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music: March 2012 Archives

Is Montreal a world jazz capital?

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From its rich history of clubs during the prohibition era, to Montreal International Jazz Festival and the recent creation of the Quartier des Spectacles, Montreal and jazz have had a long relationship. 

But these days, musicians are more likely to come from a post-graduate school of music than to rise up through the jazz club scene, learning from other musicians.

What effect is this having on the kind of music being made, and the kind of music people want to listen to? 

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