Montreal Jazz Festival Announces First Concerts for 2016

Headliners include Fred Hersch, Joey Alexander, Wynton Marsalis, Gregory Porter

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Melody Gardot, Philadelphia, 9/12
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Gregory Porter in performance at the 2013 Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival in Rockville, Maryland
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The 2016 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal (aka Montreal Jazz Festival, presented by TD in collaboration with Rio Tinto Alcon) has announced its first concerts for its 37th edition, taking place June 29-July 9. The first 17 concerts confirmed for 2016 include Gregory Porter, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra featuring Wynton Marsalis, (for the first time in 14 years) Ms. Lauryn Hill and pianist Joey Alexander, in his FIJM headlining debut.

The announced shows are as follows

Gregory Porter – June 29, 8 p.m., Théâtre Maisonneuve, PdA

Melody Gardot – June 29, 7:30 p.m., Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, PdA

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra featuring Wynton Marsalis – June 30, 7 p.m., Maison symphonique

CéU – June 30, 6 p.m., Club Soda

Joey Alexander Trio – July 1, 8 p.m., Ludger-Duvernay Theatre, Monument-National

Chick Corea Trio with Christian McBride and Brian Blade – July 1, 7 p.m., Maison symphonique

Avishai Cohen trio – July 2, 8 p.m., Monument-National

Stacey Kent – July 3, 8 p.m., Théâtre Maisonneuve, PdA

Tord Gustavsen – July 3, 8 p.m., Ludger-Duvernay Theatre, Monument-National

Ms. Lauryn Hill – July 5, 7:30 p.m., Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, PdA

Fred Hersch solo – July 5, 10:30 p.m., Gesù

Emilie-Claire Barlow Orchestral – July 6, 7 p.m., Maison symphonique

Jay-Jay Johanson – July 6, 6 p.m., Club Soda

Bilal – July 6, 10 p.m., Club Soda

Nir Felder – July 7, 9 p.m., L’Astral

Florence K, Buena Vida – July 9, 8 p.m., Théâtre du Nouveau Monde

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – July 9, 7:30 p.m., Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, PdA