The Montreal International JazzFestival is back in full swing this summer, and it's sure to get the city moving with its talented lineup. During the festival, more than 650 concerts are held, with musicians from over 30 countries, most of which are free to the general public. Admission is free to the festival site and to most of its shows. To purchase tickets for indoor shows online, check out the program.
The concerts that take place both indoors and outdoors during this 10-day festival are free of charge. The festival is held in the French-speaking region of Montreal. In addition to having a wide variety of French and North American jazzy performances, the venue allows strong links between Canada and France. The Montréal International JazzFestival was founded in 1979 by Alain Simard in partnership with André Ménard, Denyse McCann and Alain de Grosbois, with the purpose of bringing the public closer to the best musicians on the planet. The Montreal International Jazzfestival also offers an appetizing array of on-site food services that are sure to please even the most discerning palates. He has worked for the Montréal International JazzFestival, the FrancoFolies de Montréal and MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE since autumn 1999, and is now Vice President of Programming for the three events.
For the past two years, New Orleans Jazz& Heritage Festival has been canceled due to Louisiana's record number of hospitalizations caused by coronavirus. The first edition of the Festival brought together approximately a hundred artists, including Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Vic Vogel and Ray Charles in Île-Sainte-Hélène, attracting around 12,000 festival attendees. The Montreal JazzFestival is a great way to experience some of the best jazz music from around the world without breaking your budget. With free admission to most shows and a wide variety of performances from both French and North American artists, it's no wonder why this event has become so popular over the years. Whether you're looking for a night out with friends or a family outing, you can be sure that you'll find something to enjoy at this year's Montreal JazzFestival.