Archie Shepp

Opening act: Wray Downes

What a genuine pleasure it is to reconnect with saxophonist Archie Shepp almost 20 years after his last visit! The Archie Shepp sound is a voluptuous, sensual jazz, unfurled by a master of the genre. The evening opens with the legendary Wray Downes, taking the piano with his blues- and bebop-accented jazz.

Duration: Opening act: 45 minutes
Intermission: 20 minutes
Main event: 75 – 90 minutes

For information and tickets:  514-842-2112 or 1-866-842-2112

Jazz FestRanked as the world’s largest jazz festival by Guinness World Records, the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal has been synonymous with a passion for music for close to four 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 39th edition of the Festival continues on its mission to offer a vast program with over 500 concerts – 2/3 of them free – presented over 10 days and nights on 20 stages, on a site closed to vehicular traffic. A true haven of happiness and musical pleasure right in the heart of downtown Montreal! From June 28 to July 7, hundreds of thousands of people will cross the threshold of the world’s largest jazz festival to set themselves free to the rhythms and melodies of music. From small intimate salons to immense open-air concerts, from major icons to young prodigies on the rise, artists from the world over to homegrown talents, the Festival assembles and showcases the entire spectrum of possibilities to keep music vibrant and alive!

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