Montreal International Jazz Festival presents

Taj Mahal

Opening Act: Whisky Legs

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal
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After last year’s missed opportunity, here’s the chance to make up for it! This legendary guitarist has played with the Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker and Miles Davis and released forty albums including The Natch’l Blues and Giant Step, recognized as reference points in the great history of the blues. An immortal returns!

“What inspires me most about my career is that I’ve been able to make a living playing the music that I always loved and wanted to play since the early 50s,” Mahal says. “And the fact that I still am involved in enjoying an exciting career at this point in time is truly priceless. I’m doing this the old fashioned way and it ain’t easy. I work it and I earn it. My relationship with my audience has been fun, with great respect going both ways! I am extremely lucky to have fans who have listened to the music I choose to play and have stayed with me for 50 years. These fans have also introduced their children, grandchildren and in some cases great-grand children to this fabulous treasure of music that I am privileged to represent. It’s very exciting, to say the least.

“Like ancient culture,” he adds, “the people are as much a part of the performance as the music. Live communication through music, oh yeah, it’s right up there with oxygen!”

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