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Pop / Jazz / Rock

Orchestre national de Jazz de Montréal - Miles Davis - Birth of the cool

Cinquième salle September 24, 2020

Faithful to its dual mission, the National Jazz Orchestra offers in the same concert the collaborative masterpiece at the origin of cool jazz, Birth of the Cool, and Alexandre Côté's Portraits d'ici, a series of compositions inspired by Quebecois, regional or urban stays. Conceived as a musical travel diary, the suite evokes memories of landscapes and encounters, the meticulous impressionistic work of a skillful sound landscape artist. In both cases, the ONJ is adjusting its staff to best serve the works it presents.


  • Producer / Presenter : ONJ Production
  • Venue : Cinquième salle
  • Saxophones : Samuel Blais, Alexandre Côté and André Leroux
  • Trumpets : Bill Mahar and David Carbonneau
  • Trombone : Dave Grott
  • French horn : Corine Chartrand Lefebvre
  • Tuba : Jean-Sébastien Vachon
  • Piano : Gentiane MG
  • Contrebasse : Rémi-Jean LeBlanc
  • Drums : Kevin Warren
Show presented with physical distancing
Sanitary measures
Show presented with physical distancing
Sanitary measures

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in order to protect the health and safety of our audience, employees and artists, health measures and rules have been put in place. These will be strictly applied by PdA and we ask you to inform in advance all the members of your group who will accompany you to the show of them.

  • Any spectator who feels one of the symptoms of COVID-19 or who has been in contact with a person diagnosed as being a carrier of this virus (please consult the Quebec public health website), as well as any other person likely to be in contact with this spectator are asked to not come to a venue at Place des Arts to attend a show. In such cases, we ask you to contact the box office and a full refund will be given to you.
  • Any ticket holder must arrive one hour before the show's start time, enter the venue and comply with the instructions given by the staff.
  • All spectators and all members of a group to which they belong will have to answer health questions that may be addressed to them by the PdA staff in order to access the venues and the Place des Arts complex. PdA staff may deny access to venues and the PdA complex to any spectator who does not wish to comply. PDA reserves the right to request certain personal information, including the name and phone number of any spectator in order to allow public health to trace people who may have potentially been exposed to a person declared to be a carrier of COVID-19 after a show should such a situation arise. This personal information will solely be collected for this purpose will be kept in a secure location and will be destroyed within sixty (60) days of obtaining it.
  • Every spectator over the age of 12 must wear a mask upon arrival at the Place des Arts complex – and when circulating within it – until seated in their assigned seat up to the beginning of a show. Every spectator must as well put on their mask at the end of the show and keep it on until they leave the complex.
  • Physical distancing is required in every venue between seated spectators unless they come from the same household.
  • At all times, spectators must follow PDA staff instructions regarding entry and exit.

In the event of non-compliance with these conditions, sanitary measures and instructions from our staff, which could harm other spectators’ health, our staff may ask you to leave the PdA complex immediately and no refund will be given to you.

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