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Orville Peck performs live at Montreal's International Jazz Festival

Orville Peck performs live at Montreal's International Jazz Festival
Orville Peck / Jeff Hahne / Contributor / Getty Images Entertainment / Getty Images

Orville Peck, known for his masks and deep southern drawl, took the main stage at last night's International Jazz Festival in Montreal - and all we can say is wow.

As thousands gathered outside the Studio TD stage, on a very hot and humid Montreal night, Peck performed many of his hits before an eager audience filled with fans dressed in masks, cowboy hats, and cowboy boots...  Among many other fun accessories that symbolized the iconic South African country singer.

While this is not Peck's first time playing in Montreal, he graciously acknowledged the canceling of his show from last year's International Jazz Festival due to the state of his mental health, stating: "[...] I needed to take a break from touring for a year. So, I just wanted to say thank you to anybody who lost their ticket from last year, because I'm happier and healthier than I've ever been!"

Dressed in a black and red shiny suit and hat, Orville sang before thousands of Montrealers, performing hits like his latest song from his upcoming studio album Stampede: Vol. 1 called "How Far Will We Take It". While American singer-songwriter Noah Cyrus sadly did not join Peck to sing their duet together on stage, the beautiful voice of Emily Rose blessed festival-goers with a stunning rendition.

@thebeat925 Just missing @noah cyrus for this beautiful performance by @Orville Peck 🥲🥲🥲 #orvillepeck #mtl #mtljazzfest #montrealjazzfestival #montreal #noahcyrus ♬ original sound - The Beat 92.5

While this marks the second to last night of the 44th edition of Montreal's International Jazz Festival, Montrealers can expect many more talented artists and performances lined up from: The Cinematic Orchestra, Medicine Singers, Future Islands and Thee Sinseers.

As the festival wraps up, we are already asking ourselves how it has already come and gone so fast. For now, we remain impressed and proud of how this city never fails to put on such a beautiful festival atmosphere, gathered by the appreciation of what we love most: music.

What was your favourite performance at this year's Jazz Festival, Montreal?

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