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Dates Announced For the 33rd Anual Montreal Jazz Festival

Written by Patrick Rice on Monday, April 23rd, 2012

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The 33rd edition of the Montreal Jazz Festival will kick off  June 28 till July 7, 2012. Some of the big names appearing will be James Taylor, Stanley Clarke with Hiromi and Ziggy Marley with his band. Stay tuned for more information.  

Time Capsule, Kenny Garrett And The Love Of Sayyd Abdul-Khabyyr

Written by Patrick Rice on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

On Sunday June 26th we were treated to some great jazz and a great history lesson by Time Capsule. Muhammad Abdul Al-Khabyyr directed the quintet through standards from Miles Davis to Coltrane, all the while showing some of his own Miles-like touch on his trombone. Kenny Garrett took it up a notch when he arrived […]

Montreal International Jazz Festival Honours Sade

Written by Patrick Rice on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

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Sade is the 13th recipient of the Ella Fitzgerald Award, established in 1999 for our 20th anniversary and conferred in recognition of the versatility, improvisational originality and quality of repertoire of a singer renowned on the international scene. The feminine face of the ’80s, with her subtle elegance, gently rhythmic melodies and sophisticated exoticism, Sade was an […]

The Montreal Jazz Festival

Written by Patrick Rice on Sunday, March 13th, 2011

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The 32nd Edition of the Mntreal Jazz Festival has announced some of the acts that will be playing this summer. Return To Forever will be back in Montreal following their 2009 stint.  This will be great since Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Jean Luc Ponty have huge followings. Brad Mehldau, who just finished a show in […]

Montreal’s Jazz Icon Sits Down With Noxwire

Written by Patrick Rice on Saturday, December 4th, 2010

  Noxwire wishes to thank Lorraine Desmarais for taking time out of her busy schedule to grant us this interview. Noxwire: So Lorraine, how was your concert with Jackie Terrason? LD: Jackie is a great pianist who used to live in New York. It was our first meeting together. When he arrived in the afternoon […]

Final Thoughts On This Years Jazz Festival

Written by Patrick Rice on Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

  Montreal Jazz Fest For me this was the best jazz festival Montreal has had. The amount of big names artists as well as some of the lesser known acts put on a great show. There was something for everyone. The likes of Ahmad Jamal and Keith Jarrett, have not been in Montreal for over […]