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Review: Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2015 (Part 2)

International and local talent, and that inimitable cat named Wayne

Adam Cohen, Montreal Jazz Festival 2015
Charles Bradley, Montreal Jazz Festival 2015
Dee Dee Bridgewater, Montreal Jazz Festival 2015
Elizabeth Shepherd, Montreal Jazz Festival 2015
Hindi Zahara, Montreal Jazz Festival 2015
Jim Doxas, Montreal Jazz Festival 2015
Kim Richardson, Montreal Jazz Festival 2015
Malika Tirolien, Montreal Jazz Festival 2015
Marc Cary Trio, Montreal Jazz Festival 2015
Oran Etkin, Montreal Jazz Festival 2015
Rachel Therrien, Montreal Jazz Festival 2015
Samuel Blais, Montreal Jazz Festival 2015
Somi, Montreal Jazz Festival 2015
Marianne Trudel (left) and Ingrid Jensen, Montreal Jazz Festival 2015
Uri Caine, Montreal Jazz Festival 2015
l. to r.: Thomas Carbou, David Binney and Nate Wood, Montreal Jazz Festival 2015

( See Part 1 of this review)

There was an abundance of quality music during the remaining days of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, representing a broad spectrum both within the genre and beyond. From big-ticket names and jazz elders, such as Dee Dee Bridgewater (who performed with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra), Russell Malone, Harold Mabern and Ron Carter, to up-and-comers and experimentalists, such as guitarists Gilad Hekselman, Kurt Rosenwinkel and the duo of Nels Cline and Julian Lage, vocalist Somi, and trumpeter Dave Douglas, who presented High Risk, his electro-acoustic project featuring Mark Giuliana, Jonathan Maron and Shigeto.

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