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Montreal Jazz Festival Preview

Our top 10 picks for the forthcoming mega-fest

Monty Alexander
Felix Pastorius, November 2009
Tigran Hamasyan
Cassandra Wilson
The Montreal International Jazz Festival will celebrate its 35th anniversary in grand style. This year’s 11-day festival, set for June 26-July 6 in downtown Montreal, … Read More "Montreal Jazz Festival Preview"

The Montreal International Jazz Festival will celebrate its 35th anniversary in grand style. This year’s 11-day festival, set for June 26-July 6 in downtown Montreal, is jam-packed with tantalizing options. The offerings include such star attractions as Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Keith Jarrett, Michael Buble, Terence Blanchard, Rufus Wainwright, Trombone Shorty, Beck and Brad Mehldau.

We’ve lingered over the lineup several times, eventually coming to the sad conclusion that there’s no way to catch everything. That means it’s time to prioritize.

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