Jazz fest picks for July 1, 2018: Vinícius Cantuária, The Suffers, Chiva Gantiva

Jazz fest picks for July 1, 2018: Vinícius Cantuária, The Suffers, Chiva Gantiva
Jazz fest picks for July 1, 2018: Vinícius Cantuária, The Suffers, Chiva Gantiva

The Suffers are a prime example of the world-class free fare available nightly at the jazz fest.

Updated: July 1, 2018

Texas jazz-soul-funk band The Suffers, led by vocalist Kam Franklin, centre, performs at the 39th Montreal International Jazz Festival. TODD SPOTH / MONwp

Indoors:

Vinícius Cantuária (10 p.m., L’Astral, $42)

Veteran Brazilian singer-guitarist Vinícius Cantuária keeps the bossa nova torch alive, infusing it with the subtle jazz sensibility that has seen him collaborate with Brian Eno, Marc Ribot, David Byrne and Bill Frisell. In 2015, he released an album of covers of bossa godfather Antonio Carlos Jobim, including the essential Garota de Ipanema.

Outdoors:

The Suffers (9 and 11 p.m., TD Stage, corner Jeanne Mance St. and De Maisonneuve Blvd., free)

Texas jazz-funk-soul-pop crew The Suffers are part of the new wave of infectious crossover acts with real chops. Vocalist Kam Franklin conjures the spirit of namesake Aretha by way of Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard. A prime example of the world-class free fare available nightly at the jazz fest.

La Chiva Gantiva (10 p.m., Scène du Monde, corner Clark St. and de Maisonneuve Blvd., free)

A trio of Colombians living in Brussels round up an eclectic crew to create a simmering groove unit mixing Latin, funk, world and hip-hop styles, singing and rapping en espagnol and en français. Their 2017 album Despegue features cameos from rapper Speech of ’90s group Arrested Development, and Martin Perna of New York Afrobeat ensemble Antibalas.

The Montreal International Jazz Festival continues to July 7. For more info, visit montrealjazzfest.com

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