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Montréal Jazz Festival Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

This year, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal celebrates its 30th birthday with a lineup set to include Beirut, Chris Botti, Jackson Browne, Pink … Read More "Montréal Jazz Festival Celebrates its 30th Anniversary"
Chris Botti

This year, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal celebrates its 30th birthday with a lineup set to include Beirut, Chris Botti, Jackson Browne, Pink Martini, Ornette Coleman Quartet, Maria Schneider, King Sunny Ade and Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, Wayne Shorter Quartet, the Lost Fingers, Gary Burton Quartet Revisited with Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow and Antonio Sanchez, George Wein and the Newport All-Stars, and a Battle of the Bands with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and the Harry James Orchestra.

The festival takes place July 1-12 and will include over 650 shows, 370 of them free, offered by 3000 musicians from 30 countries. The festival is presented by General Motors in collaboration with Rio Tinto Alcan. Tickets for these concerts go on sale this tomorrow, Saturday, March 14. at noon.

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