Charlotte Cardin headlines the opening blowout of the Montreal International Jazz Festival’s 40th edition.
IndoorNebraska Project (7 p.m., Cinquième Salle, Place des Arts, $36.50): Norah Jones is sold out, and Cuba’s Omara Portuondo is a sure thing, so how about this tribute to Bruce Springsteen’s classic 1982 solo album by a local crew including singer-songwriter Andre Papanicolaou, drummer José Major, bassist Mario Légaré and pianist Denis Faucher? The series continues over the next several nights as albums by Nirvana, John Coltrane, Portishead and Roy Hargrove are revisited by different artists.OutdoorCharlotte Cardin (9:30 p.m., TD Stage, Place des Festivals, free). After selling out three nights at Metropolis as part of the 2017 jazz fest, Cardin brings her powerful pipes and electro-tinged pop tracks to headline the festival’s opening blowout. Catch her now before her debut album comes out on Atlantic Records later this year and everybody knows her name.The Brooks (9 p.m., Loto-Québec Stage, Wellington and Galt Sts., free). The jazz fest goes local with the inauguration of a satellite stage — in Verdun! Montreal party band the Brooks brings the funk and the fun, following sets by Susie Arioli, Clay & Friends and Tupi Collective. Wellington St. will never be the same.For more information, see montrealjazzfest.com.Related