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Kalmunity Jazz Project

Zach Frampton Trio

Gordon Grdina's Haram

“Arabic music, from Iraqi folk to Egyptian radio music, lovingly reinterpreted by Vancouver’s most creative musicians.”
From Vancouver JUNO Award-winner and Canadian oudvirtuoso, Grdina leads a 10-piece powerhouse Arabic/avant-garde ensemble from our very own city that will knock your socks off!
Filtering Arabic music from great composers like Farid Al-Atrache and Oum Khalsoum through Vancouver’s creative improvisational music community, Haram’s music constantly shifts directions while building to euphoric crescendos.
“The music’s backbone is traditional, but wild outbursts of free improvisation and subtle injections of noise make it quite unlike anything you’d hear in the shisha dens of Cairo or Baghdad.” – Alex Varty, Georgia Straight.
This cross-cultural, boundary-annihilating music will appeal equally to lovers of world, folk, jazz, avant-garde and indie music – a brilliant mix of effortless cohesion and wild abandon.
Of the group’s gorgeous CD “Her Eyes Illuminate (2015), Vancouver Sun’s Stuart Derdeyn says, “This is one of the best releases of its kind to ever come out of Vancouver’s culture-blending music scene.”
The band is a local ‘super-group’ of outstanding musicians, many of whom have played the festival in the past – on their own and with other groups. Haram’s 10 members include: Gordon Grdina, Francois Houle, Jesse Zubot, JP Carter, and Kenton Loewen.
Come see us try to fit them all on one stage and be swept away by their sonic wonder.

Gordon Grdina - Oud // Emad Armoush - Voice // François Houle - Clarinet // JP Carter - Trumpet // Jesse Zubot - Violin // Tommy Babin - Bass // Kenton Loewen - Drums // Liam MacDonald - Ric // Chris Kelly - Sax

Korrigans Fellowship

Benjamin Cordeau - trumpet // Jonathan Benoit - trumpet // Alexandre Lavoie - trombone // Dominic Turcotte - alto sax // Jeremy Alie Leon - tenor sax // Hugo Leclerc - baritone sax // Jean-Christophe Lebel - guitar // Samuel Jacques - piano // Félix-Antoine Désy - bass // Simon Desrosiers - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Rock

Parker Shper

Zenchiku Trio present Moving Clouds

Electro-Jazz ambiance with zen shakuhachi blowing

Michel Zenchiku Dubeau - shakuhachi, tenkan, sound processing // Julien Maugis - keyboards, sound treatment // Alain Plouffe - hybrid drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electro -jazz and zen shakuhachi

Julian Jayme Quartet feat. Daniel Ko

The Julian Jayme Quartet plays a mix of jazz standards and original compositions.

Julian Jayme - guitar // Daniel Ko - saxophone // Cole Birney-Stewart - bass // John Buck - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Extended Family - New residency(n.18) 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 // William Javier Machado - drums // Fred Doston - bass + fx

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic

Kevin Dean & Friends

Dan Faulk Quartet

Dan Faulk (tenor sax) Andrés Vial (piano) Adrian Vedady (bass) Martin Auguste (drums)

Dan Faulk - tenor sax

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Zach Frampton Trio

Heritage Jazz Band

Taylor Donaldson Big Band

Taylor Donaldson - trombone / arrangements // Benjamin Deschamps - alto sax // Jason Stillman - alto sax // Annie Dominique - tenor sax // Michael Johancsik - tenor sax // Philippe Côté - baritone sax // Dominic Rossi - trumpet // Andy King - trumpet // Lex French - trumpet // Nicolas Boulay - trumpet // David Martin - trombone // Oli Hébert - trombone // Colin Lloyd - trombone // Jean-Sébastien Vachon - bass trombone // Jo Cayer - piano // Sébastien Pellerin - bass // Louis-Vincent Hamel - drums

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental #Big Band

Parker Shper

Fischer/Abellard Quartet with Yesseh Ali (Philadelphia)

Yesseh Ali - tenor sax // Zach Fischer - guitar // Theo Abellard - piano // Jonathan Chapman - bass // William Machado - drums

#Jazz

Greg Amirault Trio

Guitar Trio with bass and drums , featuring jazz standards and original music.

Greg Amirault - guitar

#Jazz #Original #Jazz

TSA PLUS ULTRA

Playing original music written by Theo Abellard

Theo Abellard - piano // Marie-Ketely Gomes - bass // Yesseh Ali - sax // Michel Medrano - drums // Zach Fischer - guitar

#Jazz

Kevin Dean & Friends

Siembra All-Stars

Pianist David Ryshpan and some of Montreal's finest Latin-jazz musicians pay homage to the biggest selling salsa album of all time: SIEMBRA, by Willie Colón & Rubén Blades. The band will perform the album in its entirety, along with some of our other Fania favourites!

David Ryshpan - piano // Marino Vazquez - vocals // Gitanjali Jain - vocals // Luis Izquierdo - electric bass // Joanna Peters - congas // tba - trombone // tba - tenor sax // tba - timbales

#Vocal #Salsa

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Zach Frampton Trio

Dean/White/Kirmayer/Chapman/Zweig

Kevin Dean - trumpet // André White - piano // Sam Kirmayer - guitar // Jonathan Chapman - bass // Ben Zweig - drums

#Jazz #Standards

BANDONEON CONCERT

Concert de solo de bandonéon par Amijai Shalev Classique, contemporain et Tango

AMIJAI SHALEV - bandoneon

#Instrumental

Parker Shper

Michel Berthiaume Quartet

The Michel Berthiaume quartet will feature a new set of original compositions by the leader. This collection of compositions aims to create an intense experience for the audience. The music allows the band to explore swing, free improv, dissonance, and heavy metal.

michel berthiaume - drumset // Evan Shay - saxophone // Gentiane MG - piano // Levi Dover - bass

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

David Rourke Quartet

David Rourke - guitar // Masashi Usui - tenor sax // Marshal Herridge - bass // Andre White - drums

#Jazz

Kevin Dean & Friends

DRAX JAZZ

DRAX for Drums & Sax A unique fusion of melodies and rhythms in free developments. Two saxes and drums in search of freedom within melodic open forms. Original compositions in a purely melodic context!

Claude Maheu - sax & flute // Bryan Highbloom - sax // Gino Pinto - drums

#Jazz #Experimental #Jazz expérimental acoustique

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Zach Frampton Trio

Ensemble Alex Le Blanc

Fun Jazz for the people.

Alex Le Blanc - bass

#Jazz

Nicolas Villeneuve Quintet - Interstices

The brand new project of pianist and composer Nicolas Villeneuve called ''Interstices'' is trying to create links between selected readings from south-americans authors and jazz throught an inspired and lyrical music.

Nicolas Villeneuve - piano // Jules Payette - alto and soprano saxophones // Sylvaine Arnaud - bass // Eugénie Jobin - voice // William Javier Machado - drum

#Jazz #Original #ECM

Carrier/Heslop/Lambert

Great Free Melody Improv Music with Joy and Spirit!!!

Francois Carrier - alto saxophone // Martin Heslop - acoustic bass // Michel Lambert - drums

#Jazz #Experimental #Instrumental #Free Jazz Improv

Projet Jazz brésilien

For the lovers of world music and jazz who are looking for a special moment to remember the warmth of the South, Rodrigo Simoes' 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 Johnson - vocal // Fabrice Laurent - drums // Andre Galamba - bass

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Vocal #Jazz brésilien

Daniel Arthur Trio

The Daniel Arthur Trio is an exciting up-and-coming contemporary jazz group from Montreal, Canada. The group's original and daring music has been featured at festivals such as; The Montreal International Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz 2017 (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 // Ethan Cohn - bass // Eric Maillet - drums

#Jazz #Classical #Experimental

Mike Bruzzese 4 w/Dan Faulk plays Tadd Dameron!

Mike Bruzzese puts together a great band to celebrate the life and music of the great Tadd Dameron!

Dan Faulk - tenor saxophone // Mike Bruzzese - guitar // Mike De Masi - bass // André White - drums

#Jazz

Valérie Lacombe Trio

Every Tuesday of August, Jihye, Marshal and Valerie unite to share their love of piano trios, inspired by the greats like Red Garland, Wynton Kelly and Bud Powell.

Valérie Lacombe - drums // Jihye Imm - piano // Marshal Herridge - bass

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental #straight ahead #piano trio

Reno De Stefano & Fred Alarie Duo

Repertoire of jazz standards and original compositions.

Reno De Stefano - guitar // Frédéric Alarie - double bass

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Ted Crosby Trio + invités

Saxophonist and clarinetist Ted Crosby returns to Montreal for an intimate night of original and improvised music for trio. He will be joined by new implants to the Montreal scene, Eli Davidovici and Mili Hong (Vancouver), as well as special guests.

Ted Crosby - reeds // Eli Davidovici - bass // Mili Hong - drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Film + Saxophone trio

The screening of A Home Away From Home - 50min-video documentary - will be followed by a saxophone trio with Jonathan Kay, Andrew Kay & Samuel Blais. In January 2015, Michael Attias (alto saxophone) and Jim Black (drums) freely improvise with two maestros of Northern Indian classical music, Subhajyoti Guha (tabla) and Sougata Roy Chowdhury (sarod). The film opens with a concert in quartet in downtown Kolkata, and then make us travel within the creative process of these musicians when they first met in duo in Santiniketan, city of poet Tagore. This psychological and cultural journey was possible thanks to the involvement of Jonathan Kay and Andrew Kay, jazz graduate from Humber College in Toronto who studied Northern Indian classical music with Pandit Shantanu Bhattacharyya in Kolkata for about ten years. Inspired by the multicultural theory of musical transcendence of John Coltrane that he developed throughout cross-cultural experiences including the teaching of Pandit Ravi Shankar, the Saxophone Brothers foster a novel aesthetic that expands the concept of free improvisation to other languages and philosophies.

Amandine Pras - film director // Jonathan Kay - tenor and soprano saxophones // Andrew Kay - alto saxophone and tibetan bowls // Samuel Blais - alto saxophone

#Jazz #Experimental #Film

Valérie Lacombe Trio

Every Tuesday of August, Jihye, Marshal and Valerie unite to share their love of piano trios, inspired by the greats like Red Garland, Wynton Kelly and Bud Powell.

Valerie Lacombe - drums // Jihye Imm - piano // Marshal Herridge - bass

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental #straight ahead #piano trio

Tribute to Brazilian mandolin - Rodrigo Simoes + Trio Bruxo

Rodrigo Simoes - mandolin // Trio Bruxo - piano/bass/drums

#Instrumental #samba and choro

Valérie Lacombe Trio

Every Tuesday of August, Jihye, Marshal and Valerie unite to share their love of piano trios, inspired by the greats like Red Garland, Wynton Kelly and Bud Powell.

Valerie Lacombe - drums // Jihye Imm - piano // Marshal Herridge - bass

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental #piano trio #straight ahead

Emilio Reyna Ensemble

Eugénie Jobin - voice // Simon Millerd - trumpet // Raymundo Oceguera - tenor sax // Ted Crosby - bass clarinet // Levi Dover - bass // Guillaume Pilote - drums // Emilio Reyna - piano & compositions

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal #Devotional Music #Jazz Dance

Taylor Haskins + Gnosis

(Gnosis) is fusion of an entirely 21st-century sort. - Downbeat Magazine

Taylor Haskins - analog evi, trumpet // Henry Hey - synthesizers // David Cutler - bass // Zach Danziger - drums

#Jazz #Experimental #Electronic

Valérie Lacombe Trio

Every Tuesday of August, Jihye, Marshal and Valerie unite to share their love of piano trios, inspired by the greats like Red Garland, Wynton Kelly and Bud Powell.

Valerie Lacombe - drums // Jihye Imm - piano // Marshal Herridge - bass

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental #straight ahead #piano trio

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

Tango Yona CD Release and Lebedik Yankee

Tango Yona explores the legacy of songs in tango rhythm, loved by Yiddish audiences from the 1920s to the 1960s. The evocative sounds of the lyrics with their potent layers of meaning, and the richly textured collaborative arrangements by the ensemble, create a living interpretation of these treasures. At the heart of Tango Yona’s repertoire are songs from the Holocaust. We perform these songs as a memorial to the creators and their listeners, and to honour the place of art in a time of war. We hope to provide a window to understanding contemporary artists dealing with displacement and oppression. We will be launching our recent album, with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Lebedik Yankee is a new project from one of the world's foremost Yiddish singers, Sasha Lurje (Latvia), and klezmer/bluegrass violinist Craig Judelman (USA). Together they explore the journey of Yiddish songs from Eastern Europe to America. Based in Berlin, the musicians bring their own special relationship to the songs, drawing equally from the traditions of old world and new.

Jane Enkin - voice // Briga Dajczer - violin // Daniel Fuchs - violin // Gaël Huard - cello // Joel Kerr - double bass // Yoni Kaston - accordion // Sasha Lurje - voice // Craig Judelman - violin

#Instrumental #Vocal #Yiddish

BANDONEON CONCERT

Bandoneon solo concert by Amijai Shalev Classical, contemporary and tango music

AMIJAI SHALEV - bandoneon

#Instrumental

The North: Braid, Murley, Mogensen, Åman

2018 Juno Award Winners, The North is a jazz quartet creating music combining the experiences of jazz musicians living in Canada and Scandinavia. Multi-Juno Award winners David Braid and Mike Murley are long time musical collaborators as are Danish drummer Anders Mogensen and Finnish bassist Johnny Åman. All leaders in their own right, these musicians share common roots in the jazz tradition while reaching forward as improviser/composers to reflect their personal and cultural experiences. After playing dates in Canada and Europe in 2015 and 2016 their debut album The North was recorded in Copenhagen and is being celebrated in 2017-2018 with a cross-Canada tour supported by the Canada Council, JazzDanmark and the Danish Composers Association.

Mike Murley - saxophone // David Braid - piano // Johnny Åman - bass // Anders Mogensen - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

The North: Braid, Murley, Mogensen, Åman

2018 Juno Award Winners, The North is a jazz quartet creating music combining the experiences of jazz musicians living in Canada and Scandinavia. Multi-Juno Award winners David Braid and Mike Murley are long time musical collaborators as are Danish drummer Anders Mogensen and Finnish bassist Johnny Åman. All leaders in their own right, these musicians share common roots in the jazz tradition while reaching forward as improviser/composers to reflect their personal and cultural experiences. After playing dates in Canada and Europe in 2015 and 2016 their debut album The North was recorded in Copenhagen and is being celebrated in 2017-2018 with a cross-Canada tour supported by the Canada Council, JazzDanmark and the Danish Composers Association.

Mike Murley - saxophone // David Braid - piano // Johnny Åman - bass // Anders Mogensen - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Way North (Toronto/Ottawa/NYC) with Parc X Trio (Montréal)

Way North (Toronto/Ottawa/NYC)
Way North is the best kind of musical collaboration, one born out of the joy of playing together. Way North was formed in Brooklyn in 2014 by three Canadians - saxophonist Petr Cancura (Down Home - JUNO nominee), trumpeter Rebecca Hennessy (FOG Brass Band/Women’s Blues Revue bandleader), bassist Michael Herring (Peripheral Vision - JUNO nominee) and one American, drummer Richie Barshay (Herbie Hancock/Chick Corea). The band brings together four musicians who love to use jazz and improvisation as a means of exploring folk and world music. They are releasing their second album, “Fearless And Kind” following their debut CD, Kings County, which was picked by the Ottawa Citizen as one of the best Jazz CD’s of 2015. You can hear the influences of a wide range of folk genres, including the blues, old-time, Balkan, Brazilian and Calypso. In January 2016, Way North was invited to perform and teach at Danilo Perez’s Panama Jazz Festival. While in Panama they were also invited to the Mamoni Reserve in the jungle where they performed and collaborated as part of the NGO Earth Train’s Geoversity campaign. “The music is instantly inviting and infectious with a capacity for taking the listener to unexpected places.” – Ted Quinlan, The Whole Note
Parc X Trio (Montreal)
Parc X trio is a Montreal-based contemporary jazz trio featuring Gabriel Vinuela-Pelletier (piano and compositions), Alex Lefaivre (bass and compositions) and Alain Bourgeois (drums). To celebrate its 10 year anniversary, Parc X trio will release its 7th recording, Dream, in April 2017. Pursuing the electric trio format, the group’s latest musical explorations showcase their typical original blend of pop song structures, contemporary jazz harmonies, staggering dynamics and break-beat grooves over odd time signatures. As complex as the music might seem on paper, the trio navigates through the material effortlessly with grace and power. New to the table is the group’s foray into studio production. A subtle and tasteful approach to electronic music production spices up the album sonically over the 8 original compositions from all 3 members. One of the album’s highlights is a reworking of Tchaikovsky’s theme from Swan Lake where Parc X trio sonic imprint takes the original classic into the XXIst century. Parc X trio began its journey 10 years ago in an old duplex in Parc-Extension, one of Montreal’s most multi-cultural boroughs. Gabriel and Alex met while studying at the University of Montreal where they quickly became close friends. The following year, they also became neighbors and the basement of that building became their local hub for playing, practicing and writing music 24/7. After a couple of years honing their craft on jazz standards, the two young men began composing music for what would be their first album released in 2009. They quickly found their own voice combining intricate polyrhythms, groove-based beats, compelling melodies as well as electronic and rock elements into their compositions. They also became well-known for the band’s borderline telepathic connection and high energy live performances that focused on group interaction and fearless improvisations. Ten years later, the duplex is long gone, but the friendship is still strong. To date, Parc X trio has released five records and one EP, has been awarded the TD Grand Prize for Jazz at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal in 2010, has done a countless number of shows and tour regularly throughout Canada, Mexico, USA and Europe.

Michael Herring - double bass // Petr Cancura - tenor saxophone and clarinet // Rebecca Hennessy - trumpet // Richie Barshay - drums // Gabriel Vinuela-Pelletier - piano // Alex Lefaivre - bass // Alain Bourgeois - drums

#Jazz #Instrumental