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Jazz All-Year Round welcomes Trixie Whitley, Marcio Faraco and Kat Edmonson

Montreal, Thursday, July 4, 2013 — The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is happy to announce four new concerts as part of the Jazz All-Year Round series presented by TD. Get set for jazz, but also soul, rock and world music: all the aural pleasure required to heat up the venue, the fabulous L’Astral! Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 6, at noon.

Kat Edmonson September 20, 8 p.m. — Young Texan Kat Edmonson serenades with a retro-style voice, swinging between bossa and pop and seducing the listener from the very first listen. Exuding charm and candour, she’s collaborated with Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett. After her performance opening for Madeleine Peyroux at the Festival this summer, she returns to enchant us as a headliner.

Trixie Whitley November 23, 8 p.m. — Discovered at the Festival in 2008, the daughter of late lamented nouveau bluesman Chris Whitley distinguishes herself with an artistic sensibility that would be the absolute envy of any young artist working today. Singer-songwriter and one-woman-band, she does it all (vocals, drums, guitar, keyboard), when not collaborating with other musicians of renown (like Daniel Lanois, with whom she played the Festival two years back under the band name Black Dub). She returns with her group and the songs from her incandescent new blues-soul album, Fourth Corner.

Marcio Faraco March 13, 8 p.m. — This golden-voiced Brazilian has no equal when it comes to serenading us with music inspired by all the traditions of his native land. After a successful 3-night residency in the Savoy du Métropolis last summer, charming the audience with a tasty blend of African and Cuban sounds, the congenial singer-guitarist is back with new songs slated for release on a forthcoming album.

Tickets on sale Saturday, July 6, at noon

Available at L’Astral’s box office (305 Ste. Catherine St. West), through ticketmaster.ca and admission.com or at 1 855 790-1245.

For further information, call the Info-Jazz La Presse+ Line at 514 871-1881, toll-free at 1 85JAZZFEST, or visit montrealjazzfest.com. 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 infolettrespectra.ca.

Tickets remain available for these other concerts:
(tickets already on sale
, details at montrealjazzfest.com)

-M-, July 9, 8 p.m., Métropolis / Cheminant vers ma ville: a concert for Kate McGarrigle, August 8, 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. / Patricia Kaas, Kaas chante Piaf, September 17 , 8 p.m., Théâtre Maisonneuve / Joe Louis Walker, September 27, 8 p.m., L’Astral / Jorge Drexler, October 4, 8 p.m., Métropolis / Quartango, October 24, 8 p.m., L’Astral / Michael Kaeshammer, November 1, 8 p.m., L’Astral / Bonnie Raitt, November 14, 8 p.m., Théâtre St‑Denis 1 / Rokia Traoré, November 28, 8 p.m., Club Soda / and Jean-Michel Pilc and Kenny Werner Piano Duo, March 15, 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 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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