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Wednesday, July 07, 2004

25th Edition of FIJM || FujiFilm FinePix S602z | 10s | f2.8 | ISO 160 | 15mm
Location: Canada/Montréal/Maisonneuve & Bluery

25th Edition of FIJM
● Actually, I am cheating here a bit. This is not a fresh shot and was not taken on the 7th day of Jazz Festival. We didn't go to the festival last night. This is from the drummer of the same Mexican band that I talked about before. But, now that we are talking about Jazz Festival, the following are some interesting facts about the festival:

 ... there are 20 million reasons, and a few more, why the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal can celebrate this, its 25th year in the finest of style. The first 20 million are of course the dollars in its budget ...
... as large an enterprise as the event has become -- 500 concerts, 10 indoor stages, another 12 on the downtown streets around Place des Arts, attendance approaching two million ...
... Many Montreal musicians, for example, have emerged as local, national or even international stars with the festival's support, including pianists Oliver Jones, Lorraine Desmarais and François Bourassa, bandleader Vic Vogel, bassists Charlie Biddle and Michel Donato, guitarist Nelson Symonds and drummers Guy Nadon and Bernard Primeau ... all are back for concerts in 2004 except Biddle, now deceased, and Symonds, who has retired ...
From GlobAndMail.Com By MARK MILLER

Oh, by the way, FIJM stands for Festival International de Jazz de Montréal.

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