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JAZZ FEST IS BACK and unveils its 41st edition!

Montreal, QC, August 30, 2021 – The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto is proud to announce the complete line-up for its 2021 edition! From September 15 to 19, more than thirty renowned artists will once again bring the heart of the Quartier des spectacles to life. True legends of Canadian and Quebec music will occupy the TD Stage (Place des Festivals) as well as the Rio Tinto Stage (Parterre symphonique) to offer us a series of exceptional and free concerts! Here are the artists who will be part of this 41st edition. A Shining Program On Wednesday, September 15, BEYRIES, Ranee Lee, Guy Bélanger and his Blues Summit 2021 gathering the greatest artists of the local blues scene, Yannick Rieu, Flore Laurentienne and Dawn Tyler Watson will launch the festivities. On Thursday, September 16, performances by the incomparable Daniel Lanois, Plants and Animals,Teke::Teke and Théo Abellard Trio will be presented and we will celebrate both the 25th anniversary of the François Bourassa Quintet as well as the release of the album Omertà with Michel Cusson. Friday, September 17, folk, soul and blues-rock fans will enjoy a great evening with Elisapie, Basia Bulat, The Brooks, Clerel, Steve Hill & the Devil Horns, and the Emie R Roussel Trio. On Saturday, September 18, festival-goers will vibrate to the sounds of neo-soul, hip-hop and R&B thanks to performances by Charlotte Day Wilson, Shay Lia, Anachnid and Vox Sambou, while Socalled and MISC's exhilarating experiments will undoubtedly seduce the most avid music lovers. The 41st edition of the Festival de Jazz de Montréal will close on Sunday, September 19, featuring Patrick Watson, Ghostly Kisses, an exclusive show led by Modibo Keita who will pay tribute to Marvin Gaye to mark the 50th anniversary of iconic album What's Going On, Simon Leoza, and CODE Quartet. Coral Egan, Daniel Thouin, Yannick Rieu, Alain Caron and Paul Brochu will also perform the late Chick Corea's album Light as a Feather. The first four nights of the Festival will end at L’Astral and Club Soda as part of the Les Nocturnes series presented by Loto-Québec, which will allow the public to discover free and exclusive performances by Nomadic Massive, Nate Husser and Emma Beko, Fredy V & The Foundation and Snotty Nose Rez Kids. Discover the programming schedule here Book Your Free Tickets to Experience Jazz This year, festival-goers will have to reserve their tickets online free of charge in order to have access to the outdoor stages as well as to the late nights at L’Astral or Club Soda. This new measure will allow us to keep a register of participants and ensure the safe running of the events, in accordance with the health regulations currently in effect. Get your free tickets on September 1st at 10am on Jazz at Home For the very first time, the Festival's outdoor shows will be webcast live from the Place des Festivals and the Parterre symphonique. Spectators who can't make it on site will also be able to experience these exclusive performances thanks to a real-time broadcast that will not be rebroadcast. It's a date the same evening in your living room or even on your terrace to experience Jazz at home! Watch on the Festival's YouTube channel at Exclusive Digital Content Free digital extras, available upon request from September 15 to October 19, will also be offered on the Festival's website to satisfy the curiosity of true music fans. Cartes postales de Montréal: A nod to Montreal for our many international fans, this series presented by TD Bank Group combines Montreal’s best views with the talents of : Kid Koala, Leif Vollebekk and Léonie Gray.  Molécules musicales avec François Chartier: This year, the Festival invites you to discover a unique concept developed by François Chartier Créateur d'harmonies, presented by the SAQ and recorded in Barcelona. The main idea of the "Molécules Musicales" concert is the transposition of the vibratory acoustic imprint of food, wine and beverages into music. Three great musicians have lent their talents to the experience for this world premiere. L’Accès Blues Rogers: A Rogers premiere that will take you backstage for an intimate and exclusive meeting with Guy Bélanger and some of the best bluesmen and blueswomen in town, just hours before the Blues Summit 2021. Le Jukebox TD: A captivating and engaging musical discovery experience. On the festival site you will find this interactive installation that will allow you to discover artists Anomalie, Afrikana Soul Sister, Maky Lavender, The Liquor Store and Nikki Yanofsky in exclusive digital environments. More details on Live Shows to See During The Festival To satisfy jazz aficionados, here are other must-see intimate concerts! At Dièse Onze, don’t miss: Emile Farley, Taurey Butler Trio, Marc Copeland Trio, Kim Richardson Quintet For the show schedule and to buy your tickets: Upstairs Jazz will present: Laura Anglade Quartet, Fuel Junkie Blues Band, Ron Di Lauro Sextet : Kind of Blue, Nomad | Simon Denizart + Eli Miller Maboungou, Peter Berstein | Larry Goldings | Bill Stewart Trio For the show schedule and to buy your tickets: Valuable Partners "TD Bank Group is proud to be the main partner of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal for the 11th consecutive year. Music has the power to unite us, to bring us together and to make us experience great moments. By supporting artists and musicians who have been particularly affected by the COVID-19 and its restrictions, we are fostering shared experiences and helping to create a sense of belonging that strengthens the resilience of communities," said Sylvie Demers, Senior Vice President, Branch Network and President, Quebec Division,TD Bank Group. Ivan Vella, Chief executive of Rio Tinto Aluminium, added: “For the past 16 years, Rio Tinto has been a proud supporter of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, a key event on the Montreal cultural scene that contributes to the economic vitality of our city. To mark the return of this great celebration of music from near and far, we have created, in collaboration with two artists from the Ilnu community of Mashteuiatsh, a recyclable aluminium water bottle that will be handed to participants on site.” Rogers, new partner of the Festival The Festival team is proud to announce the addition of a new partner. Rogers Communications announced today that it has signed a five-year agreement with the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, becoming the event's exclusive telecommunications sponsor. "Rogers is very pleased to be associated with this cultural event, which is so popular with Quebecers and has been a highlight of the Montreal summer for over 40 years. The worldwide reputation of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal makes it a must-attend event for the big names in jazz, who have been sorely missed over the past 18 months. We are proud and excited to be able to vibrate to the rhythm of jazz with festivalgoers from Quebec and elsewhere, and to reconnect with the artists who make Montreal shine," says Édith Cloutier, Regional President of Rogers Quebec. A Festival to Be Experienced in Complete Safety Concerts at the Festival will be presented in compliance with the health measures currently in effect for outdoor events. In addition, as announced by Quebec Government, the vaccination passport will be required for access to the shows. Of course, we will follow the evolution of the health situation closely to ensure the safety of the public, artists and employees. For more details, please visit: Acknowledgements We would like to thank the Festival's presenting partner, the TD Bank Group and the co-presenter Rio Tinto for their renewed support. Thanks also to Rogers, the Société des Alcools du Québec and Molson Export. Moreover, the Festival acknowledges the constant backing from: the Government of Canada — Canadian Heritage, Canada Economic Development, the Fondation Musicaction, theGovernment of Québec — the Ministère du Tourisme, the Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine and the SODEC, as well as the City of Montréal and Tourisme Montréal. And thank you to our media partners: Radio-Canada / CBC, La Presse, Montreal Gazette and 98.5. To download photos and bios click here

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