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Guide to the 2014 Montreal International Jazz Festival

The 35th edition of the Montreal International Jazz Festival lights up the city with hundreds of live music concerts, June 26 to July 6. Let our festival guide lead the way through some of the fest’s top-billing sweet sounds and an array of dining, shopping, late-night entertainment, and family-friendly options too…

MONTREAL FANS SHARE THEIR FAVOURITE #MTLMOMENTS

Montreal has been asking its visitors to capture and share the special and unique moments from their visit by hashtagging their photos and videos with #MTLMOMENTS. As tourists and locals alike started experiencing and exploring the city, those #MTLMOMENTS started flowing in! Here is a small curated selection of some #MTLMOMENTS courtesy of… YOU!

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: October 12-18

The city-wide high-energy party that is summer in Montreal is over, but autumn comes with its own entertainment, namely in arts and culture: this week see films from around the world, ballet with Japanese flair, theatre that’s both dark and light and art that illuminates – and as always, live music is everywhere, every day.

THE MONTREAL BUZZ JAZZ FEST GUIDE 2012

The seasonal debate surrounding the lineup of the annual Montreal International Jazz Festival is as dependable as the arrival of the summer solstice, though this year the discussion is likely to be a lot less heated. The artist roster at this 33rd edition of the legend-making fest is, hands down, one of the best and broadest they’ve ever put together, featuring appearances by musical A-listers like Liza Minnelli, Norah Jones, James Taylor, Wayne Shorter, Bill Frisell, Oliver Jones, Johnny Clegg and, in a fitting kick-off to the festival, Montreal’s very own and much-loved Rufus Wainwright…

JAZZ FEST INTERVIEW: MISTEUR VALAIRE

Misteur Valaire play the Montreal International Jazz Festival on June 28. The Montreal Buzz caught up with the group’s Luis Clavis to find out where they’ve been, where they’re going and what they’ve got planned for Jazz Fest…

FRANCOFOLIES 2011, MONTREAL

The 2011 edition of FrancoFolies has just wrapped up. If you made it to the fest this year, you saw an amazing celebration of French music and culture. If you didn’t, watch this video and make sure you come back in 2012…

MONTREAL JAZZ FESTIVAL 2011

For 10 days this summer, June 25 to July 4, Montreal goes jazz crazy. Well, not really crazy, more like extremely excited to the point of literally dancing in the streets. And, while I’m being honest here, it’s not all jazz either, or at least not any typical definition of it. For instance: music-world royalty Prince just agreed to a two-night stand here! Yes, the 32nd edition of the Montreal International Jazz Festival is as eclectic and diverse as ever…

FREE THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: JUNE

June. As if there isn’t a better month in Montreal for free stuff? Seriously, June is where it’s at for no-money good times – namely because this is when festival season kicks into high gear with all kinds of free outdoor music shows at the Jazz Fest, FrancoFolies and the Fringe Festival, world-class fireworks displays every week, and an all-day party celebrating Quebec culture…