Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

June 30, 2005 10:00 ET

Festival International de Jazz de Montreal Receives Support from Government of Canada

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - June 30, 2005) - Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister responsible for the Status of Women Liza Frulla today announced funding of $200,000 for the 26th season of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, which will take place from June 30 to July 10, 2005. These funds will also contribute to the 6th season of the Jazz a l'annee series.

"The Jazz Festival has been a major part of Montreal's cultural universe for 26 years. I am proud to support this great festival, which brings together musicians from around the world," said Minister Frulla. "I encourage all Canadians to come and discover the rhythms and sounds of all the various jazz styles."

The 26th season of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal will stage more than 500 indoor and outdoor shows. The Jazz a l'annee series will present some 25 shows between September 2005 and June 2006.

Financial assistance is provided by the Department of Canadian Heritage through its Arts Presentation Canada program. The program seeks to give Canadians more access to direct experiences of the diversity and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals, presentation of live professional performances, and other artistic experiences provided by arts presenters.

Funding announced today was provided for in the February 2005 federal budget.

This news release is available on the Internet at http://www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Media Room.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Minister responsible for Status of Women
    Jean-Francois Del Torchio, Press Secretary
    (819) 997-7788
    or
    Canadian Heritage - Quebec Region
    Veronick Raymond
    Director of Public Affairs
    (514) 283-7698