Montreal Jazz Festival

Posted by Jenny Good on July 3, 2010 12:37 PM

The city of rich culture, art, drama, eclectic people and colourful lights is alive almost every weekend of the summer aglow with festival fever, but none quite like this - Festival International de Jazz de Montreal!  The french metropolis of Canada not only boasts spectacular lifestyles and sense of style, the greatest 3 ingredients ever combined (poutine of course), but they also host the largest jazz festival in the world with over 2.5 million attendees.  The streets are closed and the city is vibrant with colour and life. The antithisis of the streets closed in our city last weekend for the G20 which overshadowed the Toronto Jazz festival.

Headlining heavyhitters like Smokey Robinson, George Clinton, Ben E. King and Lou Reed are on the bill, as are our favourite - Beast, John Forte, Rakim and Cyndi Lauper! It's not just all that jazz, there's all kinds of music from hip-hop, through Indie to Classical with jazz setting the tone. There's something for everyone but this fest does bring out the jazz lover in everyone. Quebecois Nikki Yanofsky who sang the national anthem at the Vancouver Olympics is performing, as is Sophie Hunger, a driven passionate local talent.  The vibe is all around us - we are ready for the party, like only the french know how to do.    


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