Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

Overview

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 over 35 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.

The Festival hosts some 3,000 musicians and public entertainers from 30 countries, 1000 concerts and activities—two-third of which are free—, 10 concert halls, 9 outdoor stages and welcomes more than 2 million visitors annually, from noon to midnight!

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!