Mike Moreno interview in Montreal - Soundcheck with Kendrick Scott Oracle

During the 2019 Montreal Jazz Festival, The Guitar Channel was able to record a Mike Moreno interview right after he did the sound check with Kendrick Scott Oracle at the Upstairs Jazz club. Summary of the full article Full interview with Mike Moreno Extracts from the sound check of the Kendrick Scott Oracle band Photo

Montreal Jazz Festival 2019 - Video Blogging

The great Canadian city has been a must stop for The Guitar Channel for a couple of years now for the Montreal Jazz Festival. The program is always great and full of great musicians. In the video blogging episode below you will have extracts from concerts, live shots from the outside concerts, micro-interviews and more.

Ben Harper press conference - 2018 Montreal Jazz Festival

In general the exercise of the press conference is not very interesting because the format is very rigid and the answers just as framed. And yet, not being able to interview Ben Harper directly during the 2018 edition of the Montreal Jazz Festival, I went without great expectations to this event and it was an

Mike Stern interview - 2018 Montreal Jazz Festival

In interview Mike Stern, a sacred monster of Jazz guitar who played at the 2018 edition at the Montreal Jazz Festival in a formation he co-directed with Randy Brecker (trumpet). 20min of interview with this influential musician who radiates at 65 a phenomenal level of energy. A great meeting with a unique musician! As a bonus

2018 Montreal Jazz Festival (@MtlJazzFestival): here we go again!

After several Musikmesse, NAMM shows, Holy Grail Guitar Shows, and various others guitar shows in France, The Guitar Channel will cover again this year this great event in Quebec which is the Montreal Jazz Festival (www.montrealjazzfest.com). On my program for the 2018 Montreal Jazz Festival Interviews with musicians programmed on the festival Meetings with local luthiers, and God knows there are

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Adam Rogers interview, guitar player for Ravi Coltrane (yes, John's son)

On the advice of Cyriaque from the French website Maitriser La Guitare, I had put on my radar to interview a few names including the of Adam Rogers who was present at the 2017 Montreal Jazz Festival as a sideman for Ravi Coltrane (yes, the son of the celebrated John Coltrane).

Stanley Clarke interview at the 2017 Montreal Jazz festival

Already interviewed in 2015 at the same Montreal Jazz festival, Stanley Clarke was back in Quebec for a concert with his band. The Guitar Channel was grateful for the opportunity to talk to this giant electric bass and upright bass player. Stanley Clarke interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre.

Mike Moreno interview - Sideman for Kendrick Scott at the 2017 Montreal Jazz festival

Mike Moreno, the great Texan Jazz guitarist, was at the 2017 Montreal Jazz Festival as a sideman for Kendrick Scott. The Guitar Channel was able to sneak backstage to interview him just before the concert. A great opportunity to get the latest news from this talented musician already interviewed during the NAMM 2016. In addition

Ben Monder interview at the 2017 Montreal Jazz festival

Ben Monder was playing the 2017 Montreal Jazz festival with the Jensen sisters, a perfect opportunity to interview this famous Jazz musician. Ben Monder interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre.

Bill Frisell interview - Living legend of Jazz guitar

A real legend of the Jazz guitar in a video interview on The Guitar Channel with Bill Frisell at the 2017 Montreal Jazz Festival.

Graham Maby interview - Joe Jackson legendary bass player

At the Montreal Jazz Festival 2016, The Guitar Channel was able to get in touch via guitarist Teddy Kumpel with legendary bassist Joe Jackson: Graham Maby! Yes, bass guitar is in the spotlight again, and it's a very good thing.

Nir Felder interview during the Montreal Jazz Festival

Nir Felder is a jazz guitarist that I met thanks to the official adviser on the subject for The Guitar Channel, namely Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert (a big thank you Bruno!).

Joe Jackson guitar player Teddy Kumpel pedalboard demo

Joe Jackson and his band were part of the official indoor schedule of the 2016 edition of the Montreal Jazz Festival.

Tommy Emmanuel interview during the Montreal Jazz Festival

Tommy Emmanuel was part of the indoor programmation of the Montreal Jazz Festival, a great opportunity to record a video interview Guitar in Hand with this major musician of the fingerstyle community.

Tommy's website: www.tommyemmanuel.com
Tommy Emmanuel interview during the Montreal Jazz Festival

The Guitar Channel archive about Tommy Emmanuel
Back in 2009, The Guitar Channel was then only an audio podcast, I have the opportunity to meet and interview Tommy at the New Morning in Paris. He was the very first major non-French speaking guitar player I had on the show.

Matt Schofield interview at the 2016 Montreal Jazz Festival

Here's Matt Schofield interview done during the 2016 Montreal Jazzfest. Matt had just arrived from Miami where he now lives. We talked for more than 30min about his life on the road, his views on the music business, his SVL Guitars and many more subjects.

Matt's website: www.mattschofield.com
Matt Schofield interview at the Montreal Jazzfest

Matt Schofield in The Guitar Channel archives
In 2013, The Guitar Channel interviewed Matt for the first time when he was promoting his Far As I Can See album.

Charlie Hunter interview during the 2016 Montreal Jazz festival

Discovered in the excellent podcast No Guitar Is Safe produced by Jude Gold, The Guitar Channel is very happy to present you with an interview with Charlie Hunter, a 7-string guitar player. This Guitar in Hand interview took place during the 2016 Montreal Jazz Festival before his concert. Charlie plays an electric guitar built by luthier John Traugott with 3 strings from a bass guitar and 4 string from a regular guitar.

This instrument allows Charlie to sounds like two musicians playing when there's only him.

2016 Montreal Jazz Festival: The Guitar Channel coverage

After several Musikmesse, NAMM shows, Holy Grail Guitar Shows, and various others guitar shows in France, The Guitar Channel will cover again this year this great event in Quebec.

Montreal Jazz Festival website: www.montrealjazzfest.com
On my program for the 2016 Montreal Jazz Festival

Interviews with musicians programmed on the festival
Meetings with local luthiers, and God knows there are some very very good ones!
Contact catches with professional guitar for business development
And of course concerts!

The interviews in preparation
As usual with the Montreal Jazzfest the program is full of incredible musicians ranging from all the spectrum of Jazz so you

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Colin James was part of the 2015 Montreal Jazz Festival to play several nights. We did this interview Guitar in Hand right on the stage of the Théatre du Nouveau Monde (www.tnm.qc.ca) right before the concert. It's always a lot of fun and much more interesting to do the interview Guitar in Hand. The concerts given by Colin James during the festival were excellent, the sound quality was really good and the band behind him was excellent.

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Let's face it, I am a huge fan of Philip Sayce.

This interview was recorded with Dave Kilminster on June 29th 2015 in Montreal during the Steven Wilson tour.

Interview with @MrStanleyClarke: a bass master at the @MtlJazzFestival

It's not that often that you get to meet and interview such a huge star like Stanley Clarke.

Al Di Meola interview (@aldimeolamusic): elegant gypsy at the @FestivalJazzMtl

For the second time I had the great opportunity to interview the legendary Al Di Meola.

After several Musikmesse, a first NAMM show in January, the Holy Grail Guitar Show, and various others guitar shows in France, I am very pleased to announce that for the first time I will cover the Montreal Jazz Festival! So here I am in full swing to organize the ten days that I will spend there.

On my program

  • Interviews with musicians programmed on the festival
  • Meetings with local luthiers, and God knows there are some very very good ones!
  • Contact catches with professional guitar for business development
  • And of course concerts!
If you are on site and / or you have contacts to recommend me and / or you wish we meet, let me know it will be with great pleasure. Some of you know that I lived 11 years in Montreal so to return there with The Channel Guitar is a sort of homecoming for me. Can't wait to be back in Quebec!! Pierre. Update : list of the interviews done during the festival [s2If !current_user_can(access_s2member_level0)]
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