Press release for immediate distibution


Térez Montcalm, Suzanne Vega, Susie Arioli, Cowboy Junkies, Coral Egan and the John Pizzarelli Quartet, The Derek Trucks Band, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers…

In November and December as part of the Jazz All Year Round series

Montreal, Monday, October 26, 2009 - In this anniversary year for the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, we continue to present an especially strong 2009-2010 season program of the Jazz All Year Round series presented by TD, welcoming renowned performers to L’Astral and the Métropolis in November and December. Among them: bluesman Duke Robillard, the Derek Trucks Band, whose leader figures among the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, the inimitable That 1 Guy, Suzanne Vega, Susie Arioli, recipient of the 2009 Oscar Peterson Award, Cowboy Junkies, the irresistibly charming Carol Welsman, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, Alex Cuba, Coco Montaya and, presented as part of the Festival’s 30th anniversary tour, a unique concert pairing Coral Egan with the John PIzzarelli Quartet. From November 4 through December 4, we’ll present 15 events delivering high-calibre blues, jazz, rock, latin and soul to warm up music lovers as the winter season opens.

At L’Astral

Duke Robillard - November 4, 8 pm (Blue Wednesdays)

Térez Montcalm - November, 6, 8 pm

Suzanne Vega - November, 7 and November 8, 8 pm

That 1 Guy & The Magic Pipe Present: Moustaches and Laserbeams - November, 11, 8 pm

Susie Arioli - November, 12 and November, 13, 8 pm

Sara Tavares - November, 17, 8 pm

Cowboy Junkies - November, 18 and November, 19, 8 pm

Carol Welsman - November, 20 and November, 21, 8 pm

David Gogo - November, 25, 8 pm

Alex Cuba - November, 27, 8 pm

Michael Kaeshammer - November, 28, 8 pm

Coco Montaya - December, 2, 8 pm (Blue Wednesdays)

A special evening with Coral Egan and John Pizzarelli Quartet - December, 3 and December, 4, 8 pm (the Festival’s 30e anniversary Tour)

At Salle Pierre-Mercure

Nikki Yanofsky - November 11, 8 pm

At the Metropolis

Derek Trucks Band - November, 7, 8 pm

John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers - November, 22 , 8 pm

Tickets on sale now

Tickets for these concerts are on sale now. They are available at L’Astral (305 Ste. Catherine St. W.), at the Métropolis (59 Ste. Catherine St. E.), through, 514-908 9090 or 1 866-908 9090. For more information, call the Bell Info Jazz Line at 514-871 1881, toll-free at 1-888-515 0515 or visit

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