Back for its 34th annual run, the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, aka the Montreal International Jazz Festival, has just announced the impressive indoor program for this year’s edition, set to run from June 28 to July 7 across a variety of venues in the heart of downtown Montreal. Along with a wealth of jazz staples, the lineup features She & Him, Belle and Sebastian and Here We Go Magic, plus dozens more top-name acts.
She & Him
In the long lineage of actors-turned-pop-songwriters, Zooey Deschanel is one of the few with serious credentials as both. But her image, in many ways, precedes her and prevents any valid discussion of her musical skill. The doe-eyed former Mrs. Ben Gibbard is the tabloid it-girl heartthrob of indie culture, and She & Him, her partnership with classic-pop troubadour M. Ward, has naturally been a bit overshadowed by her celebrity.
She & Him have always tried to keep their relationship professional -- well, as professional as two singers who sing about love and romance all the time can keep things -- but a line is definitely crossed in the new animated video for 'Baby, It's Cold Outside,' a tune from last year's 'A Very She & Him Christmas.'
Zooey Deschanel may look like Katy Perry, but that doesn't mean she's interested in Russell Brand! Deschanel, who sings in the indie duo She & Him with M. Ward, recently squashed rumors that she was dating the newly single British comedian, who announced his divorce from Katy Perry in late December 2011.