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Charlie Biddle

Charlie Biddle is a musical institution. Across the continent, his reputation precedes him among jazz musicians. In Quebec, his name has been synonymous with jazz, Charlie's life story cuts through linguistic, cultural and racial barriers.

When the Biddle Family opened the 1995 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, they were introduced as “the royal family of Montreal music”. That Montreal stages the most successful jazz festival in the world is due in part to the efforts of Charlie Biddle. When he organized the first Montreal jazz festival, “Jazz de Chez Nous” in 1979, he was told that it would never work, jazz was then totally foreign to Quebec's culture.

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