Ranked as the world’s largest jazz festival by Guinness World Records, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
has been synonymous with a passion for music for over 40 years. Every year, North America’s French-speaking metropolis welcomes global music fans to 10 days of jazzcentric celebration. The Festival hosts some 30 countries, 3,000 musicians and public entertainers, 500 concerts and activities (two-thirds of them free) in 12 concert halls and on 5 outdoor stages, welcoming nearly 2 million visitors to the city, from noon to midnight! And it all happens on a unique site, in the heart of Montreal’s downtown core, in an area off-limits to car traffic!