|Montreal Jazz Fesstival 2013|
Photo Credit Jean-Francois Leblanc/Montreal Int Jazz Fest
The programme of ticketed indoor events for the world's largest jazz festival has just been announced. A few headliners, including some native and some adoptive Brits : Diana Ross, Keith Jarrett, Michael Bublé, Terence Blanchard, Rufus Wainwright, Trombone Shorty, Beck, Marcus Miller, Katie Melua, Jack DeJohnette, Earth, Wind & Fire, Tony Bennett, Ben Harper, Ginger Baker, Tord Gustavsen, Stacey Kent, Brad Mehldau, Dr. Lonnie Smith.
For the final concert the city will honour one of its own, with a special 80th birthday concert for Oliver Jones.
Ottawa journalist Peter Hum has already published his top dozen HERE, and also reproduces today's press release in full.
Peter Hum's choices are: The Heath Brothers / Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak / Fred Hersch Trio / Keith Jarrett solo concert / Marc Copland, Gary Peacock, Joey Baron/ Danilo Perez Trio with John Patitucci and Brian Blade / Jeff Ballard’s trio with Lionel Loueke and Terence Blanchard Quintet followed by the Orchestre national de jazz de Montréal / the Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra. (pp) MONTREAL JAZZ FESTIVAL WEBSITE