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TOMORROW,

JAZZ IS BACK!


Montreal, QC, Septembre 14, 2021 – Starting tomorrow, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto will fill the air of Quartier des spectacles! From September 15 to 19, more than thirty renowned artists will shine on the TD Stage (Place des Festivals) and on the Rio Tinto Stage(Parterre symphonique) to offer us a series of exceptional and free concerts!


This 41st edition will give festival-goers the occasion to finally discover live versions of the new material of a great number of artists such as Basia Bulat,Plants and Animals, MISC, Charlotte Day Wilson, Teke::Teke and Daniel Lanois.


As for BEYRIES, she will be on stage to present her first Montreal show with her band since the release of the second album Encounter. Under the musical direction of Alex Mc Mahon, she will be surrounded by musicians Marc Chartrain, André Papanicolaou and Amélie Mandeville as well as backing singers Kim Richardson, Franck Julian, Sarah Bourdon, Marie-Christine Depestre and Coral Egan. Pierre Lapointe will be responsible for the staging and artistic direction of this exceptional concert.


There will also be some special projects such as Modibo Keita's creation which celebrates the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye's What's Going On album, Guy Bélanger's Blues Summit or Steve Hill & The Devil Horns' new project, not to mention the special guests that will be added to Patrick Watson and Elisapie's concerts.


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 series Les Nocturnes presented by Loto-Québecat L’Astral and 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.

A few tickets are still available, get yours right now at montrealjazzfest.com

Please note that a box office on site will allow fans to reserve last minute tickets!

If you're one of the lucky ones who were able to get tickets, please come out and give your artists a warm welcome and support them in person!

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 youtube.com/montjazzfest

Exclusive Digital Content

Free digital extras, available upon request as of September 15, 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, Léonie Gray, Dominique Fils-Aimé and Zach Zoya.



Musical Molecules by 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 "Musical Molecules" concert is the transposition of the vibratory acoustic imprint of food, wine and beverages into music. Three great musicians jazz have lent their talents to the experience for this world premiere livestream on September 18 at 3 pm.


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.


Les Trésors du Festival: Want to keep the party going? Every night, Rio Tinto will awaken the nostalgia of the Festival's biggest fans with a free broadcast of these memorable concerts:


September 15 at 8:15pm: Oliver Jones avec le Vic Vogel Big Band et le Montréal Jubilation Gospel Choir (1992)

September 16 at 8:15pm: Wynton Marsalis (1982)

September 17 at 8:15pn: Charlie Haden (1992)

September 19 at 8:15pm: Erik Truffaz (2001)


More details on montrealjazzfest.com

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: www.dieseonze.com

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: www.upstairsjazz.com/

Activities on site


The Festival site will also allow you to enjoy special moments.

Thanks to the Caravane virtuelle Loto-Québec, you'll be able to experience the Festival with our resident content creators Audréanne Cabana and Gaëlle DaSilveira. On the program: reruns, exclusive content, and more!

Stop by the Rogers Station to immortalize your visit to the Festival, and leave with your polaroid photo. Plus, stay tuned for improvised musical performances!

The TD JukeBox: Explore this interactive, captivating and engaging installation that will introduce you to artists Anomalie, Afrikana Soul Sister,Maky Lavender, The Liquor Store and Nikki Yanofsky in all-new digital environments.

In addition, the Rio Tinto Family Zone will be a fun place for kids and adults alike, featuring the Giant Piano, a festival classic that has been reinvented for even more fun, The Amuse-Gueules, two fun interactive installations, as well as our giant xylophones and several dance floors to get your groove on!

Don't forget to bring your reusable water bottle and fill it up at one of the Rio Tinto refill stations on site.


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. Please note that the vaccination passport will be required for access to the shows.

In order to expedite the admission process to the shows, we encourage festival goers to arrive on site early and check in at one of our two vaccine passport validation tents. Once their passport has been validated, they will be able to proceed to the stage area entrance.

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: montrealjazzfest.com

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, Loto-Québec, 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, the Government of Québec — the Ministère du Tourisme, the Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine and theSODEC, 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


#FIJM | @FestivalJazzMtl

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Source: Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

CHRISTINE MONTREUIL | Manager, Media Relations, L'Équipe Spectra

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