Friday, May 30, 2014

Burgundy Jazz Summer 2014 Events!

Burgundy Jazz is a multiplatform web documentary about Montreal's incredible contribution to jazz through the legendary Black musicians of Little Burgundy. Explore the webdoc and the companion iPhone app and eBook here, and check out our summer 2014 activities, including guided tours, concerts, and presence at jazz festivals across Canada!

• GUIDED JAZZ TOURS with Leah Blythe
Catbird Productions is pleased to present a second summer of guided Montreal jazz tours. Visit Montreal's jazz hotspots accompanied by seasoned tour guide Leah Blythe, with the help of the free Burgundy Jazz iPhone app. This summer we have developed two unique tours for you:

Tour A - Little Burgundy & Black Community
Discover Little Burgundy’s historical community centres, Oscar Peterson’s birthplace, the Union United Church as well as key locations in the development of the historical black community in Little Burgundy and its influence on jazz.  
July 5 - 2 pm
July 19 - 4 pm
September 20 - 4 pm 

Tour B - Trains & Night Clubs

Learn about all the former jazzy night-time hot spots like Café St-Michel and Rockhead's Paradise - and discover the connection between jazz and rail history in Montreal.
June 21 - 1 pm
August 16 - 1 pm 

$20 each. Take both tours and get a free Burgundy Jazz tote bag!
20 people max per tour.
Having an iPhone with the free Burgundy Jazz app installed is recommended but not required.
Tours are given in English and last approximately 2 hours. Pour les visites guidées données en langue française cliquez ici.

About Leah Blythe
Leah is passionate about history and just about everything cultural. For more than two years, she has been creating and leading guided tours of Montreal, her adopted city. With this jazz enthusiast you will discover the fascinating history of Montreal’s jazz scene and of its Black community… step by step!

• OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES with the Arrondissement Sud-Ouest
FREE - Sundays at 1 PM - Atwater Market Terrace
June 29 - Rémi Bolduc | July 6 - Anne Bisson | July 13 - Servantes

• JAZZ MUSIC at the Georges Vanier Cultural Centre
FREE - Thursdays at 7pm, 2450 Workman Street
August 7 - Rafael Zaldivar | August  21 - Mario Allard Quintet

• BURGUNDY JAZZ national tour
Look out for the Burgundy Jazz team at jazz festivals across the country in June!
Edmonton Jazz Festival Society - June 22
Toronto Jazz Festival - June 24
Ottawa Jazz Festival - June 26
Festival International de Jazz de Montréal - June 26-July 6
Vancouver International Jazz Festival - June 28
Victoria International Jazz Fest - June 29

• INTERACTIVE KIOSK at the Médiathèque Jazz La Presse+
Check out the new Burgundy Jazz kiosk - featuring free access to the Burgundy Jazz webdoc, iPhone application, and ebook.
Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan - 305, Sainte-Catherine West, 3rd floor | 514 288-8882
Open Tuesday to Friday 11:30am to 5pm, and everyday during the Montreal International Jazz Festival (June 26-July 6, 2014)


  1. Sure would be nice to see a real book and a real film come out of this Apple-centred iBook and 'web documentary' - are there any plans afoot please?

  2. We are actually thinking about publishing a hardcopy of the book. Stay tuned!