08/01/16 – Montreal Jazz

The 37th Festival International De Jazz is Montreal’s answer to music. Set on 11 days, June 29-July 9, this is the world’s largest with over 600 concerts and related activities. Given:2 million visitors from 30 countries, with more than 3000 artists playing at some 20 music halls and outdoor stages located throughout the city’s inner core or Music Alley. Fact: nearly 2/3 of the events are listed as free.

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Guests – Our thanks to the following individuals who helped make this show a winning combination for us:Andre Menard
Andre Menard is Artistic Director for the 37th annual Montreal International JazzFest. He is also 1st Vice President and Co-Founder of the event now in its 37th year.Phone: 514-288.1040(4523)
andre.menard@equipespectra.ca

Leah Blythe
Leah Blythe is one of the lead Tour Guides for the Montral JazzFest Originally from Quebec City Leah is an historian ( B.A., M.A. ) and specializes in historical venues.leah.m.blythe.com
Phone: 514-677.4403

Joe Frankland
Joe Frankland is Sr.Grants & Programs Manager for the PRS Music Foundation which supports the creation,performance and promotion of innovative music forms which is aligned to a number of organizations that endorse music venues in the U.K.joseph@prsformusicfoundation.com
Phone: 44-(0)20-3741 4231

Lucy Vallance
Lucy Vallance is BBC’s Marketing Service Manager in the U.K.

Francis Jalbert
Francis Jalbert is Cirque du Soleil’s Public Relations Manager in Montreal. His present showcase is LUZIA, a Mexican-themed acrobatic farce that is presently performed at their main stage on Pier 1 in Vieux Carre/ the Old City on the riverside.francis.jalbert@cirquedusoleil.com
Phone: 514-723.7646

Heather Reilly
Heather Reilly is Cirque du Soleil’s Senior HR Director in Montreal. Since 2001, she has served as Tour Services Director and Company Manager for Quidam, Kooza, and LUZIA, the current showcase.heather.reilly@cirquedusoleil.com
Phone: 514-723.7646

Some music we loved from the Montreal Jazz Festival

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©Victor Diaz-Lamich
©Benoit Rousseau
©Frédérique Ménard-Aubin
Photo 1 – FIJM 2016 par victor diaz lamich
Photo 2 – ambi©FrederiqueMenardAubin

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