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Montreal Jazz Festival

September-October 2009

Remembering Len Dobbin, Montreal’s most important jazz listener

Sarah Colgrove

In early fall of 1950, Len Dobbin stepped out of a listening booth on Rue Ste-Catherine in Montreal to find himself confronted by five New York jazz enthusiasts seeking potential founders for a satellite jazz appreciation society. Only 15 years old at the time, Dobbin had never met enough fans to think the project would […] More »