Montréal International Jazz Festival 2022
The Montréal International Jazz Festival 2022, presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto, will soon be here! The time has come to reveal the indoor and outdoor concerts that will be part of this edition’s programming. In total, more than 350 concerts presented by artists from here and afar, 2/3 of which are free, will be held from June 30 to July 9, 2022. The menu will feature music legends, discoveries, diversity, experimentations as well as several shows created exclusively for the festival. A major part of the city’s downtown core is closed to traffic for ten days, as free outdoor shows are open to the public and held on many stages at the same time, from noon until midnight.
Ranked as the world’s largest jazz festival in the Guinness World Records, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has been synonymous with a passion for music for now 40 years. Every year for 10 days, the French-speaking metropolis of North America becomes the venue where fans of all types of jazz-related music rub shoulders with aficionados of jazz in its purest form. All on a unique site designed to meet festival goers’ every need, right downtown in an area off-limits to car traffic! Montreal is without a doubt the true heartbeat of Planet Jazz! The Montréal International Jazz Festival 2022 will be the 42nd edition of the Festival.
The Montréal International Jazz Festival was founded in 1979 by Alain Simard in association with André Ménard, Denyse McCann and Alain de Grosbois, with the purpose of bringing the best musicians on the planet to the public. A non-profit organization since 1981, its mandate is to popularize jazz and its related musical forms thanks to its free outdoor shows and its wide diffusion, in addition to being a major tourist attraction for Montreal and a springboard for its musicians.