• Michael Bourne speaks with one-half of Manhattan Transfer

    June 30, 2010. Posted by David Tallacksen.

  • Johanne Bougie concert tour

    June 30, 2010. Posted by Becca Pulliam.

    Interviewing a luthier at last year's Montreal Guitar Show .. this year's show is July 2-4


    The woman who books indoor concerts tells Becca Pulliam about the Spanish series -- Chano Dominguez just finished, Diego El Cigala is to come; the Salle du Gesu series -- after Italy's Paolo Fresu and Manu Katche from France, Wallace Roney took one night, Robert Glasper is coming for three nights, then Allen Toussaint for two; music for the coming Montreal Guitar Show -- Gypsie Planete show is on June 30 for Django's 100th, and his grandson David Reinhardt (born in 1986) will play solo; and La Chappelle du Bon Pasteur -- a very special room and occasional venue at the Montreal Jazz Festival. Hear the insights of a woman who works on the inside.

    She describes the festivities planned New Orleans Day at the FIJM -- July 6, 2010.

    "It's going to be a huge huge party with dancing in the street!" Hoping for 100,000 people and it's free. Allen Toussaint, Trombone Shorty and Zachary Richard will play.

  • Parc-X Trio Interview: Montreal Jazz Festival

    June 29, 2010. Posted by David Tallacksen.

    UPDATE: Parc-X Trio was announced the winner of the Jazz Festival Competition. Congratulations!

    One of the contenders in this year's Festival Competition is the Parc-X Trio, named after their Montreal neighborhood Park Extension. They're making a return performance at the Festival, with hopes of walking away with the grand prize of a recording contract. Listen to Michael's conversation with the three members: