Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Oliver Jones Christens L'Astral

Pianist Oliver Jones and singer Ranee Lee perform at L’Astral, the Montreal International Jazz Festival's intimate new concert venue, on June 29, 2009.
Photograph by: Phil Carpenter, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

MONTREAL - They were still putting finishing touches on L’Astral Monday afternoon while a beaming Alain Simard, president of the Montreal International Jazz Festival, gave the Gazette a tour of the new club.

Opening-night headliner Oliver Jones had done a soundcheck there Sunday afternoon, and Simard was talking about that moment.

“André Ménard and I both shed a tear. It was as if the Spectrum was being reborn, only smaller – a new baby,” Simard said. “Until it’s open, you don’t know how it will sound or if everyone will see as well as we thought when the plans were drawn. But it was beyond all our hopes.”

Read more ....

No comments: