Monday, June 23, 2008

Montreal Jazz Festival: June 26 - July 6, 2008

Montreal Jazz Festival

On Friday, June 26, 2008, the 29th edition of Montreal's Jazz Festival will start. This edition is dedicated to jazz giant, Montreal pianist, Oscar Peterson, who passed away December 23, 2007.

The 2008 scheduled artist line-up is Steely Dan, Leonard Cohen, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Red Earth, Katie Melua, Joe Lavano, Dave Liebman, Ravi Coltrane, Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Al di Meola, Lenny White, James Taylor, Coral Egan, Omar Portuondo, Woody Allen and his New Orleans Band, Charlie Haden, Anat Cohen, Catherine Russell, Ladytron, Aretha Franklin, Glenn Miller Orchestra and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in addition to the ever present local talent.

The official site for Montreal's jazz festival is here.

The performers at this years Jazz festival are listed here.

To purchase tickets, the list of venues are here.

Some useful links for Montreal's Jazz Festival are the following:
Montreal Jazz Festival -- Wikipedia
Montreal Jazz Festival -- Google News Results
Restaurants Near The Jazz Festival
A Passion For Jazz
Montreal Jazz Festival Videos -- YouTube

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