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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Wonderful venue and experience. Everybody deserves a trip to the MIJF!


I recently returned from a Road Scholar trip to the Montreal International Jazz Festival. It was a fantastic program, well organized, fun and highly informative. The highlight was attending the three concerts for which we were given tickets, as well as the conversations with local jazz musicians before and after the concerts. The weather was perfect for the group tours and free time. I definitely would consider attending this festival again with Road Scholar!

R. Natalie

The Montreal Jazz Festival is terrific - wonderful group leaders, demonstrations by very good musicians, and terrific people who signed up for the trip. I've gone several times to this jazz festival with Road Scholar, so I like it a lot.


Enjoyed meeting new friends and returning to Montreal where I went as a teenager. The leaders Kim and Andree were very helpful. Jennifer Bell is a delight and knows her craft with expertise. She is quite engaging and interacts well with the participants. Hotel food needs improvement as well as plated food at the Steak House where we had our Orientation dinner. Would enjoy more meals included in the package pricing at higher quality venues. Departure catered meal at the hotel was very sub-standard. The walking tours and local guides were excellent!!

R. Natalie

The Montreal Jazz Festival is one of the best - lovely city, great music & guides, nice people. Have been there two or three times. I always discover fantasic musicians who I didn't know before I went. ---Natalie W., New York


In four nights and four days (basically), Road Scholar gave us an overview of Montréal, educated us on jazz, food, immigration and more. The balance of guided tours, free time, group meals vs. meals on one's own was excellent. The three choices of indoor concerts gave us a wide variety of music. The special short-term subject-matter experts were all excellent including two musicians, a behind-the-scenes-of-the-festival-tour, and a foodie tour through the lens of immigration history. Our “leaders” were two gracious, knowledgeable women. Merci to both of them for a great trip. So, you get the idea: it was the design, how the days were structured -- and the quality of the program within each of those days -- that won my heart.

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