On April 3rd, L’Équipe Spectra announced the cancellation of the Montreal Jazz Festival 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the non-essential activities measures put forth by the government. However, as the saying ‘the show must go on’ goes, the Jazz Fest will go on, with virtual shows! From June 27th to June 30th, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal will be offering ‘Let’s Jazz Together!’ – an exclusive, online edition for music fans. It will include live performances from Montreal (recorded on stage at L’Astral), as well as recordings of popular concerts from previous festivals and more.
As they state on their website, ‘this exclusive edition of the jazz festival is a little gift that we want to give to the fans, the city, the jazz community and to all the passionate music lovers all over the world who revel in the opportunity to be moved by something as magical as live music… we intend to make you live the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal in a memorable way, once again’.
You can sit back with a ‘festive aperitif’ to start each evening off at 6:00pm with ‘LES APÉROS SAQ’, promised to be full of surprises. Other events will include, LES SESSIONS TD ET LES RYTHMES Rio Tinto, LES TRÉSORS DU FESTIVAL présentés par TD and Rio Tinto and FIN DE SOIRÉE Loto-Québec. Performers will include Dominique Fils-Aimé, Charlotte Cardin, Jean-Michel Blais, Elisapie, Barr Brothers, Jordan Officer, Jeremy Dutcher, Fredy V. and the Foundation, Malika Tirolien, Marianne Trudel, Pierre Kwenders, Naya Ali, Alain Caron’s trio with drummer Paul Brochu and John Roney. Recordings from previous festival include performances by Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughan, Oliver Jones and Oscar Peterson. For further details and how to watch the events go to.