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.
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With both insouciance and passion, singer Karen Young engages and entertains in the many facets of music she has explored.
It’s 10am on a Friday and the owner-manager of Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill has been at work for almost an hour. He won’t leave until midnight.
Norman Marshall Villeneuve is back in town, and the party’s on.
Music has always been part of Ron Di Lauro’s life. You can hear it when he plays his trumpet, whether it’s jazz, pop, traditional Italian or classical. The tone is warm, slightly sweet, and the mix of skill and passion is immediately evident. I first saw him perform as the […]
Seventy-five years ago, a five-year-old boy, already noticed by many for his musical talent, was waiting backstage to perform his rendition of the jazz standard In the Mood at a gathering of the Union United Church in Little Burgundy. It was his first public appearance in the variety show, a […]
Kleztory Arrival AMERIX This Quebec-based Klezmer group has been around for more than a decade, but it has never sounded better. A sextet with a mix of Quebec-trained and European musicians, the collective is rooted in the traditional Romanian/Gypsy/Turkish party music that is so easy to love, yet broadened by […]
Rafael & Energia Dominicana Enamorarse en la playa Vivo Musique We can’t all go south in the winter, so the next best thing for those of us stuck in El Norte is to feel the warmth, energy and love that permeates this wonderful album of Latin music. It is a […]