Montréal International Jazz Festival
|June 29, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Events, Music, Travel|
The Montreal Jazz Festival is in full swing from June 28 through July 7. This is of of the best, if not the best, jazz festivals in the world. Legend after legend have graced this modern, jazz festival: Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Louis Armstrong, Diana Krall, Oscar Peterson, Ron Carter, Ray Charles, Pat Metheny, Wynton Marsalis, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennet, James Brown, Dave Brubeck, BB King, Buddy Guy, Sting, Norah Jones, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Prince, and more!
Ranked as the world’s largest jazz festival by Guinness World Records, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has been synonymous with a passion for music for over three decades. Every year, North America’s French-speaking metropolis welcomes global music fans to 10 days of jazzcentric celebration, where fans of all types of jazz-related music rub shoulders with aficionados of the genre in its purest form. The Festival hosts some 30 countries, 3,000 musicians and public entertainers, 1,000 concerts and activities—two-thirds of them free – in 15 concert halls and on 8 outdoor stages, welcoming more than 2 million visitors to the city, from noon to midnight! And it all happens on a unique site designed to meet festivalgoers’ every need, in the heart of Montreal’s downtown core, in an area off-limits to car traffic! There’s no doubt – Montreal is the heartbeat of Planet Jazz!