Montreal, Monday, June 16, 2008 — It is with great sadness that the family of the Montreal International Jazz Festival has been notified of the death of Esbjorn Svensson, leader of the Swedish group E.S.T. The concert at the Théâtre Jean-Duceppe at Place des Arts, as part of the series Beat Jazz TD Canada Trust, Monday, June 30 at 6h pm is therefore cancelled.
Esbjorn Svensson was not only an exceptional and generous musician, but also a man of immense kindness and great humility. The family of the Festival offers its most sincere condolences to his family and friends.
The ticket holders for this show will only be refunded at the point of purchase:
Place des Arts
175 Ste-Catherine West