03/04/14

Montreal Jazz Festival Announces 2014 Lineup

Diana Ross, Keith Jarrett solo, Bobby McFerrin and “Tarantino in Concert” among shows

The initial lineup has been announced for the 35th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal (a.k.a. Montreal Jazz Festival). The festival will take place June 26-July 6. Tickets for these concerts go on sale this Friday, March 7 at noon, although Infolettre Spectra subscribers (a free subscription can be obtained at MontrealJazzFest.com) can purchase advance tickets starting tomorrow (Wed.) at 9 a.m., until Thursday, March 6, at 6 p.m.

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The festival, presented by TD in collaboration with Rio Tinto Alcan, will include the following headliners:

Diana Ross—July 3, 7:30 p.m., Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, PdA—Événements spéciaux TD series.

Keith Jarrett solo—June 28, 8 p.m. Maison symphonique de Montréal—Le Festival à la Maison symphonique series.

Bobby McFerrin—June 30, 7 p.m. Maison symphonique de Montréal—Le Festival à la Maison symphonique series.

Zappa Plays Zappa—July 2, 8:30 p.m., Métropolis—Les Rythmes series.

Dianne Reeves—June 27, 8 p.m. Théâtre Maisonneuve, PdA—Les Grands Concerts Rio Tinto Alcan series.

Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion with Pee Wee Ellis, Alec Dankworth and Abass Dodoo—June 30, 8 p.m. Théâtre Maisonneuve, PdA.

Farruquito—Improvisao—July 2, 8 p.m., Théâtre Maisonneuve, PdA—Les Grands Concerts Rio Tinto Alcan series.

Piazzolla Plays Piazzolla by Escalandrum—July 3, 9:30 p.m., Théâtre Jean-Duceppe, PdA—Jazz Beat Hyatt Regency Montréal series.

Tom Harrell Colors of a Dream with Esperanza Spalding, Jaleel Shaw, Johnathan Blake, Ugonne Okegwo, Wayne Escoffery—July 6, 9:30 p.m., Théâtre Jean-Duceppe, PdA—Jazz Beat Hyatt Regency Montréal series.

For the Record: Tarantino in Concert—June 25 to 30, 7 p.m., and June 28 and 29, 2 p.m., Cinquième Salle, PdA—Culte ! series .

Rufus Wainwright solo—June 27, 28 and 29, 8 p.m., Théâtre du Nouveau Monde—Nouveau Monde series.

Trixie Whitley—June 27, 7 p.m. Club Soda .

Bombino—July 1, 7 p.m., Club Soda.

Tickets go on sale Friday at noon at the following locations:

Place des Arts and Maison symphonique de Montréal: 175 Ste. Catherine St. West; 514 842-2112, 1 866 842 2112 or laplacedesarts.com

Club Soda: 1225l St. Laurent Blvd.; 514 286-1010 or clubsoda.ca

Métropolis: 59 Ste. Catherine St. East; ticketmaster.ca, admission.com or 1 855 790-1245 or montrealmetropolis.ca

Théâtre du Nouveau Monde: 84 Ste. Catherine Street West; 514 866-8668 or tnm.qc.ca

Tickets are already on sale for these shows:

Newport Jazz Festival, Now 60, with Randy Brecker, Anat Cohen, Larry Grenadier, Karrin Allyson, Mark Whitfield, Clarence Penn and Peter Martin/Alain Lefèvre and the OSM/Cécile McLorin Salvant/L'orchestre d'hommes-orchestres, Cabaret Brise-Jour-autour des musiques de Kurt Weill/ Mike Stern and Bill Evans Band Featuring Tom Kennedy and Steve Smith/Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite/ Stacey Kent/Buika/Brad Mehldau solo/Marcus Miller/Kenny Garrett Quintet/The Chieftains with Special Guest Ry Cooder/Michael Bublé/Battle of the Bands: The Glenn Miller Orchestra vs. The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. Go to Montreal Jazz Fest.

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