The Montreal International Jazz Festival presents

Holly Cole

Holly Cole

Holly Cole has a long and storied international career, having sold hundreds of thousands of recordings internationally while at home in Canada her successes include multi-platinum album sales awards, three JUNO awards and countless successful national tours.

In 2013 Ms. Cole became the 15th winner of the highly prestigious Ella Fitzgerald Award. This award, created by the world renowned Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, is annually conferred upon “A jazz singer of significant talent who has had a major impact and influence in the international scene.” Other winners include Sade (2011), Aretha Franklin (2008), Harry Connick, Jr. (2007), Etta James (2006) and Tony Bennett (2004).

“Most of all, her playfulness and the sheer pleasure of singing to a crowd reminds me of Ella more than any past recipient” – André Ménard, retired artistic director and co-founder of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

2019 proved be an interesting year live for Holly, including successful concert dates internationally and 4 sellout nights at the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal which were recorded live and released worldwide April 2/2021 as a love letter to her favourite city and Festival. The wonderful new live recording is called MONTREAL.

Holly Cole: July 5, 8pm at Theatre Maisonneuve
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