Montreal Jazz Fest Indoor Lineup Features 150+ Shows

Performers include Norah Jones, Buddy Guy, John Pizzarelli Trio, and many more

The crowd at the 2016 Montreal International Jazz Festival, during a performance by the Campbell Brothers

The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has just announced over 150 indoor concerts for its 40th edition, featuring roughly 3,000 artists from more than 30 countries.

Tickets will be on sale Friday, April 26, at 10 a.m. Lineups for hundreds of free outdoor shows will be announced on May 29. The festival takes place June 27 through July 6.

Performers and dates are listed below by venue. For more information, click here. 

Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts
Rock, jazz, country and blues performers from the world over perform in the Événements spéciaux TD Series at 7:30 p.m.

June 27 / Norah Jones
June 28 / Blue Rodeo. Opening act: Elisapie
June 29 and 30 / Melody Gardot
July 1 / George Benson. Opening act: Kandace Springs
July 2 and 3 / alt-J
July 4 / Alan Parsons
July 5 / Peter Frampton Finale, The Farewell Tour
July 6 / Buddy Guy | Colin James

Series presented in collaboration with ICI MUSIQUE, CBCMusic.ca, La Presse+, Rouge FM, Boom FM, Virgin 95.9 and CHOM.

Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts
Les Grands concerts in the Rio Tinto Series start at 8 p.m.

June 26 / CBC/Radio-Canada Opening Concert: Richard Galliano/Ron Carter duo | Tribute to Michel Legrand with Richard Galliano and Quatuor Molinari
June 27 / Omara Portuondo, One Last Kiss Tour
June 28 / Madeleine Peyroux. Opening act: Yaron Herman trio
June 29 / Bebel Gilberto. Opening act: Jane Bunnett and Maqueque
June 30 / Ravi Coltrane Quartet | Antonio Sanchez & Migration 
July 1 / Dianne Reeves 
July 2 / Joshua Redman Quartet with Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers & Gregory Hutchinson. Opening act: Alex Lefaivre YUL Quartet 
July 3 / John Pizzarelli trio, For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole | Ranee Lee
July 4 / Alexandra Streliski. Opening act: Justin Wright
July 5 / Bahamas. Opening act: Emilie Kahn 
July 6 / Leslie Odom Jr. | Dominique Fils-Aimé

Series presented in collaboration with ICI MUSIQUE, CBCMusic.ca, 98,5 FM, CHOM and CJAD 800 AM.

Maison symphonique de Montréal
Shows in the Festival à la Maison symphonique Delta Air Lines Series start at 7 p.m.

June 27 / Brad Mehldau Quintet with Ambrose Akinmusire, Joel Frahm, Joe Sanders, Leon Parker
June 28 / Chucho Valdés, Jazz Batá. Opening act: Edmar Castaneda trio
June 30 / Stacey Kent Symphonique
July 3 / Rodrigo y Gabriela
July 6 and 7 / CBC/Radio-Canada Closing Concerts: Pink Martini

Series presented in collaboration with The Montreal Gazette, CJAD 800 AM, Rouge FM and NOOVO.CA.

MTELUS
Les Rythmes Series presented at 8:30 p.m.

June 27 / The Strumbellas. Opening act: Elliot Maginot
June 28 / Steel Pulse
June 29 / Bobby Bazini. Opening act: Matt Andersen
July 2 / Morcheeba
July 3 / Lou Doillon
July 4 / Mr Eazi. Opening act: Blinky Bill
July 5 / Courtney Barnett. Opening act: Pottery
July 6 / First Aid Kit. Opening act: Gabrielle Shonk

Series presented in collaboration with NOOVO.CA, CKOI 96,9, Nightlife.ca and Virgin 95.9.

Au Club Soda
Les Couleurs SAQ Series starts at 9 p.m.

June 27 / J.S. Ondara
June 28 / Jesse Mac Cormack | Land of Talk
June 29 / Nikki Yanofsky
June 30 / Voïvod. Opening act: René Lussier & Robbie Kuster
July 1 / Lee Fields & The Expressions
July 2 / Jacob Collier. Opening act: Madison McFerrin
July 3 / Jeremy Dutcher. Opening act: Eleni Mandell
July 4 / Connan Mockasin. Opening act: Helena Deland
July 5 / Alex Henry Foster. Opening act: Sheenah Ko
July 6 / Yungblud. Opening act: Saint PHNX

Series presented in collaboration with Virgin 95.9 and CISM.

Monument-National
Jazz Beat Double Tree par Hilton Montréal Series performances start at 8 p.m.

June 27 / Steve Gadd Band
June 28 / Youn Sun Nah
June 29 / Manu Katché
June 30 / Patricia Barber
July 1 / Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
July 2 / Nate Smith, KINFOLK | BIGYUKI
July 3 / Orchestre National de Jazz – The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute to Dr. Dre   
July 5 / Kurt Elling and Danilo Pérez duo
July 6 / Yamandu Costa

Series presented in collaboration with CBCMusic.ca.

Lion d’Or
Four nights with Holly Cole and her original trio, in the vintage atmosphere of the Lion d’Or.

July 2 to 5 / HOLLY COLE TRIO

Cinquième Salle, Place des Arts
Reinterpretations and tributes in the RE: creation Series starting at 7 p.m.

June 27 / Nebraska Project: André Papanicolaou, José Major, Mario Légaré and Denis Faucher revisit Bruce Springsteen’s album 
June 28 / Lucioles with guests Marie-Pierre Arthur and Lisa Iwanycki-Moore: Nirvana
June 29 / Yannick Rieu: John Coltrane, The Lost Album
June 30 / Hichem Khalfa: The RH Factor
July 1 / Dummy: 25 Years of Trip Hop

Discover inspiring artists in the En concert Series, 7 p.m.

July 3 / Emrical: Viiivre
July 4 / Beverly Glenn Copeland
July 5 / Bears of Legend
July 6 / Juan Carmona 

Gesù
Invitation TD shows start at 6 p.m.

June 27 / ECM 50th Anniversary, Vijay Iyer & Craig Taborn
June 28 / 50th Anniversary, Tord Gustavsen trio
June 29 / Roberto Fonseca III with Erik Truffaz
June 30 / Roberto SOLO Fonseca
July 1 / Roberto Fonseca & Joe Claussell
July 2 / Biréli Lagrène
July 3 / Stéphane Wrembel, Django à gogo
July 4 / Django Festival All Stars featuring Samson Schmitt, Pierre Blanchard, Ludovic Beier
July 5 / ECM 50th Anniversary, Bobo Stenson solo
July 6 / Wray Downes

Series presented in collaboration with The Montreal Gazette.

A series for nighthawk jazzophiles at 10:30 p.m.: Jazz dans la nuit.

June 27 / Melissa Aldana Quartet
June 28 / Cyrille Aimée
June 29 / Donny McCaslin
June 30 / Makaya McCraven
July 1/ Vincent Peirani
July 2 / Butcher Brown
July 3 / Christine Jensen New York Quartet with Allison Miller, Helen Sung, Noriko Ueda
July 4 / ECM 50th Anniversary, Larry Grenadier
July 5 / ECM 50th Anniversary, Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin
July 6 / Kris Davis 

Series presented in collaboration with ICI MUSIQUE and CBCMusic.ca.

L’Astral (Maison du Festival)
A series dedicated to the local jazz scene: TD Jazz d’ici La Presse+ shows start at 6 p.m.

June 27 / Jacques Kuba Séguin, Migrations. With: Pilc, Rieu, Salazar, Vedady and Warren
June 28 / Samuel Blais Quartet with Ben Monder, Dan Weiss and John Hollenbeck
June 29 / Marianne Trudel and Karen Young, Portraits: Songs of Joni Mitchell
June 30 / Charles Papasoff, Darkly Bright, Conversations with Shakespeare
July 1/ Benoît Charest
July 2 / Effendi 20th Anniversary
July 3 / Jean-Michel Pilc Waves Trio
July 4 / Rafael Zaldivar, Afro-Cuban Revival
July 5 / Jim Doxas Quartet
July 6 / Donato-Bourassa-Lozano-Tanguay, Re: Bill Evans

Series presented in collaboration with ICI MUSIQUE.

Le Club Heineken Series starts at 10 p.m.

June 27 / Rodrigo Amarante
June 28 / Hailu Mergia
June 29 / Joep Beving
June 30 / Ifé
July 1 / Theon Cross
July 2 / Tamino
July 3 / PJ Morton
July 5 / Flying Hórses
July 6 / Mercury Rev

Series presented in collaboration with Stingray.

M2
M2: Les Concerts intimes shows start at 7 p.m.

June 27 and 28 / Black Legary
June 29 and 30 / La Force 
July 1 and 2 / Joe Bel, Dreams
July 3 and 4 / Thus Owls
July 5 and 6 / Hein Cooper

Series presented in collaboration with CISM 89,3 FM.

SAT
This immersive show features 360º projections and starts at 7 p.m.

June 26 to July 6 / Richard Reed Parry