Montréal Jazz Festival Ignites With a Summer Extravaganza of Music

In a recent conversation, André Ménard, co-founder and artistic director of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, gives an overview of the breadth and scale of the outdoor and indoor venues and range of musicians (over 3,000) and concert choices (over 650) during a 10-day run from June 28 to July 7, 2018. It’s impressive, even to the point of being overwhelmed, which Ménard, a lifelong aficionado of jazz and renowned promoter of musical talent for the past 40 years, replies: “You shall be!” This underlines his confidence in presenting the best at the Montréal Jazz Festival by traveling to over 300 artistic events internationally to evaluate and recruit stellar musicianship. Read more