Upcoming Events

Improvisation Workshop Project w/ Jean-Michel Pilc

Musicians TBA

Samuel Bonnet New Quartet

New and old compositions (revamped), new standards arrangements, jazz with latin, oriental and classical influences. This guitarist has this admirable, very singular, he has managed to stir the Andalusian harmonies, Saharan and other Latin features in a seductive, even conquering way. In other words, he walks us in worlds that remind both Andrés Segovia and Manitas de Plata or Egbert Gismonti - Serge Truffaut, Le Devoir

Samuel Bonnet - guitar

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Parker Shper + Joe Yarmush

Parker Shper - synths/electronics // Joe Yarmush - guitar/electronics

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic #Dunge

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

Kevin Dean and Friends

BRAHJA Album Launch

After 11 odd years of existing in one form or another, the group presently known as BRAHJA launches its sixth album by the same name at Resonance on sat sept 14th. Damon Shadrach Hankoff, Isis Giraldo, Martin Heslop, Daniel Gelinas, Sam Shalabi & Devin Brahja Waldman make up the crew. The new album is the sixth release by the independent Estonian label, RRGEMS, and will be available at the show on 180-gram vinyl or by digital download.
Opening set by Kee Avil.
Doors: 8pm
Kee Avil: 8:30
B R A H J A: 9:30
IN ADVANCE
10$
15$ (includes download code)
25$ (includes vinyl)
AT THE DOOR
12$

Transpacific Express - Inaugural Edition

For the first time ever on a Montreal dance floor, Transpacific-Express presents the inimitable sounds and atmosphere of Japanese disco and Korean hip-hop.

Graeme Stewart (G Baby) - cdjs // Gloria-Sherryl François (Glowzi) - cdjs and turntables // Seven Yuan (M0llygum) - cdjs

#j-disco #k-hiphop

Alex Muscalu Quintet

Come hear Alex and his friends share and explore some of their favorite jazz standards with you!

Alex Muscalu - guitar // Sasha Olynyk - piano // Louis Plouffe - alto sax // Étienne Beausoleil - upright bass // Daniel Verdecchia - drums

#Jazz #Standards

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Simon Millerd's Love Bubble

We are presenting musical interpretations of the 'stages of the path to enlightenment' which was first presented by Je Tsongkhapa in Tibet in the 1400's, also known as the 'Lamrim'. The Lamrim is a condensation of all of Buddha Shakyamuni's teachings that are presented in a way that is easy to practice, enabling us to solve all our problems and attain the highest levels of spiritual realization in one lifetime.

Simon Millerd - piano // Mike Bjella - tenor sax/clarinet // Roman Munoz - guitar // Martin Heslop - bass // Kyle Hutchins - drums

#Jazz #Original #Wisdom Nectar #Compassionfruit #Mango Tree Music

Orazio Fantini Trio

Orazio Fantini - piano // Louis-Vincent Hamel - drums // Mathieu McConnel-Enright - bass

#Jazz #Original #Standards

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

Kevin Dean and Friends

Kevin Dean and Friends

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

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Daniel Green Quartet

Back in Montreal after a year studying in the Netherlands, the Daniel Green is presenting two sets of his original compositions at Resonance, with a band of McGill students and alumni. Exploring a diverse range of modern jazz styles, with inspirations from Brian Blade, Mark Guiliana and Ben van Gelder among others, the band is focussed on interplay and a presentation of dynamic live music.

Daniel Green - alto sax // Carlos Maldonado Cisneros - bass // Brian Nam - drums // TBD - piano

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Improvisation Workshop Project w/ Jean-Michel Pilc

Musicians TBA

T-Cup's Reverberation Band

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Vocal

Parker Shper + Tommy Crane

Keyboardist/Composer Parker Shper hails from the creative music scene of Montreal where he frequently collaborates with such bands as Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Craig Finn (The Holdsteady), The Barr Brothers, Leif Vollebekk & Thus Owls. Psychedelic soundscapes, minimalist piano motifs, drones, growling synthesizers, and percussive samples form the patchworks of his compelling melodies and rhythms. https://soundcloud.com/parkershper Tommy Crane is a NYC-based drummer and composer. Crane has performed and recorded with such artists as Port St Willow, Half Waif, Thus Owls, Bing and Ruth, Aaron Parks, and Logan Richardson. He also led the Brooklyn-based band ambient fusion band Late Bloomer. Crane has contributed original compositions to various WNYC podcasts including NPR’s 'Death, Sex, and Money', and ‘Vine Pair’. He is a Sunhouse Artist. http://www.doubleberg.com

Parker Shper - synths/piano/electonics // Tommy Crane - drums/electronics

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic

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

Kevin Dean and Friends

Explorations in New Music - Shapes & Thus Owls

Zach Fischer and Theo Abellard Duo

Zach Fischer - guitar // Theo Abellard - piano

#Jazz

Kalmunity Jazz Project

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

Ananda X. Suddath & Sébastien Pellerin – Solo guitar • Duo

Standards and other tunes!
1st set: solo guitar
2nd set: duo

Ananda X. Suddath - guitar // Sébastien Pellerin - upright bass

#Jazz #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

Emma Frank Album Release with Thom Gill

To say that 'Come Back' feels fresh is not really doing it justice. This is like listening to the real thing, picking and eating ripe fruit at the source, stepping out into the early morning's first sunlight on a snow covered day. — Andrew Lockwood, Contact Music

Emma Frank - voice, keys // Pedro Barquinha - drums, voice // Franky Rousseau - guitar // Dominic Mekky - keys

#Original #Vocal #folk

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

Zach Bachand Trio

Zacharie Bachand - guitar // Evan Shay - tenor sax // Mathieu McConnell-Enright - bass

#Jazz #Experimental #folk

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

Alex Muscalu Quartet plays The Real McCoy

Alex Muscalu - guitar

#Jazz

Bruzzese/Power/Harding/McConnell/Botos

Mike Bruzzese brings together a special quintet for a night of swinging jazz music. Featuring toronto drummer Norbert Botos.

Mike Bruzzese - guitar // Caoilainn Power - alto saxophone // Eric Harding - piano // Mathieu McConnell-Enright - bass // Norbert Botos - drums

#Jazz

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

Ananda X. Suddath trio feat. _____

Jazz standards and other tunes!

Ananda X. Suddath - guitar // S // Alain Bourgeois - drums

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

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

Fun Shit feat. Al Campbell (NZ)

Lex French, Levi Dover and Guillaume Pilote team up with NZ's unofficial 'Most Subversive Guitarist' award winner, and intend to dismantle a handful of unsuspecting jazz standards. It's guaranteed to be a more stimulating and rewarding listening experience than the soon to be released Taylor Swift album, or your money back . NZ's Aleister Campbell may or may not have learned to play guitar on a rubber band stretched between two native trees deep in the heart of the Hutt Vally Delta, but he certainly brings a refined sense of depth to the wide expanse of music he creates. At home in a whole bunch of genres, his music is informed by a lifetime of curiosity, spicy cuisine, and nocturnal skateboard missions.

Lex French - trumpet // Al Campbell - guitar // Levi Dover - bass // Guillaume Pilote - drums // Special Guest - surprise

#Jazz #Original #Experimental

Levi Dover Sextet

A study in balance - at the crossroads between the controlled discipline of the intellect and the untamed freedom of the soul. Rhythmically driven, yet equally open and dreamy, Levi Dover’s music draws from the jazz tradition, while also reaching into a modern soundscape, creating an environment brimming with possibilities for expressive improvisation from some of the city’s finest musicians.

Levi Dover - bass / composition // Lex French - trumpet // Erik Hove - alto saxophone // Olivier Salazar - vibraphone // Andrew Boudreau - piano // Kyle Hutchins - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

“Counterstasis - Refracted Voices” CD Release

Bill Gilliam, Glen Hall, Joe Sorbara are very excited to announce the release of their new CD ““Counterstasis - Refracted Voices” with this performance at Résonance Café.
Set 1: Lori Freedman (clarinets) & Malcolm Goldstein (violin)
This concert will begin with special guests & maverick improvisers Lori Freedman & Malcolm Goldstein performing an opening set duo at 9pm.
Set 2: “Counterstasis - Refracted Voices” CD Release
Bill Gilliam (piano, preparations), Glen Hall (woodwinds, electroacoustic) and Joe Sorbara (drums, percussion).
Gilliam, Hall and Sorbara will perform spontaneously composed explorations of gestures and sonorities connected to new chamber music, free jazz, sound art, experimental, and other creative music traditions. They draw on a wide variety of traditional and extended techniques and employ both conventional and bent approaches to melodicism, groove, and chromatic harmony.

Bill Gilliam - piano, preparations // Glen Hall - woodwinds, electro-acoustic // Joe Sorbara - drums, percussion // Lori Freedman - clarinets // Malcolm Goldstein - violin

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Improvisation #New chamber music #Electro-acoustic

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

Ben Frost Quartet

Toronto based trumpet player and composer, Ben Frost, brings with him Tenor Saxophonist, Harrison Argatoff, to form a chord-less quartet with Frost’s longtime friends and colleagues now living in Montreal, Mili Hong and Eli Davidovici. This group will play a collection of new music written by Frost with this group in mind, drawing inspiritation from such composers as Wayne Shorter and Kenny Wheeler.

Mili Hong - drums // Eli Davidovici - double bass // Harrison Argatoff - tenor saxophone // Ben Frost - trumpet/flugelhorn

#Jazz #Original

Liberté Big Band : PROVA

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

Liberté Anne

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #big band

Club du Choro de Montréal

#Instrumental #choro

Luther Strickland & The Walnut Ranchers

Led by guitarist Sam Eastman, this new project provides a uniquely contemporary brand of heartland Americana, but with traditional instrumentation. For fans of: Nickel Creek, Molly Tuttle, Punch Brothers, Sierra Hull.

#Original #Instrumental #Bluegrass #Americana

STOUT THE LIVE EXPERIENCE

A musical journey that exudes passion, soul, funk, gospel, electronica and more.

STOUT

#Original #Vocal #Electronic #Funk

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

Lighter Than Air Showcase

Lighter Than Air Showcase at M for Montreal with performances by Dezy Joan & Mind Bath.

Dezy Joan - guitar, keys, drums, bass, laptop sequence. // Mind Bath - guitar, keys, laptop sequence.

#Original #Vocal #Electronic #indie-R&B

Mathieu Soucy Quartet

A evening of original neo-bop music.

Andre White - piano // Marshal Herridge - double bass // Daniel Verdecchia - drums // Mathieu Soucy - guitar

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Liberté Big Band : PROVA

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

Liberté Anne

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #big band

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

#Instrumental #choro

Poetry of Jazz

Known and original jazz repertoire with new, relevant lyrics and an interactive ensemble sound.

Michael Pinsonneault - sax, flute // Gary Schwartz - guitar // Sienna Dahlen - voice // Mark Nelson - drums // Fraser Hollins - bass

#Jazz

The 2nd Annual Lady J Holiday Science Experiment Extravaganza

The naughty and the nice of Lady J & the Jazz Cigarettes are back with their annual holiday themed improvisational experiment

Julia Warren - saxophone // Alex Lepanto - drums // Lucas Brisson - contrebasse // Nicolas Lanctôt - guitar

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #holiday #xmas

Kalia Vandever / Sarah Rossy

Kalia Vandever is a trombonist and composer from Brooklyn, NY. Hailed as an “exciting new voice” by Hot House Magazine, Vandever’s quartet will be presenting music from her debut album, In Bloom, as well as new music. Her unique sound and approach to composition and improvisation is inspired by her broad musical influences, including her desire to make the instrument an extension of her voice. This quartet started playing together after Kalia moved from Los Angeles to New York City to study at the Juilliard School.
Sarah Rossy: A recent finalist of the Ella Fitzgerald International Vocal Competition, the Montreal-based composer and multi-instrumentalist is rapidly creating a name for herself across the globe. As a composer, she has a keen interest in the performer/composer relationship through experiential processes which traverse through a feminist lens (Recollections [2019], To Be Silenced [2018], Prim(al) [2018]). Recent excursions include: study with Meredith Monk (New York), voice/movement research at The World is Sound (Berlin), composing for the Montreal Contemporary Music Lab, and two residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts [(R)evolution and International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music]. She recently completed a Masters in Jazz Performance and Composition at McGill University in Montreal under the supervision of John Hollenbeck, and is working toward the release of a debut full-length album.

Kalia Vandever - trombone // Sarah Rossy - voice

#Jazz #Original

Togetherness!

Togetherness! is a Montreal quintet that plays joyful, adventurous, swinging music from South Africa and beyond. We play compositions by Abdullah Ibrahim, Dudu Pukwana, Johnny Dyani, William Parker, Don Cherry, Ellwood Epps, and more in an aim to uplift the band and listeners together.

Ellwood Epps - trumpet // Scott Thomson - trombone // Félix-Antoine Hamel - saxophone // Stéphane Diamantakiou - congtrabass // Ivan Bamford - drums

#Jazz #Original #Kwela

Liberté Big Band : PROVA

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

Liberté Anne

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #bigband

Club du Choro de Montréal

#Instrumental #choro

Babylonia

The Babylonia Suite, composed by Toronto drummer and composer Ilios Steryannis, is a celebration of Iraqi Jewish music and culture. The suite follows the movement of a family from Baghdad to Mumbai to Manchester, and finally Toronto. Expect elements of jazz, funk, Middle and Near Eastern sounds, and Ilios' trademark energetic percussion. It follows his debut album Bethany Project released in January 2018 to rave reviews and extensive airplay worldwide. The band consists of some of Toronto's finest jazz and world musicians: Paul Pacanowski on clarinet and flute, Amber Walton-Amar on cello, Jeremy Ledbetter on piano, Connor Walsh on bass, and Ilios Steryannis on drums. The six-part suite will be performed during the first set of the evening while the second set will featuring other works from Ilios' catalogue.

Ilios Steryannis - drums // Connor Walsh - bass // Jeremy Ledbetter - piano // Paul Pacanowski - clarinet // Amber Walton-Amar - cello

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Middle Eastern