If you can stomach the construction all over the town, attending the Montreal International Jazz Festival is well worth the trip. Headliners include Ziggy Marley, Seal, Jann Arden and Kamasi Washington. The 2018 program features 150 concerts and runs from June 28 to July 7, 2018.
Capella singer and conductor Bobby McFerrin closes off the Montreal International Jazz Festival at the Montreal Symphony House.
Ben Harper, the 2018 Ella Fitzgerald Award recipient, gave generously of himself and shared intimate stories of love, despair, and redemption at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Harper was accompanied by Charlie Musselwhite, a living Delta blues legend, and harmonica virtuoso, and the duo gave a timeless performance.
SLĀV, a musical about the history of racism, oppression, and slavery in America featured an almost all-white cast, prompted a petition signed by 1,500 asking for its cancellation. Director Lepage states that if it were up to him, the show would be still running.