It was standing room only at the Place des Festivals as the 35th edition of the Montreal International Jazz Festival came to a close.
The final free concert was exceptionally well attended and featured the alternative hip hop super group Deltron 3030.
Earlier in the evening Montreal jazz legend Oliver Jones made a surprise appearance, regaling those in attendance with an impromptu performance that danced across all eighty eight keys.
At least 100,000 Montrealers and tourists flocked to the Quartier des Spectacles to take in the last night of the well-respected music festival. Jazz Fest VP Programming and Production Laurent Saulnier commented that this year's edition featured over 3,000 performers and an estimated 2 million people in attendance.
Asked to comment on the notion there isn't enough jazz at the Jazz Fest, Saulnier mentioned there were at least a dozen 'pure jazz' performances each day, and that the festival has evolved in step with jazz music broadly speaking, inasmuch as the city the festival calls home.