All that Jazz
People people......I am in Love.
I admit I never though much of it before, a little Chicago, a little Diane Krall and that was it. But after going to two nights of the International Jazz Festival on the streets of Montreal- all I can think of is Jazz.
I stopped on my tracks to the neo-bop and modal jazz of Joshua Rager of Montreal, then was wowed with silky voice of Chantal Chamberland whose repeat performance of 'Summer' and 'Time after Time' I had to come back to at 10pm. But the next night's reggae-dub inspired performance of Bedouin Soundclash just beat it all :) now I am hooked. Must find out everything about them and all the other performers :) The whole festival was so amazing- thousands and thounsands of people-young,old,able,disable even little kids all swaying to the music till the wee hours of the night. There were a number of excellent street performances as well -step dance,fire jugglers.
Other than the festival I thought Montreal is overhyped when clearly Quebec city is sooo much more beautiful. Montreal is the Reagent Park of Toronto, where Quebec City is Oxford(England)with beeautiful buildings, the winding cobblestone roads, the street painters, the monuments.
Ofcourse we got lost- on our way to Montreal and then on the to Quebec city from Montreal - all on major highways :P but on the whole the trip was quite fun.