13960
Montreal
The Montreal 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
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5 days
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5 days
4 nights
8 meals
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DAY
1
Orientation and Welcome Dinner
Montreal, QC
D
Marriott Springhill Suite Vieux Montreal

Dinner: 5:30 to 5:45 pm Registration follow by Welcoming Dinner.

Evening: Orientation Meeting including Introductions to the program. We will give you the highlights on the 37th festival edition and your Privilege Pass to the Festival.

DAY
2
Meeting with Jennifer Bell and Discover Old Montreal
Montreal, QC
B,L
Marriott Springhill Suite Vieux Montreal

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Lecture with musicologist and musician, Jennifer Bell your jazz specialist. Learn about the history of jazz in Montreal. Overview of the programming and introduction to the three indoor concerts we will attend.

Lunch: Lunch in a trendy café.

Afternoon: Walking guided tour of Old Montreal, focusing on history and architecture including a visit to the famous Notre-Dame Basilica.

Evening: 6:00 pm First indoor concert at the Jazz Festival. Our program was planned far in advance when performance details were not available. The information will be posted on our website when released and included in preparatory materials sent following enrollment. this first concert, enjoy the ambiance of the Festival and attend one of its numerous outdoor free concerts. At 11:00 pm you could attend the Jam Session with your privilege pass.

DAY
3
Exclusive Behind the scene.
Montreal, QC
B,L
Marriott Springhill Suite Vieux Montreal

Breakfast: Buffet-style breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Presentation and demonstration of jazz improvisation with our two specialized musicians, Jennifer Bell (saxophone) and Cordell Henebury (guitar).

Lunch: Lunch in Old Montreal, the historic district.

Afternoon: 4:30 pm Inside look of the festival: the impressive security system and the animated press room. An exclusive behind the scenes with a Festival representative.

Dinner: Dinner on your own.

Evening: Attend your second Indoor concert. Our program was planned far in advance when performance details were not available. The information will be posted on our website when released and included in preparatory materials sent following enrollment.

DAY
4
Food-lovers Guide to Neighbourhoods/History of immigration
Montreal, QC
B,D
Marriott Springhill Suite Vieux Montreal

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: This is a day for food lovers. Our specialized guide will lead you on an adventure through the many flavours of Montreal, strolling along beloved Saint-Laurent Boulevard. Here you'll discover many colourful restaurants, brought to the city by the different ethnic communities that have settled along the length of the street over time. We will finish our food lovers' tour at the Jean-Talon public market in Little Italy, a favourite meeting place of Montrealers. Savour the doughnuts found only in Chinatown... the famous Schwart’s smoked meat at Montreal Hebrew Delicatessen...Portugals' renowned egg tarts (Pasteis de nata)... true italian coffee and an array of Quebec products at the public market.

Lunch: Lunch on your own.

Afternoon: Free time to explore Montréal (our exclusive list of suggestions will be handed to you) or to attend free concerts on the Festival's site.

Dinner: 5:30 pm Farewell Dinner.

Evening: Attend a third indoor concert. Our program was planned far in advance when performance details were not available. The information will be posted on our website when released and included in preparatory materials sent following enrollment.

DAY
5
Final discussion on your Montreal Jazz experience with Jennifer Bell.
Montreal, QC
B

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Final discussion on your Montreal Jazz experience with Jennifer Bell. 10:00 am End of the program. Departure at your leisure. Check-out time is noon.






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