another on Saint Laurent Boulevard just below the major intersection of Saint Joseph. ...

Deanne Matley

Canadian vocalist Deanne Matley has come into her own. The spring 2018 release of Because I Loved, recorded with well-known Montreal talent including vocalist Ranee Lee and drummer Jim Doxas, marks a clear departure for the Calgary native. Her previous four albums, with songs ranging from jazz standards to pop covers and Christmas favourites, have garnered her Top 10 radio play across Canada and fans around the world, but Because I Loved is something more special and personal to the bilingual chanteuse. “This is the album I have dreamt of making,” says Deanne of the emotion-driven combination of original songs and exquisite, heartfelt jazz and pop covers. A singer since she was a child, Deanne studied at the Berklee College of Music, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and the Stanford Jazz Institute both before and after launching her career as a jazz vocalist

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2018, Part 2

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville
Victoriaville, Quebec
May 19-20, 2018

In a span of now only seven concerts over two editions of Victo, the Eglise St Christophe d'Arthabaskahas has become a favourite among the festival venues, for the acoustic environment created by the ...

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2018, Part 1

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville
Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
May 17-18, 2018

Keeping a middle-aged festival such as the Festival International de Musique Actualle de Victoriaville fresh and relevant is a challenge, but the program for this year's 34th edition of FIMAV assembled by ...

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39th Festival International de Jazz de Montréal: Indoor program

39th Festival International de Jazz de Montréal: Indoor program

As the 39th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal approaches, the entire city gets ready to plunge back into summer... And not just any old summer: a season of music in the street, major festive, friendly gatherings in the heart of downtown Montréal, wonderful discoveries and essential rendezvous! In other words, Summer the ...

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The 39th Edition Of Montreal's International Jazz Fest starts on June 28th

The 39th Edition Of Montreal's International Jazz Fest starts on June 28th

June 28th of 2018 marks the start of the 39th Montreal International Jazz Festival. Recognized as the world's largest jazz festival by the Guinness Book, this 10-day event brings together an international roster of artists that encompass genres beyond jazz. The over 150 performances take place in 16 indoor and outdoor venues in and around downtown ...

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Jeremy Ledbetter

Canadian jazz pianist Jeremy Ledbetter is the driving force behind Caribbean Latin Jazz powerhouse CaneFire. Jeremy currently performs regularly with Cuban trumpeter Alexis Baro, Mark Kelso's Jazz Exiles, Venezuelan world/jazz singer Eliana Cuevas, and calypso superstar David Rudder. Jeremy’s newest project, the Jeremy Ledbetter Trio, features Canadian virtuosos Rich Brown and Larnell Lewis alongside Jeremy, and will release their debut album of explosive contemporary jazz in 2018. An engaging and fiery performer whose music knows no boundaries, Canadian pianist Jeremy Ledbetter has made a career from travelling the far-flung corners of the globe in search of the most fascinating and unique musical ideas out there