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Diana Krall to perform a free outdoor concert at the 2014 Montreal Jazz Festival

Diana Krall evoked melancholy moods in some of her songs at her two-hour, sold-out NAC concert in February, 2013. ©Brett Delmage, 2013Read about more free jazz at the Montreal Jazz Festival, including with Emilie-Claire Barlow, Laila Biali and many more.

Diana Krall will perform a free outdoor concert at the Montreal Jazz Festival on June 29, to mark the festival's 35th anniversary.

The concert will also be the final performance in the Canadian jazz pianist and vocalist's Glad Rag Doll tour. The Ottawa stop on that tour sold out the NAC's Southam Hall for one concert and almost filled it for the second, in February, 2013.

In an announcement this afternoon, the festival noted that the concert was coming full circle, since the concept of Krall's Glad Rag Doll album “was inspired by three concerts she performed right here with us in 2011!"

That 2012 album consists of popular songs mainly dating from the 1920s and 1930s, evoking the little jazz clubs and smoky cabarets of the era. The festival said Krall would also be performing other songs from her long career.

Krall's first show at the Montreal Jazz Festival was in 1995. She was a featured artist for the Festival's 25th anniversary in 2004, and performed three solo concerts in Théâtre Maisonneuve in 2011.

The free concert is scheduled for Sunday, June 29 at 9:30 p.m. on the festival's large outdoor TD Stage (on rue Jeanne-Mance, between Ste. Catherine and Maisonneuve). This year's festival will be held from Thursday, June 26 to Sunday, July 6. 2014.

    – Alayne McGregor

See the OttawaJazzScene.ca review of Krall's first Glad Rag Doll concert in Ottawa:

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