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“Wow, what a festival!”

- The New York Times

“It’s my favorite Festival […] the only one I make a point to come to every year.”

- Andrey Henkin, editor All About Jazz

« Le Festival est de très loin le meilleur auquel je sois jamais allé. La programmation est irréprochable […] la qualité des concerts gratuits ne doit en rien à celle des payants. Bref, je suis rentré époustouflé. »

- Sacha Reins, Le Point

The most unique and satisfying Festival experience I’ve ever had […]. One of a kind, not to be missed!”

- Russ Davis, XM Radio

“For years I’d heard that Montreal presented the world’s finest jazz festival. Would the reality equal the hype? No. What we experienced there exceeded our wildest expectations“.

- Paul Freeman, Palo Alto Daily News

« Ce qui frappe, c’est que Montréal est à la fois un festival gigantesque et intime, détendu et tenu par une organisation réglée à la seconde […] c’est aussi un festival qui a su embraser le centre d’une grosse ville - un cas unique […], le plus important festival de jazz au monde. »

- Sylvain Siclier, Le Monde

“Many cities boast musical extravaganzas, but nowhere puts on a better show.”

- Paul Wade, Telegraph.co.uk

“Highly regarded as the best in the world by popular jazz musicians”.

- Kelly Moeller, ABC News

« programmation de prestige, affluence massive, comptes équilibrés… un phénomène. […] Et le festin de musique donne le tournis. »

- Bertrand Dicale, Le Figaro.fr

“Uno de los festivales […] más importantes del mundo.”

- Excelsior, Mexico

“[…] this 11-day extravaganza that draws nearly 2 million fans annually kicked off with a series of powerhouse shows on a downtown site that was bigger, brighter and more vibrant that ever.”

- Bob Young, Boston Herald

« Le festival […] s’est avéré follement passionnant. »

- Jean‑Claude Raspiengeas, La Croix

The best urban music festival in North America.”

- Playboy Magazine

“Montreal is as close as there is to a one-stop shop for a panorama of jazz today, generously seasoned with world music, pop, and electronica.”

- Siddharta Mitter, Boston Globe

“[…] el más prestigioso del mundo.”

- AOL Latino

“Apart from being the biggest, it’s also the best”.

- Bernard Perusse, The Gazette

« C’est probablement l’événement le mieux organisé en matière de gestion environnementale. »

- Catherine Vézina du Consortium Écho-Logique

“Jamie Di Salvio and his BV3 crew turned St. Catherine Street into the world’s biggest dance club. […] The show felt triumphant.”

- Mike Doherty, National Post

‘’Tyner showed his strengths both as a pianist and an improviser, making it more than obvious why he was awarded this year’s Prix Miles-Davis.”

- J.D. Considine, The Globe and Mail

‘’There is something that approaches perfection about the Montreal Guitar Show and Guitarmania.”

- Robert J. Lewis, Arts & Opinion

“I have never seen so many talented luthiers in one room ever before.”

- George Gruhn, Vintage Guitar

Rendez-vous pour le 30e anniversaire du Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, qui se déroulera du 1er au 12 juillet 2009 !

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