Upcoming Events

Jean-Michel Pilc's Improvisation Workshop Project

Based in Montreal, Canada, the Improvisation Workshop Project (IWP) brings together musicians of all backgrounds and experience levels (students and professional musicians, jazz and classical) to explore the tradition of jazz as “improvised chamber music” based on collective improvisation. Weekly playing sessions assemble different casts of musicians to try new ideas and interpret new material brought by project lead Jean-Michel Pilc and other participants. Using an “improvisation as instant composition approach and the collective improvisational process, the IWP investigates how such diverse disciplines as composition, orchestration, musical interpretation and improvisation combine organically into a coherent whole in jazz music, and also how a diverse lineup of musicians can hold natural and meaningful musical conversations. The project's innovative research approach involves thorough documentation of the creative improvisation process, including post-playing session journals logged by all participants, allowing them to share their thoughts on the artistic process. By drawing from musicians’ insider perspectives, this archive provides a unique research resource for the study of improvisation-composition within a variable medium-size jazz ensemble.

#Jazz #Classical #Experimental

Kashka Matoga

Kashka Matoga is a jazz and soul singer from Montreal who uses the medium of music to connect with people. This project is a mix of original compositions and standards from various genres of music.

Kashka Matoga - voice

#Jazz #Original

Baneful Town

An experimental singer-songwriter project strung together by drunken love songs

Marshal Herridge - guitar/vox // Laura Fasanella - vox // Zach Bachand - guitar

#Original

Jimenez / Rager / Irwin Organ Trio

Carlos Jimenez - guitar // Josh Rager - organ // Rich Irwin - drums

#Jazz

Alex KS Composition Residency

#Original

Ensemble Frédéric Hébert // ALBUM LAUNCH

I'm super excited to release my first full-lenght album titled ''L'aube''! This is a project I've been working on for a long time and I'm glad to make it happen in this great venue. LIVE SESSION SINGLE: https://youtu.be/yFTLbjpk6z8

Frédéric Hébert - drums // Carl Mayotte - bass // Michael Johancsik - saxophone // Édouard Touchette - trombone // Jean-Michel Leblanc - guitar // Yannick Anctil - piano

#Jazz #Original #Jazz imagé

Mike Bjella Quartet

LO RES XII ~

++ LATE NIGHT ++++ ~~~~ELECTRONIC MUSIC VISUAL ACCOMPANIMENT BAR OPEN LATE « « « « « LO RES is about enjoying the ways in which dancing connects you to your own body; respecting the ways in which other people are enjoying their own bodies , ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+++ Rizla Ops (UK, Berlin) https://soundcloud.com/rizlaops Mattie https://soundcloud.com/mattie_t Baby Urchin https://soundcloud.com/babyurchin Donna Dada (Ottawa) https://soundcloud.com/donna-dada DeWolf Stein https://vimeo.com/378714646 ~~~~~++ Any remarks or actions that could be disrespectful, hurtful, or perceived as discriminatory towards staff, artists, or fellow patrons will not be tolerated. We recognize that building safer spaces are an ongoing process; and are open to feedback. *If you suffer from epilepsy & other visual light stimulation effects please be advised that there will be strobe lighting effects *If money is a reason for you not to come, please contact mariecloe.leblanc@resonancecafe.com

Rizla Ops (UK) - dj // Donna Dada (Ottawa) - dj // Baby Urchin - dj // Mattie - dj // DeWolf Stein - visuals

#Experimental #Electronic #Dance

Kevin Dean and Friends

#Jazz

Fellowship: A Tribute To Meshell Ndegeocello

Fellowship: A Tribute To Meshell Ndegeocello is an exploration of the music of neo-soul icon Meshell Ndegeocello , with a focus on material from her first six albums.

Malika Tirolien - vocals // Dylan Kell-Kirkman - bass // David Ryshpan - keyboards // Philippe L'Allier - guitar // Max Sansalone - drums

#Jazz #Hip-Hop #Neo-Soul

Club du Choro de Mtl: l'harmonica dans le choro

Ansel Barnum - harmonica

#choro

Kalmunity Jazz Project

L'abîme (Jonathan Turgeon)

New jazz quintet music composed by Jonathan Turgeon.

Jonathan Turgeon - piano // Jean-Philippe Godbout - drums // Hugo Blouin - bass // Alex Dodier - wind instruments // Gabriel Genest - wind instruments

#Jazz #Original

Baritone Summit

Baritone Summit is a new project created by Montreal-based saxophonist and composer Jeremy Sandfelder. With the unique instrumentation of four baritone saxophones, this group will play a collection of original compositions and arrangements. Playing with fire and intensity, this group combines the individual voices of each saxophonist with the energy of arrangements to create a unique and charismatic group that is sure to blow the house down!

Jeremy Sandfelder - baritone saxophone // Thomas Daudlin - baritone saxophone // Shawn Rinkenbach - baritone saxophone // Hugo Leclerc - baritone saxophone // Aleksandar Uzelac - piano // Etienne Beausoleil - bass // Baptiste Lejeune - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Brazil from A(ntonio) to Z(é)

Come explore the bossa novas of Antonio Jobim, the choros of Pixinguinha, and the baiaos of Pascoal. Encompassing the music of Brazil from A(ntonio) to Z(é), this show will highlight the some of the nation's most well- known popular composers. At the same time, be introduced to some exciting new artists whose work you may not know. A survey of styles, a flurry of rhythm, this show is bound to energize and excite.

Lisa Lorenzino - flutes // Gabriel Schwartz - tenor saxophone and flute // David Ryshpan - piano // Marika Galea - bass // Aquiles Melo - percussion

#Jazz #Standards #Brazilian

Rachel Lemisch & Friends

Rachel Lemisch & Friends have been delivering high-octane, not-so-traditional Eastern European and Turkish music to the masses since 2002. Her latest program, Har Meiron, is an enchanting and ornate collection of original music rooted in both the Eastern European Jewish and Ottoman traditions. Brimming with roots-rock sensibilities this is decidedly music from the streets of Montreal, but the group’s deft arrangements, odd rhythms and dextrous improvisations will leave you with images of the Bospohorus at sunset.

Rachel Lemisch - trombone // Jason Rosenblatt - piano, harmonica // Thierry Arsenault - drums // Tevet Sela - sax // Josh Fink - bass

#Jazz #Original #Judeo-Turkish

Alex KS Composition Residency

#Original

Carl Mayotte Quartet

Alex Muscalu Quartet

Alex Muscalu - guitar // Cedric de Saint-Rome - piano // Étienne Beausoleil - bass // Paulo Riccardo - drums

#Jazz

FBM Celebrates Year of the Rat

Ringing in the lunar new year with new original music.

Finn Baird McConnell - bass & voice // Annie Lu - trumpet // Zacharie Bachand - guitar // Theo Abellard - piano // Greg Kustka-Tsimbidis - drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental

Kevin Dean and Friends

#Jazz

Henan / McConnell / Lejeune

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Gabriel Schwartz Solo

Gabriel Schwartz is a multi-instrumentalist from Brazil who handles with ease voice, wind instruments, strings and percussions.Thanks to a loop recording system, he manages to reproduce alone the sound of an entire orchestra.You will be seduced by his live performances, which mix Brazilian music, jazz and World Music.

Gabriel Schwartz - flute, saxophone, percussion, voice, guitar and loop station

#Original #Brazilian and World Music/Musique Brésilienne et du Monde

Jean Michel Pilc's Improvisation Workshop Project

Based in Montreal, Canada, the Improvisation Workshop Project (IWP) brings together musicians of all backgrounds and experience levels (students and professional musicians, jazz and classical) to explore the tradition of jazz as “improvised chamber music” based on collective improvisation. Weekly playing sessions assemble different casts of musicians to try new ideas and interpret new material brought by project lead Jean-Michel Pilc and other participants. Using an “improvisation as instant composition approach and the collective improvisational process, the IWP investigates how such diverse disciplines as composition, orchestration, musical interpretation and improvisation combine organically into a coherent whole in jazz music, and also how a diverse lineup of musicians can hold natural and meaningful musical conversations. The project's innovative research approach involves thorough documentation of the creative improvisation process, including post-playing session journals logged by all participants, allowing them to share their thoughts on the artistic process. By drawing from musicians’ insider perspectives, this archive provides a unique research resource for the study of improvisation-composition within a variable medium-size jazz ensemble.

#Jazz #Classical #Experimental

Pierre Francois Trio

Compositions and arrangements of jazz standards by pianist Pierre François.

Dave Watts - bass // Andre White - drums

#Jazz

MaB Trio

A trio sans basse to get lost in peace. On the menu: - Free jazz field trip - Rhythmic transcendences - Space ballads - Happy accidents

Phil Girard - guitar // Erik Hove - saxophone // Maude Bastien - drums

#Jazz #Experimental #Free

Felix Desbiens Trio

Original compositions and arrangements of standards

Felix Desbiens - guitar // Cole Birney-Stewart - bass // Louis-Vincent Hamel - drums

#Jazz

Alex KS Composition Residency

#Original

India Yeshe Gailey – Solo Cello

A concert of 21st century cello music that links ancient and modern, East and West, nature and human. Including compositions by Canadian, American, and European composers of various genders, the genre line is hazy at times, the textural spectrum rich. Works by Philip Glass, Fjóla Evans, Kaija Saariaho, Michael Harrison, Giovanni Sollima, and India Yeshe Gailey.

India Yeshe Gailey - cello

#Classical #contemporary classical #crossover

Janet Falkner

I perform originals and covers in the folk genre.

Janet Falkner - guitar

#Folk

Cole Birney-Stewart's Transcendentals

Minimally directed improvisation & spontaneous composition. One page of written material per set. Could be played exclusively, sort of played, played over, not played.

Sarah Rossy - vocals // Thomas Morelli-Bernard - trombone // Roman Munoz - guitar // Gentiane MG - piano // Cole Birney-Stewart - bass/compositions // Michel Lambert - drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental

Altsys Jazz Orchestra

Altsys Jazz Orchestra will be playing a selection of works by George Russell, Gil Evans, Ahmad Jamal, John Schofield, Bill Mahar.

Jennifer Bell - alto sax // Frank Lozano - tenor sax // Samuel Blais - bari sax // Jocelyn Couture - trumpet // Bill Mahar - trumpet // Dave Mossing - trumpet // Simon Loignon - french horn // Dave Grott - trombone // Christopher Smith - trombone / tuba // Robin Chemtov - piano // Alec Walkington - bass // Michel Berthiaume - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards

The Incarnadine Big Band

Playing original big band music has been a long dream of Leo Bae's. After exchanging three digits of messages on facebook, this dream is about to be fulfilled. Main influence in composition comes from Kenny Wheeler, a legendary Canadian trumpet player/composer who had a long and creative career in Europe since 60s. (Sadly he passed away in 2014.)

Michael Johancsik - lead alto / soprano saxophone // Julia Warren - alto saxophone // Jeremy Joe Sandfelder - tenor saxophone // Jacob Do - tenor saxophone // Shawn Rinkenbach - bari saxophone / bass clarinet // Luke Gossage-Bleho - trombone // Margaret Donovan - trombone // Emily Kester - trombone // Stefan Thompson - bass trombone // Annie Lu - lead trumpet // Victoria Hebbard - trumpet // Scott Bevins - trumpet // Max Zhang - trumpet // Sarah Rossy - voice // Felix Desbiens - guitar // Leo Bae - piano / composition // Stephane Krims - bass // Aaron Dolman - drums

#Jazz

Thomas Carbou Solo

Thomas Carbou is a sound explorer. With the narrative theme of improvisation and the desire to surprise, he unveils a bold and pleasantly complex music where anything is possible and freedom is king. Flirting at times with the stigmata of traditional music, folk and song, his universe that describes itself as electro-jazz unfolds without resistance, out of time and barriers.

Thomas Carbou - 8-string guitar, electronics & voice

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Electronic

Musique Jérôme Langlois Music

Co-founder of “MANEIGE” (an elaborate, rock-fusion group of the ‘70s, that seduced a large public across Canada, with it’s strong musical creativity), Jérôme Langlois has since composed and arranged for a wide variety of highly popular, national and international film and television productions. On february 7th, he invites you to a piano & clarinet solo concert in which he will perform compositions ranging from his collaboration with Maneige to today. You will also hear excerpts from his new album Moon mélodies , and from the first filmed concert of his series Sources .

Jérôme Langlois - solo piano & clarinet

#Original #Fusion classique-jazz- romantique- impressionniste

February Throw! Poetry Slam

Come listen to spoken word poetry in the slam format at our beloved venue: Resonance Cafe! Feel your heart grow three sizes in this warm shelter. If you want to read, we have open mic spots. If you want to compete, then read our rules. Sign up starts at 8:30, the show starts at 9PM. Entry is $5 for students and members of the QWF; $7 for the general public. Rules: throwpoetrycollective.wordpress.com/rules Feature will be announced shortly!

TBD - voice

#Poetry

Alicuanta

Alicuanta is a suite of text settings of poems by Francisco Serrano, with music composed by vocalist Gitanjali Jain and pianist David Ryshpan. With texts selected from the anthology Aquí es ninguna parte (Conaculta), the compositions draw from Mexican folk music, jazz, and contemporary classical music. Mr. Serrano describes the poems chosen for Alicuanta as “songs of love and lost love, pain and hope, rhythms that evoke surprise, joy, gratitude, and loneliness and longing and nostalgia. In short, a passionate record of the forgotten wonder of being alive.”

Gitanjali Jain Serrano - voice // David Ryshpan - piano // Sébastien Pellerin - bass // Mark Nelson - drums/percussion

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Poetry

Annie Lu Quintet

Annie Lu Quintet will be performing original music and also some works of Kenny wheeler, Brian Blade and Wolfgang Muthspiel.

Annie Lu - trumpet // Julian Jayme - guitar // Gentiane MG - piano // Levi Dover - bass // Aaron Dolman - drums

#Jazz #Jazz

Jean-Michel Pilc's Improvisation Workshop Project

Based in Montreal, Canada, the Improvisation Workshop Project (IWP) brings together musicians of all backgrounds and experience levels (students and professional musicians, jazz and classical) to explore the tradition of jazz as “improvised chamber music” based on collective improvisation. Weekly playing sessions assemble different casts of musicians to try new ideas and interpret new material brought by project lead Jean-Michel Pilc and other participants. Using an “improvisation as instant composition approach and the collective improvisational process, the IWP investigates how such diverse disciplines as composition, orchestration, musical interpretation and improvisation combine organically into a coherent whole in jazz music, and also how a diverse lineup of musicians can hold natural and meaningful musical conversations. The project's innovative research approach involves thorough documentation of the creative improvisation process, including post-playing session journals logged by all participants, allowing them to share their thoughts on the artistic process. By drawing from musicians’ insider perspectives, this archive provides a unique research resource for the study of improvisation-composition within a variable medium-size jazz ensemble.

#Jazz #Classical #Experimental

Liberté Big Band : PROVA

Led by composer and pianist Liberté Anne, the Liberté Big Band is a vehicle for musical exploration, creativity and spontaneity, steeped in the jazz tradition. These sessions are open rehearsals where the public can get real sense of the musical creative and rehearsal process. PROVA is an exercise, an experimentation, a probing into possibilities as well as limitations. I encourage audience to come with curiosity, open ears and even critiques! Or just come to the usual Reso hang.

Liberté Anne - piano-composition

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #big band

Brazilian Night: Rodrigo Simões' video release & Baile de forró

Rodrigo Simoes - guitar

#brazilian jazz

Guitar duo ~ Samuel Bonnet & Zach Fischer

Nylon & steel guitar meeting - Standards & originals on the menu!

Samuel Bonnet - acoustic guitar // Zach Fischer - electric guitar

#Jazz #Original #Standards #jazz

Jean-Michel Pilc's Improvisation Workshop Project

Based in Montreal, Canada, the Improvisation Workshop Project (IWP) brings together musicians of all backgrounds and experience levels (students and professional musicians, jazz and classical) to explore the tradition of jazz as “improvised chamber music” based on collective improvisation. Weekly playing sessions assemble different casts of musicians to try new ideas and interpret new material brought by project lead Jean-Michel Pilc and other participants. Using an “improvisation as instant composition approach and the collective improvisational process, the IWP investigates how such diverse disciplines as composition, orchestration, musical interpretation and improvisation combine organically into a coherent whole in jazz music, and also how a diverse lineup of musicians can hold natural and meaningful musical conversations. The project's innovative research approach involves thorough documentation of the creative improvisation process, including post-playing session journals logged by all participants, allowing them to share their thoughts on the artistic process. By drawing from musicians’ insider perspectives, this archive provides a unique research resource for the study of improvisation-composition within a variable medium-size jazz ensemble.

#Jazz #Classical #Experimental

Ensemble Camellia

Ensemble Camellia is made up of flutist Caitlin Berger and clarinetist Emilia Segura, Montreal based performers and friends. Since meeting at the Montreal Youth Symphony Orchestra in 2014, they have played and performed together many times, including during their studies at McGill University. They recently decided to form an ensemble in order to share rarely performed repertoire for clarinet and flute with Montreal audiences. Ensemble Camellia will take the audience on a journey through diverse styles and time periods with repertoire written for flute and clarinet. You'll hear Brazilian rhythms, French neoclassicism, 20th century America, and more.

Caitlin Berger - flute // Emilia Segura - clarinet

#Classical

Classical Chill Vibes by Schulich School of Music

A night of classical charm for gents and ladies who want a chill night out. Performance by young artists of Schulich School of Music.

Young Artists of Schulich School of Music - various

#Classical

Liberté Big Band : PROVA

Led by composer and pianist Liberté Anne, the Liberté Big Band is a vehicle for musical exploration, creativity and spontaneity, steeped in the jazz tradition. These sessions are open rehearsals where the public can get real sense of the musical creative and rehearsal process. PROVA is an exercise, an experimentation, a probing into possibilities as well as limitations. I encourage audience to come with curiosity, open ears and even critiques! Or just come to the usual Reso hang.

Liberté Anne - piano-composition

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #big band

March Throw! Poetry Show

Come listen to spoken word poetry in the slam format at our beloved venue: Resonance Cafe! Feel your heart grow three sizes in this warm shelter. If you want to read, we have open mic spots. If you want to compete, then read our rules. Sign up starts at 8:30, the show starts at 9PM. Entry is $5 for students and members of the QWF; $7 for the general public. Rules: throwpoetrycollective.wordpress.com/rules Feature will be announced shortly!

TBD - voice

#Poetry

Hannah Marks Group

Hannah Marks is a bassist, bandleader, and composer living in New York City. As a bandleader, she has performed at several major festivals, including the Detroit Jazz Festival, Hyde Park Jazz Festival, Iowa City Jazz Festival, and Indy Jazz Festival. Her former project Heartland Trio’s debut album, Year One, was released in November 2018. She has played with Ambrose Akinmusire, Walter Smith III, Ingrid Jensen, Ben Wendel, Sullivan Fortner, Tierney Sutton, Delfeayo Marsalis, John Raymond, and Ann Hampton Callaway. Marks is a 2019 alumnus of Betty Carter Jazz Ahead, a 2018 alumnus of the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music, and a 2014 alumnus of the Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony. Marks’ compositions reflect her musical upbringing in folk and spirituals, while staying grounded in juxtaposing a newfound appreciation for creative improvisation and longtime love of jazz and rock.

Hannah Marks - double bass // Sarah Rossy - voice // Dave Adewumi - trumpet // Neta Ranaan - tenor saxophone // Evan Hyde - drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental

Jean-Michel Pilc's Improvisation Workshop Project

Based in Montreal, Canada, the Improvisation Workshop Project (IWP) brings together musicians of all backgrounds and experience levels (students and professional musicians, jazz and classical) to explore the tradition of jazz as “improvised chamber music” based on collective improvisation. Weekly playing sessions assemble different casts of musicians to try new ideas and interpret new material brought by project lead Jean-Michel Pilc and other participants. Using an “improvisation as instant composition approach and the collective improvisational process, the IWP investigates how such diverse disciplines as composition, orchestration, musical interpretation and improvisation combine organically into a coherent whole in jazz music, and also how a diverse lineup of musicians can hold natural and meaningful musical conversations. The project's innovative research approach involves thorough documentation of the creative improvisation process, including post-playing session journals logged by all participants, allowing them to share their thoughts on the artistic process. By drawing from musicians’ insider perspectives, this archive provides a unique research resource for the study of improvisation-composition within a variable medium-size jazz ensemble.

#Jazz #Classical #Experimental

The Actual Goof

You may know them as that one trio from Vanier College ... You may know them as The Barbafellas trio ... they are all of these things, but they go by The Actual Goof. They are a group of young music students that push the limits of jazz and fusion-like music. Their interesting blend of personalities, musical backgrounds, and style make this particular group hard to look away from. It's gonna be very sick. Featuring Louis Plouffe on all things related to saxophone.

Cedric de Saint-Rome - piano // Julien Lafreniere - bass // Louis Plouffe - sax // Paulo Max Riccardo - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Experimental #Hip-Hop #Neo-Jazz Fusion

Liberté Big Band : PROVA

Led by composer and pianist Liberté Anne, the Liberté Big Band is a vehicle for musical exploration, creativity and spontaneity, steeped in the jazz tradition. These sessions are open rehearsals where the public can get real sense of the musical creative and rehearsal process. PROVA is an exercise, an experimentation, a probing into possibilities as well as limitations. I encourage audience to come with curiosity, open ears and even critiques! Or just come to the usual Reso hang.

Liberté Anne - piano-composition

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #big band

Duo Velour

Duo Velour explores such questions as where exactly do the stage and real life meet? and where do we draw the line between art song and popular music? We started collaborating when we met as students at the New England Conservatory and we formed we Duo Velour after Andrea's success in the Lotte Lenya competition. We take our name from the attire of notorious cabaret owner and performer Aristide Bruant. Packed with equal parts comedy and tragedy, our show spans from the world of late 19th century European cabarets to the semi-staged songs of contemporary composers, some of which were composed specifically for us.

Andrea Wozniak - soprano // Pierre-Nicolas Colombat - piano

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental #Cabaret

Leslee Smucker/Sound of the Mountain

Leslee Smucker presents mixed messages for violin, voice, and two answering machines. Mixed messages is a sound experiment based on the tension between technology, communication, and human interaction. This semi-improvisatory, modular, sound collage runs around 45min, and move through 10 messages. Layers are built by recording recorded and live sounds; streaming undercurrents from past massages as well as new techniques. As the messages progress, the recordings become more distorted; recording on top of recording, resulting in feedback, disintegration, and degradation of the message. Sound of the Mountain presents their work developing a sound language which merges acoustic and electronic textures through amplification and extended performance techniques. With this language they create long-form improvised soundscapes, evoking a vast range of textures, from silence and spaciousness, to rumbling bass and room saturation. The duo works with closely-mic’d instruments and minimal equalization, avoiding the use of effects pedals and loops, such that their constant physical attention drives the music. The whistles and creaking of metal and reed anticipate the more dense moments of distortion and feedback in pieces that can be appreciated as discreet moments, or longer forms.

Leslee Smucker - violin, voice // Elizabeth Millar - amplified clarinet // Craig Pedersen - amplified trumpet

#Experimental #noise

Jean-Michel Pilc's Improvisation Workshop Project

Based in Montreal, Canada, the Improvisation Workshop Project (IWP) brings together musicians of all backgrounds and experience levels (students and professional musicians, jazz and classical) to explore the tradition of jazz as “improvised chamber music” based on collective improvisation. Weekly playing sessions assemble different casts of musicians to try new ideas and interpret new material brought by project lead Jean-Michel Pilc and other participants. Using an “improvisation as instant composition approach and the collective improvisational process, the IWP investigates how such diverse disciplines as composition, orchestration, musical interpretation and improvisation combine organically into a coherent whole in jazz music, and also how a diverse lineup of musicians can hold natural and meaningful musical conversations. The project's innovative research approach involves thorough documentation of the creative improvisation process, including post-playing session journals logged by all participants, allowing them to share their thoughts on the artistic process. By drawing from musicians’ insider perspectives, this archive provides a unique research resource for the study of improvisation-composition within a variable medium-size jazz ensemble.

#Jazz #Classical #Experimental

Liberté Big Band : PROVA

Led by composer and pianist Liberté Anne, the Liberté Big Band is a vehicle for musical exploration, creativity and spontaneity, steeped in the jazz tradition. These sessions are open rehearsals where the public can get real sense of the musical creative and rehearsal process. PROVA is an exercise, an experimentation, a probing into possibilities as well as limitations. I encourage audience to come with curiosity, open ears and even critiques! Or just come to the usual Reso hang.

Liberté Anne - piano-composition

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #big band

Thom Gill & Jake Sherman

More info to come!

Thom Gill - guitar, vocals // Jake Sherman - vocals, keys

#Jazz #Original #Pop

R Grunwald - Oma Release

Toronto keyboardist R. Grunwald (Jill Barber, Donovan Woods) makes his Satie-esque solo debut with a collection of “extended minimalist” compositions inspired in part by the life story of his 96-year-old grandmother, a Holocaust survivor and pianist.

R Grunwald - piano

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental #Electronic #Neo-Classical Ambient Piano Music

April Throw! Poetry Show

Come listen to spoken word poetry in the slam format at our beloved venue: Resonance Cafe! Feel your heart grow three sizes in this warm shelter. If you want to read, we have open mic spots. If you want to compete, then read our rules. Sign up starts at 8:30, the show starts at 9PM. Entry is $5 for students and members of the QWF; $7 for the general public. Rules: throwpoetrycollective.wordpress.com/rules Feature will be announced shortly!

TBD - voice

#Poetry

The Plastic Waste Band

With a sound equally identifiable and eclectic, The Plastic Waste Band has carved a new niche for itself from within Montreal’s creative music scene. Born out of jazz and improvised music but drawing from their diverse influences of psychedelic rock, fusion, and beyond, The Plastic Waste Band’s live shows carry the audience through moments of meditative serenity and fiery spontaneity. Layered saxophones, affected guitar, and driving bass and drums sweep the listener into disparate musical environments that feel constantly fresh. With their latest album, “Crushed,” they have established themselves as a band with a sound uniquely their own.

Ethan Cohn - bass // John Buck - drums // Jean-Michel Leblanc - guitar // Claire Devlin - tenor sax // Chris Edmondson - alto sax

#Jazz #Original #Experimental

Sam Eastman: Until Further Notice

#Jazz #Original #country #folk #new age

Liberté Big Band : PROVA

Led by composer and pianist Liberté Anne, the Liberté Big Band is a vehicle for musical exploration, creativity and spontaneity, steeped in the jazz tradition. These sessions are open rehearsals where the public can get real sense of the musical creative and rehearsal process. PROVA is an exercise, an experimentation, a probing into possibilities as well as limitations. I encourage audience to come with curiosity, open ears and even critiques! Or just come to the usual Reso hang.

Liberté Anne - piano-composition

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #big band

UHHM

UHHM Nick, Chris, Jack. A head bangin footstompin polyrhythmic groove monster. On tour through the US and a little bit of Canada. Dig it.

Nick Saia - guitar // Christopher Frick - keyboard // Jack Naden - drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental

Sami Stevens and the Man I Love

NYC based group Sami Stevens and the Man I Love combine Singer Songwriter, Jazz, and Future-Soul sensibilities for a truly compelling, dynamic performance. Founded in 2015, the group draws together cohesive, classic RnB style arrangements, led with unique vocal lyricism and phrasing, Joni Mitchell-esque harmony, and “the tenderness you need today” - Stereofox

Sami Stevens - voice and keyboard // Kaz George - tenor saxophone // Noah MacNeil - piano // Jed Lingat - electric bass // Bob Edinger - drums

#Jazz #Original #Singer-Songwriter/Jazz #Future-Soul

Ilios Steryannis and Babylonia

The Babylonia Suite, composed by Toronto drummer and composer Ilios Steryannis, is a celebration of Iraqi Jewish music and culture. The suite follows the movement of a family from Baghdad to Mumbai to Manchester, and finally Toronto. Expect elements of jazz, funk, Middle and Near Eastern sounds, and Ilios' trademark energetic percussion. It follows his debut album Bethany Project released in January 2018 to rave reviews and extensive airplay worldwide. The band consists of some of Toronto's finest jazz and world musicians, Paul Pacanowski on clarinet, flute and saxophones, Tania Gill on piano, George Crotty (Toronto/NYC) on cello, Connor Walsh on bass and Ilios Steryannis on drums. The band will perform the six part Babylonia Suite in the first set, and the second set will feature other works from Ilios' catalogue. www.iliosjazz.ca

Ilios Steryannis - drums // Paul Pacanowski - flute, clarinet and saxophones // Tania Gill - piano // George Crotty - cello // Connor Walsh - bass

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Funk, Middle Eastern Jazz

May Throw! Poetry Show

Come listen to spoken word poetry in the slam format at our beloved venue: Resonance Cafe! Feel your heart grow three sizes in this warm shelter. If you want to read, we have open mic spots. If you want to compete, then read our rules. Sign up starts at 8:30, the show starts at 9PM. Entry is $5 for students and members of the QWF; $7 for the general public. Rules: throwpoetrycollective.wordpress.com/rules Feature will be announced shortly!

TBD - voice

#Poetry

For Now

For Now is a Boston-based quintet led by vocalist and composer Isabel Crespo Pardo. Wandering carefully between genres, For Now performs compositions influenced by modern jazz, contemporary classical music, visual art, and poetry. Fueled by an unending curiosity, they explore the personal and the political, turning complex situations into musical vignettes.

Isabel Crespo - voice // Skyler Hill - electric guitar // Ben McDonald - piano // Aaron Holthus - acoustic bass // Connor Kent - drumset

#Jazz #Original #Experimental