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Since the festival was first inaugurated by the great Ray Charles in 1980, thousands of musicians and public entertainers from around the world gather every year to indulge in their passion for jazz music in the heart of downtown Montreal. Over ten...more
400 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1L4, Canada
We stayed a couple of blocks from the festival site in an Air BnB and were able to walk to the venues. We were provided with a program and map at the festival site. The program identified artists, times, location and whether the show was...More
Would love to see this festival return to its fame and status and grandeur of the good old days. It's a far cry from what it once was. Everything is highly overpriced in terms of touristic merchandise and it's sad to say that it's far...More
Disappointed this year to go to the 2018 so-called "jazz" festival, Every year there appears to be less and less jazz on display and more alternative forms of music. We worry that the root of jazz will be lost, that visitors will understand jazz to...More
This event has evolved from lots of small stages to just a few venues. Lots of free music and the coordinators seem to group performances to stages based on type/style of performance. Be aware that for the free performances you will be elbow to elbow,...More
We didn't even know this festival was happening during our trip to Montreal but we fortunately had bumped into it during the night walk. It's huge street festival, actually there were two separate stages, lots of vendors, drinks, food and so many people. It was...More
I am almost tempted not to write a review to help keep the numbers down. Montreal itself was baking when we visited so make sure you take cool clothes and lots of sun block.
There were 30 odd deaths due to the heat over that...More
The Jazz festival was a great experience. Except for the service from the Athene Gyros food truck, which took advantage of some tourists charging up to 50% additional costs claiming it was part of the Canadian tax. This is more than the 15% tax and...More
As always Montreal's Jazz festival is amazing, very entertaining for all the family. You can spend couple of hours there, enjoying some drinks, food, great music; free outdoor music, like I enjoyed today with the Brass Band, very entertaining and full of life. There are...More
One of the most known attraction of Montreal is the Jazz Festival.
It's a safe place, everytime crowded, but accessible.
The restaurants around the area are opened and there are some food and drinks available inside the festival area.
The bar-none entertainment district for music and arts, Quartier des Spectacles is an interactive playground that delights the senses. It totals over 30 performance halls, with the vibrant Place des Festivals at its heart. The outdoor event space features glowing towers, glass edifices, and granite-lined bike paths, and hosts annual festivals, concerts, and comedy nights. The cinema, theatres, and
exhibition centres are entwined with external art projects, exemplified at Montreal's Contemporary Art Museum and appearing along every walkway of the Promenade des Artistes in the form of sculpture and public works, from digitally-enhanced swingsets to glowing fountains. Design, performance, and alternative music come together here, a stone's throw from the lively Latin Quarter along Rue Saint-Denis, the quintessential after-party spot for dinner and a drink following a day of jazz, poetry and play.