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Julie Lamontagne and Jeremy Pelt in Jazz All-Year Round

Montreal, Thursday, September 26, 2013 — The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is happy to announce two new concerts in the Jazz All-Year Round series presented by TD: Julie Lamontagne and her quartet, with special guests, performing Noël jazz, and American trumpeter Jeremy Pelt and his quintet. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon.

Julie Lamontagne, Noël jazz December 6, 8 p.m., L’Astral — After bringing us the wildly successful Opus jazz concert at the last Festival, Julie Lamontagne returns with the seasonal Christmas music of the Noël jazz show, following on the heels of the imminent release of her new album, expected October 29. Performing in a quartet with Dave Watts on double bass, Richard Irwin on drums and Danny Roy on saxophone, the talented pianist revisits great seasonal standards with original and inspired jazz arrangements.

Jeremy Pelt Quintet May 9, 8 p.m., L’Astral — A most worthy descendent of Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard, this ace trumpeter is a well-kept secret—too well-kept. Pelt has been showcasing his incredible talent for a while now, racking up critical praise and breathless mentions in jazz magazines readers’ polls (DownBeat named him a rising trumpet star five years running…). After making quite an impression here playing with the Baptiste Trotignon Quintet in 2009, and with his own group Wired in 2011, he’s back with a quintet to present a brilliant new album, Water and Earth.

Tickets go on sale Friday at noon

Tickets go on sale Friday, September 27, at noon at Métropolis (59 Ste. Catherine St. E) and L’Astral (305 Ste. Catherine St. W), and, 1 855 790-1245.

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Tickets remain available for these other concerts:
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Tedeschi Trucks Band  November 18, 8 p.m., Métropolis — In addition to being a couple in real life, renowned roots singer Susan Tedeschi and virtuoso guitarist Derek Trucks (of the Allman Brothers Band) marry their musical talents in this solid Grammy-winning band. Having previously performed separately at the Festival, Tedeshi and Trucks join forces to deliver their new album, Made Up Mind, yet another brilliant blast of vigorous blues-rock hammered home onstage by 11 musicians — including a horn section and backup singers!

Joe Louis Walker, September 27, 8 p.m., L’Astral / Jorge Drexler (opening act: Andrés Canepa solo (from A la Vino Tinto), October 4, 8 p.m., Métropolis / Woodkid (opening act: Black Atlass), October 17, 8 p.m., Métropolis / Hugh Laurie, October 21, 7:30 p.m., Maison symphonique de Montréal / Quartango, October 24, 8 p.m., L’Astral / Cyndi Lauper (opening act: Hunter Valentine), October 26, 8 p.m., Métropolis / Michael Kaeshammer, November 1, 8 p.m., L’Astral / Bonnie Raitt (opening act: Marc Cohn), November 14, 8 p.m., Théâtre St-Denis 1 / The Souljazz Orchestra, November 22, 8 p.m., L’Astral / Trixie Whitley, November 23, 8 p.m., L’Astral / Rokia Traoré, November 28, 8 p.m., Club Soda / Habib Koité & Bamada, February 15, 8 p.m., L’Astral / Márcio Faraco, March 13, 8 p.m., L’Astral, and Jean-Michel Pilc and Kenny Werner Piano Duo, March 15, 8 p.m., L’Astral / George Thorogood and the Destroyers, May 17, 8 p.m., Métropolis.

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.