Distant Tokyo Sax Masters

==================================================================================================== Last summer from distant Tokyo thirteen sax masters, that is 13 baritone saxophonists although only seven are depicted here, visited Montreal playing their instruments to create their incredible hybrid music. This young troupe of Japanese musicians called Tokyo Chutei-Iki created music that was neither classical, jazz, nor rock and roll yet it was a … Continue reading Distant Tokyo Sax Masters

Hospitality Delivered

======================================================================================================= Liquid hospitality delivered by a strong young man in green colored Montreal Jazz Festival tee-shirt holding metal wire baskets filled with ice-cold cans of beer on their heads roamed around the Quartier-des-spectacles. This nice guy took time to pose for me while he was on his way delivering his cheer in the vicinity of … Continue reading Hospitality Delivered

Klezmer Circus

======================================================================================================= The klezmer circus happened last summer during the 2015 Montreal Jazz Festival when this local band entertained a small crowd inside the Heineken Beer tent. This ensemble created a circus/carnival type atmosphere for a very intimate and enthusiastic audience cheering them on as they played their hybrid type of music. My small video is … Continue reading Klezmer Circus

Montreal Total Circus Escadrille

======================================================================== The Montreal Total Circus Escadrille or "flying squad" (Montreal Completement Cirque) duo was just beginning their exciting trapeze act when I happened upon them that beautiful Thursday, July, 2015 afternoon. I had come to enjoy the Montreal Jazz Festival that was going in downtown centering on the area known as Quartier-des-Spectacles adjacent to Place-des-Arts. This is … Continue reading Montreal Total Circus Escadrille

Jump Train

===================================================================== "Jump Train" yelled Montreal Jazz Festival's West Trainz troupe during their act to hundreds of fans enjoying their music. The Fest was in full swing Monday with lots of great music of all types emanating from all over the site however, the West Trainz troupe were not tied down to a single place. True … Continue reading Jump Train