To quote the writer Michel Bouthot, “Spring always promises to be full of promise… without ever lying to us, without ever failing.”

This is the case with the Saguenay Jazz and Blues Festival, which I have had the honor of representing for ten years and which has never failed to meet the expectations of its loyal and enthusiastic audience. Once again, this year, the festival is committed to satisfying music lovers with its varied offer, made up of sure values and discoveries, from here or elsewhere.

In this sense, we must applaud the initiative to pair veterans Joël and Mushy Widmaïer (from the cult group of the Haitian scene Zeklè) and pianist Ariane Racicot (current Révélation Radio-Canada Jazz). We must also salute the return of contemporary blues glories such as Harry Manx, Jack Broadbent and Angélique Francis and are rubbing our hands at the idea of seeing Bïa and the Maracujá band on the same stage.

Yes, there is nothing to complain about: spring always comes full of promises, especially at the Jazz and Blues Festival.

I cannot wait!

Ambassador of the Saguenay Jazz and Blues Festival
Stanley Péan, writer and music lover
Radio host ICI Musique
Ambassadeur du Festival Jazz et Blues de Saguenay