TD becomes the new presenting sponsor of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
On July 8, the Festival announced that TD will become its new presenting sponsor.
Jazz fans from all over North America are celebrating the news as this partnership
will allow the Festival to grow and pursue its continued development.
Since 2004, TD Canada Trust has been a major Festival partner and beginning in 2010,
they will succeed General Motors as main sponsor and official presenter of the largest
jazz festival in the world.
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Ranked as the world’s largest jazz festival by Guinness World Records, the Festival
International de Jazz de Montréal has been synonymous with a passion for music for
over three decades. Every year, North America’s French-speaking metropolis welcomes
global music fans to 10 days of jazzcentric celebration, where fans of all
types of jazz-related music rub shoulders with aficionados of the genre in its purest
form. The Festival hosts some 30 countries, 3,000 musicians and public
entertainers, 1,000 concerts and activities—two-thirds of them free –
in 15 concert halls and on 8 outdoor stages, welcoming more than 2 million visitors
to the city, from noon to midnight! And it all happens on a unique site designed
to meet festivalgoers’ every need, in the heart of Montreal’s downtown core, in
an area off-limits to car traffic! There’s no doubt – Montreal is the heartbeat
of Planet Jazz!
A world-class rendez-vous:
3,000 artists from 30 countries
More than 1,000 concerts, of which 2/3 will be free outdoor performances
Close to 2 million peaceful festivalgoers, including 26% of tourists and excursionists
400 accredited journalists
10 free outdoor stages
15 concert halls
2004 Guinness World Record World's Largest Jazz Festival