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Montreal International Jazz Festival

The world’s largest jazz festival attracts nearly 2 million people every year to see performances by the top names in jazz. Previous editions have featured such [moved up] luminaries as Chick Corea, Dave Brubeck and Muddy Waters. The 10-day event also stretches the boundaries of jazz, with Latin, Brazilian and R&B shows. Hundreds of the concerts are free, but don’t miss the festival’s main no-cost event. [or: including the big annual blowouts. (FYI: there are usually a few big blowouts a year now])] It usually has [or: They usually feature (see FYI above)] an impressive headliner (think James Brown or Stevie Wonder) performing for a huge throng on the closed streets of downtown.

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