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Montreal Jazz Fest Announces Free Concerts

Dozens of artists on multiple stages

Oran Etkin

The Montreal Jazz Festival (Festival International de Jazz de Montréal) has announced its schedule of free concerts for the 2015 event. The festival takes place June 26-July 5. Among the announced free shows are the following, arranged by stage:

TD Stage (Place des Festivals)

Performances TD series, 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Orchestre national de jazz de Montréal – July 1

Adam Cohen – July 4

The Grand Blues Evening in memory of B.B. King

July 5 (9 p.m. and 11 p.m.)

Gammes TD series, 6 p.m.

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque – June 29

Pram Trio – July 3

Guy Nadon – July 5

Rio Tinto Alcan Stage (corner Ste. Catherine and Jeanne-Mance)

Soirées jazzy Rio Tinto Alcan series, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Sonny Knight & The Lakers – June 30 (exclusively at 8 p.m.)

Marie-Christine – July 2

Ginkgoa – July 4 and 5

Club Jazz Casino de Montréal (Place SNC-Lavalin, on De Bleury St., below Ste. Catherine St.)

Apéros Casino de Montréal series, 5 p.m.

Jean-Nicolas Trottier – June 29

Ariel Pocock – July 1

Oran Etkin – July 3

Brunantes Casino de Montréal series, 7 p.m.

Moutin Factory Quintet – June 29

MJF6 – July 2

Mathieu Désy Contrebasse & marées – July 4

Escales nocturnes Casino de Montréal series, 9 p.m.

The Brooks – June 26 and 27

Troker – June 30 and July 1

The Souljazz Orchestra – July 4 and 5

Complexe Desjardins’ Grande-Place

The Little School of Jazz presented by Rio Tinto Alcan every day, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., June 26 to July 5.

CBC/Radio-Canada/Sony Stage (Maison symphonique parterre, corner De Montigny St. and Clark St.)

Spectacles blues CBC/Radio-Canada series, 7 p.m.

Whisky Legs – June 26

Paul DesLauriers Band & Friends – July 1, also at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Conor Gains Band – July 4

Soirées blues series, presented by Sony, 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.

The Wanton Bishops – June 27

Jordan Officer, I’m Free – June 30

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Bell Stage (Clark North esplanade)

Tropiques Bell series, 8 p.m.

Las Cafeteras – June 27

Face-T – July 2

Jungle By Night – July 4, also at 10 p.m.

Groove Bell series, 10 p.m.

Heart Streets – June 26

Jazzmatik – June 27

Emmanuel Jal – July 2 and 3

Lounge Heineken (corner Ste. Catherine St. and De Bleury St.)

Lounge Heineken series, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.


Hell’s Kitchen – June 26 and 27

Andre Papanicolaou – June 30

Sondre Lerche – July 2 and 3

L’Astral (Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan, 305 Ste. Catherine St. W.)

Open House series, midnight, presented by Bacardi


Speakeasy Electro Swing – June 26 to 30, midnight, L’Astral

DJ Melodrastik – July 2 to 4, midnight, L’Astral

Montreal Swing Riot presents the Lindy Hop Jam with the Gordon Webster Band – July 5 (also at 9 p.m.)

Bistro Le Balmoral (Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan, 305 Ste. Catherine St. W.)

Musique au Balmoral series, 10 p.m. and midnight


Trio Jean Félix Mailloux – June 26 and 27

Andréa Blaze – June 28 and 29

Chris y Miguel – June 30 and July 1

Miss Mellow – July 2 and 3 – A gentle voyage through the history of jazz and its influences.

Olivier Babaz – July 4 and 5

Savoy du Métropolis (59 Ste. Catherine St. E.)

Nightcap Heineken series presented by SiriusXM, midnight


Urban Science, #LECYPHER -June 26 to 28

CherfunK – June 29, June 30 and July 1

Busty and the Bass – July 2

For more information, visit Montreal Jazz Fest.

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