Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

Biography

Ranked as the world’s largest jazz festival by Guinness World Records, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has been synonymous with a passion for music for over three decades. Every year, North America’s French-speaking metropolis welcomes global music fans to 10 days of jazzcentric celebration, where fans of all types of jazz-related music rub shoulders with aficionados of the genre in its purest form. The Festival hosts some 30 countries, 3,000 musicians and public entertainers, 1,000 concerts and activities—two-thirds of them free – in 15 concert halls and on 8 outdoor stages, welcoming more than 2 million visitors to the city, from noon to midnight! And it all happens on a unique site designed to meet festivalgoers’ every need, in the heart of Montreal’s downtown core, in an area off-limits to car traffic! There’s no doubt – Montreal is the heartbeat of Planet Jazz!

More Information: Festival Website

News & Press Releases

FIJM Knoxville Sun

Diversity of music and culture make Montreal and its Jazz Fest magnifique

Goldmine

Goldmine at the Montreal Jazz Festival

Observer

F*#! the Jazz Police: Celebration & Reclamation at Montréal Jazz Fest

Associated Press

Corea, Alexander to headline Montreal Jazz Festival

Jazz Times

Montreal Jazz Festival Announces First Concerts for 2016

03/01/2016

Montreal Jazz Fest-Wainwright’s Prima Donna: a Symphonic Visual Concert added to 2016 program

02/10/2016

Montreal Jazz Fest 2016: Wynton Marsalis, Joey Alexander, Gregory Porter, Lauryn Hill Join Initial Lineup

04/21/2015

Lucinda Williams, Erykah Badu, Mika, Wayne Shorter Join Montreal Jazz Fest: Full 2015 Indoor Schedule Announced Today

02/25/2015

Montreal Jazz Fest 2015 NEW concerts: Al Di Meola, Huey Lewis, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Steve Miller Band, Madeleine Peyroux, Abdullah Ibrahim, more