Montréal, Tuesday, September 10, 2018 —The Jazz All-Year Round series presented by the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal and TD Bank Group boosts its 2018 / 2019 program with a pair of new additions, Swedish folk singer/guitarist José González and New Zealand R&B singer Tami Neilson. Tickets for these concerts go on sale Friday, September 14 at 10 a.m. Exclusive pre-sale for Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Newsletter subscribers: Thursday, September 13, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
José González & The String Theory, Full Chamber Orchestra Performance — March 25, 2019, 8 p.m., Maison symphonique de Montréal —Considered one of the standout indie-folk artists of his generation, this Swedish artist won over the Montréal audience with a jam-packed show in Monument-National last February. The celebrated musician returns to spotlight the hits from his landmark albums Veneer, In Our Nature, and Vestiges & Claws. It’s a gorgeous reimagining of his long career in the majestic Maison symphonique, accompanied by The String Theory orchestra, a collective based in Berlin and Göthenburg assembling artists from diverse backgrounds that has racked up prestigious collaborations with Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Dieter Meier (My Brightest Diamond), Tindersticks and many others.
Tami Neilson — November 21, 2018, 8 p.m., L’Astral —SASSAFRASS! Is the title of the latest album by sparkling singer Tami Neilson. The colourful artist heads in to fire up Montréal with her Soul and R&B sound and a contagious energy in the tradition of the late, great Aretha Franklin. But for all her delightful charm, this Canadian-born New Zealander makes her presence felt onstage as a contemporary woman, mother and daughter, thanks to her suave, powerful voice and resolutely current, hard-hitting lyrics. An absolute must!
- Maison symphonique de Montréal: 1600 St. Urbain Street; 514 842-2112,1 866 842-2112 —placedesarts.com
- L’Astral (Maison du Festival): 305 St. .Catherine Street W.; ticketmaster.ca or 1 855 790-1245 — sallelastral.com
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