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  • WBGO Travel to the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

    February 1, 2014. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    WBGO Travel: Montreal
    WBGO Travel: Montreal

    WBGO Travel is once again taking listeners to the festival which honored our own Michael Bourne by naming their press room after him in 2012. This year, there are two trips to the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal to choose from, so that both new travelers and those who enjoyed the trip last year will have something unique to experience.

    The first trip takes place June 27-30, 2014, and the second trip takes place July 4-7, 2014.

    Both trips include:

    • 3 night’s accommodation at the Hyatt Regency Montreal Hotel
    • Daily breakfast at the hotel
    • A behind-the-scenes tour of the Festival
    • A walking tour of the Burgundy Jazz in the neighbourhood that were key to the rise of Jazz in Montreal
    • Priority access to free concerts in the Jam Sessions, Open House and Nightcap Heineken series at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
    • A reserved seat in the “special guests” section for major outdoor events (June 29 - DIANA KRALL)
    • Gift bag of Montreal Jazz Festival items including: the official Festival t-shirt, a reusable bottle with the Festival logo, a bag with the Festival logo, a limited edition framed art work by Yves Archambault, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal poster artist and illustrator, a fedora hat with the Festival logo, the Festival Under the Stars Souvenir Book and the CD: Nos stars chantent le jazz by the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
    • RT Transfers to/from the airport to the Hyatt by limo-taxi / or parking at the hotel

    Unique opportunities June 27-30:

    • Exclusive breakfast at “La Maison du Festival “ in company of Michael Bourne
    • Lunch at Pizzédélic – Michael Bourne’s favorite restaurant in Montreal
    • Discovering the outdoor public market Le Marché Jean-Talon and Little Italy culinary tour

    June 27th pricing (in Canadian dollars):

    • Single occupancy (1 person): $1,760 taxes included
    • Double occupancy (2 persons): $2,488 taxes included
    • Triple occupancy (3 persons): $3,355 taxes included
    • Quadruple occupancy (4 persons): $4,222 taxes included

    Unique opportunities July 4-7:

    • A Sunrise breakfast cruise aboard the Bateau-mouche
    • A jazz dinner evening show at the house of jazz restaurant

    July 4th pricing (in Canadian dollars):

    • Single occupancy (1 person): $1,750 taxes included
    • Double occupancy (2 persons): $2,465 taxes included
    • Triple occupancy (3 persons): $3,377 taxes included
    • Quadruple occupancy (4 persons): $4,290 taxes included
    Reservations and Information: 1-855-288-7344
    *Burgundy Jazz explores Montreal’s incredible contribution to jazz music history through the legendary musicians of Little Burgundy – the primarily black neighbourhood that was a hub of musical creativity, private clubs and speakeasies from the Jazz Age 1920s to the Golden Era of Jazz in the 1940s and 50s. Oscar Peterson, Oliver Jones, Norman Marshall Villeneuve, the Sealey Brothers, Nelson Symonds, Charlie Biddle, and Louis Metcalf are among the greats who lived or played in "Burgundy".
  • Blues Pianist Dave Keyes With Michael Bourne: Listen Now

    January 30, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Blues pianist Dave Keyes talks with WBGO's Michael Bourne about his CD Right Here Right Now. Enjoy!

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  • Drummer Gerry Gibbs With Gary Walker: Listen Now

    January 30, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Drummer Gerry Gibbs talks with WBGO's Gary Walker about his new CD Thrasher Dream Trio with pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Ron Carter, and a big band tribute to his father, vibraphonist Terry Gibbs, which he will lead at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center on February 7 at 9:30 p.m. Enjoy!

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