Steve Kuhn, 80th anniversary

Renowned for his high-flying technical and melodic style, modern jazz pioneer Steve Kuhn stops by the Festival to celebrate the 80th birthday of an illustrious life studded with innumerable albums and prestigious collaborations.

“Few other pianists, regardless of genre, can tease such an
evocative range of timbres from their instrument.”
— Jazziz

Over a career of a half-­‐century and counting, Steve Kuhn has earned renown as one of the most lyrical and affecting pianists in jazz, with an unfailingly beautiful touch and a sophisticated sense of swing. “Steve is an original stylist,” points out Dan Morgenstern, director of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers. “He’s one of the finest pianists out there today.”

Jazziz magazine described Kuhn’s distinctive sound: “Few other pianists, regardless of genre, can tease such an evocative range of timbres from their instrument. Kuhn’s lower register is as dark and rich as Belgian chocolate, and his upper register has the light, translucent quality of ice-­‐cold champagne.”

Vincent Peirani and Émile Parisien

The curtain rises on the dazzling duo of Vincent Peirani (accordion) and Émile Parisien (soprano saxophone), two major talents from the French jazz scene.

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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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