Press release for immediate distibution

Harry Manx, Carol Welsman, Wax Tailor & Kim Churchill

Four new musical luminaries
added to Jazz All-Year Round!

Montreal, Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - We’re adding four luminous new concerts to the already fabulous program of the Jazz All-Year Round series, presented by the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal and TD! Popular jazz singer Carol Welsman, astonishing sampler-electronicat Wax Tailor, globally accomplished multi-instrumentalist and composer Harry Manx and brilliant young singer-guitarist Kim Churchill are headed to Montreal to enhance the joys of our autumn music season. Tickets for these concerts go on sale Thursday, July 12 at noon.

Wax Tailor - October 10, 8 p.m., L’Astral - French DJ Wax Tailor ranks among the stars of the international electronica scene. An invigorating squall of trip-hop, orchestral hip hop and downtempo, his cinematic sound had Fest fans grooving in 2010. The very popular composer, producer and manager returns as part of his latest tour, showcasing a new album due this autumn. Fans can already sample its flavour via new single Heart Stop.

Harry Manx - November 16, 8 p.m., Gesù - Centre de créativité - This top-flight multi-instrumentalist is a master of an eclectic range of instruments, from lap steel to banjo, harmonica to the mohan veena, a 20-string sitar. A musical expeditionary, he loves to surround himself with musicians who share his passion for globe-trotting sounds. After his superb concert in the Maison symphonique during the last Festival, Harry-man of 1000 musical projects-is already back to transport us again, with songs from a new album, World Affairs-due for release 3 days before his concert-and the accompaniment of a summer compadre, remarkable singer and poly-instrumentalist Yeshe, in a performance sure to offer plenty of panache.

Carol Welsman - November 30, 8 p.m., L’Astral - Carol Welsman is one of those rare jazz artists to have sold over 60,000 albums in Canada alone! As a one-year-old (!), she was already babbling out a precocious version of Oh My Darlin’ Clementine. Since then, she’s become accomplished in French, English and Italian, with a voice that fuses the elegance of Peggy Lee and the vivacity of Ella Fitzgerald. After star turns at the Festival in 2007 and as part of Jazz All-Year Round in 2009, the artist returns to present her new album, entitled Journey.

Kim Churchill - December 4, 8 p.m., L’Astral - The newest star on the Australian music scene, charming young (22) singer Kim Churchill causes a commotion wherever he performs: guitarist and surfer, singer-songwriter, a veritable one man band in concert, he made a smashing impression over three nights during last year’s Festival. Thrilled by the audience response, he’d promised to re-visit us very, very soon. And he’s a man of his word: Churchill is back to present a 2nd album, Detail in the Distance, as part of his cross-Canada tour.

Tickets go on sale Thursday at noon

Ticket for these concerts go on sale this Thursday, starting at noon. They will be available from the L’Astral box office (305 Ste. Catherine St. W.), from the Métropolis box office (59 Ste. Catherine St. E.), or on the Admission or Ticketmaster networks (admission.com and ticketmaster.ca, 1 855 790‑1245), excluding the concert presented at Gesù (514 861-4036; www.gesu.net). For further information, call the Info-Jazz Line at 514 871‑1881, toll-free at 1 85JAZZFEST, or visit montrealjazzfest.com.

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Please note that tickets remain available for these other concerts:

(Tickets already on sale, details at montrealjazzfest.com.)

Métropolis

Beirut. Opening act: Little Scream, July 16 and 17, 8 p.m. / Colin James, October 13, 8 p.m.

Place des Arts

Susie Arioli, All the Way, November 22, 8 p.m., Théâtre Maisonneuve / Gilberto Gil, November 23, 8 p.m., Théâtre Maisonneuve / Jessie Cook, November 29, 8 p.m., Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier.

Maison symphonique de Montréal

Ben Harper, October 1, 8 p.m. / Chick Corea with Gary Burton and the Harlem String Quartet, October 13, 8 p.m.

L’Astral

Nils Petter Molvaer, September 6 & 7, 8 p.m. / Elisabeth Kontomanou with Geri Allen, September 8, 8 p.m. / Bob Walsh, September 28, 8 p.m. / Paolo Fresu and Omar Sosa, October 20, 8 p.m. / Erik Truffaz, October 25, 8 p.m. / Marc Copland with Gary Peacock, October 26, 8 p.m. / Guy Bélanger, October 27, 8 p.m. / Emilie-Claire Barlow, November 23, 8 p.m. / Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Febuary 2, 8 p.m. / John Scofield Trio with Scott Colley and Bill Stewart, Febuary 12 & 13, 8 p.m. / Eric Bibb with Habib Koité, March 1, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

A non-profit organization, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is pursuing its mission of disseminating and developing jazz and its musical cousins for the thirteenth year in a row, by reinvesting its surpluses in the presentation of special concerts at its Jazz All-Year Round series. With support from public partners, specifically, the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) and Canadian Heritage, it can thus offer Montrealers and visitors to the city the chance to experience the rhythms of jazz all-year round! The Festival also highlights the support of the Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan, official host of the Jazz All-Year Round series, as well as the support of Bell and the Hyatt Regency Montréal, partner and official hotel of the series, respectively.

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