Jimmy James Sings Song

Jimmy James, internationally acclaimed Montreal Blues man, sings song while his swift fingers play guitar during West Island Blues Festival. Jimmy whose birth name is Demetrios Bakolias, prefers being called Jimmy James when working, his guitar plays an ever evolving, soulful blend of music styles pushed to the limit. Greece born Jimmy brought up in … Continue reading Jimmy James Sings Song

Playing Glimmer Of Hope

Montreal busker playing his guitar with glimmer of hope passerby donates some money after hearing the wonderful riff. The scene is on Saint Catherine street west in Spring of 2015 where talented, young busker hopes to get some "coin" from passersby like this one. I had just left an industrial machinery exhibition in Place Bonaventure, … Continue reading Playing Glimmer Of Hope

Disrupt Tranquility

Should you ever want to disrupt your normal afternoon tranquility during July just visit Place Heineken when these guys (brass band) are performing. Actually, these local musicians were pretty damn good putting on a great musical performance during the annual Montreal International Jazz Festival a few years ago. Of course, if you are tired from … Continue reading Disrupt Tranquility

Sugar Brown Smile

Sugar Brown enjoys the moment while showing a smile after playing some great Blues with his band during 2015 Montreal International Jazz Festival.   Sugar Brown aka Ken Chester Kawashima smile enjoying moment after playing some blues with his band during Montreal International Jazz Festival in 2015. Now residing in Toronto after immigrating from Chicago … Continue reading Sugar Brown Smile

Faceless Jazz Fan

  Nobody knows who those faceless figures like this man are, who appear as a simple looking Jazz fan, or why they sometimes turn up at high-profile events. Fortunately, they can be deciphered despite their clever attempts at disguising self, looking ordinary, blending and mingling in mixed crowd of international tourists and locals. Marriam-Webster definitions … Continue reading Faceless Jazz Fan

My Favorite Place

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jysv8POU60s   My favorite place in Montreal during summer is the annual International Jazz  Festival held in the famed Quartier-des-Spectacles near Place-des-Arts. I enjoy the great free outdoor music and seeing all the thousands of fans mostly visiting international tourists many from the USA heck, I've even spotted Hollywood celebrities mingling in the crowds. The Jazz … Continue reading My Favorite Place

Techno Noise

Techno noise fills air near the small Loto-Quebec during stage during annual Montreal Just-for-Laughs Festival while mixed group perform. Around the stage a small crowd of mostly international tourists and some locals either stand or sit on the huge steps of front entrance to Place-des-Arts building. This festival like the Montreal International Jazz Festival happened … Continue reading Techno Noise