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  • Montreal: The Look

    July 3, 2008. Posted by Becca Pulliam.

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    Yves Archambault

    Meet Yves Archambault, creator of the 2008 Jazz Festival artwork. One man does it all, and he has for 20 consecutive seasons. First he creates the design, then reshapes and sizes it for the poster and the program book, t-shirts, water bottle (I bought one, very cute), etc. From the long-running cat and the fiddle logo to this year's mosaic-like explosion of color -- especially blue -- the look is evolving along with the music. Yves is already thinking about next year's 30th anniversary design. Click here for interview. Hugo Leclerc translates. - Becca Pulliam

  • FIJM Interview: Christian Scott

    July 3, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.

    McCoy Tyner and Christian Scott

    This photo was taken by Rob Hayes from the Berklee College of Music. It's from today's rehearsal of the McCoy Tyner Big Band (aka Berklee College Jazz Orchestra) with guest soloist Christian Scott. Scott is performing with Tyner tonight, and with his own band tomorrow evening at the Salle de Gesu. It's been ten years since Michael Bourne saw a 14 year old Christian Scott performing with his uncle Donald Harrison at the New Showcase Lounge in New Orleans. What a difference a decade makes.

    Listen to the interview with Christian Scott.

  • In Montreal, Oscar looks over us all

    July 3, 2008. Posted by David Tallacksen.

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    This year's Jazzfest is dedicated to Oscar Peterson, who was born in Montreal. It's been mentioned there is a large sign with his picture in the Place des Arts, and Michael Bourne has spoken of it many times on air. But talking and blogging doesn't do it justice, and in this case a picture is worth a few more words, as Oscar looks over us all:

    Oscar looks over us all