The Crescent Street & Kevin Ledo Murals Weren’t The First Times Leonard Cohen Was Up Against The Wall In Montreal

The 2008 Montreal Jazz Fest Projection

While it didn’t evoke the buzz of the murals, I’ve always been impressed by this image of Leonard Cohen projected on a building next to site of the 2008 Montreal Jazz Fest. This photo taken by Montreal resident Kevin W Smith August 2, 2008. The caption follows: “After the Leonard Cohen show the Jazz Fest crew projected him on a building for about 30 min next to Place-des-Arts while they were setting up.”

Other Leonard Cohen Street Images

Credit Due Department: Photo of Crescent Street mural by Thomas1313 – Own work, CC BY-SA 1.0, Wikimedia. Photo of mural by Kevin Ledo by Cold, Indrid, CC BY-SA 2.0. Photo of MAC exhibition by Christof Graf.

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). The Jazz Fest projection material was originally posted at, a predecessor of Cohencentric.

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