Upcoming Events

Zach Frampton Trio

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Resonance Reading Series

#Poetry

Beyond the Concert Stage: Classical Piano Night

#Classical #Instrumental

Matt Schultz Group

Improvised music with special guests including Donny Kennedy and Mike Gauthier.

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Université de Montréal Series

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L'OFF Jazz: Sam Kirmayer Quartet

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RootRow at Resonance!

RootRow is the brainchild of composer and bassist Jono Thorpe. Merging his interests in jazz, minimalism, folk and pop, this trio is the culmination of his works to this point. Pianist Zack Santella and Drummer Sean Allison contribute immensely to development and exploration of the music, adding their own personal touch to the pieces Jono writes. Channeling their creative spirits and energy, the trio tries to mould the music into something unique every time they get on stage.

Jono Thorpe - bass // Sean Allison - drums // Zack Santella - piano

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Minimalism

L'OFF Jazz: Gentiane MG Trio

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Kite Trio plays ''After the gold rush'' by Neil young

Kite Trio plays ''After the gold rush'' by Neil young

Eric Dew - drums // Paul VanDyk - bass // Eric C - guitar

#Jazz #Instrumental

L'OFF Jazz: Les Malcommodes

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Evan Shay Sunday Improvisation Residency

Evan Shay continues his Sunday Improvisation Residency with a string ensemble.

Evan Shay - tenor saxophone // James Enns - violin // Victor De Coninck - viola // Jane Chan - cello // Kyle Hutchins - drums

#Jazz #Classical #Experimental #Instrumental #Improvisation

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal #Funk

UpsyDaisy

UpsyDaisy is a trio led by french bassist Christian Bailet that explore modern jazz/fusion through original compositions.

Christian Bailet - bass // Félix Tellier Pouliot - guitar // Philippe Fleury - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Funk #Fusion

Zach Frampton Trio

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Luc Herrmann Group Album Launch / Lancement D'album

The Luc Herrmann Group is proud to present the launch of their debut album at Résonance Café, a venue that has been very important to the development of this band. The Group will be playing the music from their upcoming album as well as some of Luc's more recent compositions.

Luc Herrmann - guitar // Levi Dover - bass // Jules Payette - alto saxophone // Louis-Vincent Hamel - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

L'OFF Jazz: Daniel Arthur Trio

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Frank Lozano

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L'OFF Jazz: Trio Luce Bélanger

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Université de Montréal Series

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L'OFF Jazz: Sylvain Lafontaine Trio

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Extended Family - New residency(n.9) 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 // Thomas Sauvé-Lafrance - drums

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic

L'OFF Jazz: Kyle Hutchins Trio

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Cerbère

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Evan Shay Sunday Improvisation Residency

Evan Shay continues his Sunday Improvisation Residency with a hip-hop/funk band.

Evan Shay - tenor saxophone // Jean-Michel Frederic - keyboards // Mark Haynes - electric bass // Rich Irwin - drums

#Experimental #Instrumental #Funk

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal #Funk

THIRD STONE plays Solange

THIRD STONE plays soul and electronic music in a live improvisational setting. They will be covering soul singer Solange's most recent album, A Seat at the Table.

Ethan Cohn - bass // Sean Allison - drums // David Osei-Afrifa - keyboards // Chris Edmondson - alto sax // Evan Shay - tenor sax

#Jazz #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal #Electronic

Zach Frampton Trio

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Taylor Donaldson Big Band

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May Cheung: 'The Departure' Album Release Show

Brooklyn-based Canadian Singer-songwriter May Cheung has been active in the New York music scene for the past 6 years. Having imbibed a wide spectrum of music since she was a young child, May draws upon elements of jazz, pop, folk and indie-rock in her songwriting; attributing her influences to the likes of Neil Young, Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Feist and Rufus Wainright. A graduate of McGill University in Performance Jazz Voice, May has studied with Juno award-winner Ranee Lee, Madeleine Palmer and Jeanie Lovetrie. In 2009, she was awarded a prestigious grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to study with Peter Eldridge in New York City. Diverting her focus towards the singer-songwriter genre, May has played in such highly-touted venues as Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, The Living Room, The Bitter End, Drom, Caffe Vivaldi, Sidewalk Cafe, and Pianos, just to name a few. In recent years, May has sparked the attention of publications and radio stations as she was featured on the cover of Richmond Review’s 2014 Edition of “Top 30 Under 30”; she has been interviewed by Girth Radio station, a notable online radio station from Toronto, and has been interviewed by Andrew Choi from New York’s Big City Folk Collective blog. Her debut album, ‘The Departure’, has been highly acclaimed by some of the most respected music industry representatives. The album features producer and Sony artist, Nir Felder, Robert Ritchie (Dolores O’Riordan) on guitar, Jesse Fischer (Ropeadope Records) on keys, Zachary Lober (Chet Doxas) on bass, Daniel Rieser (Norah Jones, Marcy Playground) on drums; mixed by Yuuki Matthews (The Shins, David Bazan) and mastered by Chris Gehringer (Rihanna, Katy Perry). It is set to be released on September 29th, 2017. Come join May as she celebrates her release with Nir Felder, Rob Ritchie and Drew Yowell.

May Cheung - voice

#Original #Vocal #singer-songwriter

Matt Schultz Group

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Université de Montréal Series

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Andres Vial & Friends

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Marianne Trudel, Emma Da Silva, and Jason Davis Trio

Pianist Marianne Trudel, clarinetist Emma Da Silva, and bassist Jason Davis present a fusion of Brazilian choro, bossa nova, and original jazz. Choro is dynamic instrumental genre that originated in Rio de Janeiro in the late 19th century and continues to delight audiences around the world. Trudel, Da Silva, and Davis explore this traditional and modern musical universe with their own intimate and engaging performance.

Marianne Trudel - piano // Emma Da Silva - clarinet // Jason Davis - bass

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Instrumental #Brazilian

Kevin Dean & Friends

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Nick Fraser Quartet (Toronto)

Nick Fraser (drums) has been an active and engaging presence in the Toronto new jazz and improvised music community for over twenty years. He has performed with a veritable who's who of Canadian jazz and improvised music and with such international artists as Tony Malaby, Kris Davis, William Parker, Roscoe Mitchell, Marilyn Crispell, Anthony Braxton, Donny McCaslin and David Binney. A JUNO award winner, he was also awarded a 2017 Chalmers Arts Fellowship. Nick's recorded works as a leader include Owls in Daylight (1997) and Nick Fraser and Justin Haynes are faking it (2004), Towns and Villages (2013), Too Many Continents (2015) and Starer (2016). For ten years, he co-led the group Drumheller, who released four critically acclaimed recordings. Other projects that occupy him regularly are Peripheral Vision, Eucalyptus, Titanium Riot, Ugly Beauties (with Marilyn Lerner and Matt Brubeck), and the Lina Allemano Four. Nick has performed on over 70 commercially released recordings. Fraser not so much plays the drums as hurls himself whole body and soul against skin and metal... truly talented. -Bill Stunt, CBC Radio. Fraser is a deft and sensitive percussionist with a hint of an enigmatic streak, a feeling for economical gestures, and an innate sense of form. -Mark Miller, The Globe & Mail

Nick Fraser - drums, compositions // Emily Denison - trumpet // Anthony Argatoff - alto saxophone // Nicolas Caloia - bass

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Evan Shay Sunday Improvisation Residency

Evan Shay continues his Sunday Improvisation Residency with Jean-Michel Pilc on piano and Nick Fraser on drums.

Evan Shay - tenor saxophone // Jean-Michel Pilc - piano // Nick Fraser - drums

#Jazz #Experimental #Instrumental #Improvisation

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal #Funk

Samuel Bonnet's Oriental Blue featuring Mathias Wallerand

« Oriental Blue » is Montreal-based crossover guitarist Samuel Bonnet’s latest original project. It takes the audience on a poetic musical journey inspired by different musical traditions form East (Flamenco, Gnawa, Klezmer…) and West (Classical, Jazz, Latin…), tracing a singular path, somewhere between Blue Note and « Melisma », written and improvised, color and sound… Samuel Bonnet will be joined by sax player Mathias Wallerand from Paris (France) for a very special Quebec / Ontario duo Fall Tour.

Samuel Bonnet - guitar // Mathias Wallerand - sax

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Oriental

Zach Frampton Trio

#Jazz #Original #Standards

B's Bees w/ Special guests

Hard swinging jazz. A mixture of originals & Charlie Haden compositions

Brandon Goodwin - drums // Jonathan Chapman - bass // Joe Ferracuti - piano // Masashi Usui - saxophone // Dan Faulk - saxophone

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Lune des Fraises

Lune des Fraises is a newly formed modern jazz quartet consisting of Sarah Rossy (vox, synth), Gabrielle Pelletier (vox, piano), Ethan Cohn (bass) and John Buck (drums). Join them for an evening of original music as they take a colourful journey through fields of Romantic harmony and poetry.

Sarah Rossy - voice, synth // Gabrielle Pelletier - piano // Ethan Cohn - bass // John Buck - drums

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental #Vocal

Matt Schultz Group

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Université de Montréal Series

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Andres Vial & Friends

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Aaron Dolman Love Songs Group

Alex Francoeur - saxophone // Kenny Bibace - guitar // Theo Sunny Abellard - piano // Mathieu McConnell - bass // Aaron Dolman - drums

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Kevin Dean & Friends

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Emilio Reyna Quartet

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Evan Shay Sunday Improvisation Residency

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal #Funk

Sebastian Bailey Quintet

Sebastian Bailey returns to Cafe Resonance with an energetic group of some of the city's choice jazz musicians of recent years. Although originally from Montreal, Bailey developed his freelance career as a saxophonist in Berlin playing a wide range of venues in the jazz, soul and pop genres as leader, sideman and soloist. He is currently completing a masters in music (jazz performance & composition) at the Schulich School of Music.

Sebastian Bailey - sax

#Jazz #Original

Halloween Special: Nosferatu (with live soundtrack!)

Mike Rud with Special guest Julian Jayme

Jazz guitarist Mike Rud welcomes four different guitar powerhouses to join him, a different one each Sunday in November. Nov 5 it's Julian Jayme Julian Jayme is a Montréal-based jazz guitarist who has studied at Capilano University in North Vancouver, BC the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and McGill University in Montréal. Over the course of his career, he has played at both the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival and the TD Ottawa International Jazz Festivals as well as venues all over Canada and the United States. Julian has had the pleasure of sharing the stage and/or studying with many of his greatest influences and inspirations such as: Terence Blanchard, Ambrose Akinmusire, Aaron Parks, Ari Hoenig, Stefon Harris, Darren Barrett, Mick Goodrick and Tim Miller.

Mike Rud - guitar

#Jazz

Triage

Triage is a trio made up of Jarrett Gilgore on alto saxophone, Noah Jarrett on upright bass, and Kevin Ripley on drums. The trio plays with the vision of creating deep, uncompromising, and relevant improvised music. The lack of chordal instruments allows every performance to evolve organically, note by note, without confinement to chords and/or melodies and/or moods. Triage plays mostly original music, with smatterings of free jazz greats, such as Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, John Tchicai, Dewey Redman, Anthony Braxton, etc. From moment to moment, their music can alternate between meditative and cacophonous, animated and reminiscent, chamber-like and contrapuntal, fluid and odd-metered, all the while speaking with an honest voice and keeping an open musical perspective.

Jarrett Gilgore/Noah Jarrett/Kevin Ripley - alto saxophone, bass, drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Extended Family - New residency(n.10) 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 // + guests

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic

Jazz brésilien - Rodrigo Simoes Quintet

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental #Vocal #brazilian music

Mike Rud with Special guest David Rourke

Sunday nights in November, Mike Rud will host a different, amazing young jazz guitarist every week. Native Montrealer David Rourke chose the guitar at age 10, after studying classical piano from age 5. Developing a passion for jazz in high school, he went on to study privately with legendary Montreal guitarist Tony Romandini. While in high school, he studied classical guitar and ear training at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal with Jean Vallières and Catherine Todorovski respectively, also playing in the Big Band there. After high school, David studied jazz guitar at Vanier College with Nick Di Tomasso, a former pupil of Tony’s. David has also had the opportunity to study with internationally known jazz musicians, namely Peter Bernstein, Vic Juris, Joe Lovano, Ben Wendel, Dick Oatts, as well as playing regularly with great musicians in the Montreal jazz scene. Most recently, he led a gig featuring Andre White. He also guest hosted the famous Upstairs Jam Session with Jim Doxas and Adrian Vedady. David Rourke is currently in his first year at McGill University. His greatest influences are Peter Bernstein, Jim Hall, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Bill Evans.

Mike Rud - guitar // David Rourke - guitar

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Mike Rud with Special guest Michael Bruzzese

Guitarist Mike Rud invites four of the most burning players recently hitting Montreal to play Sundays in November. Michael Bruzzese was born and raised in Montreal, picking up the guitar at age twelve. An interest and passion for Jazz emerged when he began studying at Vanier College under Montreal guitarist Nick Di Tomaso. He was also the recipient of the J.L Big Band Scholarship. Mike is currently studying with Carlos Jiménez and pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Performance at McGill University. In addition, he has studied privately with his heroes such as Buster Williams and Peter Bernstein.

Mike Rud - guitar // Michael Bruzzese - guitar

#Jazz

Alex Lefaivre Trio

Vangelis + Nirvana + Ace of Base + John Carpenter + a few originals

Alex Lefaivre - bass // Evan Shay - tenor saxophone // William Javier Machato - drums

#Jazz #Original #pop covers

Jonathan Chapman Quartet

Jonathan Chapman Quartet presents an evening of original compositions and Jazz standards.

Jonathan Chapman - bass // Aaron Dolman - drums // Alex Francoeur - tenor sax // TBA

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Experimental #Instrumental

Chopin, Bach, Radiohead: a piano/cello duo concert

Daniel Tselyakov - piano // Ariel Carrabré - cello

#Classical #Instrumental #Experimental Rock

Scavenger & Other Works for Guitar and Electronics

Guitarist and composer Amy Brandon performs solo classical guitar and electroacoustic music, mixing improvised and composed music with live and fixed electronics, visuals & VR. '... mesmerizing' (Musicworks Magazine) '.. a model of classical guitar clarity' (The WholeNote) '.. '[a] clashing of bleakness with beauty' (Minor 7th).

Amy Brandon - guitar & electronics

#Classical #Experimental #Electronic

Nilton Moreira Quartet

Nilton Moreira plays, composes and studies the Brazilian musical genres. Brazil is a vast country, where it`s possible to listen to different musical accents. Nilton is a flutist who has been researching the way of playing and composing these various Brazilian musical genres. In this concert, Nilton Moreira will present pieces from different places in Brazil. Also, he will release his new CD in Canada. The CD is called “Interweaving”. Nilton recorded this work between Brazil and Canada in 2016, when Nilton was in Montreal, working and researching at McGill University. This CD contains authorial compositions and also music by contemporary composers. The musicians bring Brazilian sonority mixed with modern improvisation and sophisticated harmony. Playing with Nilton in this concert, we have Rodrigo Simões (Guitar and Mandolin), André Galamba (Bass) and Aquiles Melo (Drums).

Nilton Moreira - flute // Rodrigo Simões - guitar and mandolin // André Galamba - bass // Aquiles Melo - drums

#Instrumental #Brazilian Music #Choro, Samba, Baião

Student Recital in Support of the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation

Montreal musicians Ainsley McNeaney, Pierre Haché, Simone Pitot and Stephanie Moore bring their private piano, voice, guitar and drum students to the stage in support of the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation. Cover is Pay What You Can, and all proceeds go to MCHF. http://www.thechildren.com/donate

prof: Ainsley McNeaney - piano/voice // prof: Pierre Haché - guitar/drums // prof: Simone Pitot - piano/guitar/voice // prof: Stephanie Moore - piano

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Instrumental #Vocal #Student Recital

Ilios Steryannis Quartet

My name is Ilios Steryannis, I am a jazz drummer and composer in Toronto, ON. I’m thrilled to announce that I have a brand new album coming out in January of 2018 that is looking like one of the most anticipated albums of the coming year! The album was recorded in July of 2017 at Number 9 Audio Group, with highly acclaimed SOCAN award winning producer and guitarist Eric St-Laurent at the helm. The album features a wide variety of styles, moods and textures, ranging from Coltranesque post bop to charging West African grooves, with some Mediterranean and Afro-Cuban flavours mixed in. Two time JUNO nominee Sundar Viswanathan is featured on all tracks, playing alto and soprano saxophones Bethany Project will be released internationally on Friday, January 12th, 2018.

Ilios Steryannis - drums // Sundar Viswanathan - saxophone // Scott Neary - guitar

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Funk