Montreal Jazz Fest 2010 Picks!

Here are my pre-festival picks for this years’ edition of the Jazz Fest. I’m particularly pumped about the deep lineup this year.

Friday, June 25th

  • Gil Scott-Heron – Fresh off the release of his new record, the spoken word icon touches down!
  • Omar Sosa and Paolo Fresu – Working the angles of cuban, african and latin jazz

Saturday, June 26th

  • Kid Koala, Dj Food & Spank Rock – Triple bill to celebrate the 20 years of the Ninja Tune label
  • Lionel Ritchie & Cassandra Wilson – Why not shell out 100$ to hear “All Night Long” live?!!

Sunday, June 27th

  • Herbie Hancock – Huge! Do not miss this chance to see of our living legends.
  • Sonny Rollins – At the tender age of 80, he’s one of the very few jazz giants we have left

Monday, June 28th

  • Roy Hargrove – One of the best and most creative jazz musicians of this generation
  • Smokey Robinson – In his first ever Jazz Fest appearance, mr. Motown himself!
  • Poirier & Kode9 – Can’t miss this “Bass summit” my good homie Poirier squares off with Kode 9

Wednesday, June 30th

  • Jose James – I can’t wait for this one! This should have happened 3 years ago…
  • Bobby McFerrin – One of the most original and underrated jazz artists of the 70s-80s.

Thursday, July 1st

  • George Benson – Mister Jazz Guitar plays a tribute concert to Nat King Cole
  • Wax Tailor and Caravan Palace – Solid double bill from France

Friday, July 2nd

  • Laurie Anderson & Lou Reed – Should be a dope night full of genius and weirdness!
  • Anti-Pop Consortium – APC cleanses our “hip-pop” filled ears with a dose of that real shit!

Saturday, July 3rd

  • Robert Glasper & Bilal – The definition of a can’t miss show!
  • Andreya Triana, Bonobo & Mr.Scruff – Three more Ninja Tune amazing acts in one night.
  • Rakim – The R will be paying homage to Guru who was originally booked for this show.

Sunday, July 4th

  • Allen Toussaint – The New Orleans R&B legend solo!
  • Bugge Wesseltoft – One of my favorite “Nu-Jazz” artists in a solo show. Dope!

Monday, July 5th

  • George Clinton & Parliament – Perfect close to the party with this absolute giant of 23rd century space funk!


Montreal-based DJ and the founder (2007) and 24 Hours of Vinyl (2011).