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Montreal International Jazz Festival

Highlights included Roberta Gambarini, Kenny Barron, Vijay Iyer/Wadada Leo Smith and more

Kenny Barron performs at the 2016 Montreal International Jazz Festival
Johnathan Blake performs with Kenny Barron at the 2016 Montreal International Jazz Festival
Kiyoshi Kitagawa performs with Kenny Barron at the 2016 Montreal International Jazz Festival
Phil Campbell, of the Campbell Brothers, performs at the 2016 Montreal International Jazz Festival
Darick Campbell, of the Campbell Brothers, performs at the 2016 Montreal International Jazz Festival
Chuck Campbell, of the Campbell Brothers, performs at the 2016 Montreal International Jazz Festival
The Campbell Brothers perform at the 2016 Montreal Jazz Fest
The Campbell Brothers perform at the 2016 Montreal International Jazz Festival
The crowd at the 2016 Montreal International Jazz Festival, during a performance by the Campbell Brothers
Darick Campbell, of the Campbell Brothers, performs at the 2016 Montreal International Jazz Festival

Additional Montreal coverage, by Sharonne Cohen, is available here.

The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, easily one of the world’s largest and most well-organized affairs of its kind, historically has offered an eclectic mix of music. Thousands of musicians from 30 countries hold forth on nearly 25 venues-outdoor stages and beautifully appointed theaters and nightclubs-in the Quartier des spectacles, the cultural center of the cosmopolitan, bilingual city. The 37th edition of the festival, June 29 through July 9, didn’t break with that tradition, as jazz stars shared the bill with artists drawing from blues, soul, rock, hip-hop, Americana, electronica, disparate traditions generally grouped under the world music-umbrella, and other genres.

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