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Dates Announced For the 33rd Anual Montreal Jazz Festival

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


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.  

Lorraine Desmarais Releases New CD

Written by Patrick Rice on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Lorraine Desmarais

Montreal, April 10, 2012 ‐ For her 11th album, Lorraine Desmarais once again finds her faithful partners, bassist Frédéric Alarie and drummer Camil Bélisle, offering us an original music album in a trio form. This new recording includes the most recent works of the pianist and composer. In some of these works, one can detect influences […]

Montreal’s House Of Jazz Week-End Line-Up

Written by Patrick Rice on Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Janice Harrington and Charmaine Clamor at the House of Jazz Restaurant-lounge the House of Jazz always had a universal flavour because patrons come from all over the world to experience this Montreal legendary showroom but also because international artists lovee to perform here. On April 22nd and 23rd, the “Lady of Jazz, Blues & Gospel”, […]

Montreal’s Jazz Piano Summit Brought Something For All

Written by Patrick Rice on Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Last night we got a chance to see three distinct pianists strut their stuff. Jackie Terrasson brought more of a rhythmic feel to his playing with his foot tapping, piano banging and his inner working with inside the piano. Cedar Walton, who was the oldest of the three, played more of structured bebop style. His […]

Montreal Jazz Piano Summit At Theatre Maisonneuve

Written by Patrick Rice on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

  Montreal, March 21st, 2011— Place des Arts is pleased to present Piano Jazz Summit, a unique show that brings together, for the first time, three virtuoso pianists with very different styles. Representing three generations of artists, Cedar Walton ( United States ), Jacky Terrasson ( UK ) and Hiromi Uehara ( Japan ) will […]

Jazz Meets Classical

Written by Patrick Rice on Saturday, February 26th, 2011

  Anne Sofie von Otter Wednesday Feb 23rd, Brad Mehldau and Anne Sofie von Otter landed on the Theatre DeMaisonneuve stage around 8:10 PM to a thunderous ovation.  Wearing all black and accompanying von Otter at the piano, Brad didn’t speak much through out the show except for a few French phrases announcing the next […]