20th anniversary birthday bash – January 20th 2023 @ Patro Vys ! 20th anniversary birthday

Friday January 20th 2023 is in party mode for its 20th anniversary birthday bash @ Montreal’s O Patro Vys! This event will celebrate our body of work for the last 20 years kicking off with a presentation of how it all started for Claude Thibault January 1st 2003, its evolution until today’s 5th version as well as our current team. At the 20th anniversary birthday, you’ll also hear testimony and ad lib comments from partners, collaborators, musicians, friends of jazz and some jazzy grooves with the Alex Bellegarde Trio (with Pierre François and Martin Auguste), some surprise guests, a jam session and more ! It’s not just our party, it’s a celebration of the Quebec jazz+ community! fête son 20e

Claude Thibault – President and founder

Claude started to heal his post-2002 Montreal Jazz Fest blues. So much great music all at once, and all of a sudden…there was hardly any more. But actually, there was quite a bit and that’s what he set out to discover and share.

Chucho Valdes & Claude Thibault at the 2018 Panama Jazz Festival

20 years of is…

  • 5,000 articles

  • hundreds of interviews with our local artists as well as international jazz greats

  • 750 album reviews

  • 600 jazz gigs of the week – our weekly suggestions

  • 10,000 newsletters – every Thursday

  • 3 jazz event calendars : 20,000 programmed events – 1000 Quebec venues

  • 1350 videos YouTube / 6,5 million viewings / 7500 subscribees – our production

Today’s version (the 5th) of has been online since November 7th 2019 – a projet to build online archives from the first 4 version is being evaluated. celebrates 20 years

20 years and five upgrades later Claude Thibault and his team pursue their relentless and ongoing dream. The essential has been presenting all the Quebec jazz news for the last 20 years including festivals large and small in Quebec and around, a large crop of jazz series in a variety of venues and settings, our local artists as well as international headliners, the jazz plus scene and its’ many venues, our fav jazz albums, our weekly suggestions, and more… 20th year birthday bash – the program

Friday January 20th 2023 – 5pm to 9pm (and more)

5pm : doors open
6pm : Claude Thibault – talks why and how it all started
6:15pm : Claude Thibault presents the team
6:30pm : Alex Bellegarde Trio with Pierre François and Martin Auguste + special guests
7:15pm : Ad lib presentations by collaborators, partners, musicians and friends of
8pm : Alex Bellegarde Trio with Pierre François and Martin Auguste with special guests + jam session

O Patro Vys
356 Avenue du Mont-Royal E
Montréal, QC H2T 2G4

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Claude Thibault
President and founder
All the Quebec jazz news since 2003
20 years of passion ! fête son 20e anniversaire le 20 janvier 2023 @ Patro Vys !


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