THE SPECIAL ALL DIGITAL EDITION OF THE FESTIVAL KICKS OFF TOMORROW!
THE SPECIAL ALL DIGITAL EDITION OF THE FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL PRESENTED BY TD BANK GROUP IN COLLABORATION WITH RIO TINTO AND ITS PUBLIC PARTNERS KICKS OFF TOMORROW!
MONTREALERS, ALONG WITH MUSIC LOVERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, WILL #JAZZTOGETHER FROM JUNE 27th (CANADA’S MULTICULTURALISM DAY) UNTIL JUNE 30TH WITH A CAREFULLY CURATED LINEUP OF LOCAL ARTISTS PERFORMING AT L’ASTRAL FOR A VIRTUAL EDITION OF THE LEGENDARY FESTIVAL.
The sweet sounds of the jazz festival are set to ring out at 6 pm tomorrow evening, and this time, getting there is as simple as the click of a button. The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto and its public partners is pleased to bring the music to the fans once again this year with a special edition of the Festival on our digital platforms.
Between June 27- 30th, Montreal’s will vibrate to the sights and sounds of jazz with performances from heavyweights like Quebec superstar Charlotte Cardin; piano wiz Jean-Michel Blais; Indie rock and blues champs The Barr Brothers; JUNO and Polaris Music prize-nominated singer-songwriter Dominique Fils-Aimée; Inuk singer, the soulful Elisapie; fan and Festival favourite Jordan Officer, as well Alain Caron trio featuring Paul Brochu and John Roney; Jeremy Dutcher; Jack Broadbent; Fredy V. & The Foundation; Clerel; Malika Tirolien; Jacques Kuba Séguin; Bïa; Rafael Zaldivar; Marianne Trudel Trio; Naya Ali; Djely Tapa; Carl Mayotte, and Mateo.
Each evening will kick off with the Apéros SAQ - a series of unique performances courtesy of some of the Festival's favourite artists, broadcast LIVE from L'Astral.
Following that, each day, will be the Sessions TD and the Rythmes Rio Tinto featuring one-of-a-kind performances from some of the best that this world-class city has to offer.
As an added bonus, fans will be thrilled to be able to relive some of the most celebrated performances from past editions of the festival, every night with the trésors du festival présentés par TD & Rio Tinto series, which features vintage shows carefully selected by the programming team, including performances by Jaco Pastorius, Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughn, and Montreal’s own Oscar Peterson and Oliver Jones.
On June 30th, the final night of the Festival, things wrap up with a big digital party and everyone is invited! The Fin de soirée Loto-Québec will feature a performance from the one and only Pierre Kwenders.
The digital edition of the Festival’s takeover of Montreal’s iconic L’Astral has transformed the venue into a custom-made broadcast studio to capture this unique series of performances with the kind of production value fans have come to expect from the jazz Festival.
All of these special moments will be available to fans all over the world for FREE, live on the Festival website and social media platforms, as well as for 30 days after this weekend’s broadcast across the globe.
The Festival would like to extend a huge thank you to its collaborators, TD Bank Group, Rio Tinto, the Government of Canada, the Government of Québec and the city of Montreal for believing in the project and for making this digital version of the Festival possible.
The Festival would also like to extend its gratitude to all public and private partners and collaborators for supporting the Festival over the past 40 years:
Thanks to the Festival’s presenting sponsor TD Bank Group and our co-presenting sponsor Rio Tinto for their renewed trust. As well as, Loto-Québec, la Société des Alcools du Québec, Molson Coors, Hyundai, Les Producteurs de lait du Québec and other collaborators.
The Festival would also like to thank the three levels of government and to the organizations for their constant support: the Government of Canada — Canada Economic Development, the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Musicaction Foundation —, the Government of Québec — the Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine and the SODEC —, as well as the city of Montréal and Tourisme Montréal.
The Festival would also like to highlight the support of its media partners: Radio-Canada, La Presse, 98.5FM & The Montreal Gazette.
A warm and big THANK YOU to the artists whose collaboration in making this Festival so unique is tremendously appreciated, and above all, thanks to the fans, who will help the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto with to shine again in 2021 and for many years to come.
We are thrilled that the power of music is there to unite us once again!