• Bourne's Montreal Interview With Singer Hilary Kole

    July 1, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Singer Hilary Kole talks with WBGO's Michael Bourne at the Festival International du Jazz de Montreal about her career, return to recording, and experiences with pianist Dave Brubeck, who is honored at this year's festival. Enjoy!


  • Le Mix: Music From the Montreal International Jazz Festival

    June 21, 2011. Posted by Alex Rodriguez.

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    Accordionist Daniel Mille at the 2010 Montreal International Jazz Festival

    To celebrate the upcoming Montreal Jazz Festival, which we will broadcast live July 1-4, WBGO and NPR Music have put together this lovely potpourri of current artists scheduled to perform at this year's event. Click the "play" button below for a stream of today's top jazz talent -- you can also visit the NPR Music page for a complete list of artists in the mix.

  • A Visit to the Montreal Guitar Show: Jerome Casanova

    June 21, 2010. Posted by Becca Pulliam.

    French luthier discusses and demonstrates his unique guitar-brass bell hybrid

  • FIJM: Au revoir!

    July 7, 2008. Posted by David Tallacksen.

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     au revoir

    FIJM 2008 is now finished. As crowds made their way home, large videos of honoree Oscar Peterson were displayed on the side of nearby buildings. 'Au revoir' is used to express farewell, but literally translates to 'till [we] see [you] again'. Next year is both the Festival's 30th anniversary, and WBGO's. We're already looking forward to it!

  • FIJM: A packed house to close the festivities

    July 7, 2008. Posted by David Tallacksen.

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    Mory Kante, the Guinean griot and master of the kora just wrapped up his set. It was the closer of the Festival, and appropriate - mixing influences and sounds from all over the world, sounds which you could hear in the preceding 11 days of FIJM. It was as good an audience as I've seen, packing the streets around Place des Arts. There's no good way to capture in one picture the feel of the night or the massiveness of the crowd, but here's one attempt, from high above the Hyatt - the stage on the bottom left of the frame, the lights of the Plaza upper-left, and the crowd filling every available nook and cranny:

    mory kante at FIJM