Saturday, June 10, 2006

What's Next, Lil' (sic) Kim And Pavarotti?

Current mood: unsurprised

News and Politics

Montreal jazz festival unveils lineup

37 minutes ago (Yahoo! News)

Paul Simon, B.B King, Tony Bennett, Elvis Costello and Etta James are among the stars slated to perform at the 27th Annual Festival International de Jazz de Montreal.

The event in Montreal, naturally will run from June 28 through July 9. It will present more than 140 indoor concerts.

Blues legend King will open the series on June 28, followed by Grammy winner Bennett on June 30 and R&B legend James on July 1. Costello & the Imposters will perform with Allen Touissant, a New Orleans native and musician, and a "full horn section" on July 3.

In his first appearance at the festival, singer-songwriter Simon will perform songs from his latest album "Surprise." Other acts include Daniel Lanois and Emmylou Harris (July 6) and Bonnie Raitt and Keb' Mo' (July 7).


What's wrong with the above line-up? Nothing --- except that not a single headliner appearing at the festival is a jazz artist.