Montreal’s 28th First Nations Festival

This year's 28th First Nations Festival performances the started on August 7th on the big stage in Montreal's downtown Cartier-des-spectacles continuing a tradition that began 15 years ago. The 28th Montreal First Peoples Festival aka (Présence autochtone) runs through Aug. 15, celebrating Aboriginal film, music, visual arts, crafts and food. Again as in previous years, … Continue reading Montreal’s 28th First Nations Festival

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

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

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

Fast Food Assumption

  Growing line of anxious, hungry,straight-faced, jazz fans near temporary fast food outlet seems to indicate an assumption their next meal will take much more time than they want to spend waiting. The scene is in downtown Montreal during recent International Jazz Festival near Bell stage on eastern section of Cartier-des-Spectacles, where a temporary hotdog … Continue reading Fast Food Assumption