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Orville Peck, BADBADNOTGOOD and Thundercat lead line-up for Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2023

04 April 2023, 16:00 | Written by The Line of Best Fit

The lineup for the 43rd edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal will see Orville Peck, BADBADNOTGOOD and Thundercat play, alongside legendary names including Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Diana Krall, and Rodrigo y Gabriela.

The event – which runs from 29 June to 8 July will see 350 concerts takes place over ten days, with two-thirds of them free to the public.

The line up will also see the likes of Buddy Guy, Melody Gardot, Herbie Hancock and George Benson rubbing shoulders with jazz’s rising stars, sometimes even sharing the same stage. Many established artists will be performing at the Festival for the first time and jazz will be more prominent than ever on both indoor and outdoor Festival stages. Best Fit favourites The Weather Station, Obongjayer, Billie Marten and Christine & The Queens are also set to play.

“It sounds cliché in the festival world, but it’s worth saying because it’s so true: we are incredibly proud to present a truly balanced program that is jam packed with gems!”, explains Maurin Auxéméry, the new director of the festival programming. “With the full backing of the big Festival family, each member of the programming team passionately defends their vision of jazz, which has sparked engaging discussions and a program that embodies what the genre is today. Jazz from the 21st century is changing and mutating, drawing on other musical styles, and our programming reflects this refreshing change. Jazz lovers are becoming more diversified, new generations are tuning in, and we couldn’t be happier.”

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