Upcoming Events

Zach Frampton Trio

Raising Fourth

RAISING FOURTH is the new project from saxophonist Aaron Leaney. He is accompanied by alto saxophonist Yves Charuest, double bassist Nicolas Caloia and drummer Michel Lambert. The quartet performs original compositions written by Leaney and will be interpreting compositions by jazz innovator, Thelonious Monk. A Night to Remember.

Aaron Leaney - tenor saxophone // Yves Charuest - alto saxophone // Nicolas Caloia - bass // Michel Lambert - drums

#Jazz #Original

Songs & Arias On Tap! Presented by Concordia University Department of Music: Students

Classical/Contemporary voice students from the studios of Irene Feher, Beverly McGuire and Michiel Schrey will present a recital featuring songs and arias from the baroque, classical, romantic and 20th century repertoire, as well as some musical theatre and popular songs. They will be accompanied on piano by Giancarlo Scalia.

Giancarlo Scalia - piano // Angela Marino - soprano // Dana Weir - soprano // Jason Di Iorio - tenor // Julia Kennific - soprano // Karine Topalian - mezzo soprano // Kate Markle - mezzo soprano // Noémie Niox-Chateau - soprano // Olivia Charlebois-Brandvold - soprano // Sara Shields-Rivard - soprano

#Classical #Vocal #Musical Theatre

Benny Lackner Solo

Born in Berlin to an american father and a german mother, Benny Lackner, moved to California at the age of 13. He received his BFA from the California Institute of the Arts under the direction of Charlie Haden and David Roitstein. From 1997 - 1998 he studied privately with his mentor, pianist Brad Mehldau. He has performed at numerous jazz festivals including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreux and Monterey. He has worked with artists such as the late Billy Higgins, Marc Ribot, Brad Shepik, Pheeroan akLaff and is now residing in NYC and Berlin where he is working with his internationally touring trio as well as a sideman and composer. Benny is currently touring in a solo acoustic piano setting, performing composition by Brahms, Schubert, Bowie, Radiohead and Lackner.

Benny Lackner - piano

#Jazz

Parker Shper

Confluence

Université de Montréal Series

Andres Vial & Friends

Extended Family - New residency(n.15) at Résonance

A collective of improvisers brought together by Montreal piano and keyboard player, Gabriel Vinuela. The soaring melodies, inspired tinkering and contagious grooves are omnipresent. The ensemble focuses on creating live beats and grooves inspired by electronic music, jazz, hiphop and rock. Each session is 100% improvised.

Carte Blanche Alex Lefaivre - bass + fx

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic

Alec Schulman Quartet

Daniel Arthur Trio

The Daniel Arthur Trio is an exciting up-and-coming contemporary jazz group from Montreal. The group's original and daring music has been featured at festivals such as; The Montreal International Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz (Perugia, Italy), l'OFF Festival de Jazz (Montreal), and EuropaFest(Bucharest, Romania). The group was recently awarded 3rd place in the 2017 Conad International Jazz Competition, for which they were selected from over 250 applicants.

Daniel Arthur - piano/compositions // Ethan Cohn - bass // Eric Maillet - drums

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental

Dan Faulk Quartet

Acoustic jazz quartet playing standards and originals compositions by Dan Faulk.

Dan Faulk - tenor sax // Andrés Vial - piano // Martin Auguste - drums

#Jazz

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Zach Frampton Trio

Michel Lambert Episodes Trio

Michel's trio will use extracts from his opus Journal des Episodes as a starting point for creating a new improvised musical suite.

Michel Lambert - drums // Guillaume Bouchard - bass // Alexandre Grogg - piano

#Jazz #Original #improvised music

Stickerbrush plays videogame music

Stickerbrush plays videogame music Come join us for a night of lively music as we pay homage to the music of videogames. We have chosen some of our favorite pieces from the SNES, PS1, N64 and PS2 eras. We will be performing classics as well as some hidden gems.

Damien Jade-Cyr - tenor saxophone // Carl Mayotte - electric bass // William Javier Machado - drums

#Jazz #Instrumental #Videogame music

Taylor Donaldson Big Band

Parker Shper

Opera Scenes Extravaganza

The Opera Scenes Extravaganza will showcase emerging artists from Opera McGill in an exciting mixture of classic Opera Scenes. From Mozart to Puccini, with a little bit of everything in between, our singers and pianists are ready to entertain you!

#Classical #Vocal #Opera

Bop Unit + Special Guest

Bop Unit is a trio composed of three young jazz musicians that met in McGill Schulich School of Music. The band played a couple gigs in Montréal and Toronto. They feature a surprise guest for this concert !

Michael Bruzzese - guitar // Marshal Herridge - double bass // Baptiste Lejeune - drums // TBA - tenor saxophone

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental #Be-bop and Hard bop

Joseph Boulet & Gabrielle Pelletier Duo

The Joseph Boulet & Gabrielle Duo is a project that blurs the line between composed and improvised music. They use improvisation as a tool to fluidly transition in and out of their compositions.

Joseph Boulet - drums // Gabrielle Pelletier - piano

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Improvised

Andres Vial & Friends

Frank Lozano

Kevin Dean & Friends

Kevin Sun Trio CD Release + Run & Hide (Double-Bill)

KEVIN SUN TRIO A saxophonist, improviser, composer, and blogger, Kevin Sun has studied composition with Miguel Zenón and John Hollenbeck, and cites contemporary composers such as Steve Coleman, Vijay Iyer, Miles Okazaki, Henry Threadgill, Steve Lehman, and Mark Turner as key influences. Currently based out of Brooklyn, New York, Sun performs with the collective quartets Great On Paper and Earprint and has shared the stage with Vijay Iyer, James Moody, Kenny Burrell, Dave Liebman, and Rich Perry, among others. He is an active contributor to Jazz Speaks, the official blog of The Jazz Gallery, where he has conducted interviews with artists such as Herbie Hancock and Joshua Redman. His blog on jazz and literature, A Horizontal Search, has been recognized by National Public Radio's A Blog Supreme and Ethan Iverson's Do the Math. * * * * * RUN & HIDE Run & Hide is an avant-garde music and improvisation trio of two saxes and drums, the brainchild of Evan Shay and Kyle Hutchins. The compositions and improvisations are meant to explore melodicism and the relationship between two saxes without the presence of chordal instruments.

Kevin Sun - tenor saxophone, clarinet // Walter Stinson - bass // Matt Honor - drums // Evan Shay - alto saxophone // Kyle Hutchins - drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Mike Allen Quartet

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Zach Frampton Trio

Ethan Cohn & The Plastic Waste Band

The Plastic Waste Band, led by bassist Ethan Cohn, reaches across genres and spans the reaches of space and time. Rooted in jazz and improvisation, the band explores influences in psychedelic rock, folk, and contemporary classical music.

#Cosmic Jazz

Blonde Wolf Live

I seek truth in life, and through my music. My music is an extension of my being, my thoughts, and desires. My songwriting is sometimes embarrassingly honest. I don’t shy away from the darkness I struggle with, or the things I’m not proud of. My music is lyrically enticing, and I only add what I need instrumentally to frame the words in a delicate way. Nothing extravagant, nothing flashy, just the truth.

Blonde Wolf

#Original #Singer-songwriter #Acousic #Indie-Folk #Folk/Pop

Improv Workshop Project with Jean-Michel Pilc, Kevin Dean & Remi Bolduc

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.

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Kim Zombik Quartet

Come enjoy an early evening of vocal jazz standards that swing, ping and will ring in your heart.

Kate Wyatt - piano // Martin Heslop - bass // Greg Ritchie - drums

#Jazz #Standards #Vocal

Stéphane Krims Trio

The Stéphane Krims Trio is back! A good mix of originals, standards and just flat-out pandemonium, these three young musicians have been playing together since their precious old music school days. Guaranteed to be everything you asked for and more, or your money back.

Stéphane Krims - double bass, etc. // Daniel Arthur - piano // Eric Maillet - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal

Hoÿ+Gorillas Ensemble

Simon Brosseau, Julien Saulniers, Gabriel Ashkinadze, Sebastien Croteau,Thomas Daudlin,Vincent Piette,Kevin Yoo, Joseph Boulet - drum,bass,piano, tabla, trombone, trumpet, sax, guitar

#Jazz #Jazz Fusion

Feel Burned

Andres Vial & Friends

Tribute to The Music of Christian Scott

Annie Lu - trumpet // Matt Choboter - piano // Julian Jayme - guitar // Cole Birney-Stewart - bass // Louis-Vincent Hamel - drums

#Jazz

Kevin Dean & Friends

Jazz brésilien - Rodrigo Simoes quintet

For the lovers of world music and jazz who are looking for a special moment to remember the warmth of the South, Rodrigo Simões' Brazilian jazz is an energetic concert that links the choro tradition with modern jazz improvisations. It's a simple formula: a mix of compositions, good melodies plucked from the samba repertoire and standards played in a Brazilian style. Unlike the often exploited bossa, Brazilian jazz goes further and uses different Brazilian rhythms in new compositions and arrangements of known songs.

Rodrigo Simoes - guitar // Sonia Johson - vocal // André Galamba - bass // Fabrice Laurent - drums // Papacho Sirdey - piano

#Jazz #Original #jazz brésilien

Kalmunity Jazz Project

PHANTOM

Phantom is a band that brings together talented musician active in Montreal's Jazz scene. Originals and covers will be played during the show! Cover : 8 $

Pierre Mendola - flute // Julian Paulo Jayme - guitar // Cole Birney Stewart - upright bass // Theo Sunny Abellard - keys // Leo Puccio - drums

#Jazz

Pierre Mendola

Ethan Cohn Composition Residency

Please join us for the month of May, Where Ethan writes a piece each day. Each Tuesday is a world premiere He hopes the sounds will please your ears.

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental

FischerAbellardHoveHeslopDolman

Playing jazz standards as well as original music.

Theo Abellard - piano // Erik Hove - sax // Zach Fischer - guitar // Martin Heslop - double bass // Aaron Dolman - drums

#Jazz

Matt Choboter Band //ALBUM RELEASE//

The quintet navigates original compositions exploring varied rhythmic and harmonic frameworks. Concepts of recession and growth, varied dialogue between spontaneity and intricate composition, time experienced on both the micro and macro levels and polyrhythmic interactions with the goal of highly subjective perceptual flexibility. Informed by Carnatic rhythmic ideas, of how time and space can be experienced with great accuracy by way of interacting large-scale and small-scale frameworks. The goal to infuse multi-cultural musical practices and procedures into a Canadian Jazz context.

matt choboter - piano // Simon Millerd - trumpet // Maxime Rhealt-Trembley - guitar // Cole Birney-Stewart - double-bass // Andrew Thomson - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #eclectic jazz

Sam Eastman Etc. @ Resonance

Sam Eastman is an acoustic musician embarking on a new sound with his current project, Sam Eastman Etc. Previously active only as a solo artist, Eastman has assembled this band to support new material heavily inspired by such artists as Bill Frisell and Leo Kottke.

Sam Eastman - guitar

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Folk #Acoustic

Ethan Cohn Composition Residency

Please join us for the month of May, Where Ethan writes a piece each day. Each Tuesday is a world premiere... He hopes the sounds will please your ears.

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental

Extended Family - New residency(n.16) at Résonance

A collective of improvisers brought together by Montreal piano and keyboard player, Gabriel Vinuela. The soaring melodies, inspired tinkering and contagious grooves are omnipresent. The ensemble focuses on creating live beats and grooves inspired by electronic music, jazz, hiphop and rock. Each session is 100% improvised.

Gabriel Vinuela - keys+electronics // Olivier Salazar - vibes // Noam Arturo Guerrier-Freud - drums // Alex Lefaivre - bass + fx

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic

Anjalirose; Thanya Iyer

Anjalirose is the solo project of singer-songwriter Anjali R Kumar that melds guitar, piano, and vocal improvisations to create an indie-an fusion of sound. Thanya Iyer: In the year MMXII, they began recording in a church with a moldy ceiling, a moldy basement, and of course a bedroom (occasional bathroom) made out of pews. “Do You Dream?” is an experiment of experimentation and songs coming together. Some might call it “songmentation”. Or even, if you look at it as experimentation + songs augmenting each other you might say “Saugmentation”.

Anjalirose - voice, piano, guitar, loop pedal // Thanya Iyer - synth, bass, drums, voice

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Vocal #alternative

Zach Fischer Quintet

Originally from Philadelphia, guitarist and composer Zach Fischer is an upcoming musician on the Montréal jazz scene. Drawn to the guitar at an early age, Fischer has studied guitar with Ben Monder, Dave Manley, Greg Amirault and Kevin Hanson, as well as improvisation in general with Erik Hove, Christine Jensen and Frank Lozano. Fischer has performed with some of America and Canada’s finest jazz musicians, including Kevin Dean, Fraser Hollins, Dave Laing, Mike Rud, Jaleel Shaw, John Stowell and Matt Mitchell among others. Zach is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performance at McGill University.

Zach Fischer - guitar // Chris Maskell - tenor saxophone // Matt Choboter - piano // Alex Le Blanc - bass // William Machado - drums

#Jazz

Ethan Cohn Composition Residency

Please join us for the month of May, Where Ethan writes a piece each day. Each Tuesday is a world premiere... He hopes the sounds will please your ears.

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental

Jason Davis and Earthsound

Jason Davis is an in-demand jazz, world music, and classical bassist from Boston, Massachusetts. Known for his virtuosity, swing, and creativity, he has presented his music at the Montreal Jazz Festival and other renowned venues in the US, Europe, and Latin America. At Diese Onze he leads the Montreal version of his award-winning ensemble Earthsound, which fuses original jazz and improvised music with recorded sound from the natural world. The group has been described as an “unforgettable sonic adventure” by the Boston Globe.

Jason Davis - bass // Erik Hove - saxophone // Gentiane MG - piano // Guillaume Pilote - drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #World Music #Environmental Sound

Reno De Stefano Trio

The Reno De Stefano Trio will present some swinging, hard-bop compositions by Pat Martino, Wes Montgomery, and Grant Green, as well as some original tunes and standards from the jazz repertoire. Come on down and enjoy the music!

Reno De Stefano - guitar // Fredéric Alarie - doublebass // Camil Bélisle - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental #Jazz

concert Corazón de Robota

corazón de robota presents a retro- technological and techno-manual perspective in the creation of low cost sound artifacts, built with low tech, waste, boxes of chocolates and electronic recycling. In this sound performance, the set consists only of synthesizers, sequencers, drum machines, filters, distortions handmade, incorporating errors and electronic aberrations. The arrangement of the devices is not fixed, the instruments that make up the set, are modules (non-standard, not euro) interconnected by cables, so that the route that the signals can take is always different, leading to a chaotic organization of textures, feedbacks and random patterns that are set up live to explore the rhythmic dimensions of noise. Thus, the different generated sonorities go through the spectrum of audible and inaudible frequencies, leading us to a sensory journey of physical perceptions, vibrations, frequencies and demodulation of cosmic messages. All Corazón de Robota's devices are built under the philosophy electronic anarchy and open source hardware and can be found on the web www.corazonderobota.wordpress.com

corazón de robota - synthesizer

#Experimental #Electronic #noise

Chris Maskell Group

Chris Maskell is an emerging voice in the Montreal and Ottawa jazz scenes. A recent graduate of McGill’s jazz program, he’s performed with Petr Cancura, Peter Hum and Min Rager, among others.

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Ethan Cohn Composition Residency

Please join us for the month of May, Where Ethan writes a piece each day. Each Tuesday is a world premiere... He hopes the sounds will please your ears.

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental

Improv Workshop Project with Jean-Michel Pilc, Kevin Dean & Remi Bolduc

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.

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Marianne Trudel conducts Cégep de Saint-Laurent BIg BAND

A big band celebration! Come and hear the wonderful young music talents of Cegep de Saint-Laurent interpreting Thad Jones, Charles Mingus, Count Basie, Bob Brookmeyer, etc... (Marianne Trudel, conductor)

Marianne Trudel // Big band Cégep de Saint-Laurent

#Jazz

Marc-Andre Seguin Second Chances Album Launch

Guitarist Marc-Andre Seguin launches his debut album Second Chances with some of the most inspiring musicians in Montreal. This engaging and vibrant quartet brings you a night of Seguin's originals and a new take on well-known standards.

Marc-Andre Seguin - guitar // Frank Lozano - tenor sax // Clinton Ryder - bass // Claude Lavergne - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Ensemble Atlantica and 3G Percussion Collaborative Tour

A collaborative tour of Ensemble Atlantica and 3G percussion. This will be an evening of introspective and evocative sounds. From small percussion formations to operatic singing EA and 3G will join together to present a concert of new music by emerging Canadian and International composers.

Jossée MacInnis - clarinet // Pascal Bard - saxophone // Monique Aubé - flute // Sara De Niverville - viola // Francisco Barradas - violin // Susan Dworkin - soprano // Baptiste Boiron - conductor // Sarek Gutierrez - percussion // Jacob Gutierrez - percussion // Zach Gutierrez - percussion

#Classical #Original #Instrumental #Vocal #Electronic #Contemporary Chamber Music

An evening of German and English vocal works/Une soirée de musique allemande et anglaise

A program of German and English music spanning centuries, including classics from composers such as Schubert and Dvorjak and texts from Goethe and Shakespeare with a few modern-day musical twists that are sure to peak anyone's interest.

Carol Léger - soprano // Nicole Lorenz - piano

#Classical #Vocal

Ethan Cohn Composition Residency

Please join us for the month of May, Where Ethan writes a piece each day. Each Tuesday is a world premiere... He hopes the sounds will please your ears.

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental

Perfect Perfect and The Lifers

The Sisterhood of Sound is a collaborative project between The Lifers and Annie Sumi. Weaving intricate vocal melodies into a bed of instrumentation, this project is a harmony driven ethereal-art-folk collective. Playing with themes of love, landscape, and human existence, the Sisterhood of Sound reaches into the audience and evokes deep emotion. Perfect Perfect is the culmination of a creative project meant to pay tribute to the Dustbowl and traditional Americana music. Interaction between the guitar, upright bass and drums gives life to this form of contemporary impressionistic folk music. Improvisation and the sonic space in which the group operates create the ideal environment for the flourishing of a post-Steinbeckian atmosphere.

Zach Bachand - guitar // Alex K.S. - bass // Eric Maillet - drums // Annie Sumi - guitar, vocals // Liv Cazzola - accordion, ukulele, vocals // Anita Cazzola - electric guitar, vocals // Jill Sauerteig - cello, vocals

#Jazz #Folk

Lexiglass (NYC)

Lexiglass is an improvising, instrumental hip hop group from NYC, featuring keyboardist Alexis Marcelo (Yusef Lateef, Malcolm Mooney, Mike Pride) and drummer Will Glass (Lonnie Holley, Dirty Projectors, Shalabi Effect). Created as a backing band for MCs at uptown hip hop shows, their sound incorporates a beat-making aesthetic, the source material which classic hip hop samples, and the close listening found in free improvisation. Their analog Cubetazo mixtape series has paid tribute to A Tribe Called Quest, Mobb Deep, Kool G Rap, Nas, Madlib and Biz Markie, and their live shows have featured guest spots from the legendary Bronx MC T La Rock, the avant-garde hero multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter, and the late, great David Bowie drummer Dennis Davis.

Alexis Marcelo - piano, synth // Will Glass - drums

#Experimental #Instrumental #hip hop

Daniel Hersog Jazz Orchestra Featuring Noah Preminger and Frank Carlberg

Daniel Hersog is a Vancouver based composer, arranger and trumpet player. His big band music has been performed all across Canada and the United States. Tonight, he is flanked by an all-star cast of Montreal’s finest jazz musicians. This Concert will feature New York City Saxophone Virtuoso Noah Preminger and NYC Pianist Frank Carlberg. Daniel Hersog’s Jazz Orchestra features stellar ensemble playing, fiery solos and beautiful improvised moments. Seize the opportunity to experience this novel and daring musical event. Noah Preminger has performed on key stages from the United States to Europe and Australia, and he has played and/or recorded with the likes of Billy Hart, Dave Holland, John Patitucci, Fred Hersch, Dave Douglas, Rob Garcia, Joe Lovano, Victor Lewis, John and Bucky Pizzarelli, Cecil McBee, George Cables, Roscoe Mitchell, and Dr. Eddie Henderson. Frank Carlberg is one of today’s most compelling pianists and composers. He has performed extensively with such jazz luminaries as Kenny Wheeler, Bob Brookmeyer and Steve Lacy. Frank’s recent large and small ensemble albums have received numerous rave reviews.

Daniel Hersog Jazz Orchestra - big band

#Jazz