Norah Jones hit the stage of the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier for a concert that was a real treat. This charismatic, sensible artist played piano and guitar, mesmerizing the spectators during 90 magical minutes.
Melody Gardot gave two masterful concerts. The singer-songwriter and musician charmed the audience with her timeless presence and deep voice.
Peter Frampton visited the festival to wrap up his major Peter Frampton Finale - The Farewell Tour. The artist behind the 1976 album Frampton Comes Alive! played with enthusiasm and joy each of his songs.
Appearing for the first time at the festival, alt-J delivered an unforgettable performance, beyond all expectations. The public went into a genuine musical trance during Breezblocks and Taro.
Alexandra Stréliski, the artist behind the excellent album Inscape released just 10 months ago, was more enthralling than ever. Her heartfelt instrumental performance deeply moved the audience.
Mythical duo Rodrigo y Gabriela brought down the house with their rock beats, Hispanic harmonies and sensual energy. Their music and stage presence always thrill festival goers!
Jacob Collier, a talented young musician and singer, creates unique musical journeys. This brilliant multi-instrumentalist offered an interactive concert, leaving the Club Soda audience fairly impressed!
Jeremy Dutcher led his public into the dreams and musical traditions of First Nation Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa. His post-classical aesthetic was mixed with ancient songs in the language of his ancestors.
As part of the Invitation series, Roberto Fonseca presented three sublime concerts featuring her Afro-Cuban rhythms - with Erik Truffaz, solo, and with Joe Claussell. The public also got to enjoy her incredible talent when she played piano during the farewell concert of Omara Portuondo. An exceptional exit for that essential Cuban musician.
Great jazz trumpet player Erik Truffaz celebrated the 20th anniversary of his classic album Bending New Corners. MEZZO LIVE HD, the international reference in classical music, jazz, opera and ballet, filmed and broadcast this whole performance live worldwide.
As part of Canadian Multiculturalism Day, artists from diverse backgrounds performed during the Tempo series. Notably Afrikana Soul Sister and special guests Mélissa Lavergne and Elage Diouf.
Surrounded by four musicians, composer and pianist Joep Beving visited the festival for the first time and emerged the audience in his velvety, trippy universe, mixing classical and minimalist influences. London trip-hop band Morcheeba won over spectators during an exclusive North American concert, in a jam-packed MTELUS.
R&B star PJ Morton hit the stage at L’Astral to perform songs from the album Gumbo. Saxophonist Christine Jensen, accompanied by key contemporary jazz artists Allison Miller, Helen Sung and Noriko Ueda, made the Gesù vibrate, showcasing these great ladies of jazz.
Drummer Makaya McCraven delivered a dazzling performance featuring the songs of the album Universal Beings. The presence of Christian Scott at the festival didn’t go unnoticed! Flamboyant and talkative, the artist gave a groovy, colourful, festive concert.
Forest BOYS invited the Montréal public to a great party. The six intense musicians hit the outdoor stages to make people dance. Montréal blues queen Dawn Tyler Watson thrilled us with soul, R&B, swing, blues and gospel, during an awesome concert.
Saxophonist Yannick Rieu created magic while bringing back to life the music of the legendary John Coltrane. Thomas de Pourquery, an artist whose creativity is boundless, hit the stage with six musicians to present Supersonic, a tribute to jazz and the icons of that genre.
The Heineken sessions featured two series of jazz concerts with Liquor Store, Royal Pickles, Manteca and Sax Machine. This place became the brand-new, excellent Club Jazz, an unmissable rendezvous for effervescent evenings of music.