What a wonderful way to spend summer nights in Montreal: listening to some of the world's best live music acts, surrounded by eclectic people who come together for the love of jazz.
The festival reunites performers from all around the world and welcomes over 2 million visitors every year; it is considered the world's largest festival by Guinness World Records.
Among the celebrated musicians who've performed at the festival are Ray Charles, Norah Jones, Tony Bennet, Diana Krall, and Astor Piazzolla. Not to mention, this is a great place to discover new local and international talents.
Starting the last weekend of June, the festival goes on for 10 days. It offers free outdoor concerts, and exclusive concerts at venues, all in downtown Montreal.