Upcoming Events

Tonal Thursdays (Solon McDade)

#Jazz

Heritage New Wave

It's a new wave for the group. New music, new ideas but still in our dear old Résonance café.

Guillaume Dion - piano // Renato Dias - drums // Lucas Brisson - bass

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Andres Vial & Friends

Brazilian Nights: Tribute to Marisa Monte

TRIBUTE TO MARISA MONTE - Marisa de Azevedo Monte (born 1 July 1967) is a Brazilian singer, composer, instrumentalist, and producer of Brazilian popular music and samba. As of 2011, she had sold 10 million albums worldwide[1] and has won numerous national and international awards, including four Latin Grammys, seven Brazilian MTV Video Music Awards, nine Multishow de Música Brasileira awards, 5 APCAs, and six Prêmio TIM de Música. Marisa is considered by Rolling Stone Brasil to be the second greatest singer, behind only Elis Regina. She also has two albums (MM and Verde, Anil, Amarelo, Cor-de-Rosa e Carvão) on the list of the 100 best albums of Brazilian music.

#brazilian

Josh Rager's Three Dudes Playing Tunes

Josh Rager - piano // Levi Dover - bass // Michel Berthiaume - drums

#Jazz

Alexei Orechin

An explorative ensemble led by Alexei Orechin that draws influence from a wide pallete of sounds and colours. For fans of Ryuichi Sakamoto, Supersilent, Boards of Canada, and Bill Frisell. Group is comprised of Orechin on guitar, Tara Kannangara on trumpet, Chris Pruden on piano/synth, Julian Anderson-Bowes on bass, and Mark Ballyk on drums.

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #ambient

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Lucas Dann Trio

A musical meeting of Monk, Chopin, and Dann. -Brad Mehldau
The Lucas Dann Trio is on tour from Amsterdam promoting their new record Serious Music which was released in Amsterdam on July 7th, 2019. This trio has been met with critical acclaim in Europe and this marks their first time performing as a together in Canada.
Lucas Dann - Piano
Tijs Klaassen - Bass
Wouter Kühne - Drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Experimental #Instrumental

Alex Lefaivre Quartet YUL Remixed

Taking its name from Montreal's airport code, YUL takes the listener on a cinematic trip through the city, where dreamy, hazy summer vibes are intertwined with a gritty, metropolitan edge.

Alex Lefaivre - electric bass // Lex French - trumpet // Marie-Fatima Rudolf - piano // Aaron Dolman - drums

#Jazz #Original

Dan Faulk Quartet

EVERESO3

Third edition of Everyday Ago residency at Résonance, every Tuesday during the month of August. Opening with an exclusive live performance premiere for filmmaker Kyoka Tsukamoto, who will be presenting solo piano pieces from her feature length essay film, My Dearest Sister , released this year - her introspective, emotional journey to be theatrically released in Montreal this Fall, and as part of the official selection of international film festivals. Followed by local songwriter Cedric Noel will be presenting new pieces and experimentations from his forthcoming ambient album.

Kyoka Tsukamoto - piano // Cedric Noel - guitar / synth

#Experimental #Electronic #Ambient

The Andrew Schinasi Quartet

Andrew Schinasi - saxophone // Kate Wyatt - piano // Adrian Vedady - bass // Greg Ritchie - drums

Jardin

With Jardin, Florence Garneau and Gabrielle HB play improvised music guided by textscores. They are interested in states of mind, vertical time and deep listening. This unfolds as electronic chamber music mixing saxophone, voice, synthesis and sound processing.

Gabrielle HB - synthesizer and voice // Florence Garneau - saxophone

#Experimental #Vocal #Electronic #electronic chamber music / ambient

Tonal Thursdays (Solon McDade)

#Jazz

Avery Florence

Andres Vial & Friends

Solarium

Léo Minville // Louis Plouffe // Karl-André Rozankovic // Henri Bouchard

#Jazz

Kevin Dean & Friends

Josh Geffin + Lune Tres Belle

Folk singer-songwriter from London, UK, Josh Geffin is known for his inventive fingerpicking guitar style and poetic lyrics. He has released four records including an EP of traditional folk songs and his latest, the meditative instrumental album Hum & Glow. Collaborations include Grammy-nominated producer Sonny Johns, Icelandic group Amiina and Toronto singer Robin Dann (Bernice). This is his debut Montreal show, with two preceding Canadian dates, in Winnipeg and Montreal.
“Simply beautiful … full of acoustic grandness” Maverick Magazine
“A fine new voice in an honourable British tradition of folk-based singer-songwriters” RnR magazine
“Remarkable depth and gravity” Bright Young Folk
Frédérique Roy (Lune très belle) partage avec sa musique et ses mots une imagerie toute personnelle, peuplée d’objets tantôt translucides, aqueux et fuyants, tantôt lumineux, palpables, immédiats. Mue par un amour du jeu, elle tend vers des flous harmoniques d’une grande précision ; mouvements mélodiques frôlant l’errance ; silences habités, textures intimes de la présence. Elle est accompagnée de Simon Labbé, Eugénie Jobin et Gabriel Drolet. Liés d'amitié depuis plusieurs années, ils veillent auprès de la musique patiemment. Leur jeu sensible se forme lentement et soigneusement comme le souffle d'un seul instrument, large et souple.

Josh Geffin - guitar

#Original #Vocal #Folk #Singer-songwriter

Club du Choro de Montréal

#choro

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Sax On Sax Off

Sweetly simple and unassuming, two saxophones and bass play together to create an atmospheric calm and peaceful presence.

Chris Edmonson - saxophone // Shoshanah MazelTov - saxophone // Eli Davidovici - upright bass

#Instrumental #ambient

Thomas Steele Group

The Thomas Steele Group is a contemporary jazz ensemble based in Toronto, Ontario. The innovative group combines jazz with a modern feel for an exciting musical experience. The group is eager to share their music with you at Resonance Cafe.

Thomas Steele - saxophone // Geraden Smith - guitar // Evan Gratham - bass // Evan Ng - drums

#Jazz #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic

Dan Faulk Quartet

EVERESO4

Final edition of Everyday Ago residency at Résonance, every Tuesday during the month of August. In a first part, Cloud Circuit with nimbus soundscapes of experimental turntablism and electronic effects of Jeremy Young, accompanied by the reflective poetry of Deanna Radford. Followed by Sarah Pagé with a sonic journey based on her teacher Chieko Mori's music - featuring 2 solo pieces on Koto, and one on 2 Harps with her student Coralie Gauthier, and finally Jonah Fortune joining her on Shakuachi for a duo piece, and one solo.

Cloud Circuit - guitar, turntables, electronics, voice // Sarah Pagé / Jonah Fortune - koto + harp + shakuachi

#Experimental #Vocal #Electronic #Ambient

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 processes. Prova is an exercise, an experimentation, a probing into possibilities as well as limitations. We encourage audience to come with curiosity, open ears and even critiques! Or just come to the usual Reso hang. ++Musicians are welcome to sit in or bring charts and concepts to be interpreted by the band. All that is required is an open mind and a kind disposition. Please contact Liberté-Anne about this directly: contact@libertebigband.com -- Liberté Big Band: MTL Formation --

Liberté-Anne

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #big band

Zach Fischer: Back to School Special

originals and standards and other COOL and INTERESTING things. The homie Tammy Huynh from Philly will be joining us for our second set to provide some vocals!

Samuel Blais - alto sax, baritone sax, bass clarinet // Tammy Huynh - vocals // Zach Fischer - guitar // Jean-Michel Pilc - piano // Cole Birney-Stewart - bass // Michel Lambert - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Tonal Thursdays (Solon McDade)

#Jazz

Bossa Nova

We play pieces rarely played yet very beautiful; from the bossa nova repertoire

Pierre Mendola - flûte // Léo Puccio - drums // Isabella rachiele - voice // David Rourke - guitar // Alex Leblanc - bass and double bass

#Standards #Vocal #Bossa Nova

Andres Vial & Friends

Orland/Birney-Stewart/Lambert

The trio will explore some of Jonathan Orland's original compositions as well as other pieces, using them as springboards for improvisation and musical dialogue.

Jonathan Orland - saxophone // Cole Birney-Stewart - double bass // Michel Lambert - drums

#Jazz

Devient

Devient is a series of night-performances where diversity is celebrated through audiovisual explorations created by emerging or overlooked artists. The different shared experiences oscillate and move across acoustic, generative and analog processes.

Rodrigo Velasco - laptop + guitar // Charline Dally - analog video synth // Gabrielle Harnois Blouin - synthesizer // Oscar Coyoli - guitar // Guillaume Pelletier-Auger - laptop

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Vocal #Electronic #live coding

Thomas Carbou Solo

Prolific musician, Thomas Carbou is sound explorer. With the narrative theme of improvisation and the desire to surprise, the guitarist unveils a bold and pleasantly complex music where 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 & vocal

#Original #Experimental #Electronic

Samuel Jacques quartet Feat Jean-Pierre Zanella

Samuel Jacques is a pianist from Montréal. After years studying classical piano at Cégep Saint-Laurent and at McGill university studying Jazz piano, he now wants to focus on performing his music in a real world context. This show will feature his arrangements and compositions, inspired by his classical and jazz backgrounds but staying away from the traditional jazz form. It will also feature one of his former teacher at Saint-Laurent, Jean-Pierre Zanella.

Samuel Jacques - piano // Jean-Pierre Zanella - saxophone // Alex Lefaivre - bass // Patrick Bureau - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Pilc / Heslop / Hamel

Jean-Michel Pilc - piano // Martin Heslop - bass // Louis-Vincent Hamel - drums

Throw! Poetry Slam Season Opener

The Throw! Poetry Collective produces a spoken word competition every month. At our events, we have an Open Mic, a Sacrificial Poet, a Feature Performer, randomly-chosen Judges, and of course, an evocative and passionate competition between poets, performance artists, and insightful speakers alike (and the audience gets in there, too). Anyone can take the stage for three minutes of slam poetry if they follow these Rules. The purpose of the monthly slams is to discover who will make up the team that will represent Montréal at the yearly Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. Of course, it’s not about the points, it’s about the poetry. That’s why the Throw! Collective is committed to maintaining a safer space while encouraging free speech and creative expression in the city of Montréal, QC.

TBD - voice

#Poetry

A Night of Poetry and Music

Manahil Bandukwala, Nina Jane Drystek, and Conyer Clayton (accompanied by Nathanael Larochette on guitar) come to Montreal to read, perform, and launch their chapbooks. Hosted (and a performance) by Montreal poet Deanna Radford.

Conyer Clayton - voice // Nathanael Larochette - guitar // Nina Jane Drystek - voice // Manahil Bandukwala - voice // Deanna Radford - voice

#Classical #Vocal #Poetry

Jean-Michel Leblanc Group plays The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time

Jean-Michel Leblanc's group will be performing their tribute to one of the greatest video game music composers (Koji Kondo) by sharing with the Montreal audience on of his greatest soundtracks. The music will be performed in chronological order, with the first set focusing on Young Link and the second set focusing on Adult Link.

Jeanne Laforest - voice // Yannick Anctil - piano // Carl Mayotte - bass // Olivier Guertin - drums // Jean-Michel Leblanc - guitar

#Jazz #Vocal #VideoGameMusic

Improvisation Workshop Project w/ Jean-Michel Pilc

Musicians TBA

Samuel Bonnet & Carlos Jimenez

Samuel Bonnet and Carlos Jimenez are two well-known and active guitarists on the Montreal jazz and world music scene. Together, they play original compositions influenced by jazz, classical and world music, as well as arrangements of jazz & latin standards.

Samuel Bonnet - guitar // Carlos Jimenez - guitar

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Stay Safe - Resonnance Café

Stay Safe is a group of musicians playing some interesting modern compositions, we tend to go to the jazz side of things but we try to keep it safe!

Jeremy Leon // Matys Colpron // Julien Lafrenière // Étienne Fournier

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Contemporary Jazz

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 processes. Prova is an exercise, an experimentation, a probing into possibilities as well as limitations. We encourage audience to come with curiosity, open ears and even critiques! Or just come to the usual Reso hang. ++Musicians are welcome to sit in or bring charts and concepts to be interpreted by the band. All that is required is an open mind and a kind disposition. Please contact Liberté-Anne about this directly: contact@libertebigband.com -- Liberté Big Band: MTL Formation --

Liberté-Anne

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #big band

Kyle Hutchins Trio Album Launch

The Kyle Hutchins Trio plays original music from the upcoming release You Sound Like Pine Trees

Kyle Hutchins - drums // Evan Shay - saxophone // Aimé Duquet - guitar

#Jazz

Tremblay/Lussier

Both special guests with the Montreal National Jazz Orchestra a few years ago, Tremblay and Lussier meet here for a second time in an improvised duet conversation giving free rein to spontaneity, creativity, and all kinds of sonic explorations...

Lisanne Tremblay - violin // René Lussier - guitar

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

Alex Muscalu Quartet

#Jazz #Instrumental

Isaiah Ceccarelli

An evening of chamber songs and instrumental pieces composed by Isaiah Ceccarelli

Isaiah Ceccarelli - compositions, percussion // Katelyn Clark - organetto // Eugénie Jobin - voice, synth // Frédérique Roy - voice, accordion // Simon Labbé - guitar // Gabriel Drolet - double bass

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal #chamber songs, chamber music

Joseph Boulet Collective

The Joseph Boulet Collective is a group that plays music influenced by our life experiences, both musical and non-musical. Each member brings something different to the group. Expect original tunes, interpretations of our favorites, and lots of improvisation.

Joseph Boulet - drums // Élisabeth Provencher - alto sax // Theo Abellard - piano, synths // Chris Ross - bass

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic #Improvised

The Andrew Schinasi Quartet

Live Music

Andrew Schinasi - saxophone // Kate Wyatt - piano // Adrian Vedady - bass // Jim Doxas - drums

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Standards #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal #Electronic #Funk #Poetry

Altsys Jazz Orchestra

The Altsys Jazz Orchestra will be performing music by composer Kenny Wheeler.

Jennifer Bell - alto sax // Bill Mahar - trumpet // Jocelyn Couture - trumpet // Aron Doyle - trumpet // Frank Lozano - tenor sax // Bruno Lamarche - bari sax // Jocelyn Villieux - french horn // Dave Martin - trombone // Christopher Smith - bass trombone // Robin Chemtov - piano // Levi Dover - bass // Jim Doxas - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

TuneTown CD Release

There From Here is the exciting debut album from Canada’s newest collective, chordless trio, TuneTown. Formed in 2015, TuneTown pools the creativity of three of Canada’s top jazz improvisers; Kelly Jefferson (Saxophones), Artie Roth (Bass) and Ernesto Cervini (Drums). The group performs original music composed by and for the trio, bringing together three distinct musical voices on material that runs the gamut, from intense to sublime. Seamlessly assimilating elements from the avant garde, funk, and jazz worlds, There From Here is a welcome addition to the saxophone trio tradition. The album plays out like a story, intended to be listened to from top to bottom. In today’s “shuffle” society, this is a breath of fresh air. Starting with A Sonic Handshake, the listener is welcomed into the world of TuneTown. What follows is a series of tunes and moods, ranging from the swinging Monks of Oka (dedicated to the great Thelonious Monk) to the sublime closer, A Transient Space. In between there are also 2 standards arranged by the band; a gorgeous reworking of Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Lady and a swinging reharmonization of Cole Porter’s All of You. In addition, the listener is treated to the cheeky nature of the group with The Mayor: a nod to municipal leaders of the world, and a tip of the cap to Toronto’s more “colourful” mayors from past years. There From Here will be officially released worldwide on Friday, September 20th, 2019. The album is available from Slammin Media and distributed worldwide by Believe Distribution.

Kelly Jefferson - saxophone // Artie Roth - bass // Ernesto Cervini - drums

#Jazz

James Fernando // The Claire Devlin Trio

James Fernando is a pianist and composer whose music lies at the intersection of jazz, classical, and electronic music. He relies on his genre-expanding original compositions to deliver thought provoking and exciting performances. The Berklee College of Music graduate released his debut album Extended Layover in 2018 as a collaboration with Mingjia Chen and released his first album as a solo artist, The Lonely Sailor , in 2019. Formed in 2017, the Claire Devlin Trio unites three unique musical voices from the Montreal jazz scene. Lyrical melodies are paired with driving rhythms, and the traditional roles of each instrument are often left behind. The trio's repertoire of original music strikes a balance of intricate through-composition and completely open-ended improvisation.

James Fernando - piano, electronics, composition // Claire Devlin - saxophone & composition // Ethan Cohn - bass // John Buck - drums

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Instrumental #Electronic

Brazilian Nights: Rodrigo Simoes' Jazz brésilien invites Mark Nelson

Rodrigo Simões' Jazz brésilien is an energetic concert that links the choro tradition with the modern sounds of jazz improvisations. Ideal for lovers of world music and jazz who are looking for a special moment to soak up the heat of the South and its exciting rhythms. It’s a simple formula: a mix of compositions, plucked melodies hand picked from the samba repertoire and jazz standards played in Brazilian style. Beyond bossa nova, Jazz brésilien invites you to delve further with his new compositions and his contemporary arrangements of classical repertoire songs.

#brazilian jazz

Club du Choro de Montréal

#Instrumental #choro

Improvisation Workshop Project w/ Jean-Michel Pilc

Musicians TBA

T-Cup's Reverberation Band

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Vocal

Stephen Fuller & the Feathered Shadows

The Feathered Shadows are the mineral vocals and shimmering kora of Stephen Fuller, the lush electrical guitar tapestries of Graham Juneau and the bold and beautiful drum strategizing of Jordan Strum. They will be joined by several human guest performers, as well as a water-obsessed hummingbird, a flamingo named Pinky II, and a sharply dressed penguin.

Stephen Fuller - voice, kora, keyboard // Graham Juneau - electric guitar // Jordan Strum - drumkit // Anna Fuller - voix

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 processes. Prova is an exercise, an experimentation, a probing into possibilities as well as limitations. We encourage audience to come with curiosity, open ears and even critiques! Or just come to the usual Reso hang. ++Musicians are welcome to sit in or bring charts and concepts to be interpreted by the band. All that is required is an open mind and a kind disposition. Please contact Liberté-Anne about this directly: contact@libertebigband.com -- Liberté Big Band: MTL Formation --

Liberté-Anne

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #big band

TRIO BRUXO - THE SORCERER'S FLAG ALBUM LAUNCH

Pianist David Ryshpan presents Trio Bruxo's first full-length album of original compositions, inspired by Brazilian multi-instrumentalists and composers Hermeto Pascoal and Egberto Gismonti. The group's name comes from the Portuguese word for sorcerer, a fair description of the magical power of music. The album combines folk and indigenous musics from the northeastern regions of Brazil with jazz improvisation and classical composition techniques.

David Ryshpan - piano // Nicolas Bédard - electric bass // Mark Nelson - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Brazilian

Mexhicah Bones Geraldine Eguiluz Sextet

Mexhicah Bones is the latest work emerging from the trio comprising of Geraldine Eguiluz (voice, trumpet, guitar), Stéphane Diamantakiou (contrabass) and Jean René (viola), with the addition of Gabriel Rivest (tuba), Léa Boudreau (electronics) and Mili Hong(drums). The pieces of this new ensemble are inspired from the research of Soundscapes and Sound Portraits of Mexico which Eguiluz produced in 2017-2018. Her work bridges different generations of artists, musical genres, nationalities ; it is multicultural, festive and emotional music. Delving deeply into the roots of mexican culture, bringing it to a new light, from afro-american and improvisation languages, MeXica Bones resonates strongly with the imminent changing of consciousness, aesthetic and the global politics of our era. Nahuatl: Mēxihcah, Nahuatl pronunciation: [meːˈʃiʔkaʔ]

Geraldine Eguiluz - voice, guitar, trumpet // Jean René - viola // Stephane Diamantakiou - contrebasse // Lea Boudreau - electronics // Gabriel Rivest - tuba // Mili Hong - drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Vocal #Electronic

Zach Fischer and Theo Abellard Duo

Zach Fischer - guitar // Theo Abellard - piano

#Jazz

Another Quartet

Compositions from Avishai Cohen, Esbjörn Svensson, Shai Maestro, Tigran Hamasyan, and originals.

Nico Breton - bass // Juliette Malgrange - cello // Samuel Jacques - piano // Daniel Verdecchia - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Jacob Do Quintet// Nick Adema's Low Quartet

Coming in all the way from Toronto, Nick Adema's Low Quartet will be teaming up with Jacob Do's Montreal Based Quintet for a night of Jazz Standards and Orginals. Nick and Jacob first met when they attended the Ottawa Jazz Festival's Youth Summit, where they performed alongside eachother at the festival's mainstage. Don't miss this opportunity to watch some of Canada's most promising Jazz Artists perform at Café Résonance.

Jacob Do - tenor saxophone // Alex Muscalu - guitar // Sam Jacques - piano // Mathieu McConnell-Enright - bass // Daniel Verdecchia - drums // Nick Adema - trombone // Alex Manoukas - baritone saxophone // Alex Argatoff - bass // Keith Barstow - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Club du Choro de Montréal

#Instrumental #choro

McGill-Queen's University Fall 2019 Triple Launch

Three poets launch their new MQUP books!

Madelaine Caritas Longman, Miranda Pearson, and John Emil Vincent - poetry

#Poetry

Olivia Khoury Quartet

Olivia Khoury is a 23-year-old dancer and singer-songwriter born and raised in Montreal. Through her latin inspired folk jazz creations, she melds dance and music to recreate her unique perspective on life and her surroundings. With her frequent travels, she seeks to transcend the limits of current art forms by immersing herself in multi-disciplinary creative projects. Accompanied by Simon Brosseau (piano), Mark Nelson (drums) and Vincent Dessureault (contrabass), a journey through jazz-latin sounds will enlighten the evening.

Olivia Khoury - vocals // Mark Nelson - drums // Simon Brosseau - piano // Vincent Dessureault - contrabass

#Jazz #Original #Vocal

Success Pistols

Stirring up new music, improvisation, and left-field minimalism. Pow!

Dustin Finer - tenor saxophone, composition // Scott Bevins - trumpet // Hannah Darroch - flute // Eli Davidovici - bass // Mili Hong - drums

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Claudine François in Montreal

Claudine François - piano // Geraldine Eguiluz - voix, trompette

#Jazz

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 processes. Prova is an exercise, an experimentation, a probing into possibilities as well as limitations. We encourage audience to come with curiosity, open ears and even critiques! Or just come to the usual Reso hang. ++Musicians are welcome to sit in or bring charts and concepts to be interpreted by the band. All that is required is an open mind and a kind disposition. Please contact Liberté-Anne about this directly: contact@libertebigband.com -- Liberté Big Band: MTL Formation --

Liberté-Anne

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #big band

Ocelot & Ayelet Rose Gottlieb

Ocelot: Formed in 2018, Ocelot is a Brooklyn based Avant-Jazz collective trio consisting of Yuma Uesaka (Saxophone/Clarinets), Cat Toren (Piano/Keyboard) and Colin Hinton (Drums/Percussion). As all members of Ocelot are prolific composers and improvisers, the group’s repertoire is varied and dynamic. Ocelot hones their sound with rhythmic propulsion, long lyrical melodies, soft textures, and aggressive free jazz, exploring each sound-world to its nethermost depths and transformations. The group has a synergy that brings out the confidence and trust necessary for deep musical exploration while showcasing full command of their individual instruments. Ocelot exemplifies the emergent wave of musicians that work within the intersections of many musical idioms including jazz, contemporary western classical, and noise music. Ayelet Rose Gottlieb: Jerusalem-born, Montreal-based composer and vocalist Ayelet Rose Gottlieb is an explorer of sound and seeker of musical adventures. With an early classical background, Ayelet is an improviser rooted in the Jazz and Blues traditions. Singing in Hebrew, English and without words (using her voice as an instrument), Ayelet “blends Mid­dle-East­ern trad­itions with wide-open ab­strac­tions.” (the Vancouver Sun)

Cat Toren - piano // Yuma Uesaka - sax & clarinet // Colin Hinton - drums // Ayelet Rose Gottlieb - vocals

#Jazz #Experimental #Instrumental

Club du Choro de Montréal

#Instrumental #choro

Sam Eastman's Album Release Show

Guitarist & composer Sam Eastman is bringing his debut album, In The Distance , to life! Come hang out as he and his band celebrate this milestone and perform the album in full, as well as other heartland-inspired favorites throughout the night.

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Folk #New Age

Jacob Do Sextet

The Jacob Do Sextet, comprised of McGill students and alumni, focus on playing Jacob's arrangements of classic jazz standards as well as original music. Jacob draws his arranging chops from a variety of influences, including Art Blakey's classic Caravan and Booker Little's Out Front. Join them on October 25, 2019 @ 9PM for an evening of swingin' tunes and tasty vegan food!

Jacob Do - tenor saxophone // Max Zhang - trumpet // Alex Muscalu - guitar // Sasha Olynyk - piano // Marshal Herridge - bass // Brian Nam - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental #Arrangements #Sextet #Swing

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 processes. Prova is an exercise, an experimentation, a probing into possibilities as well as limitations. We encourage audience to come with curiosity, open ears and even critiques! Or just come to the usual Reso hang. ++Musicians are welcome to sit in or bring charts and concepts to be interpreted by the band. All that is required is an open mind and a kind disposition. Please contact Liberté-Anne about this directly: contact@libertebigband.com -- Liberté Big Band: MTL Formation --

Liberté-Anne

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #big band

The Harry Bartlett Trio

The Harry Bartlett Trio is a Toronto based group featuring three young emerging artists on the Canadian Jazz Scene. While rooted in the jazz tradition, their music portrays a deep connection with folk music making for an intimate, unique and compelling musical experience. In July 2018, the Harry Bartlett Trio released a debut EP featuring original compositions which capture these elements of folk and jazz music with an emphasis on improvisation and group interplay. This is an impressive debut from Harry Bartlett and his trio; beautiful, empathetic playing in an intimate setting.” - Mike Murley

Harry Bartlett - guitar // Caleb Klager - bass // Harry Vetro - drum set

#Jazz

Club du Choro de Montréal

#Instrumental #choro

Greenleaf Records Release: Mareike Wiening Quintet feat. Rich Perry

Mareike Wiening Quintet (DE/US/CA) Greenleaf Records Release „Metropolis Paradise“ Mareike Wiening’s background, both musical and personal is made up of the cultures of Germany, Norway, Denmark and the US. Her original compositions are influenced by diversity and she is recognized for her virtuously elegant way of playing the drums. With Rich Perry on tenor saxophone, Glenn Zaleski on piano, Alex Goodman on guitar and Johannes Felscher on bass, Wiening leads a band of extraordinary musicians. Together they merge into one unit and don’t hesitate to take spontaneous musical risks. Metropolis Paradise is dedicated to Wiening’s six year residence in New York. The music tells the daily battle of surviving as a female jazz musician, while commuting back and forth between Europe and the US. Recorded in June 2018, the session was surrounded by great emotions because Metropolis Paradise happens to be the very last album recorded at legendary Systems Two Studios in Brooklyn. Though the name still exists, the original building closed its doors when founders Nancy and Mike Marciano retired the day after this recording. Wiening’s compositions are emotional, rhythmical and most importantly, always lyrical. It is obvious that a drummer is acting both as a leader and a composer. Note values are divided, delayed or anticipated and captivating rhythms and engaging bass lines create tension and give the music its unique voice. The musical dialogue between soloist and accompanist is creates a constant giving and taking and unexpected musical surprises arise through spontaneity. The outcome is an extraordinary program “with a planar modulating language and a propulsive drift. The music is part chamber jazz, part big-boned rock percussion, part free improvisation.” (Giovanni Russonello- The New York Times) Wiening studied Jazz Performance in Mannheim (Germany), Copenhagen (Denmark) and, after receiving a two-year full scholarship from the German government, graduated from New York University in 2014. She’s actively been part of the New York jazz scene for the past six years and played with artists like John Zorn, Dayna Stevens, Rich Perry, Okkyung Lee, Fabian Almazan, Sasha Berliner, Florian Weber, Johannes Enders, and Jason Rigby. Her music has been performed at important venues like the Carnegie Hall, Blue Note NYC as well as in concert halls in Germany, Switzerland, France, The Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Lithuania, Canada, US, Brazil and Slovenia. Mareike has won several competitions and awards and has been playing at festivals like the Enjoy Jazz Festival, Winter Jazz Fest New York, Atlanta Jazzfesitval, Burlington Jazzfest, Women in Jazz Festival, to name a few. She is endorsed by MEINL Cymbals exclusively.

Mareike Wiening - drums // Rich Perry - saxophone // Glenn Zaleski - piano // Alex Goodman - guitar // Johannes Felscher - bass

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Dustin Finer & Patrick Haggart

Two improvisers, one output. Dark, cinematic vibes.

Dustin Finer - tenor saxophone // Patrick Haggart - electronic effect, controlled feedback

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic

Club du Choro de Montréal

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Aaron Dolman Album Launch + Special Guest: Thanya Iyer

Aaron Dolman is a drummer and composer from Montreal. With his upcoming debut album release, “Nostalgia and Other Fantasies”, Aaron weaves together his two great musical loves - Folk and Jazz - to create works that sway between evocative melodies, exciting improvisations and ethereal soundscapes. Coming out on November 21st of this year, the album is a collection of original music inspired by the feelings of nostalgia that are stirred up when sifting through old family photos, driving through the Canadian Prairies or sitting by a quiet lake at midnight. In addition to the drums, his ensemble includes Caitlin Smith on viola, Zacharie Bachand-Enright and Marcus Savard-Lowry on acoustic and electric guitars, and Mathieu McConnell on bass. Physical copies will be available for sale at the concert ($15/CD) and the album will be officially released on all digital platforms at midnight following the show! // The concert will start with a set by Thanya Iyer and her band!!

Aaron Dolman - drums + compositions // Caitlin Smith - viola // Zacharie Bachand - acoustic and electric guitars // Marcus Lowry - acoustic and electric guitars // Mathieu McConnell - bass

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Folk

Thollem: Acoustic & Electric

”One of the most captivating pianists working today,” (Jazz.pt, Portugal) Thollem McDonas has spent his life skirting and erasing the edges of boundaries musically, culturally and geographically. His work is ever-changing, evolving and responding to the times and his experiences, both as a soloist and in collaboration with hundreds of artists across idioms and disciplines. “Thollem is a modern griot who has absorbed sounds from every place he has visited.” (William Parker from Conversations II, Rogue Art) Thollem’s solo piano performance, “‘Meeting at the Parting Place”, is a true tour de force of spontaneous music creation; a wonderful example of what happens when immense technique, boundless inspiration and highly focused artistic vision converge.” (All About Jazz NY) Thollem's Electric Confluence is exactly what you'd think music influenced by Ethiopia, Japan, China, Persia, Latin America, Ireland, Indonesia, Vietnam, Russia, The Balkans, Jazz, Blues, Punk, Country and the Avant Garde might sound like played on a synthesizer by an intense and virtuosic keyboardist. (Time Out, New York) Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Thollem began playing the piano, composing and improvising as a child, absorbing the sounds of his culturally diverse upbringing. Since 2005, he has played over 1,500 concerts throughout N. America and Europe as a soloist and in collaboration with other musicians, dancers and filmmakers. In that time span, as leader or co-leader, Thollem has released over 60 albums on 21 different vanguard labels - including ESP-Disk, Edgetone, Relative Pitch, Amarani, Leo - to international critical acclaim. The 2nd Thollem/Wimberly/Cline album will be released on ESP-disk this summer. A brief cross section of his many recent collaborators include Pauline Oliveros, Amy Denio, Rob Mazurek, William Parker, André Stjames, Carmina Escobar and Hafez Modirzadeh. Thollem is the founding director of Estamos Ensemble, a Mexican-American cross border ensemble for musical exchange. “Thollem, known for his rapturous solo piano work which transgresses genre boundaries as much as it transcends them’ (All About Jazz NY) ,“…brings wide-ranging expression and invention to everything his restless, nomadic existence comes into contact with. Thollem’s maverick essence is magically evident.” (Nels Cline)

Thollem McDonas - piano, synth

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic

Club du Choro de Montréal

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Club du Choro de Montréal

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