A highly-anticipated return!
Montreal, Thursday, September 10, 2015 — Ever since his performance at the Festival in the summer of 2014, everyone has been eagerly awaiting the return of wonderful British singer-pianist Benjamin Clementine. And he’s back, as part of Jazz All-Year Round presented by TD! Tickets are on sale now.
Benjamin Clementine — October 16, L’Astral, 8 p.m. — Quite simply astonishing in concert at the Festival in 2014, this London musician of Ghanaian extraction is riding an impressive wave of acclaim. Discovered while playing in the Paris Métro as a penniless busker, he has since smashed online popularity records and won over critics and fans in Europe and the U.S. While his supremely expressive voice and feverishly executed piano melodies can be heard to brilliant effect on his debut album, At Least for Now, the full force of his talent and charisma must truly be experienced in live performance.
Tickets already on sale
- L’Astral (Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan): 305 Ste Catherine Street West; ticketmaster.ca or 1 855 790‑1245 — sallelastral.com
Some tickets still remain for those concerts:
(tickets already on sale, description at montrealjazzfest.com)
Emilie & Ogden, October 2, 8 p.m., Gesù / Biréli Lagrène, October 2, 8 p.m., Club Soda / Ibeyi, October 4, 8 p.m., Théâtre Corona / Kat Edmonson, October 17, 8 p.m., L’Astral / Mariza, October 28, 8 p.m., Théâtre Maisonneuve, PdA / Cordâme, November 27, 8 p.m., L’Astral / Rufus and Martha Wainwright’s Noël Nights en famille with guests, December 5 and 6, 7 p.m., Maison symphonique / George Thorogood and The Destroyers, May 7, 8 p.m., Métropolis / Brad Mehldau solo, May 27, 8 p.m., Maison symphonique.
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For further information, call the Info-Jazz La Presse+ Line at 514 871-1881, toll-free at 1 85JAZZFEST, or visit montrealjazzfest.com.
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 15th 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 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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