Montreal Jazz Festival

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Montreal Jazz Festival

Last weekend in June through first week in July
What has been called the most important cultural event in Canada and the largest jazz festival in the world, the Festival International de Jazz de MontrÉal has attracted some of the greatest names in jazz—including Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, Ray Charles, and Dizzy Gillespie. More than a million people come to the festival, about one-fourth of them from outside Montreal. Although the first festival in 1980 featured only about 20 performances, the 1995 event had 2,000 artists performing in 400 concerts.
Montreal's streets are closed for the 11 days of the festival to make room for the outdoor performances, which take place rain or shine, and represent a mix of traditional, modern, and innovative jazz.
CONTACTS:
Festival International de Jazz de Montreal
400, de Maisonneuve W Blvd., 9th Fl.
Montreal, QC H3A 1L4 Canada
514-523-3378; fax: 514-525-8033
www.montrealjazzfest.com/Fijm2008/accueil_e
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