NEWS: 39th Montreal Jazz Festival Announces Concert Hall Programme (28 June – 7 July)

The Place des Festivals in Montreal
Photo Credit: Jean-Francois Leblanc/Montreal Int Jazz Fest

The world’s largest jazz festival has just announced its indoor programme. The range both in jazz and in other music, as ever, is vast and mouth-watering. 

The following list just scratches the surface. 
The full artist list is HERE. (click on a name to go through to date and venue)

– One name which has already caught the imagination is Ry Cooder (29 June Theatre Maisonneuve) – – Singers: Cecile McLorin Salvant, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Melanie de Biasio
– Dave Holland’s Quartet with Trilok Gurtu, Chris Potter and Renee Rosnes
– Mike Stern and Randy Brecker
– From the UK, legends: Jethro Tull and Soft Machine
– and others: Sons of Kemet, GoGo Penguin, Zara McFarlane, Hannah Williams, Jacob Banks, Metronomy, Gwyneth Herbert
– Herbie Hancock
– The vast Centre Bell ice hockey arena will present Ludovico Einaudi
– At the Gesu arts centre there is a special residencies for John Medeski and Mark Guiliana and Dr Lonnie Smith
– Also at Gesu Keyon Harrold, Marius Neset, Gilad Hekselman, David Binney, Shai Maestro, Jamie Saft
– and Cory Henry, Snarky Puppy, Kamasi Washington
– Bela Fleck
– Carla Bley
– Archie Shepp
– Shake Stew
– Aruan Ortiz
– Sarah McKenzie
– St Germain
– Charlotte Gainsbourg
– and from the Canadian scene projects for bassist Remi-Jean Leblanc, Jordan Officer, Lucioles, Francois Bourassa…

LINK: Montreal Jazz Festival website

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