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  • Bourne's Montreal Jazz Festival Special

    July 20, 2009. Posted by Michael Bourne.

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    Photo by David Tallacksen
    Photo by David Tallacksen

    Some of my favorite artists every year at the Montreal Jazz Festival are the players and singers of the Montreal scene who rarely get to play below the 49th Parallel. I brought back new albums by some of Montreal's best.

    Playlist includes:
    Oliver Jones Trio - D for Doxas
    Susie Arioli - Can't We Be Friends
    Terez Montcalm - My Baby Just Cares for Me
    Streetnix - Powerhouse
    Amanda Tossoff - New
    Lorraine Desmarais - Big Band Romanza
    Lorraine Desmarais - Mont Royal Romance
    Oliver Jones - St Henri

  • Fifty years of Time Out

    July 5, 2009. Posted by David Tallacksen.

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    This year Dave Brubeck celebrates 50 years of his landmark album "Time Out." The octogenarian has played 10 times at the Montreal Jazz Festival, including his performance to a packed, enthusiastic house last night. Michael Bourne spoke with with Dave about the album that changed the momentem of jazz forever. Listen below:

  • The Other Side of Montreal

    July 5, 2009. Posted by Amy Niles.

    No, its not what you are thinking....

    Spend a little time away from the stages here at Jazz Fest, hang out in the press room at the festival and what do musicians talk about? Why, the wonderful food in Montreal of course. Read more