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A major name joins Jazz All-Year Round

Diana Krall

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Montreal, Monday, November 24, 2014 — Organizers of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal are delighted to add the Grande Dame of Canadian jazz, Diana Krall, to the program of the Jazz All-Year Round series presented by TD. The artist will perform on May 29 at 8 p.m. in Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts, presenting her new album, Wallflower. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon… although Infolettre Spectra subscribers can purchase them in an exclusive pre-sale Thursday, November 27, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Diana Krall, WallflowerMay 29, 8 p.m., Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, PdA — A native of B.C., Canadian singer and pianist Diana Krall has experienced a remarkably thrilling rise since the mid-’90s, now ranking among the most important artists in jazz vocal, in complete command of a repertoire bridging jazz standards and popular songs of the ’20s and ’30s. A beloved favourite of the Montreal audience, Krall returns after her massive free outdoor concert for an enormous crowd during last year’s Festival International de Jazz de Montréal—an absolute masterstroke musical moment and a page added to the history of our “City of Festivals”—and we’re thrilled to reconnect with her in the more intimate confines of Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, where she’ll unveil her new album, Wallflower, produced by David Foster. Accompanied by an orchestra, the singer will present her versions of some of the greatest classics of the pop repertoire from the ’60s to the present day, including timeless songs by Bob Dylan, the Mamas and the Papas and the Eagles.

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 28, at noon.

  • Place des Arts and Maison symphonique de Montréal: 175 Ste. Catherine St. West; 514 842-2112, 1 866 842‑2112 or

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Some tickets still remain for those concerts:
(tickets already on sale, description at

Orchestre national de jazz de Montréal, November 27, 8 p.m., L’Astral / Anne Bisson, November 28, 8 p.m., L’Astral / Guy Bélanger, November 29, 8 p.m., L’Astral / The Hot Sardines, December 11, 8 p.m., L’Astral / David Myles, December 13, 8 p.m., L’Astral / Rufus and Martha Wainwright’s Noël Nights, December 21, 7 p.m., Maison symphonique de Montréal / Arthur H (opening act: Ludovic Alarie), January 27, 8 p.m., Club Soda / Gilberto Gil , April (opening act: Bïa) April 8, 2015, 8 p.m., Théâtre Maisonneuve, PdA / Buddy Guy (opening act: Quinn Sullivan), April 25, 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 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.

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