The Montreal International Jazz Festival is back for its 40th edition (!), from June 26 to July 6, 2019, to fill our electric city with 150 concerts, where living legends meet the most brilliant young talents, and jazz bursts forth at the crossroads of genres and influences, proving more than ever that it is alive and well at the core of a scene bubbling over with creativity.

Montreal Jazz Festival

With the return of music to the streets, massive festive gatherings and fun in the downtown core, making your choices will be your greatest challenge as fans from home and abroad gather to experience pure jazz but also discover an eclectic variety of musical genres, ranging from folk to funk to so much more.

Montreal Jazz Festival
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Among the major free outdoor events not to be missed will be Funk It Up !, a huge party celebrating the 40 years of the Montreal Jazz Festival, on June 26 at 6PM. The Montreal band The Brooks, accompanied by several artists, will perform the greatest hits of Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, James Brown, Kool & the Gang, Parliament, Prince, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, The Commodores and The Temptations.

So here is what you need to know about the 40th edition of the Montreal Jazz Festival:

Date: Wednesday, June 26 – Saturday, July 6, 2019
Location: Indoor and outdoor concerts in the Quartier des Spectacles
Website: montrealjazzfest.com/en-CA
Program: montrealjazzfest.com/en-CA/Programmation/Concerts
Artists: montrealjazzfest.com/en-CA/Programmation/Artistes
Schedule: montrealjazzfest.com/en-CA/Programmation/Horaire
Facebook: @montrealjazzfest | Instagram: festivaljazzmtl | Twitter: @MtlJazzFestival | YouTube: montjazzfest FestivalJazzMtl


P.S. Make sure not to miss Thierry Mugler: Couturissime, the must-see exhibit at the MMFA !