NEWS: Montreal Jazz Festival 2017 announces "Programme – Salles" (ticketed concerts, June 28 – July 8)

Montreal Festival 2013
Photo Credit Jean-Francois Leblanc/Montreal Int Jazz Fest

The Montreal International Jazz Festival has just announced its “Programme – Salles” i.e all the ticketed events programme.

What jumps forth at the reader from the list below is the festival’s sheer vastness. And even this opulence of talent is –  in a sense –  just a part of the story, since the festival also has a) a huge free programme, and b) incorporates the programme of the city’s two delightful small clubs Diese Onze and Upstairs.

We have listed by venue. Some things to flag up are:

–  a substantial British presence
– Bob Dylan
– just about every international and Canadian jazz name you might want to hear! 

Today’s Press Release states:

Montreal, Tuesday, April 25, 2017 With 150 indoor concerts, 14 themed series presented in 11 concert venues, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal once again proves it is THE musical rendezvous of the summer! The 38th edition of the Festival, presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto from June 28 to July 8, reveals hos wonderfully the Festival wears its years, never ceasing to renew, innovate, enrich, diversify and deepen its offering… And so the curtain rises on a program brimming with jazz, of course, but also blues, folk, rock, pop, electronica and world music, in addition to displaying a new website and new colours thanks to its collaboration with the teams of Bleublancrouge and Baillat for the graphic design of this edition. It’s a high-calibre program, combining the most dazzling stars on today’s scene, artists at the zenith of their art, and streaking young comets to be discovered… 

A musical planet we will never stop exploring! But this is also an edition overflowing with styles and cultures, with over 17 countries represented, from Norway to Brazil, Armenia to New Zealand, including the UK, Cuba, Mali, Nigeria, Japan, South Korea, Argentina and, of course, Canada, from B.C. to Nunavut! Eleven days and nights of discoveries, passion, surprises and celebration! Tickets go on sale this Friday at noon. “What a joy it is to contribute again to the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, a world-class event, which brings so many music lovers together. As the Bank of Music, we made a commitment, 14 years ago, to support community programs for young people across Canada by offering, workshops, innovative educational programs and grants, as well as awards and scholarships in the field of music. We also sponsor more than 80 music festivals each year from coast to coast. This 38th edition will certainly be one of the fabulous ways to celebrate the 375th anniversary of Montreal”, says Sylvie Demers, Chair, Quebec Market, TD Bank Group.


Centre Bell

Bob Dylan and His Band (June 30, 8 p.m.)

Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts

– A reunion of the fusion group UZEB
– Pink Martini
– Alfredo Rodríguez
– Buddy Guy | Charlie Musselwhite | Steve Hill and Matt Andersen duo
– LA LA LAND in concert
– Melissa Etheridge | Joss Stone
– The O’Jays | The Four Tops
– Bobby Bazini, Summer Is Gone

Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts

– Robert Glasper Experiment, ArtScience
– Kendrick Scott Oracle
– Harlem Gospel Choir
– The Gipsy Kings
– The Stanley Clarke Band
– Buika
– Arturo Sandoval | Jane Bunnett and Maqueque
– Lisa Simone | Michael Kaeshammer
– The Barr Brothers, Bassekou Kouyaté & Amy Sacko
– Matt Holubowski

Maison symphonique de Montréal

– Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski
– John Scofield | Charles Lloyd & The Marvels
– Tigran Hamasyan, An Ancient Observer
– Colin Stetson
– Montreal Jubilation Choir, Glory Train
– Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley and Brian Blade
– Danilo Pérez trio featuring Adam Cruz and Ben Street
– Jean-Willy Kunz, L’orgue dans tous ses états
– Battle of the Bands IX: The Cab Calloway Orchestra vs. the Xavier Cugat Orchestra
– Jesse Cook


– Charlotte Cardin
– Serena Ryder
– Caravan Palace
– Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
– Joey Bada$$ (Brooklyn rapper)
– The Strumbellas | Whitehorse (Canadian Folk-Rock)
– Groenland | San Fermin
– Serena Ryder

Club Soda

– Bokanté (Guadeloupe) with Michael League and Malika Tirolien
– Kandace Springs
– Jacob Collier
– Ron Sexsmith
– Flavia Coelho
– Rodrigo Amarante
– Morgan James
– Acid Arab
– Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles
– Squarepusher presents Shobaleader One
– Men Without Hats
– Portico Quartet | Binker & Moses (UK)
– Deluxe (France)
– Acid Arab (Paris)
– KROY, Scavenger | Geoffroy
-Tanya Tagaq
– BROS (Canada)

Salle Ludger-Duvernay, Monument-National

-Tony Allen
– Youn Sun Nah
– Ambrose Akinmusire
– Hiromi & Edmar Castaneda duo
– Christian McBride
– Roberto Fonseca, ABUC
– Gwilym Simock | Phronesis, UK Marathon
– Nicholas Payton
– Laurent Coulondre
– Lizz Wright
– Dave Douglas & Chet Doxas with special guest Carla Bley
– Harry Manx with Quatuor esca
– Tony Allen, Tribute to Art Blakey


– The Bad Plus
– The Bad Plus with Rudresh Mahanthappa
– The Bad Plus with Kurt Rosenwinkel
– John Pizzarelli Quartet with Catherine Russell, Billy & Blue Eyes
– John Pizzarelli Quartet with Jessica Molaskey
– John Pizzarelli Quartet with Daniel Jobim
– Ravi Coltrane duo with David Virelles
– Ravi Coltrane Quartet with Adam Rogers, Yunior Terry, E.J. Strickland
– Ravi Coltrane Quartet welcomes Robin Eubanks and Jason Palmer
– Shabaka & The Ancestors
– Donny McCaslin
– Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet
– Bill Frisell Duo with Thomas Morgan
– Django Festival Allstars with Samson Schmitt, Ludovic Beier & Pierre Blanchard
– The Neil Cowley Trio
– Escalandrum & Elena Roger
– Harold López-Nussa trio
– Lorraine Desmarais trio plays Bill Evans
-L’Orchestre national de jazz with guests John Hollenbeck and Theo Bleckmann

L’Astral (Maison du Festival)

– Daniel Clarke Bouchard
– Christine and Ingrid Jensen with Ben Monder, Infinitude
– Jowee Omicil
– Andrea Lindsay, Entre le jazz et la java
– Hichem Khalfa Quartet
– Lucioles, Collectif Guillaume Martineau
– Misses Satchmo
– Parc X Trio
– Rachel Therrien, Pensamiento : Proyecto Colombia
– Parlor Social with Dessy Di Lauro x Ric’key Pageot (Los Angeles)
– Imany
– Xenia Rubinos
– Knower with Dennis Hamm, Sam Gendel, Sam Wilkes (California)
– Kurt Rosenwinkel, Caipi
– Bria Skonberg
– Aron Ottignon
– Too Many Zooz
– Ariel Pocock
– Shyre (Montreal)

Savoy du Métropolis

– Gabrielle Shonk
– Puma Blue (London UK)
– Harfang
– Siv Jakobsen

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