The Government of Canada supports the 11th edition of Festi Jazz Mont-Tremblant
MONT-TREMBLANT, QC, June 14, 2018 /CNW/ - David Graham, Member of Parliament (Laurentides–Labelle), today announced financial support from the Government of Canada for the 11th edition of Festi Jazz Mont-Tremblant. Mr. Graham made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage.
Canadian Heritage provided $6,500 to the Mont-Tremblant Jazz Festival through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program. This support will help increase the number of performances and will allow audiences to celebrate jazz in all its diversity.
"Festi Jazz Mont-Tremblant resonates with the music and the talent of promising young artists from the region and beyond over five days of free concerts for visitors to enjoy. We are proud to support this event, which helps boost the economic and cultural vitality of the beautiful Laurentian region."
—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage
"Festi-Jazz Mont-Tremblant is an important summer event for the region. I salute the determination, vision and passion of Luc Hamel in creating this renowned cultural gathering. Thank you to the artists and partners who worked together to make this exciting 11th edition possible. I wish everyone an unforgettable Festi-Jazz 2018!"
— David Graham, Member of Parliament (Laurentides–Labelle)
"Festi Jazz Mont-Tremblant thanks Canadian Heritage for its financial support for this 11th edition. This substantial investment will help the festival continue its development in the community and will make sure this edition is a success."
—Luc Hamel, President and Director of Festi Jazz Mont-Tremblant
For its 11th edition, taking place from August 1 to 5, 2018, Festi Jazz Mont-Tremblant will offer close to 40 free concerts at 2 outdoor venues in downtown Mont-Tremblant, as well as at its top tourist attractions.
For the 4th year in a row, the great double bass player Michel Donato will act as patron of the event.
As part of the Jazz Under the Stars series, Festi Jazz is proud to present for its opening concert renowned saxophone player Christine Jensen, from Nanaimo, British Columbia, and her quintet.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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