NEWS: 39th Montreal Jazz Festival Announces Concert Hall Programme (28 June - 7 July)

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Photo Credit: Jean-Francois Leblanc/Montreal Int Jazz Fest

The world's largest jazz festival has just announced its indoor programme. The range both in jazz and in other music, as ever, is vast and mouth-watering. 

The following list just scratches the surface. 
The full artist list is HERE. (click on a name to go through to date and venue)

- One name which has already caught the imagination is Ry Cooder (29 June Theatre Maisonneuve) - - Singers: Cecile McLorin Salvant, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Melanie de Biasio
- Dave Holland's Quartet with Trilok Gurtu, Chris Potter and Renee Rosnes
- Mike Stern and Randy Brecker
- From the UK, legends: Jethro Tull and Soft Machine
- and others: Sons of Kemet, GoGo Penguin, Zara McFarlane, Hannah Williams, Jacob Banks, Metronomy, Gwyneth Herbert
- Herbie Hancock
- The vast Centre Bell ice hockey arena will present Ludovico Einaudi
- At the Gesu arts centre there is a special residencies for John Medeski and Mark Guiliana and Dr Lonnie Smith
- Also at Gesu Keyon Harrold, Marius Neset, Gilad Hekselman, David Binney, Shai Maestro, Jamie Saft
- and Cory Henry, Snarky Puppy, Kamasi Washington
- Bela Fleck
- Carla Bley
- Archie Shepp
- Shake Stew
- Aruan Ortiz
- Sarah McKenzie
- St Germain
- Charlotte Gainsbourg
- and from the Canadian scene projects for bassist Remi-Jean Leblanc, Jordan Officer, Lucioles, Francois Bourassa...

LINK: Montreal Jazz Festival website

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