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I love Montreal for another reason: there is music downtown during summer. The Montreal International Jazz Festival is well known by all jazz lovers. Each year, I go to the outdoor shows, where I know I will discover the unexpected...

She was so thin, so small. How could she possibly play with such passion and heart and life and joy? How could such a voice be so strong? How so tiny little fingers can do such magic that everybody was in a state of perpetual amazement, fully under her charm? How so young (I read that she was born in 1984!!!) and be able to play like a mature bassist? You should have seen her fingers moving on her bass with so much grace and agility! Simply amazing, I tell you!

Thank you Mrs. Esperanza Spalding for having made my Jazz Festival this year! You are a great dame...
Special thanks too to the excellent musicians who play with you: Lynden Rochelle on drums and Leo Genovese on piano. What a Joy it was! Exhilarating!

For those who want to know more about her, you can visit her website. You will even hear her.

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