Highlight from Wednesday night at the Festival’s outdoor stages: LA-33, a group that takes their name from the street where they used to play and practice together in Bogota, Colombia. I had plans to stick around for a few tunes and then check out music on another nearby stage, but LA-33 was so good I had to hear their whole hour on the Bell stage. I think Montreal’s entire Colombian population (and then some) turned out for the show, salsa dancing, waving full-size gold, blue and red flags and singing along loudly with many of the songs. A real ‘fan’ scene, including myself after having been introduced to the group a couple of yeats ago via their album Gozalo.
2010 montreal jazz fest – wednesday night