Montreal, Wednesday, July 5, 2017 —Jazz All-Year Round series presented by TD enhances its fall 2017 and spring 2018 schedule with German pianists Nils Frahm and Hauschka, Canadian singer Tami Neilson, Italian-British singer Piers Faccini and American singer Son Little. Tickets for these concerts are already on sale.
Nils Frahm — March 22, 8 p.m. — Métropolis — Berlin keyboardist, composer and producer Nils Frahm transports us to an aerial world fusing electronic and classical music. After transporting Métropolis to a state of rapture in 2015, he returns to spellbind his audience with minimalist rhythms and sumptuous harmonies.
Tami Neilson — October 25, 8 p.m., Club Soda — A genuine star in New Zealand, Tami Neilson has been compared to Patsy Cline, Wanda Jackson and Peggy Lee. After an impressive turn at the Festival this summer, the Canadian native returns with songs from her 5th album, Don’t Be Afraid, along with gospel, blues, rockabilly, country and soul classics. A fabulous voice, incredible energy: an absolute must see!
Hauschka — October 26, 8 p.m., Gesù — A prolific creative force with 15 albums as a solo artist and work as a composer of original film soundtracks, German keyboardist/composer Volker Bertelmann, alias Hauschka delivers a music that is experimental yet accessible, tinged with sensitivity and flirting with classical minimalism. His return is a sheer delight for devotees and a unique opportunity for others to discover this wonderment!
Piers Faccini, October 29, 8 p.m., L’Astral — Five years after his last visit to the Festival, Italian-English Piers Faccini, whose voice was compared to that of Cohen, returns with I Dreamed An Island (2016), inspired by the Sicily of the 12th and 13th centuries. A musical oeuvre marked by its delicacy and sensitivity, blending the lexicons of folk and world music with a delicious melancholy.
Son Little, September 14, 8 p.m., Petit Campus — Encouraged to sing by the band The Roots, Son Little hit the radar with a remix by RJD2, later playing South by Southwest and accompanying Mumford & Sons on tour. Blending blues ballads, soul, folk and rock melodies, his music presents a panorama of American music.
Some tickets still remain for these concert
Diana Krall, Turn Up The Quiet Tour — November 29 and 30, 8 p.m., Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, PdA — World-class jazz singer Diana Krall returns to Montreal this autumn to present her latest opus, Turn Up The Quiet, hailed immediately by the critics upon its release.
José González — February 10, 8 p.m., Monument-National — Argentinean-Swedish singer-songwriter José González digs into the heart of ’70s folk: guaranteed aural pleasure.
GoGo Penguin — October 23, 8 p.m., Gesù — Ranking among the newest global jazz stars, GoGo Penguin present their latest album, Man Made Object, where electric subtlety of high-calibre jazz and rock energy meet.
Martin Goyette — October 13, 8 p.m., L’Astral — Montreal-born singer and harmonicist will seduce his audience once again with his “instrument”: a husky yet warm voice worthy of the blues and jazz greats.
Songhoy Blues — October 1st, 8 p.m., L’Astral — These musicians from Mali who grew up obsessed with hip hop, R&B, and classic rock like The Beatles and Hendrix make a much-anticipated stopover in Montreal.
Tickets already on sale
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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 17th year in a row, by reinvesting its potential surpluses in the presentation of special concerts at its Jazz All-Year Round series. With support from Canadian Heritage, it can thus offer Canadians 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, 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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