Press release for immediate distibution

One hundred guitarists
join the party!

Montreal, Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - The Montreal Guitar Show and the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal are happy to offer a superb selection of concerts starring an impressive roster of exceptional guitarists who’ll amaze fans at both events!

Montreal Guitar Show

The 3rd edition of the Montreal Guitar Show, from July 3 to 5 in the Palais des congrès de Montréal, will feature dozens of talented, technically-gifted guitarists in a wide array of activities, mini-concerts and concerts, many of them free:

Al Petteway

Hari Sihvo

Ken Bonfield

Peter Janson

Antoine Dufour

Igor Mazzone

Kenny Smilovitch

Philippe Bernier

Bill Garrett

Iván Garzón

Kinloch Nelson

Reno De Stefano

Bill Mize

J.A. Libster

Lou Boustani

Russell Malone

Claude Lassonde

Jacques Desfosses

Martin Tremblay

Stanley Jordan

Craig D’Andrea

Jasmin Lacasse-Roy

Matt Dingo

Steve Groves

Cyril Achard

Jason Fowler

Melissa Greener

Sue Lothrop

Dave Walker

Jean Lamarche

Mike O’Brien

Sylvain Provost

Denny Snyder

Jean-François Hamel

Monte Montgomery

Thomas Carbou

Don Alder

Jean-Luc Thiévent

Muriel Anderson

Valérie Duchâteau

Fabrizio Alberico

Jean-Marc Hébert

Olivier Langevin

Zeb Heintz

François Jalbert

Jean-Paul Bataille

Olivier Pépin

Frank Vignola

Jean-Philippe Guy

Paul Asbell

Greg Clayton

Jonathan St-Amour

Peppino D’Agostino

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

For this 30th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, from June 30 to July 12, programmers have called in the greatest names in guitar for the perfect six-string celebration! Fans can discover or renew acquaintance with the music of these major talents, in ticketed venues or in free outdoor concerts:

Al Di Meola

Denis Chang

Lionel Loueke

Térez Montcalm

Alex Cattaneo

Enrico Crivellaro

Madeleine Peyroux

The Kitchen Shakers

Andrew Cowan

Howlin’ Hound Dogs

Matt Andersen

The Lost Fingers

Antoine Dufour

Jeff Beck

Nobuki Takamen

Tony Scherr

Bill Frisell

Jimmy James

Pat Metheny

Zeb Heintz

Bob Walsh

John Butler

Philip Sayce

Brian Setzer

John Campbelljohn

Ray Bonneville

Bryan Lee

John Pizzarelli

Rick Haworth

Buddy Guy

Jordan Officer

Romero Lubambo

Colin Moore

JP Soars

Susan Tedeschi

Guitar fans, don’t miss this sublime six-string action! For more info, visit and

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