Streetnix – 1920s Montreal Jazz

The 1920s marked an important milestone in Montreal jazz history. Jazz, that truly North American art form, was still young. Montreal’s vibrant culture and the absence of Prohibition laws made the city a veritable magnet for American musicians who travelled north seeking work. They brought the jazz they loved with them, and shared that love with local musicians, laying the foundations of the Montreal jazz scene of today.

Jennifer Bell, saxophone and clarinet
Bill Mahar, trumpet
Dave Grott, trombone
Christopher Smith, tuba
Jim Doxas, drums
Guest: Luc Bouchard, banjo

For tickets and information:  514-285-2000

The Stages of Modern Montreal: The 1920s
The music played at the Ritz-Carlton hotel, the Windsor hotel, the Théâtre St-Denis and in jazz clubs in the exciting city of Montreal of the 1920s is back again with a bang, in a series of five concerts at Bourgie Hall. • In connection with the exhibition 1920s Modernism: Montreal’s Beaver Hall Group, and to mark the fifth season of the Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art, the Arte Musica Foundation invites audiences to enjoy captivating pieces by Canadian composers such as George MacKenzie Brewer, Claude Champagne, Alfred La Liberté, Ernest MacMillan, Rodolphe Mathieu and Léo-Pol Morin, performed with panache by local musicians. Come discover Montreal’s cultural scene during a thrilling decade, through a revival of works painstakingly uncovered in archives and concert programmes from the period.

Bourgie Concert Hall
1339 Sherbrooke Street West,
Montréal, Québec
H3G 2E8