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Montreal International Jazz Festival: Irwin Block’s jazziest picks
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Montreal International Jazz Festival: Irwin Block’s jazziest picks

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.

Music review: You Make me Feel so Young, Karen Young
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Music review: You Make me Feel so Young, Karen Young

With both insouciance and passion, singer Karen Young engages and entertains in the many facets of music she has explored.

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Organ virtuosi to perform at Saint Joseph’s Oratory

For those whose souls are nourished by music, Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal offers free organ concerts Sundays at 3:30 p.m.

Red-hot jazz club Upstairs plans blowout 20th birthday party
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Red-hot jazz club Upstairs plans blowout 20th birthday party

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.

Melody Moore stars as the tragic Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly in Montreal in 2015. (Photo by Chip Gillespie)
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Puccini’s evocative Madama Butterfly emerges at Place des Arts

Both opera buffs and neophytes will be delighted by Opéra de Montréal’s much-anticipated production of Madama Butterfly, starting September 19 at Place des Arts.

MIMC Philippe Sly 2012 winner. (Photo: Gunther Gamper)
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Competition celebrates ‘the most beautiful instrument’

The 14th edition of the Montreal International Musical Competition celebrates the art of singing, featuring 24 young singers from nine countries who will share over $80,000 in prizes during the competition taking place May 25-June 5.

CD review: Fran Avni’s Kulanu – All of Us in Harmony
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CD review: Fran Avni’s Kulanu – All of Us in Harmony

This up-lifting recording of mainly new versions and re-arrangements of traditional synagogue prayer-songs will strike a positive chord with Jewish listeners familiar with their content and meaning.

Swingle Singers  perform in Montreal March 12
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Swingle Singers perform in Montreal March 12

The amazing Swingle Singers, the French vocal group that grew out of the Double Six of Paris in the early 1960s, returns to Montreal for a concert at Place des Arts this month.

I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Bellini, 2014. Courtesy of the McGill Chamber Orchestra.
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McGill Chamber Orchestra presents two one-act operas

The McGill Chamber Orchestra once again kicks off its new season with Bach’s music.

Norman Marshall Villeneuve makes those drums sing. (Photo by Irwin Block)
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Norman Marshall Villeneuve bops away at House of Jazz

Norman Marshall Villeneuve is back in town, and the party’s on.