The Montreal International Jazz Festival Peter Kerr June 22, 2022 1402 The 42nd edition of Montreal’s legendary jazz festival will take over Places des Arts and Places des Festivals from June 30 to July 9, 2022. There’s an air of excitement already in downtown Montreal, and ticket sales are moving nicely. We’re going to give you an overview of some of the favourite artists, as well as suggestions of lesser-known performers. Tickets are available at www.montrealjazzfest.com Colin James From the prairies of Saskatchewan to sharing the stage with arguably the greatest and most influential guitarists of all time; Colin James still remembers words of advice given to him by the late, great, Stevie Ray Vaughan. His career has spanned over 30 years, with a track record that includes 20 studio albums, 7 Juno Awards, 27 Maple Blues Awards and multi-platinum record sales. His latest release, Open Road, is a celebration of personal connections. It includes original tunes written with long time collaborators such as Colin Linden, Craig Northey and Tom Wilson. The recording contains interpretations of songs by a diverse group of songwriters including Bob Dylan, Albert King, Tony Joe White and others. His 2018 album Miles To Go garnered worldwide attention, debuting on the Billboard Blues Charts and holding a position on the RMR Blues Chart for 24 weeks, 14 weeks in the top 10. He continues to sell out shows … click here to read the full article July 3, 8:30pm MTELUS, 59 Ste-Catherine St. E. Tickets at www.montrealjazzfest.com Photo: Ami Sioux Gregory Porter Gregory Porter’s sixth studio album All Rise, marks a return to Porter’s beloved original songwriting — heart-on-sleeve lyrics imbued with everyday philosophy and real-life detail, set to a stirring mix of jazz, soul, blues, and gospel. Produced by Troy Miller (Laura Mvula, Jamie Cullum, Emili Sandé), the set also represents the evolution of Porter’s art to something even more emphatic, emotive, intimate, and universal too. After 2017’s Nat King Cole & Me, Porter knew two things: one, he’d bring in an orchestra for his next LP, and two, music is medicine. In the spirit of that latter revelation, All Rise brims with songs about irrepressible love, plus a little protest, because the road to healing is bumpy. “Yes, you could say that I went big,” says Porter about his latest … click here to read the full article July 1, 7pm at Maison Symponique Tickets at: www.montrealjazzfest.com Brubeck Brothers Quartet Dave Brubeck’s sons, Chris and Dan, performed and recorded with their legendary father in the 1970s. To mark their father’s Centennial Year, the brothers have prepared a multi-media show to celebrate Dave Brubeck’s musical legacy. Guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck lamb complete the quartet. Through stories told by his sons and music performed by the quartet, the show takes audiences along the … click here to read the full article July 8 at 6pm. Theatre Gesu Tickets at: www.montrealjazzfest.com Wynton Marsalis Jazz At Lincoln Centre Orchestra With the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and guest artists spanning genres and generations, Jazz at Lincoln Center produces thousands of performances, education, and broadcast events each season in its home in New York City (Frederick P. Rose Hall, “The House of Swing”) and around the world, for people of all ages. Jazz at Lincoln Center is led by Chairman Clarence Otis, Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, and Executive Director Greg Scholl. Please visit us at jazz.org. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO), comprising 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today, has been the Jazz at Lincoln Center resident orchestra since 1988 and spends over a third of the year on tour across the world. Under Music Director Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performs a vast … click here to read the full article Jazz at Lincoln Center: June 30 at 7:30pm, Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier Tickets at: www.montrealjazzfest.com Photo: John Abbott The Manhattan Transfer Beginning with their first performances in the early 1970s, The Manhattan Transfer have become known for their amazing harmony and versatility, incorporating pop, jazz, R&B, rock and roll, swing, symphonic, and a cappella music, the group was signed by the legendary Ahmet Ertegun to Atlantic Records. Starting as an underground group in New York City, The Manhattan Transfer garnered international popularity when Chanson D’Amour from the 1976 Coming Out album became a number one hit in Europe… click here to read the full article July 7, 8pm at Theatre Maisonneuve Tickets at www.montrealjazzfest.com Related
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