Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 29, 2016 17:00 ET

Jazz Takes Over Montreal Once Again

The Government of Canada Supports the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - June 29, 2016) - Department of Canadian Heritage and Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, today reiterated the Government of Canada's support for the 37th Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, which will take place from June 29 to July 9, 2016.

Canadian Heritage is announcing funding of $1 million for the 2016 edition of the Festival. This amount, provided through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, will help offer a diverse lineup featuring many emerging artists.

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) highlighted its non-repayable contribution of $687,375 for the 2016 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. This funding, provided under the Quebec Economic Development Program, aims to support the Festival's international marketing strategy to attract ever larger numbers of tourists from abroad.

Quick Facts

  • The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal hosts 3,000 performers from 30 countries every year.
  • Over a period of 10 days, nearly 2 million festival visitors enjoy 600 concerts and activities-two thirds of which are free open-air performances.
  • Presented in the Quartier des spectacles from noon to midnight, the impressive lineup features various jazz, blues and world music trends.

Quotes

"The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is a priceless jewel of our cultural industry. Its enviable international reputation is proof of an extraordinary dynamism and vision. It's an event that showcases the talent of our artists while contributing to Montréal's economic vitality!"

-The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

"The Government of Canada is proud to support the 2016 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, which not only lets a fresh wind blow across our cultural landscape, but also broadens the city's visibility in Canada and abroad, attracts tourists and generates significant economic benefits."

-The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Associated Links

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

Quebec Economic Development Program

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Contact Information

  • Pierre-Olivier Herbert
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    819-997-7788

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
    819-994-9101
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    PCH.media-media.PCH@Canada.ca

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    Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    514-283-8818
    dec.media.ced@canada.ca