Montreal Jazz Fest in the News (ongoing round-up of press coverage)

The Festival International de Jazz de Montreal aka Montreal International Jazz Festival opens tomorrow (June 30) and continues through July 9. It typically attracts hundreds of journalists from Canada and around the world to cover an event that attracts as many as 2 million visits to the fest site.

Coverage is already picking up, with previews and other features in Montreal newspapers and international publications alike.

Here’s what’s out there so far (updating with new pieces as they come in):

Montreal jazz fest daily picks: July 9 (Montreal Gazette, 7/9)
Music Review: Return to Form: Montreal Jazz Festival roars back to life (Times Argus, 7/9)
Suuns bring their experimental rock to the street for Montreal jazz fest (Montreal Gazette, 7/7)
Montreal jazz fest daily picks: July 7 (Montreal Gazette, 7/7)
At the Montreal Jazz Festival, “organized confusion” is another way to talk about connection (WBGO, July 5)
Montreal Jazz Fest Daily Picks: July 4 (Montreal Gazette, 7/4)
PHOTOS: The magic of the 2022 Montreal Jazz Festival, pt. 1 (Cult Mtl, 7/4)
Montreal Jazz Fest Daily Picks: July 3 (Montreal Gazette, 7/3)
Reviews and dispatches from Montreal #FIJM 2022 (5): Christine and Ingrid Jensen Quartet at Diese Onze (London Jazz News, 7/3)
Reviews and dispatches from Montreal #FIJM 2022 (4): Marc Copland/Adrian Vedady/Jim Doxas Trio at Diese Onze (London Jazz News, 7/3)
The Montreal Jazz Fest Gives the Singers Some! (Jazzlands, 7/3)
Montreal International Jazz Festival’s 42nd edition hits the music (The Suburban, July 2)
Montreal Jazz Fest Daily Picks: July 2 (Montreal Gazette, 7/2)
Reviews and dispatches from Montreal #FIJM 2022 (3): Marcus Miller Group plus Paolo Angeli (London Jazz News, July 2)
Gallery: Tash Sultana on opening night of Montreal Jazz Fest (Montreal Gazette, 7/2)
FOMO, anyone? In the Thick of the Montreal Jazz Fest (Jazzlands, 7/2)
Reviews and dispatches from Montreal #FIJM 2022 (2): McKaya McCraven with Marquis Hill, Joel Ross, Jeff Parker, Junius Paul (London Jazz News, 7/2)
The Montreal Jazz Festival is back in full swing, if not back to normal (WBGO, 7/1)
Montreal Jazz Fest day one photos: Tash Sultana, Wynton Marsalis, Jesse Mac Cormack, and more (Bad Feeling, July 1)
Montreal Jazz Festival kicks off in full force amid rise in COVID-19 numbers (CBC, 7/1)
Montreal Jazz Fest Daily Picks: July 1 (Montreal Gazette, 7/1)
‘Exciting to be back’: Montreal Jazz Festival kicks off (City News Everywhere, 7/1)
Tash Sultana ignites Montreal jazz festival’s opening outdoor blowout (Montreal Gazette, 7/1)
Reviews and dispatches from Montreal #FIJM 2022 (1) – Jeff Parker (solo guitar) (London Jazz News, 7/1)
Canada renews its support for Montréal International Jazz Festival (Mirage, July 1)
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Late Plane to Cry (Jazzlands, 7/1)
Montreal Jazz Fest Daily Picks: June 30 (Montreal Gazette, 6/30)
Your Guide to the 2022 Montreal Jazz Festival (Cult Mtl, 6/30)
Government of Canada renews its support for the Montréal International Jazz Festival (Yahoo! Finance, 6/30)
Montrealer Set to Perform at Jazz Festival (CityNews, 6/30)
Montreal Jazz Fest: I’ve Seen a Few (Editions) (Jazzlands, 6/30)
Montreal’s Clay and Friends pack party vibes to free jazz fest show (Montreal Gazette, 6/29)
Le grand retour: Montreal Jazz Festival returns with ‘massive celebration’ (Times Argus, 6/29)
Montreal Jazz Fest in the News (ongoing round-up of press coverage) (Jazzlands, 6/29)
Montreal Jazz Fest: Hailing the Return of One of the World’s Great Jazz Gatherings (Jazzlands, 6/28)
42nd Montreal International Jazz Festival (London Jazz News, 6/28)
Top 25 Jazz Fest Shows (Cult Mtl, June 28)
Angelique Francis to light up the Jazz Fest stage June 30 (The Suburban, 6/28)
5 FREE shows you have to check out at the Montreal Jazz Festival (Daily Hive, 6/27)
History Through Our Eyes: June 30, 1984, the jazz festival (Montreal Gazette, 6/27)
Montreal’s Clan Destiny set for concert during Jazz Fest at Petit Campus (The Suburban, 6/27)
Montreal jazz fest set to once again be city’s ‘strongest symbol of summer’ (Montreal Gazette, 6/24)
Christina Beaudry-Cárdenas Receives Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Award (Jazziz, 6/20)
Nostalgia kick: Montreal’s Bran Van 3000 playing FREE show at Jazz Fest (Daily Hive, 6/16)
Seven artists to seek out at Montreal Jazz Festival 2022 (The Line of Best Fit, 6/16)
Christina Beaudry-Cárdenas Wins The Oliver Jones Award (Broadway World, 6/14)
Longtime Montreal jazz fest booker Saulnier to step down in September (Montreal Gazette, 6/7)
Montreal Jazz Fest Lineup Heralds a Return to Live Format (DownBeat, 6/7)
Summer Music Festival Preview (Uproxx, June 2022)
42nd Festival International de Jazz de Montreal (Jazzed, 4/14)
Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Announces 2022 Lineup (JazzTimes, 3/29)
The Roots, Robert Glasper, And Kamasi Washington Lead The Mostly Free 2022 Montreal Jazz Festival (Uproxx, 3/29)
Montreal Jazz festival unveils 2022 lineup, including CRI, Pink Martini, George Thorogood (Montreal Gazette, 3/19)

Philip Booth, a writer and bass player based in Tampa, Florida, covers music, film and the arts for Jazziz, JazzTimes, Relix, Jazzlands, Philip’s Flicks and other publications. He was the pop music critic for the late, great Tampa Tribune, and also has contributed to The Washington Post, St. Petersburg Times, Billboard, Variety, and DownBeat, as well as several academic journals. The 42nd edition of the fest marks his seventh visit to Montreal to write about the event for various press outlets.
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