JGH Jazz Festival turns sweet 16
As the weather heated up in June, so did the lunch-hour atmosphere at the JGH Jazz Festival, which returned for its 16th year of free outdoor concerts for patients, visitors and staff. Even passers-by on Côte-des-Neiges Rd. dropped in to enjoy the changing line-up of performers in the picnic area at the hospital’s eastern entrance.
Organized by JGH Music Therapist Bryan Highbloom, the festival continued its tradition of featuring an eclectic array of concerts in styles that included jazz, folk, blues, rock and avant-garde. Ever since the festival’s founding, Mr. Highbloom says, the goal has been to combine entertainment with the healing power of music.
Couldn’t make it to this year’s edition? No problem. Just visit the JGH Jazz page for a selection of video highlights from the sweet 16 series.