2021 Jazz Festival News: USA/SENEGAL/CANADA

Five free shows to see at the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival
There are 52 performances free to view at this year’s Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Senegal’s famed jazz festival returns after pandemic delay
Billed as Africa’s biggest jazz festival, it has struggled with dwindling attendance since its days hosting headliners like American pianist Herbie Hancock, who played there in 1996.

The Bay Area’s jazz scene swings back into (live) action
Forced to cancel last summer’s festival for the first time in more than six decades, the Monterey Jazz Festival is back on Sept. 24-26 with a scaled down event taking place almost entirely in and around the fairgrounds’ main arena. The reduced footprint means that MJF64 will have only a fraction of its former capacity, with 2,500 tickets available daily to allow for social distancing.

SWITZERLAND: Montreux Jazz: concerts gratuits en ligne

Pour faire patienter ses fans, le festival montreusien a décidé de proposer plus de 50 concerts gratuits de ses précédentes éditions. Cette offre, valable pour 30 jours, est disponible via le distributeur de services musicaux Stingray.
Des concerts de Ray Charles, Wu-Tang Clan, Johnny Cash, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Deep Purple ou encore Carlos Santana font notamment partie de l’offre.