Press release for immediate distribution

Jazz All-Year Round welcomes a distinguished guest…

Patricia Kaas
in Kaas chante Piaf

Montreal, Wednesday, May 22, 2013 — The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is happy to announce the pending arrival of major French singer Patricia Kaas, who will present, in partnership with Productions Rubin Fogel, her tribute concert to Édith Piaf: Kaas chante Piaf, in Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts, on September 17 at 8 p.m., part of the Jazz All-Year Round series presented by TD. Tickets will go on sale this Saturday, May 25, at noon.

Discovered 25 years ago thanks to Mademoiselle chante le blues, Patricia Kaas has since led a brilliant career which now reaches a new artistic summit with this song recital dedicated to Édith Piaf. Consisting of 21 legendary songs by “La Môme,” arranged by Abel Korzienowski, the new Wonder Boy of Hollywood film music, Kaas chante Piaf celebrates the 50th anniversary of the passing of the immortal Piaf. The Patricia Kaas concert heads to Montreal after acclaimed performances on the most prestigious stages of the world: the Royal Albert Hall (London), Carnegie Hall (New York), Olympia (Paris), the Operetta Theatre (Moscow)…

Tickets go on sale this Saturday, May 25, at noon

Available at from the Place des Arts box office: 175 Ste. Catherine St. West; or 514 842-2112.

Tickets for these concerts are already on sale:
(tickets already available, details at

Théâtre St-Denis 1

Bonnie Raitt, November 14, 8 p.m.


-M-, July 9, 8 p.m. / Jorge Drexler, October 4, 8 p.m.

Club Soda

Rokia Traoré, November 28, 8 p.m.


Joe Louis Walker, September 27, 8 p.m. / Quartango, October 24, 8 p.m. / Michael Kaeshammer, November 1, 8 p.m. / Jean-Michel Pilc et Kenny Werner Piano Duo — March 15, 8 p.m.

For further information, call the Info-Jazz LaPresse+ Line at 514 871-1881, toll-free at 1 85JAZZFEST, or visit Get the jump on the crowd with the Spectra Newsletter and have the scoop on everything about the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal and the Jazz All-Year Round series emailed right to your inbox. All the latest news, exclusive pre-sales, discounts… and it’s all free when you simply subscribe by visiting

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 14th 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 public partners, specifically, the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) and 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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