It's almost here. From Friday June 28th until July 7th, one of the biggest, most awesome jazz festivals in the world is happening in our very own city. Problem is: where to start? There are so many artists playing, and so many different venues, it gets fucking confusing. So here is a short guide to help you navigate this maze.
Friday June 28th
This is the opening night, and it seems totally appropriate that Feist would kick it off with a free concert at 9:30 pm at the TD scene (this is the main scene which always has free shows). There'll be a fucking ton of people, so make sure you get there early to secure a spot.
Saturday, June 29th
Here is another awesome FREE event: Speakeasy Electro Swing, starting at midnight at l'Astral (305 St Catherine). Yup, this is the same monthly event that has gone viral at Sala Rosa, except that this time it's happening as part of jazz fest... for 14 $ less than at Sala!
Sunday June 30th
From electro-swing to electro-pop: Rhye is playing at 8:30 pm at Metropolis. Influenced by the XX, this duo released their debut album only in 2013, yet were already nominated for the 2013 Polaris music prize.
Tuesday July 2nd
Check out Serena Ryder, a singer-songwriter from Toronto (Yeah I know, but hey, what can you do?) who has recently had several number 1 hits, such as Stompa and What I wouldn't do. She is playing at 7 pm at Club Soda.
Thursday, July 4th
Fitz and the Tantrum is playing this night at Club Soda at 11pm. The indie-rock band from Los Angeles is relatively new to the music scene, but their fame is quickly escalating, especially thanks to their international hit Picking up the Pieces.
Friday, July 5th
It is the jazz fest after all, no? So if you're not a huge fan of jazz, but still feel like you should see one jazz show, this is the one you should go to: Oliver Jones is a world renowned jazz pianist, whose talent is often compared to that of Oscar Peterson.
Festivals just like Montreal's Jazz Fest, which is pretty much one of my absolute most favourite music festivals. This year, it's going down on June 28 - July 8, and so far, there seem to be over 80 artists lined up for 2017.
Don't know what kind of artists will be showing up this year? Well, no worries. I got your back.
Robert Glasper Experiment
Shabaka And The Ancestors
The Stanley Clark Band
The Django Festival Allstars
For the full list, and for more information, check out the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal website and Facebook page!
It's time to get excited Montreal, because the biggest International Jazz Festival in the world is back again this year for its 37th edition and the lineup is better than ever!
Le Festival International de Jazz de Montreal has just released their Complete lineup of Special events and shows taking place in 2016.
In addition to all the shows listed, there will also be a huge lineup of FREE shows taking place on various outdoor stages. The Free show lineup is set to drop on June 7th so stay tuned for even more event announcements.
Here are all the artists you can expect to see this year.
It's hard sometimes to openly appreciate the corporal form and the many joys of human sexuality in an elegant and glamourous fashion. Throw in some world-class performances, tantalizing entertainment and some good, old-fashioned burlesque, and it can seem downright impossible. Luckily the Royal Burlesque Ball is set to return to Montreal for one night only, to deliver all of those things and more for your erotic pleasure.
This marks Monde Osé 's 10th anniversary of the Royal Burlesque Ball, and it promises to be a night you won't soon forget. Enjoy sinful burlesque performances from the sexiest and most seductive ladies in the business including the World Champion of Exotic Dance Roxi D'Lite and Montreal’s very own sultry siren MiMi Cherry,entertainment by the beautiful Glitter Sisters and the captivating Cirquantique, as well as electrifying music to keep everyone moving all night long provided by none other than Speakeasy Electro Swing.
The Royal Burlesque Ball is Montreal's hottest event for sexy and adventurous Montrealers looking to have a naughty time while harmlessly flirting with other daring individuals in the Rialto's beautiful theater hall. This is not just a spectator event either. Burlesque Ball attendees are a big part of the show, and encouraged to don their sexiest attire, from tuxedos to corsets and everything in between, to party the night away together.
So if you've never experienced the Royal Burlesque Ball before, grab your friends or your lover, and discover just how much fun a real high-end burlesque show can be.