Founded in 1980, the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal is one of the premier jazz events in the world. It features performances by some of the best jazz musicians and bands from around the globe, as well as workshops and other activities encouraging involvement between artists, promoters, and fans.
The Festival International de Jazz de Montreal is known for its incredible lineup of musicians and bands from around the world. It also offers a variety of activities for fans, such as workshops, conferences, and conversations with experts.
The Festival International de Jazz de Montreal was founded by Alain Simard, Andre Menard, and Remi Jean LeBlanc, the three friends wanted to bring attention to jazz music and create a platform for the genre in all its forms. The founders were inspired by iconic jazz festivals like Newport Jazz Festival and Montreux Jazz Festival, which had been hugely successful in France and Switzerland respectively.
The first edition of the festival in 1980 had over 500,000 attendees.
It is the world’s largest jazz festival, attracting over 2 million people yearly.
Over 3,000 musicians from more than 30 countries have played at the festival since its inception.
In 2013, it was designated a Major International Event by Canadian Heritage and received $15 million in funding over five years.
Impact on the Music Industry:
The festival has been dubbed "the largest jazz festival in the world" by Guinness World Records due to its massive audience turnout. The festival also provides a platform for emerging talent, giving them an opportunity to perform alongside seasoned veterans.
Festival was scheduled from 29 Jun to 08 Jul 2023 (9 day(s)).
Festival International De Jazz De Montreal takes place in Montréal, Canada. Here is the full address of the festival: 1275 St-Antoine Ouest Montreal, QC, Canada H3C 5L2
Marisa Monte, Melody Gardot, Buddy Guy, Snarky Puppy, Rodrigo y Gabriela.