Sunday, June 12, 2016

Phonograph Team Project - Morph (2016)

"Morph", is the sophomore release from the group Phonograph Team Project. Written, created and recorded online between July 2015 and January 2016, "Morph" is an all instrumental release featuring ten original compositions in the "Modern, Melodic Contemporary Jazz" vein, for lack of a better description, and should be appreciated by those who enjoy ECM Jazz recordings, early Steps Ahead, The Pat Metheny Group and more modern "euro", ambient jazz offerings, among others.

The official release date for "Morph" is June 17th 2016, at that time it will be available online, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, etc.

Phonograph Team Project is a difficult to categorize modern, melodic instrumental ensemble with shades of soundtrack, electronic, ECM, Ambient, Contemporary and Euro Jazz.

Album Credits:

David Wright – Guitar
Gianluca Grasso Piano / Keyboards / Synthesisers
Rob Glass – Bass
Tommaso MonopoliDrums

1. Find A Place - 04:51
2. There You Are - 05:46
3. After The Movie - 06:16
4. Interlude - 00:10
5. The Time You Have - 07:08
6. Lost Art - 07:31
7. Take Advantage - 07:32
8. Let’s Start - 07:40
9. Nobody Expects The Spanish Inquisition - 06:04
10. Outro - 00:08

The Montréal International Jazz Festival has announced the free outdoor concerts for the 37th edition, June 29 - July 9.

Music for everyone!

Montreal, Tuesday, June 7, 2016 — In just 3 weeks, the 37th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, presented by TD in collaboration with Rio Tinto, takes over the Quartier des spectacles and spins Montréal into an exciting whirlwind of musical happiness: 11 days and nights of celebration, 9 outdoor stages, 3000 artists from all over the world… and it’s free! With two-thirds of its programming presented free of charge, the Festival proudly maintains a formula that is the only one of its kind anywhere: inviting the world’s greatest musicians to a site renowned for its unparalleled accessibility and goodwill. In all, the Festival will present over 600 free concerts and activities for every conceivable taste, every age and every desire from June 29 to July 9. From jazz to hip-hop, reggae to swing to blues, from legends to new discoveries, from right here in Montréal and as far away as New Zealand, Ethiopia, Scandinavia and Mexico, one this is certain: anything is possible!

Three major free outdoor events

Tons of new additions to the site

Kids of all ages, step right up!
Looking for the sound of happiness? Meet us at the new Rio Tinto Musical Park! Established over 25 years ago, the Family Zone welcomes an explosion of new additions this year, offering a park that’s more musical than ever, with an array of interactive new activities and installations around the theme of music. Playtime and technology are combined in fun new musical installations that are imaginative and fantastical… For example: the Saxophone, Petits tambours, the Vinyle and the giant Pédalophone, as well as an incredible, innovative new giant Piano! Better yet, the entire Musical Park was created internally and manufactured right here at home, thanks to local savoir-faire and expertise. No question about it: the Rio Tinto Family Club will be an absolutely essential element for budding music aficionados!

Place Heineken: an incredible experience!
From the moment you step onto the site from the Ste. Catherine Street entrance, you’ll plunge right into the heart of the action! Located right in front of the Maison du Festival, the new Place Heineken has everything it takes to keep a crowd entertained. It’s the place where music rules: kicking off at 1 p.m., the music goes non-stop, with a succession of concerts, musical entertainment, DJ and VJ sets, and a new series of concerts at midnight starring Jordan Officer and his guests. There’s also the Heineken public piano—where Festival fans can tickle the ivories and show off their keyboard talents! The program is packed and jumpin’, and the action rolls on into the wee hours. And that’s not all, because Place Heineken is also the perfect place to relax, unwind and live the good life: with a terrace, relaxation lounges and fresh, cold beer, this is the ideal spot to enjoy a drink, have a bite, hang loose and revel in your passion for music. It’s much more than just a stage… it’s a complete experience!

Destination: Turkey
L’Escale Turkish Airlines will also have plenty of surprises: in addition to starring the artists of Turkey, there will also be dancers, artisans and tons of special exotic discoveries.

A site where the livin’ is good!
Finally, check out the new layout of relaxation areas offered by TD: three new Comfort Zones, as well as new bleacher seating with 160 seats alongside the Place des Festivals, right on the frontlines of our concerts! Also, fans can now use credit and debit cards everywhere on the site.

Furthermore, the Festival site has absolutely everything to satisfy your hunger––especially since Chef Jérôme Ferrer is launching his first-ever food truck, and restaurant Aux Vivres will host a kiosk offering delicious vegetarian menus. There’s no doubt, summer will be delicious on the Festival site!

And now, make way for the music! Without further ado, here is the outdoor program of the 37th edition of the Festival:

A glimpse of the program, stage by stage
TD Stage (Place des Festivals)

In addition to presenting the 3 major outdoor Grand Events, the Performances TD series does things on a grand scale at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.

June 30  / THE new Canadian pop sensation: Francesco Yates!
July 1 / The most exciting funk collective on the Montreal scene: Busty and the Bass.
July 2 / Inspired by a mysterious logbook found by the seaside, Bears of Legend deliver Les Voix Fantômes with a fantastical stage presentation!
July 3 / Montreal’s Jireh Gospel Choir celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with an eclectic, soaring palette of sounds from Negro Spirituals to hip-hop.
July 5 / The Campbell Brothers mark the 52nd anniversary of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme by revisiting the masterpiece.
July 6 / AfroSoul pioneer Orlando Julius, accompanied by The Afrosoundz.
July 7 / Almost 20 years after their memorable Spectrum show, California’s Big Bad Voodoo Daddy roll back in with their contemporary swing.
July 8 / It’s a swingin’ Balkan rock’n’roll party: Devil’s Tale with Ontario guitarist Adrian Raso and the legendary Fanfare Ciocarlia.

The Place des Festivals also hosts a series dedicated to the Jazzmen and Jazzwomen of tomorrow: Les Gammes TD at 6 p.m.

June 30 / The orchestral, atmospheric sounds of Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra.
July 1 / One of the world’s most powerful jazz ensembles, made in Russia: Igor Butman and the Moscow Jazz Orchestra.
July 2 / With her modern-day pinup look, Tia Brazda presents her debut album, Bandshell.
July 3 / A classical string quartet meets a jazz quartet: LoFi Octet, a strikingly sophisticated grand ensemble.
July 5 / Discover the winners of the TD Grand Jazz Award.
July 6 / Colin Hunter teams up with the Montreal All City Big Band to bomp out his show Come Fly With Me.
July 7 / Winners of the 2015 TD Grand Jazz Award, the Rachel Therrien Quintet and their Latinized jazz rhythms.
July 8 / As their extraordinary musical day camp ends, the Blues Camp Graduates take the stage.

Rio Tinto Stage (corner Ste. Catherine and Jeanne-Mance)
Starting at 3 p.m., fans can discover the next generation of musicians in the JazzFest des jeunes series and its high school and college bands.
At 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., groove to rhythms from the 4 corners of the planet in the Soirées jazzy Rio Tinto series.

June 29 / The finest in funk from a master right out of New Orleans: Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen. (Exclusively at 8 p.m.)
June 30 / New York group The Hot Sardines unleash their celebratory jazz-swing.
July 1 / One of our favourite groups this year: Eagle Rock Gospel Singers and their revisited gospel sounds!
July 2 / Rockeuse France D’Amour pops the cork on her 2nd volume of Bubble Bath & Champagne, a project of jazzy originals.
July 3 / Guadeloupe native Malika Tirolien showcases her urbane and groovy Afro-Caribbean jazz.
July 4 / Led by incredible showman Ziek McCarter, Con Brio uncork their powerful soul music. (Exclusively at 8 p.m.)
July 5 / Progressive, psychedelic neo-classic folk-rock from unclassifiable English group Moulettes.
July 6 / Utterly sublime hot jazz-blues from Davina and the Vagabonds.
July 7 / Indo-Tanzanian Alysha Brilla brings her joyously inclusive, activist jazz-folk-inflected roots music.
July 8 / Inspired by Les Rita Mitsouko and Pink Martini, Ginkgoa shake up a sweet, high-watt modern swing.July
9 / The jazzy-swing cocktail of Misses Satchmo, serving up the Louis Armstrong repertoire. (Exclusively at 8 p.m.).

Club Jazz Casino de Montréal (Place SNC-Lavalin, on De Bleury St., below Ste. Catherine St.)
An open-air jazz oasis with 3 concert series: L’Apéro Casino de Montréal at 5 p.m.

June 29 / Pitched between jazz, folk, rock and world music, Olivier Babaz and his trio reveal Odd Light, an album flavoured by the sounds of Réunion Island.
June 30 / A virtuoso jazz violinist and daring composer: Lisanne Tremblay presents her show, Violinization.
July 1 / A poetic musical voyage with guitarist Samuel Bonnet.
July 2 / Annie Dominique weaves a modern, dreamy jazz descended from John Coltrane and Michael Brecker.
July 3 / FOG Brass Band, led by Toronto trumpeter Rebecca Hennessy.
July 4 / Bassist and composer Brad Cheeseman unfurls the subtleties of an excellent modern jazz.
July 5 / Aurélia O'Leary plunges into the masterpieces of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and The Beatles.
July 6 / Rising star of Canadian jazz Laila Biali and her winning formula: jazz sensibility, classical technique and pop groove.
July 7 / A contemporary, exploratory jazz ensemble: the Gilles Bernard Quartet with 4 rue Durocher.
July 8 / Led by saxophonist André Lambert, the Lambert Orkhestra unveils a palette fusing grunge with progressive jazz.
July 9 / Renowned for their lead cellist’s elegant style, the Layth Sidiq Sextet fuse classical refinement with Middle eastern lyricism.

The Brunantes Casino de Montréal series at 7 p.m.

June 29 / Pianist Andre Dequech welcomes friends Jean Pierre Zanella, André Leroux, Ron Di Lauro, Muhammad Abdul Al-Khabyrr, Mathieu Cormier and Paul Brochu.
June 30 / Gathering a crew of excellent Montreal jazzmen, Tertio’s diverse and atmospheric contemporary jazz.
July 1 / A young Toronto trio steering the way to rhythmic and harmonic freedom: Autobahn.
July 2 / The enduringly surprising pianist Marianne Trudel, in a trio with brilliant trumpeter Ingrid Jensen.
July 3 / The 2016-2017 Révélation Radio-Canada in jazz: the Simon Denizart Trio.
July 4 / A sensational trumpeter-singer with an unclassifiable style: Tara Kannangara and her debut album, Some version of the Truth.
July 5 / Exceedingly impressive modern jazz from excellent trumpeter Hichem Khalfa.
July 6 / The Dream Cassette project unites talented trumpeter Joel Miller and formidable singer Sienna Dahlen.
July 7 / Pianist Rafael Zaldivar and percussionist Mélissa Lavergne deliver their Afro Cuban Revival.
July 8 / A musician of captivating energy and authenticity: American singer Arianna Neikrug.
July 9 / Winner of the 2007 Grand Prix de Jazz: pianist Félix Stüssi and his Kwartett.

The Escales nocturnes Casino de Montréal series, 9 p.m.
June 29 / They blew up after a tourist filmed them performing in the New York subway: meet Lucky Chops.
June 30 and July 1 / Japanese nightclub sextet Soil & ''Pimp'' Sessions have no equal when it comes to turning a dancefloor into a funky, jazzy party.
July 2 and 3 / Mighty Montreal combo Afrodizz specialize in AfroBeat and funk.
July 4 / The new queen of Canadian soul, Vancouver’s Dawn Pemberton.
July 6 and 7 / Our greatest rhythm machine: Papagroove!
July 8 / Unusual instrumentation wrapped around a female singer and an MC: there’s a serious buzz around BLAKDENIM!
July 9 / Montreal collective The Brooks drop a danceable soul-steeped sound.
And at 11 p.m., the jazz continues in the Valet de Carreau bar at the Casino de Montréal.
June 30 and July 1 / Our greatest rhythm machine: Papagroove!
July 7 and 8 / Groovy hip-hop-accented jazz, served up by The Liquor Store.

Turkish Airlines/CBC/Radio-Canada Stage (Clark North esplanade, corner of Clark and De Montigny)
The Festival opens its doors to Turkey and the music of the world! Start with the Tropiques Turkish Airlines series, 8 p.m.

June 29 / Supremely gifted singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist, Mauritius-Senegal native Daby Touré.
June 30 / The innovative Fwonte delivers tropical electronica rhythms on a bedrock of hip hop and the traditional music of his native Haiti.
July 1 / A Haitian institution since 1963: the legendary Orchestre Tropicana d’Haïti.
July 2 / Fusing ancient melodies with techno grooves, the 2015-2016 Révélation Radio-Canada in world music: Samito.
July 3 / Perfectly followed by the 2016-2017 Révélation Radio-Canada in world music, Ilam.
July 4 / Lorraine Klaasen is an ambassador for the distinctive sounds of Township Music, in the purest South African tradition.
July 5 / Hypnotic rhythms and Afro-contemporary grooves blend into one irresistibly colourful sound known as Ethiopian trio Krar Collective.
July 6 / Hailing from Chiapas, Quique Escamilla fire up a socially conscious message with Ranchera, Huapango, rock, reggae, ska, pop, jazz, cumbia and boléro.
July 7 / The Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble meets at the crossroads of Finland and Bénin!
July 8 / A leading figure on the Québécois reggae-dancehall scene: Face-T.
July 9 / The only reggae group in Turkey: Sattas.

The beat goes on with the Groove Turkish Airlines series, 10 p.m.

June 29 / An AfroRock combo fusing funk grooves, rock riffs and futuristic synths: EMEFE.
June 30 / Toronto hip-hop trio Above Top Secret are renowned for their multimedia concerts and feminist message.
July 1 / German-Jamaican rapper Tasha The Amazon brings us the new wave of Toronto hip-hop.
July 2 / Istanbul underground cult sensation BaBa Zula unveil their incredible souk: sensual dub, acid rock in a shamanic ritual, belly dancers…
July 3 / The atmospheric chillout hip-hop of Montreal duo THe LYONZ.
July 4 / The urbane Afro-Cuban grooves of La Dame Blanche, daughter of Jesús “Aguaje” Ramos of the Buena Vista Social Club.
July 5 / Super-melodic R&B from utterly amazing Cali artist Son Little.
July 6 / The new project from Pierre Kwenders and Ngabonziza Kiroko, alias N’Gabo: Abakos with New Constellation, fusing Afro-futurist sounds and an indie-rock sensibility.
July 7 / A duo with one leaning rap and the other R&B, bringing a decidedly ’90s vibe: Heartstreets.
July 8 / Authentic, sensitive and deeply multiculti hip-hop from Montreal: Wasiu.
July 9 / Toronto art rock duo steeped in soaring pop and devastating rhythms: The Darcys.

Hyundai Stage (corner of De Maisonneuve and Jeanne-Mance)
Located on the Promenade des Artistes, the Rendez-vous rythmés Hyundai series presents a musical world tour at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

June 29 / The virtuoso, energetic improvisations of instrumental collective Antonio. (Exclusively at 8 p.m.)
June 30 / They blew up after a tourist filmed them performing in the New York subway: meet Lucky Chops.
July 1 and 2 / Traditional Mexican music updated for modern ears by the all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache.
July 3 / The contemporary Créole-jazz fusion of Makaya.
July 4 and 5 / Take a tropical trip with the Mai Tai Orchestra and their traditional Tiki music. (Exclusively at 8 p.m. on July 4)
July 6 and 7 / DUNES takes you off on a trip through the rich traditions of ballads from the Sahara and the Sahel, guided by spellbinding voices and ambience that bring serenity.
July 8 and 9 / Carlos Placeres presents his new album, Fiesta: brilliant, festive and mucho suave Cuban music! (Exclusively at 8 p.m. on July 9)

Bell Stage (Parterre, corner of De Montigny and Clark)
It’s a Festival tradition… the blues rules on the famed Parterre Stage! The music kicks off with the Spectacles blues Bell series at 7 p.m.

June 29 / Take a wild power trio adventure with Montreal’s D & the Boys and their powerful Texas blues.
June 30 / A veteran of the Québécois blues scene, Huron guitarist Gilles Sioui brings us Brother to Brother (2013) with The Midnight Riders.
July 1 / Rugged and primitive Americana blues-rock-folk from one-man-band They Call Me Rico and his album This Time.
July 2 / Delta blues, gospel, Cajun, bluegrass: multi-instrumentalist Pat Loiselle takes us down the Mississippi!
July 3 / A beloved singer-guitarist rockin’ the blues scene for 25 years, Shane Murphy fires up a muscular sound laced with reggae, soul and roots.
July 4 / Winner of the 2006 Montreal Guitar Grand Prix, Adam Karch gets down with his brilliant, bluesy folk.
July 5 / Inspired by the grand dames of soul and blues, Andria Simone brings us her irresistible funkadelic blues.
July 6 / Southern soul, Texas blues and rock’n’roll meet in The Carson Downey Band, renowned for their energetic shows.
July 7 / Lulu Sings Janis unleashes Lulu, our very own Crazy Mama, backed by the Porn Flakes in a powerful tribute to Janis Joplin!
July 8 / One night, one stage, two blues prodigies: Justin Saladino and his band, with Jamiah Rogers. Sparks will fly!
July 9 / Singer-guitarist-harmonica man Endrick Tremblay explores his “dirty” side with The Sandwiches.

The Soirées blues Bell series, 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.

June 29 / Angel’s 11 presents 11 blues, rock, jazz and folk songs written for 11 guitarists by Angel Forrest and Denis Coulombe.
June 30 / Veteran pianist Kenny ''Blues Boss'' Wayne presents his lively latest: Jumpin & Boppin.
July 1 / Harmonica prodigy John Németh skillfully revives good ol’ ’50s Chicago blues.
July 2 / Spearheading the New York neo-blues scene, Bronx bomber Popa Chubby delivers fierce urban hard blues.
July 3 / Harmonica warlock and fierce improviser Jim Zeller gets down with The Good, The Bad and The Zeller.
July 4 / Exceptional British guitarist Matt Schofield presents his latest, Far As I Can See.
July 5 / Toronto’s vibrant and prolific virtuoso guitarist, Anthony Gomes.
July 6 / David Gogo, one of the best bluesmen in Canada and a perennial Maple Blues Award favourite.
July 7 / The Porn Flakes plunge body and soul into the best of the British Invasion with British Blues.
July 8 / Where Delta blues meets Caribbean lament: Delgres.
July 9 / Duwayne Burnside unveils his rich musical heritage: old-school blues with a groove.

Place Heineken (corner of Ste. Catherine and De Bleury)
Music starts at 1 p.m. with the Envolées du Festival series, welcoming the finest combos from Québec universities. (Encore at 5 p.m. in Complexe Desjardins)
At 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., the Lounge Heineken series bridges rockabilly, gospel, swing and much more!

June 29 / Notre Dame de Grass immerse us in the realest bluegrass tradition.
June 30 / One of our favourite groups this year: Eagle Rock Gospel Singers and their revisited gospel sounds!
July 1 / Fusing modal jazz and traditional Québécois music: MAZ and their impressive original sound.
July 2 and 3 / Ragtime, country swing and delta blues classics from the ’20s and ’30s revisited by duo Worn Out Porch.
July 4 / A rockabilly god, and the kind of stage performer they just don’t make anymore: Israel Proulx!
July 5 and 6 / An unlikely alliance between a singer-guitarist and a human beatbox: stunning New Zealanders Heymoonshaker.
July 7 / Get ready for the gypsy punk, thrash and party sound of New Orleans “Russian Mafia band” Debauche.
July 8 / Spiritual sons of Jimi Hendrix and the White Stripes: supercharged New York trio The London Souls.
July 9 / A swing jazz group covering pop hits for the sheer pleasure of it: Call Me Wayne.
And from midnight, Montreal guitarist Jordan Officer hosts his Sessions Jordan Officer with different guests every night.

Complexe Desjardins’ Grande-Place

They’ve been at it for the past 28 years, and kids still love them! The Little School of Jazz presented by Rio Tinto every day from June 30 to July 9, at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., with Les Zélèves, a harmonic vocal quintet led by Victor-Jacques Ménard alongside James Gelfand and his quartet, and Festival mascot Ste-Cat!

Bistro Le Balmoral (Maison du Festival, 305 Ste. Catherine St. W.)
It’s always the perfect night for a dinner show! The Musique au Balmoral series, at 10 p.m. and midnight.

June 29 & 30, July 1 / THE cornerstone of our local gypsy jazz scene: Denis Chang.
July 2 & 3 / The flamenco fire of Medianoche, with the added pleasure of their spectacular bailaora.
July 4 & 5 / The rebel Québécois blues-rock of Whisky Legs
July 6 & 7 / The genuine musical chemistry of duo Blue Moon Marquee and their authentic, excellent gypsy blues.

July 8 & 9 / Chistine Tassan et les Imposteures enter with their 4th album, fusing Félix Leclerc and Django Reinhardt.

L’Astral (Maison du Festival, 305 Ste. Catherine St. W)
Fire up the dancefloor! The Open House series at midnight, presented by Bacardi.

June 30 to July 2 / The supremely danceable and explosive swing of Speakeasy Electro Swing!
July 6 & 7 / A wild mix of the best Eastern European beats with DJ Touski and his Balkan Gypsy Party!
July 8 & 9 / A specialist in breakbeats, bass and groove: DJ Melodrastik!

Savoy du Métropolis (59 Ste. Catherine E.)
Cut loose in the Nightcap Heineken series at midnight!

June 29 & 30 / Montréal duo Beat Market unleash the catchy retro-futurism of their Sun Machine.
July 1 & 2 / The Kalmunity community unload their fusion of funk, R&B and rap, with mad improve skills.
July 3 & 4 / Groovy hip-hop-accented jazz, served up by The Liquor Store.
July 5 & 6 / A joyous and explosive fusion that packs the dancefloor: Nomadic Massive.
July 7, 8 & 9 / Get ready to party with Urban Science and their fiery #LECYPHER evenings!

On-site entertainment

A dozen great Dixieland combos will crisscross the site throughout the Festival offering non-stop swingin’ entertainment! Get down with L’Esprit de La Nouvelle-Orléans, Streetnix, Early Jazz Band, Orkestra Severni, Montreal Dixie, Royal Pickles, Funkxie Groove, Grüv’n Brass, Sweet Dixie and Oktopus, not to mention Tokyo Chutei Iki, an unclassifiable ensemble of 13 baritone saxophonists all the way from Japan. And every day at 5 p.m., listen for the departure bell as five musicians perform on a convoy of trollies mounted with sound-sculptures: West Trainz. Join the party in the street!

Festival Awards

The Montreal Jazz Festival Spirit Award, which annually underlines the profound influence of a singer-songwriter on the world of popular music, is presented to the “Mozart of pop-rock,” Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson.

The Miles Davis Award, annually paying tribute to an internationally renowned jazz artist, is presented to one of the world’s greatest jazz pianists, Kenny Barron.

The Antonio Carlos Jobim Award, which annually recognizes an artist distinguished in the field of world music, honours Mexican singer, dancer and activist Lila Downs.

The Bruce Lundvall Award, annually recognizing a person from the media or music industry who has made a significant contribution to the development of jazz, is presented to Justin Time founder and president Jim West.

The B.B. King Award, which annually recognizes the exceptional talent of an artist who has distinguished himself or herself on the blues scene, is presented to American singer and multi-instrumentalist, bluesman Taj Mahal.
The Ella Fitzgerald Award, which annually recognizes a jazz singer of outstanding talent, is presented to the incomparable Gregory Porter.

The Oscar Peterson Award, annually recognizing a major musician who has made a significant contribution to Canadian jazz, is presented to singer-songwriter, performer and guitarist Karen Young.

Performance by the Blues Camp graduates

The Blues Camp presented by TD is already celebrating its 11th edition! Eleven years of making dreams come true for blues fans ages 13 to 17 by offering them a week-long musical day camp—absolutely free! From July 2 to 8, the Camp will welcome some 50 teens and give them the opportunity to devote themselves to their musical passion, surrounded by renowned professionals from the music milieu de. And then, on July 8 at 6 p.m. on the TD Stage, we’ll all witness as they unveil their burgeoning talents!

Galerie Lounge TD: 
Montréal couleurs séparées, by Montreal artist Carl-Antonyn Dufault

To mark its 20th anniversary this year and point its program towards the future, the Galerie Lounge TD presents the exhibition Montréal Couleurs séparées, by Montreal artist Carl-Antonyn Dufault, alongside the permanent collection. In addition to twenty pictures thematically concerned with the impact that the passing days and seasons have on the character of the city, the artist will present, during the 37th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, two pieces created exclusively for the event, signed and numbered, focusing on the Quartier des spectacles and the Festival crowd. Fans can also purchase a limited-edition silkscreen of Félicité, the latest creation by our artist in residence for over 25 years, Yves Archambault.

J’aime le Festival Contest

1st prize: a one-year lease on a Hyundai Elantra Limited AT 2017, an approximate value of $11,000. Offered by Hyundai

2nd prize: two Montreal-Istanbul airline tickets in business class, approximate value of $10,000. Offered by Turkish Airlines

3rd prize: choose your own jazz experience from among three available packages (Sirius XM Closing Evening, Ladies Night, Big Band Package), maximum approximate value of $714.

4th prize: Macbook pro 13’’ in aluminum with retina screen, fully loaded, $3080 value. Offered by Rio Tinto

5th prize: an automatic espresso machine Impressa F8 model, $2870 value. Offered by Jura

6th prize: a package for 10 to restaurant Le Montréal in the Casino de Montréal, $1000 value. Offered by Casino de Montréal

7th prize: a SAQ gift card, $500 value. Offered by SAQ

8th prize: a SiriusXM radio with one-year subscription, maximum value of $500. Offered by Sirius XM

Tourism Service

We also offer a tourism service. For information, especially on à la carte tourism packages:

Thanks to our partners 

We sincerely thank our principal sponsor and official presenter, TD, as well as Rio Tinto, co-presenter of the Festival, for their continued support. Thanks also to Bell, Casino de Montréal, the Société des Alcools du Québec, Heineken, Hyundai, Turkish Airlines and all of our suppliers and collaborators. We thank the Government of Québec—Ministère du Tourisme, Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine, ministère de la Culture et des Communications/SODEC—the Government of Canada—Heritage Canada, Economic Development Canada, Musicaction—as well as the Ville de Montréal, Tourisme Montréal and the Consulate General of Israel in Montreal. Thanks also to our media partners and the entire Festival team.