You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Montreal jazz lineup

Rock and jazz keyboard star Herbie Hancock will kick off the 14th edition of the Montreal Intl. Jazz Festival July 1, with organizers planning more than 300 concerts over 11 days.

Fest topper Alain Simard confirmed the fest has inked a three-year, $ C3.15 million deal whereby Montreal-based cigarette company Du Maurier Ltd. replace Alcan as main sponsor.

This year’s fest is budgeted at $ C7 million, with about 40% coming from corporate sponsors and 40% from ticket and merchandising revenue.

Hancock’s show will feature his new acoustic trio. Other concerts announced this week include performances by vocalist Bobby McFerrin, pianist Ellis Marsalis and British blues rocker John Mayall with ex-Rolling Stone Mick Taylor.

Shows will take place at the Place des Arts complex, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Spectrum and the newly reopened Salle du Gesu. Last year’s festival drew a record 1.3 million concertgoers.

More Music

  • CMT 'Artists of the Year' Lauds

    Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, More: Get to Know CMT's Artists of the Year

    Rock and jazz keyboard star Herbie Hancock will kick off the 14th edition of the Montreal Intl. Jazz Festival July 1, with organizers planning more than 300 concerts over 11 days. Fest topper Alain Simard confirmed the fest has inked a three-year, $ C3.15 million deal whereby Montreal-based cigarette company Du Maurier Ltd. replace Alcan […]

  • Frank Ocean Defeats His Father’s ‘Super

    Frank Ocean Defeats His Father’s ‘Super Sad’ Libel Case

    Rock and jazz keyboard star Herbie Hancock will kick off the 14th edition of the Montreal Intl. Jazz Festival July 1, with organizers planning more than 300 concerts over 11 days. Fest topper Alain Simard confirmed the fest has inked a three-year, $ C3.15 million deal whereby Montreal-based cigarette company Du Maurier Ltd. replace Alcan […]

  • Bailey Bryan

    Video Premiere: Bailey Bryan's Sultry Country Cover of Drake's 'Too Good'

    Rock and jazz keyboard star Herbie Hancock will kick off the 14th edition of the Montreal Intl. Jazz Festival July 1, with organizers planning more than 300 concerts over 11 days. Fest topper Alain Simard confirmed the fest has inked a three-year, $ C3.15 million deal whereby Montreal-based cigarette company Du Maurier Ltd. replace Alcan […]

  • Springsteen on Broadway opening

    Bruce Springsteen Extends Broadway Run?

    Rock and jazz keyboard star Herbie Hancock will kick off the 14th edition of the Montreal Intl. Jazz Festival July 1, with organizers planning more than 300 concerts over 11 days. Fest topper Alain Simard confirmed the fest has inked a three-year, $ C3.15 million deal whereby Montreal-based cigarette company Du Maurier Ltd. replace Alcan […]

  • Alicia Keyes

    Alicia Keys Returns to Coach Season 14 of 'The Voice'

    Rock and jazz keyboard star Herbie Hancock will kick off the 14th edition of the Montreal Intl. Jazz Festival July 1, with organizers planning more than 300 concerts over 11 days. Fest topper Alain Simard confirmed the fest has inked a three-year, $ C3.15 million deal whereby Montreal-based cigarette company Du Maurier Ltd. replace Alcan […]

  • Mike Dungan, Kacey Musgraves, Sir Lucian

    Music City Impact Report: The Power Players Behind 2017's Most Consumed Country Artists

    Rock and jazz keyboard star Herbie Hancock will kick off the 14th edition of the Montreal Intl. Jazz Festival July 1, with organizers planning more than 300 concerts over 11 days. Fest topper Alain Simard confirmed the fest has inked a three-year, $ C3.15 million deal whereby Montreal-based cigarette company Du Maurier Ltd. replace Alcan […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content