Press release for immediate distribution

31st edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

The latest news from the Festival

Montreal, Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - Organizers of the 31st edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal would like to inform the public of these latest changes and new additions to the program, specifically concerning cancellations, additional performances, and sold-out concerts.

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu concert cancelled

Organizers of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal regretfully announce that Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu has cancelled the concert scheduled on June 28 at 7 p.m. at Club Soda due to health problems. We send our best and wish him a swift recovery.

Ticket holders for this concert can obtain refunds at the sales point only.

  • For tickets bought by telephone or Internet:

o        Ticketpro: 514 790-1111 ou 1 866 908-9090

  • For tickets bought in person:

o        1225 St. Lawrence Blvd.

An additional performance by Bobby Bazini

Following the strong public reaction to the l’annonce du concert de Bobby Bazini concert (a sold-out performance July 2 in Club Soda), Festival organizers have decided to offer an additional performance on Monday, June 28 in Club Soda at 9 p.m., part of the Les Couleurs SAQ series. The Quebec singer, who just turned 21, was recently presented with a gold album for sales of his debut release, Better in Time.

Tickets for this new concert by Bobby Bazini are available from Ticketpro at ticketpro.ca, at 514-790-1111 or 1-866-908-9090, or directly from the Club Soda box office (1225 St. Laurent Blvd.).

These concerts are already sold out!

The Festival is still 11 days away, and a number of concerts are already sold out:

Bobby Bazini (July 2, 7 p.m., Club Soda)

Boz Scaggs (June 25, 6 p.m., Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts)

Opening Gala: Lionel Richie in concert, Cassandra Wilson and her musicians (June 25, 7 p.m., Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, PdA)

MAnu Katché, Sylvain Luc and Richard Bona (June 30, 6 p.m., Gesù - Centre de créativité)

Meaghan Smith (June 27, 7 p.m., Savoy du Métropolis)

Nikki Yanofsky (June 27, 6 p.m., Théâtre Maisonneuve, PdA)

Paolo Fresu and Omar Sosa (June 25, 6 p.m., Gesù - Centre de créativité)

Paolo Fresu and Ralph Towner (June 26, 6 p.m., Gesù - Centre de créativité)

Paolo Fresu, Nils Petter Molvaer and MAnu Katché (June 27, 6 p.m., Gesù - Centre de créativité)

Steve Miller Band and The Doobie Brothers (July 5, 7 p.m., Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, PdA)

Tigran Hamasyan (July 2 and 3, 7 p.m., Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur)

Info-Jazz Bell: indispensable information tools

Grouped together under the banner Info-Jazz Bell, information tools for the Festival are easily accessed by anyone who wants to know everything that’s happening at the biggest jazz festival in the world. The general public is cordially invited to pick up the official Festival pamphlet, Info Jazz Bell Indoor Concerts Schedule or call the Bell Info-Jazz Line or download the Festival’s mobile application for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or Blackberry.

Ÿ Montreal Region: 514 871‑1881 ; long-distance calls made from within Canada or the United States (toll-free): 1 888 515‑0515

Ÿ Or visit montrealjazzfest.com

The 31st edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal will run from June 25 to July 6.

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