Sunday, June 28, 2009

A (Stevie) Wonder-Full Opening To Jazz Fest

Stevie Wonder (left) with his daugther Aicha (right) performs at the eighth Mawazine international music festival in Rabat on May 23, 2009. He'll perform at the June 30 opening-night free show for the 2009 edition of the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Photograph by: Abdelhak Senna, AFP/Getty Images

From The Montreal Gazette:

MONTREAL - There is more than a little irony – and fixing of past wrongs – in the fact that, after performing an incredible concert to a mere 8,700 people at the Bell Centre in 2007, music legend Stevie Wonder returns on Tuesday to play a free show for more than 100,000 people to kick off the 30th edition of the Montreal International Jazz Festival.

And it could be well over 100,000.

Have you felt the buzz? It’s a testament to both Wonder’s generation-spanning appeal and the timelessness of his music that absolutely everyone in town is talking about – and apparently going to – this concert.

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