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Loff Jazz Festival
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The next Loff Jazz Festival will be happening sometime in the future.
Annually held in October
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L’OFF Festival de Jazz de Montréal 10 97, St-Alexandre, bureau 305 Montréal, QC, H2Z 1P8 Canada
About Loff Jazz Festival
Words from the Festival
"It was in the winter of 1999 that the idea first took seed among a tight-knit group of Montreal jazzmen: they wished to create an event in their own image, a custom-made vehicle that would encourage creative expression from Montreal. They decided to take charge of their destiny by developing their own festival.
Normand Guilbeault, Franois Marcaurelle, Pierre St-Jak, Jean Vanasse, Ivanhoe Jolicoeur, Bob Olivier and Anne Bilodeau put their nose to the grindstone and within the span of a few months, without any means of financing, but with the loyal support of the local music community, the Musicians Union and of Jrme Fvres-Burdy from the Lion d'Or, they launched the first edition of the OFF Jazz Festival of Montreal.
16 years later, the festival has become a mainstay of Montreal's cultural life. Still run by a commitee composed of a majority of musicians, the festival has been able to preserve the values that underlie its mission.
The festival's partners, who were loyal from the beginning, were joined by public and private institutions, thereby ensuring a long-term viability to the festival, as well as allowing for the accomplishment of more ambitious projects."