Montreal International Jazz Festival

Since 1980

Solotech, a key player from the very start

The Montreal International Jazz Festival is an annual music fest that has been taking place every summer in Montreal, Canada, since 1980. It’s one of the largest of its kind in the world. Each year, the program features more than 500 concerts over 10 days, attracting nearly 2 million visitors.

Solotech has been involved in the festival since the very beginning and works with the Spectra team, which oversees the production of the event. Every year, even though the technical requirements and choice of equipment vary, Solotech’s goal remains the same: to offer audiences a truly memorable sound experience.

The sound is everything

While pop or rock artists rely heavily on video and lighting as experiential levers for their shows, it’s all about audio quality for jazz artists. To achieve outstanding sound and to advise the festival on the best choice of equipment, Solotech has been relying for over 40 years on highly qualified technicians, an R&D team, and partnerships with industry-leading manufacturers such as Yamaha, d&b audiotechnik, and Meyer Sound. Solotech provides audio solutions as well as video, lighting, and rigging.