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A new name added to Jazz All-Year Round: Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

Montreal, Monday, November 16, 2015 — This season of Jazz All-Year Round, presented by TD, features another fabulous concert! American singer-guitarist Ben Harper, along with The Innocent Criminals, will perform in Métropolis on Tuesday, April 12, 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 20 at 10 a.m. Exclusive pre-sale for Spectra Newsletter subscribers: starting tomorrow, November 17, 10 a.m. 

 Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals — April 12, 8 p.m., Métropolis — Charismatic and beloved virtuoso Ben Harper lands in two years after his stunning duet with Charles Musselwhite at the Festival, with his perfectly singular fusion of acoustic folk, groove, blues, soul, gospel and reggae. At the height of his powers, he reunites with his band the Innocent Criminals, the renowned crew he toured the world with for a decade before parting company in 2008. Rekindling the sacred flame, the band brings us a new tour, and a new studio album expected in 2016: Call It What It Is. Absolutely essential! 

Tickets on sale Friday, November 20 at 10 a.m.
Exclusive pre-sale for Spectra Newsletter subscribers: November 17, 10 a.m.

  • Métropolis: 59 Ste. Catherine Street East;, or 1 855 790-1245

Some tickets still remain for those concerts:
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Normand Guilbeault presents Kawandak with special guest Michel Faubert, November 21, L’Astral / Cordâme, November 27, 8 p.m., L’Astral / Orchestre national de jazz de Montréal, The Ella Fitzgerald Song Books, December 5, L’Astral / Rufus and Martha Wainwright’s Noël Nights en famille with guests, December 5 and 6, 7 p.m., Maison symphonique / Jordan Officer, Blue Skies, March 10, Club Soda / 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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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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