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French Quarter and Too Many Zooz join the program

Montréal, Monday, December 11, 2017 —In keeping with its mission to showcase concerts all year round, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal adds two new shows to the Jazz All-Year Round program series presented by TD, beginning this winter in L’Astral. Tickets for these concerts are already on sale.

French QuarterFrench Quarter with Yacine Boularès, Samy Thiébault and Perrine Mansuy feat. Christophe Leloil

For the past five years, the French Quarter project has brought the best of the French jazz scene to New York. This year, French Quarter lands in Montréal with saxophonist Yacine Boularès and his explosive debut album Ajoyo; saxophonist Samy Thiébault and his supremely energetic quartet, armed with the album Rebirth; and pianist Perrine Mansuy, with her silky touch and subtle harmonies, accompanied by trumpeter Christophe Leloil.

January 18, 8 p.m., L’Astral

Too many ZoozToo Many Zooz

Born in the depths of the subway and launched into the spotlight by a series of viral videos, this New York trio whips up a monumental “bass house” that’s both raw and incredibly sophisticated. After setting L’Astral blaze last summer (and landing in a Google ad), the group returns for a second blast of unbridled horns and primitive beats.

March 31, 8 p.m., L’Astral

Tickets on sale now

L’Astral (Maison du Festival): 305 Ste. Catherine St. West; or 1 855 790-1245 —

Some tickets remain for these concerts

  • Natural Wonder, The Ultimate Stevie Wonder Experience — January 17, 8:30 p.m., Corona Theatre
  • Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox — January 31, 8 p.m., MTELUS
  • Valerie June — February 9, 8 p.m., Gesù
  • Nils Frahm, All MelodyMarch 22, 8 p.m., MTELUS
  • Ana Popović — April 22, 8 p.m., L’Astral

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!

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