Press release for immediate distribution

Returning to Montreal after a 7-year absence!

Belle & Sebastian at the Festival

Tickets on sale Saturday, December 1 at noon

Montreal, Thursday, November 29, 2012 - Fans were already buzzing over the first concert announcements of the 34th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD in collaboration with Rio Tinto Alcan. Now, the excitement reaches fever pitch as we confirm the very first Festival visit by Scottish indie-pop darlings Belle & Sebastian! Add this exceptional concert to a major line-up starring Aretha Franklin, Wayne Shorter and Wynton Marsalis, leading the renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Tickets for this show go on sale this Saturday, December 1 at noon.

Belle & Sebastian - July 5, 7:30 p.m., Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, PdA (Événements spéciaux TD series) - This Scottish group may have been named for a children’s book-but there’s nothing juvenile about the devotion and adulation they inspire among their legion of fans! Justly so: elusive leader Stuart Murdoch has spent over 15 years crafting an œuvre at once artisanal and erudite, melodic and literate, evoking such Anglo-Saxon legends as Nick Drake and the Smiths, with the added tuneful fluency and poise of the pop goldsmiths of the 1960s. Their sold-out concerts have the ambience of a High Mass, where the faithful, in a quasi-trance, chant every lyric with remarkable fervour. Join the congregation and experience the very first B&S appearance at this Festival, marking their grand return to Montreal after a seven-year absence…

Tickets go on sale Saturday, December 1 at noon

Tickets for this concert go on sale Saturday, December 1 at noon and will be available from the Place des Artsbox office (175 Ste. Catherine St. W.), from laplacedesarts.com, 514 842-2112 or 1 866 842-2112.

Aretha Franklin, June 29, 7:30 p.m., Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, PdA / Wayne Shorter, 80th Birthday Celebration, June 29, 7:30 p.m., Théâtre Maisonneuve, PdA / Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra featuring Wynton Marsalis, June 28, 7 p.m., Maison symphonique de Montréal. Tickets already on sale, details at montrealjazzfest.com.

Jazz gift certificates!

When you love music, you always want more! Luckily, our new Festival gift certificates are here to meet the needs and tastes of lovers of good music. With a $25 value, they can be used towards the purchase of tickets to concerts presented by the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal and the Jazz All-Year Round series, in official Festival boutiques and in the Galerie Lounge TD and Bistro Le Balmoral, both located in the Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan.

Get the jump on the crowd with the Spectra Newsletter and have the scoop on everything about the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal and the >Jazz All-Year Round series emailed right to your inbox. All the latest news, exclusive pre-sales, discounts… and it’s all free when you simply subscribe by visiting infolettrespectra.ca. For further information, call the Info-Jazz Line at 514 871-1881, toll-free at 1 85JAZZFEST, or visit montrealjazzfest.com.

— 30 —

These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Digg
  • Sphinn
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Mixx
  • Google