Diana Krall, Herbie Hancock, Melody Gardot, John Scofield, Samara Joy, Buddy Guy, George Benson and Snarky Puppy are among the headliners of the 2023 Montreal Jazz Festival.
The festival will also include performances by Thundercat, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Emilie-Claire Barlow, John Pizzarelli, Jean-Michel Blais, Chris Botti, Arooj Aftab, the Avishai Cohen Trio, the Brad Mehldau Trio, DOMi & JD BECK, Chucho Valdés, the Stacey Kent Trio, the Bad Plus and many more.
The 10-day festival runs June 29 to July 8.
“It sounds cliché in the festival world, but it’s worth saying because it’s so true: We are incredibly proud to present a truly balanced program that is jam-packed with gems,” said Maurin Auxéméry, the festival’s new director of programming. “With the full backing of the big festival family, each member of the programming team passionately defends their vision of jazz, which has sparked engaging discussions and a program that embodies what the genre is today. Jazz from the 21st century is changing and mutating, drawing on other musical styles, and our programming reflects this refreshing change. Jazz lovers are becoming more diversified, new generations are tuning in, and we couldn’t be happier.”
See the full lineup and schedule at montrealjazzfest.com.