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Patrick Watson in a Festival pre-opening concert

Montreal, Thursday, June 20, 2013 — With just a few days left before the 34th edition begins, organizers of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal announce a special surprise pre-opening concert: Patrick Watson, June 25 at 8 p.m. in Gesù — Centre de créativité. With Arc Iris (starring Jocie Adams of The Low Anthem) warming up the audience as opening act, the show stars our very own Patrick Watson (piano, vocals, keyboards) accompanied by Robbie Kuster (drums, percussion), Joe Grass (guitar), Mishka Stein (bass), Josh Zubot (violin), Ariel Engle (backing vocals) and Jocie Adams (vocals, clarinet). It’s a rare opportunity to enjoy this immense Montreal artist in a remarkably intimate venue! Tickets on sale at noon.

  • Gesù — Centre de créativité: 1200 De Bleury Street; 514 861-4036; or 1 855 790-1245 —

The 34th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, presented by TD in collaboration with Rio Tinto Alcan, will run from June 28 to July 7. Complete program at

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