Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, after watching the Montréal Complètement Cirque opening parade on Wednesday, I stopped by the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. I managed to catch a couple of acts on my way through the Quartier des Spectacles, starting with Angel Forrest who was performing on the Loto Québec stage…

Angel Forrest

Angel Forrest
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Angel Forrest

Angel Forrest
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Angel Forrest

Angel Forrest
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He had a better view

He had a better view
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I managed to just catch the last moments of Pugs and Crows – who won the 2013 JUNO for Instrumental Album of the Year for Fantastic Pictures

Pugs and Crows

Pugs and Crows
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Hanging cow at Pugs and Crows

Hanging cow at Pugs and Crows
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Pugs and Crows

Pugs and Crows
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Pugs and Crows

Pugs and Crows
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I spotted this group of folks taking a break next to one of my favorite murals…

Taking a break

Taking a break
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On rue Sainte-Catherine at the Rio Tinto Alcan stage, Kellylee Evans  - another Juno winner (2011) had just started her performance…

Scène Rio Tinto Alcan

Scène Rio Tinto Alcan
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Kellylee Evans

Kellylee Evans
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Kellylee Evans

Kellylee Evans
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Kellylee Evans

Kellylee Evans
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There happened to be a really nice sunset Wednesday – probably helped by the huge forest fires in the North…

Sunset over the Jazz Festival

Sunset over the Jazz Festival
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Sunset reflections

Sunset reflections
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I just remembered that last Saturday after the Google 2+ anniversary photowalk I had grabbed a couple of shots at the jazz festival on my way home. I never posted them, so thought I might as well tag them at the end of today’s post.

Zebra street entertainer

Zebra street entertainer
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I couldn’t help but take a shot of this guy in his suit – definitely looked the part at the jazz fest – though not someone I would have guessed as being a fan of Marie-Mai, but maybe the bag isn’t his.

Sharp Dressed Man

Sharp Dressed Man
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It’s sad that I haven’t managed to get down to see more jazz over the last week and can’t believe it already ends this Sunday :-(

Maybe I can catch a few more acts over the weekend.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

- Martin

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