Here are my picks for the most promising shows at this summer’s Montreal International Jazz Festival. Choices are limited to what qualifies as jazz.
Articles written by: Irwin Block
Montreal’s worldwide reputation as a major centre of Baroque music goes on display June 23-26 with a series of concerts at various downtown venues.
There is something glorious when 47 skilled choral singers deliver a soul-lifting song in multi-part harmony.
Our lives are never simple, and it can take a lot of inner strength to get through the tough parts. That calls for artistic treatment.
Among the shows is Adrift in the Zigzag, five short plays directed by veteran Corey Castle that reflect ostensibly simple slices of urban life.
We came of age with folk music, and still love what it has to offer – lyrics about life, love, loss, history and her story, mystery and adventure, with melodies that mean something, can be hummable, and often memorable.
At 68, after 50 years in the music business, he is releasing his first CD, with a concert at Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill June 9.
Now in its 21st year, the Montreal Chamber Music Festival is offering another varied and tempting program for music lovers.
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