Frequently Asked Questions

What is the OFF Jazz?

The OFF Jazz is not only Montreal’s go-to jazz festival of the fall season, but it’s above all, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting, developing and raising the profile of Quebec musicians working in the jazz and creative music scenes.

Is the OFF Jazz connected with The Montreal International Jazz Festival?

No. The OFF Jazz is an independent organization that has been in existence for more than 20 years. It produces its own festival, which shines the spotlight on local artists.

I am an artist and I would like to submit my music to the festival. What should I do?

All the details concerning the submission process are available on the page: Project Submission”. To keep abreast of deadlines with regards to submitting your project, we recommend that you subscribe to our newsletter or to follow us on our social networks.

Where can I purchase tickets?

The tickets for the 21st edition of the festival are available at the box office for each venue (The Bourgie Concert Hall of the Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts and the Cabaret le Lion d’or). For further information, please consult the “Box Officepage, as well as the pages pertaining to each concert.

When and where is the festival taking place?

The 21st edition will take place from the 1st through the 3rd of October 2020 in Montreal. The concerts will take place in front of a live audience in two of the city’s venues: the Bourgie Concert Hall and the Cabaret le Lion d’or. Some concerts will be broadcasted live on the Web. For further information, please consult the page “Program”.

How may I purchase a passport for this 21st edition?

There will be no passports on sale for this 21st edition. You may nevertheless purchase tickets for each concert and/or obtain a package deal for two concerts on the same evening. See the page “Box Office”.

What is the François-Marcaurelle award?

In honor of François-Marcaurelle, co-founder of the OFF JAZZ festival, and in collaboration with Quebec Musician’s Union, the François-Marcaurelle award is given to a musician or group that has set itself apart during an edition of the festival. This award includes a grant of $750, as well as an invitation to participate in one the following editions of the OFF JAZZ. Consult the list of recipients.

I am a jazz fan and I am wild about local jazz artists. How can I support the festival?

We count on your precious support! Whether you are an individual or a business, your generosity helps us raise the profile on local jazz creators, as well as their creations. 

You can make a donation via PayPal in a fast and safe manner. Make a donation

You may also chose to make out a cheque or money order to the Festival OFF Jazz de Montreal and send it to the following address:

L’OFF Festival de jazz de Montréal
1097, rue St-Alexandre,
bureau 305 Montréal (Québec)
H2Z 1P8 Canada

How may I become a volunteer for the festival?

Send us your name and your contact info at the following address: and it will be our pleasure to contact you!