2018 Montreal Jazz Fest Finale

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Saturday July 7th, was the 2018 Montreal International Jazz Festival finale after ten beautiful sunny mostly hot days featuring loads of wonderful music which everybody who came enjoyed. With temperatures soaring near 100 degrees Fahrenheit with no let up until last Wednesday relief came in an overnight rain storm and cooler air breezes making … Continue reading 2018 Montreal Jazz Fest Finale

Cur-mudgeon

  Each year Montreal's annual International Jazz Festival is visited by locals and tourists from across globe including tall old cur-mudgeons, who remain miserable despite wonderful music and fun happening around them. Although this WP word prompt is for the word C-U-R meaning a mongrel, one of the non-specific, mixed-breed type dogs it can also … Continue reading Cur-mudgeon

Frantic Footwork

  Frantic footwork by French Canadian trio added to a traditional Québécois ambiance despite what was happening just a few feet in front of them off stage. Violin player depicted is playing his fiddle while tapping his boot enveloped feet in a rhythmic fast and nervous like manner synchronized with the infectious, lively, French Québécois … Continue reading Frantic Footwork

Lee’s New Wrinkle

  Last Friday during 2018 Montreal's annual International Festival returning Jazz legend Bryan Lee's new wrinkle this year was his new band of mostly senior musicians doing the gig on CBC stage. Bryan apparently had health problems serious enough to cause separation from his other, original, band that I had the opportunity to see on … Continue reading Lee’s New Wrinkle

Blush

  F1 racer tire change contest woman announcer seems to blush while on her mike talking to assembled crowd of passersby Grand Prix fans during pre-amble to giving OK for event to start. The scene is Crescent street, Thursday morning, June 2016, during the annual Montreal International Grand Prix weekend and the two first contestants … Continue reading Blush

Nothing Up My Sleeve

  "Hocus pocus, Abra cadabra..look nothing up my sleeve", followed by lots banter, purposeful audience distraction, allowing magician plenty of preparation time to remove card deck from its paper container, grab hold stack in left hand then deftly brush deck with right to pull out two of spades, the desired card. This magician performed many … Continue reading Nothing Up My Sleeve

Radiant Duo

  Very bright warm sunshine reflecting off their smiling faces contributed to making these two a radiant duo while performing on stage during recent Montreal West Island Blues Festival. Following the fantastic performance Riot & The Blues Devils with Dwane Dixon put on earlier the Brian Greenway's Blues Bus weren't gonna be beat as they … Continue reading Radiant Duo