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Ten-days of concerts and events with an unmatched line-up of talent
Co-founder and vice president of L´Équipe Spectra, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, André Ménard, held court with dozens of leading media companies and personalities at restaurant and function facility Catalyst in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
The purpose of Ménard’s visit to the U.S. was to announce the opening of the Montreal International Jazz Festival and introduce a killer line-up of music legends that—up until this release—has been confidential.
Known for featuring some of the best musical entertainment at an international venue, the Montreal International Jazz Festival has featured artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, and Leonard Cohen, just to name a few of the powerhouses that have graced its stages.
Looking around the press conference, one couldn’t help but notice many familiar names and faces found (or heard) within the genre of jazz. Accompanying them were representatives of the media who consistently bring the sweet sounds of music (and announcements of events) to a large New England audience
From Ménard’s presentation, it looks like this year will prove to be bigger and more exciting than previous celebrations when performers like Seal, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Herbie Hancock, and Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull shine under the lights.
Other fabulous acts we look forward to catching include Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Boz Scaggs, Bobbie McFerrin, Molly Johnson, GoGo Penguin, Snarky Puppy, and dozens of other remarkable players.
For those looking for a summer vacation which includes travel, sightseeing and a flair for French spirit and cuisine, look no further; you’ll find excitement and satisfaction at one of the world’s leading jazz festivals a short distance from home.
This year’s event kicks off on June 28 and runs through July 7. For more information, visit MontrealJazzFest.com/en-CA. (To avoid travel issues into Canada, be sure you have the new ID license or a current passport required for international travel).