MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
LEN'S TOP 30 INDOOR PICKS
The dates are listed as June 30 through July 11, but there is a concert by Diana Krall on June 30 and there are no indoor concerts listed for July 11. The complete indoor festival was unveiled today and these are my top 30 events.
LES GRANDS CONCERTS (THEATRE MAISONNEUVE) 6:00 P.M.
July 3 Guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel with Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman and Larry Grenadier
July 6 Dancer Tamango's Urban Tap with David Murray guesting
July 10 A double bill of singer/pianists Carol Welsman and Peter Cincotti
LES COULEURS (SPECTRUM) 6:00 P.M.
July 9 Guitarist Ben Charest
JAZZ D'ICI (SALLE GESU) 6:00 P.M.
July 4 The trio of pianist Jean Beaudet
July 5 A reunion of altoman Remi Bolduc and pianist Kenny Werner
July 8 Bassist Michel Donato joined by musicians like reedman Francois Theberge
July 10 The No Name Jazz Sextet, a first rank hard bop band
VOIX DU MONDE (CLUB SODA) 7:00 P.M.
July 4 Jeri Brown is joined by the trio of pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs
July 6 Tierney Sutton
July 8 Stacey Kent
INVITATION (MONUMENT NATIONAL) 7:30 P.M.
June 30 Chick Corea in a solo piano event
July 1 Corea in a duo with vibraphonist Gary Burton
July 6 Charlie Haden in duos with pianist John Taylor and guitarist Egberto Gismonti
July 7 Charlie Haden with tenorman Dewey Redman and exciting young drummer Matt Wilson
July 8 Charlie Haden with Carla Bley and the Liberation Music Orchestra
July 9 Haden's Quartet West
PLEINS FEUX (SALLE WILFRID-PELLETIER) 8:30 P.M.
June 30 Tony Bennett
July 1 Keith Jarrett trio with Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette
JAZZ CONTEMPORAIN (SALLE BEVERLY WEBSTER ROLPH) 9:00 P.M.
July 8 Drummer Thom Gossage and Other Voices
JAZZ BEAT (SPECTRUM) 9:30 P.M.
June 30 Singer Dee Bridgewater with David Sanchez
July 1 Guitarist John Scofield reunited with bassist Steve Swallow with the marvellous Bill Stewart on drums
July 6 Pianist Kenny Barron with guest, vibraphonist Stefon Harris
July 7 Guitarists Larry Coryell, John Abercrombie and Badi Assad
July 9 Vocalist Patricia Barber
July 10 Trumpeter Dave Douglas with Roswell Rudd, trombone, Brad Jones, bass and Barry Altschul, drums
JAZZ DANS LA NUIT (SALLE GESU) 10:30 P.M.
July 1 The superb Chris Potter
July 3 The Brad Mehldau trio
July 8 Altoman Bud Shank joined by pianist Bill Mays
July 9 Jane Bunnett is duos with pianists Stanley Cowell and the young Cuban David Virelles
[The free outdoor events will be announced on June 1st]
© Len Dobbin 2003
Montreal, Quebec, Canada