Montreal Jazz Festival just hit its halfway mark, with five more days of great performances to go! We started our evening at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier, with the last of three shows (one solo, two with musicians) for Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi. In front of a sold-out venue, he delivered a beautiful and poetic set, accompanied by dreamy visual spaces projected on a screen between him and the crowd (stunning to the naked eye, but hard to photograph).
Next up, Canadian singer-songwriter Mélissa Laveaux hit the Rio Tinto stage, charming a packed crowd with her captivating voice and contagious energy!
Finally, we headed to the TD Stage for the main free show of the night: Lee Fields. Accompanied by his band The Expressions, the soul singer also known as “Little JB” for his likeness to James Brown put on an excellent show. From opening with Saturn to closing with Honey Dove, he had the crowd captivated and gave a true masterclass on showmanship. The perfect groovy way to end a Monday night!
Montreal Jazz Festival is taking place downtown from June 30th to July 9th 2022. For tickets and more information, visit montrealjazzfest.com.
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