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13960
Quebec

The Montréal International Jazz Festival

Dive deep into the world of jazz as you enjoy performances, lectures, demonstrations and discussions at the world-renowned Festival International de Jazz à Montréal.
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Program No. 13960RJ
Length
5 days
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Quebec

The Montréal International Jazz Festival

Dive deep into the world of jazz as you enjoy performances, lectures, demonstrations and discussions at the world-renowned Festival International de Jazz à Montréal.
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5 days
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Program No. 13960 RJ
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We’ve got your ticket to the Festival International de Jazz à Montréal — one of the most prestigious jazz festivals in the world. Meet with a renowned jazz specialist and performers from Canada and around the world. Discuss jazz with musicologists, and choose from an amazing line-up of performers, as fellow jazzophiles converge in the idyllic, cultural city of Montréal.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Attend three outstanding indoor concerts in the Jazz Fest’s prestigious concert hall, meet musicians and experience late-night jam sessions.
  • Go behind-the-scenes with musicians, performers and experts, and choose from more than 300 outdoor free concerts.
  • Experience the rich history of the old district, the European feel and French culture in Québec’s premier city of creativity, cuisine and music.

General Notes

Maximum group size is 26 participants. Program includes independent time to explore the city and several meals on your own. Group Leaders will provide directions for self-directed excursions. Suggestions for free-time activities provided in preparatory materials.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
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A People’s History of Quebec
by Jacques Lacoursière and Robin Philpot
A People’s History of Quebec is a lively guide to a little-known part of North American history. It tells of the settlement of the St. Lawrence Valley, as well as the Montreal and Quebec-based explorers and traders who travelled, mapped, and inhabited most of North America.
Where the River Narrows
by Aimee Laberge
This novel sweeps across the centuries, from the French royal court to the founding of Québec City in 1608, from the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 to the FLQ Crisis. Against this rich panorama, the daily lives of the Tremblay family unfolds over generations.
The Two Solitudes
by Hugh MacLennan
First published in 1945, and set mostly in the time of the First World War, this story revolves around the life and times of the fictional character Paul Tallard and his struggles in reconciling the differences between his English and French Canadian identities.
Montreal & Quebec City Guide – Lonely Planet
by Montréal-based authors
Montréal and Québec City really serve it up. You've got old-world grandeur, new-world sensibilities and big-city charms - there's enough neighbourhoods, restaurants and festivals to keep you mon-dieu'ing for months. This guide, penned by Montréal-based authors, gets you straight to the action. The Lonely Planet website has options to buy and download individual digital chapters from this book in addition to the full guide.
Shadows on the Rock
by Willa Cather
Set in seventeenth-century Canada, an evocation of North American origins highlights the men and women who struggled to adapt to the new world even as they clung to the one they left behind. The novel covers one year of the lives of Cecile Auclair and her father Euclide, French colonists in Quebec.
The Tin Flute
by Gabrielle Roy
The Tin Flute is a classic of Canadian fiction. This moving story focuses on a family in the Saint-Henri slums of Montreal, its struggles to overcome poverty and ignorance, and its search for love.
A Short History of Quebec
by John Alexander Dickinson and Brian J Young
A Canadian classic, A Short History of Quebec offers a concise yet comprehensive overview of the province from the pre-contact native period to present-day constitutional struggles. The authors bring a refreshing perspective to the history of Quebec, focusing on the social and economic development of the region and its diverse peoples.
Champlain's Dream
by David Hackett Fischer
In this enthralling biography, acclaimed historian David Hackett Fischer brings to life the remarkable Samuel de Champlain—soldier, spy, master mariner, explorer, cartographer, artist, and Father of New France.
Meals
8 Meals
4 Breakfasts
2 Lunches
2 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Vegetarian
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Jul 07, 2021 - Jul 11, 2021
  • Jul 07, 2021 - Jul 11, 2021
4 nights
Montreal
This all-suites hotel is situated in the heart of historic Old Montréal. It is within walking distance of Notre Dame Basilica, museums, and some of the finest restaurants in the city. The rejuvenated Old Port of Montréal is just a few steps away. The underground Metro is close by to whisk you through the city, as is the lively area of Chinatown.





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