Back by popular demand, the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) is hosting its 15th annual jazz festival. Running from June 9 through June 19, the festival will feature 18 free outdoor concerts showcasing the musical talents of JGH staff members and local musicians who will provide the pleasant summer entertainment for the public and an emotional and spiritual lift for patients and staff.
All concerts start at 12:00 p.m. The stage will be located outside Côte-des-Neiges entrance. In case of rain, the musicians will perform indoors, in the hospital’s main lobby (3755 Côte Sainte-Catherine Road).
“Music is much more than just entertainment; it creates an entertaining environment that has the potential to put patients, visitors, staff and the public at ease,” explains Bryan Highbloom, JGH music therapist and originator of JGH Jazz. “Music is a part of the healing process and cuts across all boundaries – physical and physiological – providing anyone and everyone with comfort, hope and an opportunity for reflection.”
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June 11, 2014