Two Opening Acts to Kick Off the Party!
At the beginning of the festivities, Kalmunity and Fred Wesley & The New J.B.’s will be tasked with warming up the stage!
A grassroots gathering of poets, singers, dancers and musicians, Montréal collective Kalmunity is renowned for their unique performances showcasing rich cultural and creative crossbreeding.
James Brown’s former musical director, trombonist Fred Wesley plays distinctive jazz with soul and gospel overtones. With his band J.B.’s Horns, he participated in the revival of jazz funk in the early ’90s.
A Dazzling Dance Party
After supporting such major musical acts as The Doobie Brothers and Kool & the Gang, in addition to touring Europe, Morocco and Mexico last year, Montréal octet The Brooks will hit the main stage of the Place des Festivals to celebrate the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. Accompanied by singers Marie-Christine Depestre, Kim Richardson, Elizabeth Hanley, Alan Prater, Franck Julien and Fredy V, they will make the heart of the Quartier des spectacles vibrate!