Ranked as the world’s largest jazz festival in the Guinness Book of World Records, for the past 30 years the Montréal International Jazz Festival has been synonymous with a passion for music. Every year for 10 days, the French-speaking metropolis of North America becomes the venue where fans of all types of jazz-related music rub shoulders with aficionados of jazz in its purest form, all for the love of music. This TD sponsored jazz festival, hosts some 30 countries, 3,000 artists and public entertainers, 1,000 concerts and activities—two-third of which are free—, 15 concert halls, 8 outdoor stages and welcomes more than 2 million visitors, from noon to midnight! All on a unique site designed to meet festival-goers’ every need, right downtown in an area off-limits to car traffic! Montréal is without a doubt the true heartbeat of Planet Jazz!