Best Buy to Offer a Selection of Over 500 Jazz, Blues and World Music CD and Music DVD Titles to Visitors of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

    Best Buy to sponsor outdoor series of concerts and provide on-site store
    at this year's Festival

    MONTREAL, June 25 /CNW/ - Best Buy, Canada's fastest growing retailer and
e-tailer of consumer electronics and entertainment products, is honored to be
the Official Consumer Electronics and Entertainment Retailer of the Festival
International de Jazz de Montréal for a second year. This year's Festival,
located right in the heart of downtown Montreal, will run from June 28 to
July 8. Best Buy's sponsorship will include the outdoor series Les Brunantes
which will bring numerous free concerts to the CBC/Best Buy stage.
    In addition, Best Buy will offer a selection of over 500 CDs and music
DVDs titles at the Festival's only on-site store located on Sainte-Catherine
Street. The Best Buy store will also have available for purchase the Friends
of the Festival CD, a compilation of various Jazz Festival artists. This one
of a kind CD will also be available at all 7 Best Buy stores located in the
Montreal area. All proceeds from the sale of this CD go towards the Festival's
non-profit organization which is designed to help offset the costs associated
with the Festival ensuring all Montrealers are able to share in this world
renowned cultural experience.
    "We were thrilled with how popular the on-site Best Buy store was last
year and excited that this year's store will offer an even greater selection
of CDs and music DVDs due to an expanded store size," said Richard Laniel,
Director of Best Buy Stores in Quebec. "This store will give Jazz enthusiasts
the opportunity to purchase the music of many of the artists they've just
heard so that they can re-live the musical memories after the Festival."

    About Best Buy Stores - Canada

    Best Buy stores in Canada are a division of Burnaby, BC-based Best Buy
Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:  BBY). Best
Buy is Canada's fastest-growing specialty retailer and e-tailer
( of consumer electronics, personal computers and entertainment
software and also operates the Geek Squad ( There are
currently 47 stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba,
Ontario and Quebec.
    Best Buy offers consumers a unique shopping experience with the latest
technology and entertainment products, at the right price, with a no-pressure
(non-commissioned) sales environment. The Company is committed to kids and
communities, supporting non-profit organizations that help youth develop their
skill set, discover their talents and sustain a lasting interest in education.
    For more information about Best Buy, including store locations, visit

For further information:

For further information: on Best Buy, please contact: Heather Seabrook,
Best Buy, (604) 412-1011, or; For more information
on the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, please contact:, or visit

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