Festival International de Jazz de Montreal presents

Alain Lefèvre with the OSM Maison Symphonique

Pianist-composer Alain Lefèvre and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal will kick off the festivities as the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal not only celebrates it’s 35th birthday, it also spotlights the 80th season of the OSM and the 90th anniversary of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue – the first work to bring jazz into the world’s most prestigious concert halls. This evening promises to be a memorable one, both in Festival history and in Alain Lefèvre’s career, as he surrounds himself with old friends and musical accomplices for the occasion, like double bassist Michel Donato and drummer Paul Brochu.

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Montreal Jazz FestivalRanked as the world’s largest jazz festival by Guinness World Records, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has been synonymous with a passion for music for over three decades. Every year, the metropolis welcomes global music fans to 10 days of jazz-centric celebration, where fans of all types of jazz-related music rub shoulders with aficionados of the genre in its purest form. The Festival hosts some 30 countries, 3,000 musicians and public entertainers, 1,000 concerts and activities—two-thirds of them free – in 15 concert halls and on 8 outdoor stages, welcoming more than 2 million visitors to the city, from noon to midnight! And it all happens in the heart of Montreal’s downtown core, in an area off-limits to car traffic! There’s no doubt – Montreal is the heartbeat of Planet Jazz!
Check out the full festival line-up at www.montrealjazzfest.com

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