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Ben Heppner – his story of quiet determination that took him from Dawson Creek to the world’s greatest opera houses

[caption id="attachment_8641" align="alignright" width="610"] Ben Heppner in the CBC studio preparing for his weekly radio show[/caption] Ben Heppner has been recognized as one of the world’s greatest tenors and has performed in most of the great opera houses, including the New York Metropolitan Opera, Milan’s La Scala and London’s Covent Garden. Even after cutting back his performance schedule, he travelle ...

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Mathieu Darche – from the NHL to the corporate world

The Montreal native realized his boyhood dream of playing for The Montreal Canadiens. Armed with a marketing and management degree from McGill; Mathieu Darche is bringing that same determination to a new career in business Mathieu Darche played professional hockey for thirteen years after graduating with a degree in Business from McGill University. In addition to the five NHL teams he played for; there were ...

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Rick Mercer – comedian, author, philanthropist

The high school drop-out from St. John’s Newfoundland has created Canada’s most popular weekly television show. Rick Mercer has won 25 Gemini Awards for his work in television, authored two best-seller books, and has received numerous awards from an eclectic group of organizations; including Officer of the Order of Canada in June 2014; and Honorary Colonel of the 423 Marine Helicopter Squadron based in Shea ...

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Mitch Melnick – host of Montreal’s top-ranked sports radio show

Like a circus ringmaster, Mitch Melnick co-ordinates sports, music, interviews and occasionally - live performances on his daily show, Melnick in the Afternoon Mitch Melnick is the host of Melnick in the Afternoon on TSN 690, Montreal’s premiere sports program; whose mostly male listeners have the highest incomes of any Montreal Bell Media radio station. Mitch’s show is an interesting and eclectic mix of sp ...

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Michael Bublé

Michael Bublé recently performed to sell-out crowds at Montreal’s Bell Centre on consecutive nights as part of The Montreal International Jazz Festival, the world’s largest jazz fest and arguably one of the most prestigious. It’s an acknowledgement of his talent as a singer who transcends several genres, and yet still maintains his identity as a vocalist. At 38, he’s already won four GRAMMY Awards, many Jun ...

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Diana Krall to perform a mega free concert at Place des Festivals

It’s a very long way from Nanaimo, British Columbia to New York and the concert halls of Paris, London, Rome, Rio … and the world’s largest jazz festival in Montreal. To have made the transition is an amazing accomplishment that required tremendous strength of character, drive and above all – talent – lots of talent. After many sold performances at The Montreal International Jazz Festival, Diana Krall will ...

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Jordan Officer

June 27, 28, 29 at The Savoy Jordan Officer’s career is soaring with the release of his solo recording I’m Free, recorded at the legendary Sear Sound Studio in New York. It marks a return to his first musical love – the blues. Jordan will perform songs from his cd, and also a few from Bo Diddley, a long-time favourite who had a solid influence on Jordan’s music. The Savoy is in the same building as The Metr ...

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Colin Hunter

June 27 & 28 – House of Jazz Jazz crooner by night and Chairman/Founder of Sunwing Vacations by day, Colin has earned a solid following in Montreal, selling out his shows. His jazz quartet is anchored by Juno Award winning pianist Joe Sealy, who is a long-time collaborator of Colin’s as a performer and musical director on the crooner’s many recordings. The intimate House of Jazz is a wonderful place to list ...

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Earth, Wind & Fire

June 30 – Salle Wilfrid Pelletier EWF set a new standard for R&B and pop in the 70s and 80s selling millions of records with smash hits such as September, Boogie Wonderland, Shining Star. This is the band’s first appearance at the jazz fest. It’s a family affair, with original members having been replaced by their sons and nephews. The band continues to tour the world, famous for their hi-octane performance ...

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