Category Archives: Quebec

Saveur & Savoir: Montreal 2017

The first week of July brings us to the Montreal Jazz Festival. We do not mind missing the promiscuous display of red white and blue at home, and are ecstatic to be going rogue.In the upscale province of Justin Trudeau, … Continue reading

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Montreal Jazz Festival: Colossal Musicianship for 38 Years

mu·sic [ˈmyo͞ozik] Vocal or instrumental sounds combined to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion. June 28 to July 8, 2017 The 38th edition of the Montréal Jazz Fest will possess all the beauty of form, harmony, and expression … Continue reading

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Brunch, Booze & Blues: Montreal 2015

“Une brunch sans alcool n’est rien d’autre  qu’un triste dejeuner tardif.” Translation: A brunch without booze is just a sad, late breakfast. We’re in Montreal for the 36th annual Jazz Festival and deliriously happy. Fresh from Paris, my French is in … Continue reading

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Montreal Jazz: Biggest and Best

World-Class Rendezvous Lucky me: I’m heading for the 36th edition of the world’s largest jazz festival, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. Celebrating a passion for music for over three decades, North America’s French-speaking metropolis annually welcomes fans to … Continue reading

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Musical Mélange: Montreal

Lucky me. I’m just back from the 35th anniversary celebration at the Festival International de Jazz Montréal. As world-class talents Diana Krall, Pat Metheny, Tony Bennett and B.B. King agree,”It’s the best jazz festival in the world.” Oh, yes. Each … Continue reading

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Montreal Night Life, Art & Cuisine – C’est Magnifique!

Cool Cuisine While Jazz Fest takes over the Quartier des Spectacles in the downtown core and offers a diversity of food and drink, restaurants and eating opportunities abound in the sprawling festival site. Find everything from haute-cuisine by world-class chefs … Continue reading

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Singin’ and Swingin’

35th Montréal Jazz Festival June 26-July 6 Lucky me — I’m heading for the 35th Anniversary of the Festival International de Jazz Montréal June 26. Blues titan B.B. King says,”It’s the best jazz festival in the world,” and I agree. … Continue reading

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