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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 ...

Emmylou Harris: Wrecking Ball

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Wrecking Ball seemed like a pivotal record in singer Emmylou Harris' history when it was released in 1995 and it is no less important now 20 years later. It is said that great records may go out of print but they rarely go out of style, and Wrecking Ball still radiates with its sheer beauty. Assisted ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Interview: Americana Band Run 8 Rider Drives Through Various Influences On New Record

When Run 8 Rider aren't busy rebuilding Devo's New Wave one-hit wonder “Whip It" into a Hee Haw hoedown, they are producing some of the most authentic and robust country rock around, which can be heard on their new album, Tenderfoot. For an Americana act, Run 8 Rider are decidedly less rooted in tradition; at the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Emmylou Harris: Hard Bargain

FOLLOW UP TO 2008'S ALL I INTENDED TO BE OUT APRIL 26 ON NONESUCH RECORDS Hard Bargain, the new album from musical icon Emmylou Harris, will be released April 26 on Nonesuch Records. The album follows Harris's acclaimed 2008 release, All I Intended to Be, which received widespread acclaim. Hard Bargain, which comprises 11 new songs by Harris as well as ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Eclectic Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Unites Emmylou Harris, Richie Havens in San Francisco

Eclectic Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Unites Emmylou Harris, Richie Havens in San Francisco

Warren Hellman is the kind of billionaire investment banker who makes it hard to hate billionaire investment bankers. Every year, Hellman a successful venture capitalist and an amateur banjo player organizes something called the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, a three-day celebration of picking and strumming in San Franciscos Golden Gate Park.

Opened to all and 100 ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Bon Jovi Set for First Jazz Fest Appearance New Orleans

Bon Jovi Set for First Jazz Fest Appearance New Orleans

Bon Jovi has been added to the lineup of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this spring. The rock act will make its first appearance at the festival on May 2.

Bon Jovi joins previously announced performers Aretha Franklin, Dave Matthews Band, Wilco, James Taylor, Wynton Marsalis, Kings Of Leon, ...