Montreal, Monday, September 15, 2014 — The Jazz All-Year Round series, presented by TD, has just what it takes to delight and refresh music fans from now through to wintertime, with new artists added to the list of concerts presented throughout the calendar year by the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. Tickets go on sale today at noon (except those for the Arthur H concert, already on sale).
Dirty Loops — October 23, 8 p.m., Théâtre Corona — These energetic young super-talented Swedes are a smash sensation on the Internet for their acrobatic covers of popular hits by artists from Stromae to Lady Gaga. The trio’s cover of Rolling in the Deep, the now-classic Adele track, has been viewed over 4 million times! Hot on the heels of this year’s debut album, Loopified, and a memorable performance at the Festival this summer, the trio returns to mix up a new serving of its electrifying musical cocktail. In collaboration with evenko.
Orchestre national de jazz de Montréal — October 30 and November 27, 8 p.m., L’Astral — L’Orchestre national de jazz de Montréal is on a mission to promote education, enhance the understanding and development, and broaden the reach of orchestral jazz from all sources and eras, by producing concerts and recordings showcasing a core of 17 permanent musicians. The ONJM offers our finest local conductors, composers, arrangers and artists a vehicle to express their talent and creativity.
October 30 — Guest artist: Samuel Blais. Conductor: Christine Jensen. Featuring the music of Darcy James Argue and Samuel Blais.
November 27 — Guest artist and conductor: Jennifer Bell. Featuring the music of Duke Ellington (Such Sweet Thunder Suite) and pieces by Bill Mahar, Charles Papasoff and Mike Rud inspired by Québécois and Canadian poems.
Anne Bisson, Tales from the Treetops — November 28, 8 p.m., L’Astral — Three years after treating the Festival audience to her album Portraits & Perfumes, singer-pianist Anne Bisson—also notable in the role of Cristal in Starmania—brings us a first showcase of her 3rd album, Tales from the Treetops. You’ll discover 14 jazz-inspired songs, influenced by songwriters from Kate Bush to Tori Amos with a touch of Bill Evans, unfurling a tale of soul-searching, of passions, love and grief, exploring the dawn and the dusk of life.
Rufus and Martha Wainwright’s Noël Nights — December 21, 7 p.m., Maison symphonique de Montréal — Rufus and Martha Wainwright convene the crème de la crème of the music scene in this benefit concert celebrating Christmas. They’ll be joined by Louis-Jean Cormier, Ariane Moffatt and Amy Millan, to name but a few, taking the stage with the brother-sister duo to light up the evening, all proceeds of which will go to the Kate McGarrigle Fund, which supports cancer care and research at the McGill University Cancer Centre and the McGill University Health Centre Foundation. A good cause has seldom been such joyous fun!
Arthur H, Soleil Dedans. Opening act: Ludovic Alarie — January 27, 8 p.m., Club Soda — A true Montrealer at heart, the bard returns to present a new album, recorded here with local musicians—including co-producer François Lafontaine, keyboardist in Karkwa, Mishka Stein and Robbie Kuster (Patrick Watson)… Soleil dedans has already made its mark with a pair of singles—La caissière du super and De l’autre côté de la lune— revealing a turn towards pop with a perfect soupçon of the ’70s… and absolutely stunning vocals! The evening opens with the irresistible Ludovic Alarie and orchestral songs pitched somewhere between Patrick Watson and Air.
Tickets go on sale at noon
- Club Soda: 1225 St. Lawrence Boulevard; 514 286-1010 or clubsoda.ca
- Maison symphonique de Montréal: 175 Ste. Catherine Street West; 514 842-2112, 1 866 842-2112 or laplacedesarts.com
- Théâtre Corona: 2490 Notre-Dame West; 514 931-2088, theatrecoronavirginmobile.com
- L’Astral (Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan): 305 Ste. Catherine Street West; ticketmaster.ca, admission.com or 1 855 790-1245 — sallelastral.com
For further information, call the Info-Jazz La Presse+ Line at 514 871-1881, toll-free at 1 85JAZZFEST, or visit montrealjazzfest.com.
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Some tickets still remain for those concerts:
(tickets already on sale, description at montrealjazzfest.com)
Harold López-Nussa Trio, October 9, 8 p.m., L’Astral / John Abercrombie, October 24, 8 p.m., L’Astral / Jacques Kuba Séguin — October 25, 8 p.m., L’Astral / Elizabeth Shepherd, November 1, 8 p.m., L’Astral / Florence K, November 6, 8 p.m., Théâtre Maisonneuve, PdA / Ludovico Einaudi, November 8, 8 p.m., Maison symphonique de Montréal / Pat Metheny Unity Group w/Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams & Giulio Carmassi, November 13, 8 p.m., Métropolis / Jim Doxas trio, November 20, 8 p.m., L’Astral / Jordan Officer, November 21, 8 p.m., L’Astral / Nils Frahm (Opening act: Dawn of Midi), November 22, 9 p.m., Métropolis / David Myles, December 13, 8 p.m., L’Astral / Gilberto Gil, April 8, 2015, 8 p.m., Théâtre Maisonneuve, PdA
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 15th 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.