IN PHOTOS – Montreal International Jazz Festival – Day 4

Who: Yannick Rieu, Matt Andersen, Bobby Bazini
Where: Cinquième Salle and MTelus, Montreal QC
When: June 29th, 2019


If you’ve been following our coverage so far, you’ll know by now that the weather hasn’t been so great for the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Yesterday, we saw a whole other level of thunderstorms and pouring rain, forcing us to change our plan to shoot outdoor shows and to run for cover in venues!


We started our evening with Yannick Rieu at La Cinquième Salle. Accompanied by his band, the renowned saxophonist gave an unprecedented performance of pieces from a lost album found in John Coltrane’s archives.

Next we headed to MTelus where opening act Matt Andersen had just taken the stage. Anyone who didn’t know him walking in the venue definitely walked out a fan. Andersen’s voice is out of this world, and he has nothing to envy from top-level guitarists. The highlight of his set was the cover of Bill Wither’s “Ain’t No Sunshine”, which had the audience break into thunderous applause at the end.

Finally, our main act of the night was Bobby Bazini. In front a beautiful stage set-up (which didn’t feel miles away from Ed Sheehan’s mind-blowing Divide Tour screens), Bobby charmed the crowd to the sound of his upbeat tunes and his suave, unique voice.

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