Upcoming Events

The Music Of Cedar Walton

Join us as we play the music of one of the all time greats, Cedar Walton!

Mike Bruzzese - guitar // Jihye Imm - piano // Mike De Masi - bass // AJ Aboud - drums

#Jazz

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Bastien4tet

It's a project of 100% original music that have never been played before.

Maude Bastien - drums

#Jazz #Experimental #Instrumental

Dan Faulk w Mike Rud, Mathieu McConnell-Enright, Michel Lambert

Dan Faulk - saxophones Mike Rud - guitar Mathieu McConnell-Enright - bass Michel Lambert - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

improv@CIRMMT: Cobra

Cobra (1984), by John Zorn (1953-), is an unpublished musical composition for a group of musical improvisers and a prompter. Devised of a pre-conceived system of detailed rules but no pre-conceived timeline of events, this piece uses a set of cues notated on cards to direct the musicians on how to proceed. The improv@CIRMMT nights are a series of concerts devoted to electro/acoustic improvisation with musicians from the CIRMMT community.

CIRMMT members

#Jazz #Classical #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic #Game piece, free jazz, free improv

Pierre Mendola 5tet

Standards and compostition on the menu!

Pierre Mendola - flute // Sunny Abellard - piano // Julian Jayme - guitar // Carlos Maldonaldo Cisneros - upright bass // Noam Guerrier Freud - drums

#Jazz

Phil Girard Quartet

Original music and some obscure standards. Fun, swing and rok n' roll !

Phil Girard - guitar // Patrice Luneau - saxophone // Maude Bastien - drums // David Meunier-Roy - bass

#Jazz #Standards #Experimental #Instrumental

Eric Harding Trio

Eric Harding - piano // Mike Demasi - bass // Guiaulme Pilot - drums

#Jazz

Altsys Jazz Orchestra

Works for jazz orchestra by: Bill Mahar Kenny Wheeler Herbie Nichols Duke Ellington

Jennifer Bell - alto sax // Frank Lozano - tenor sax // Cameron Wallace - bari sax // Jocelyn Couture - trumpet // Bill Mahar - trumpet // Aron Doyle - trumpet // Jocelyn Veilleux - french horn // Dave Grott - trombone // Christopher Smith - bass trombone // Josh Rager - piano // Alec Walkington - bass // Jim Doxas - drums

#Jazz #Original

Andres Vial and Gabriel Lambert

Andres Vial - piano // Gabriel Lambert - guitare

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

The Plastic Waste Band

The Plastic Waste Band is a project inspired by humanity’s relationship with our own environment and our insistence on destroying that which sustains us. Their music explores the duality between the grounded and the ethereal, transitioning fluidly between their diverse influences of jazz, psychedelic rock, and beyond, while always maintaining at its core the spontaneity of improvised music.

#Psychedelic Jazz

Kevin Dean and Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Daniel Arthur Trio

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

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Zach B/Alex KS play some folk songs

Zach and Alex play and maybe sing some some sad and happy folk songs with mostly acoustic sounds.

Zacharie Bachand - guitar // Alex Kasirer-Smibert - bass

#Folk Music

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Robbie Belchamber Quintet

The new quintet of Montreal-based Australian guitarist Robbie Belchamber. The group will present mainly original compositions exploring shape, the possibilities within song form and various structures for improvisation. Rooted in tradition yet singular and modern, be sure to catch this exciting band!

Robbie Belchamber - guitar // Theo Abbellard - piano // Eli Lajoie - saxophone // Finn McConnell - double bass // Brian Nam - drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Improvisation Workshop Project

Based in Montreal, the Improvisation Workshop Project (IWP) brings together musicians of all backgrounds to explore the tradition of jazz as “improvised chamber music.” Witness the act of live collective improvisation in concert. The IWP is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).

Jean-Michel Pilc - piano // Musicians TBC

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Improvisation

Marshal Herridge Quartet

Tom Brunt Trio

Marika Galea

Marika Galea is a bassist and composer who combines jazz elements with thoughtful lyrics that move the body and soul. She brings a fresh, young voice - unafraid to take risks and engage her audience through the music of life’s stories. She has been named one of CBC Music’s Top 35 Under 35 Canadian Jazz Artists, the Prince Edward County Jazz Festival’s Rising Young Star, and received a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Marika graduated from Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship in 2016. She is currently based in Montreal, where she is pursuing a master's degree at McGill University. She currently teaches at McGill University, the Monterey Jazz Festival and McGill Conservatory, and is preparing to record her first album. She is joined by Jean-Sebastien Williams, David Osei-Afrifa and Kevin Warren.

Marika Galea - bass, voice // Jean-Sebastien Williams - guitar // David Osei-Afrifa - piano, keyboards // Kevin Warren - drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal #Poetry #Indie

Eric Harding Trio

Eric Harding - piano // Dave Watts - bass // Michel Lambert - drums

Ananda X. Suddath & Gentiane MG – Solo ▴ Duo

Compositions and standards – 2 solo sets and a short duo set (guitar & piano).

Ananda X. Suddath - guitar // Gentiane MG - piano

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Andres Vial and Gabriel Lambert

Andres Vial - piano

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Alex Muscalu Quartet Plays Monk

Alex Muscalu and his friends will play some of their favorites compositions of one of jazz's greatest masterminds, Mr. Thelonious Monk! Join them for this fun night of improvised music!

Alex Muscalu - guitar

#Jazz #Instrumental

Kevin Dean and Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Brazilian night: Tribute to Dorival Caymmi

Tribute to Brazilian samba composer Dorival Caymmi.

Rodrigo Simoes - mandolin // Gabriel Schwartz - flute / vocal // Julien Sandiford - guitar / vocal // Monika McKernan - bass / vocal

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental #Vocal #brazilian

Club du Choro de Montreal

Club du Choro de Montreal

#Standards #Instrumental #brazilian choro

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Concert Russe

This concert presents most delightful Russian melodies from Tchaikovsky’s romances répertoire, performed by Marc-Antoine D’Aragon (baritone), Léa Weilbrenner (soprano), Olga Semionova (violin) and Michel-Alexandre Broekaert (piano).

Collectif Opéra Café Concert - chant, violon et piano

#Classical #Vocal

Dan Faulk w, Mathieu McConnell-Enright, Michel Lambert, feat. Jean-Michel Pilc

Dan Faulk - saxophones Mathieu McConnell-Enright - bass Michel Lambert – drums feat. Jean-Michel Pilc - piano

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Stefani Recheshter Trio: Seasons Album Premiere

Seasons is the debut album from singer-songwriter, composer, Stefani Recheshter. Combining folk, classical, and jazz influences, Stefani shares a story about discovering oneself through dreams, memories, and adventure.

#Jazz #Original #Vocal

Parker Shper

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic

Kate Wyatt Quartet

Eric Harding Quartet

Eric Harding - piano // Mike Demasi - bass // Guiaulme Pilot - drums // Michael Bruzzese - guitar

# Jazz

Hugo Leclerc

Fabian Almazan & Rhizome

Joined by Linda May Han Oh and John Hollenbeck, GRAMMY-nominated pianist/composer Fabian Almazan will be performing the Canadian premier of Alcanza , a critically acclaimed nine-movement suite featuring string quartet and voice. Commissioned by Chamber Music America, Alcanza received 5 stars from Downbeat Magazine & was included in the Editor's Pick from Jazztimes. “Almazan said his intention was to engulf the listener, to completely take them to another place. With an album this powerful [Alcanza], this uncompromisingly creative, he has certainly done that. This is music that demands to be heard and experienced.” - All About Jazz

Fabian Almazan - piano // Linda May Han Oh - bass // John Hollenbeck - drums // TBD - violin 1 // TBD - violin 2 // TBD - viola // TBD - cello // TBD - voice

#Jazz #Classical #Original

Ciné Sonore

Club Ciné Sonore is a monthly event which aims to explore the relationship between the mediums of film and music. Each month a new lineup of musicians will improvise and accompany projections of rare and forgotten films.

#Improvisation/Cinema

Zach Fischer Five

Premiering a series of all-new compositions specifically written for guitar trio and two horns, as well as arrangements of pieces by Henry Cow and Paul Hindemith.

Frank Lozano - tenor sax, reeds // Erik Hove - alto sax, reeds // Zach Fischer - guitar, compositions // Cole Birney-Stewart - bass // Louis-Vincent Hamel - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

The music of Allan Holdsworth

Songs from Atavachron, Metal Fatigue, Sixteen Men of Tain, Wardenclyffe Tower and Tony Williams Lifetime arranged for quartet.

Blake Hawley - guitar // Andy King - trumpet // Antoine Pelegrin - bass // Sean Allison - drums

#Jazz #Fusion

Happy Valentines from Avery Florence & Lou Laurence

Avery Florence is a soft-soul artist whose talent as a songwriter is matched with her angelic yet gritty voice, and undeniable personality - soulful & inspiring. Lou Laurence is a soul-singing siren bringing acoustic soul from the bottom of the sea to the sweet streets of Montreal. Lou's style blends jazz, blues, rock and folk styles with a powerful soul voice and a little baritone ukulele.

Avery Florence - guitar, keys, voice // Lou Laurence - guitar, voice

#Original #Vocal #Soul

An Evening of Classical Guitar

An evening of Classical Guitar featuring some beautiful works that will take you through a journey of the spectrum of human emotions, affects and cultures.
On the program:
5 preludes - Heitor Villa Lobos
Nocturne Reverie - Giulio Regondi
Chaconne - J.S Bach
El Testament D'Amelia - Miguel Llobet
Collectici Íntim - Vicente Asencio

Emmanuel Jacob Lacopo - classical guitar

#Classical

Andrew Kushnir Trio

Andrew Kushnir and his trio will be playing a choice arrangements of standards in the classic saxophone trio setting. Andrew will be joined by Christopher Beaudry on Tenor Sax, and Marika Galea on Bass

Andrew Kushnir - drums // Chris Beaudry - sax // Marika Galea - bass

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Soirée Aria

Come listen to some opera singers performing some great opera arias! Accompanied by the fantastic pianist Michel-Alexandre- Broekaert.

Collectif Opéra Café Concert - voix et piano

#Classical #Vocal

Brazilian night: Tribute to Elis Regina

Tribute to Brazilian singer Elis Regina.

Sambandorinha

#Standards #Vocal #brazilian

Berg,Mahler,Krenek,& Strauss @ Café Resonance

An exploration of late-romantic and 20th century German and Austrian composers. Music for solo piano and voice-piano duo featuring pianists Polina Gubnitskaia and Adrian Foster and sopranos Ana Toumine, Jordanne Erichsen, and Kimberley Lynch.

Polina Gubnitskaia - piano // Ana Toumine - soprano // Kimberley Lynch - soprano // Jordanne Erichsen - soprano // Adrian Foster - piano

#Classical #Vocal

Club du Choro de Montreal

Club du Choro de Montreal

#Standards #Instrumental #brazilian choro

Improvisation Workshop Project

Based in Montreal, the Improvisation Workshop Project (IWP) brings together musicians of all backgrounds to explore the tradition of jazz as “improvised chamber music.” Witness the act of live collective improvisation in concert. The IWP is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).

Jean-Michel Pilc - piano // Musicians TBC

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Improvisation

Cool + Fun at Resonance

- the smiling people on pharmacy walls
- semi-pro t-ball
- astronauts who got the math wrong
- and much more
come join us for a very one-sided discussion

Jean-Michel LeBlanc as Florida Dibble - guitar // Ethan Cohn as Dr. Gus Colt - bass // Edmund Catlin as Lloyd Baggitt - drums

#Original #Poetry

Jacob Do Sextet

Featuring arrangements and compositions by the band!

Jacob Do - tenor saxophone // John Drinkwater - trumpet // Sébastien Croteau - trombone // Alex Muscalu - guitar // Étienne Bédard-Roy - bass // Brian Nam - drums

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental #Sextet

Luc Herrmann / Jonathan Turgeon duo

Luc Herrmann and Jonathan Turgeon meet once again at the fabulous Résonance café to explore the music of their favorite composers from the 20th century, such as Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern and more!

Luc Herrmann - guitar // Jonathan Turgeon - piano

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Impressions: The Rediscovery of Henriette Bosmans

We present music by Henriette Bosmans, a magnificent 20th century Dutch composer. Her life was complex with multifaceted elements: her drive to become an accomplished musician, her struggle to survive the Nazi regime, and her challenges as a bisexual woman in a time of societal denial and discrimination. Independently of this, she composed sublime music that stands alone as work of exceptional quality, beauty, and significance. We believe her music deserves a place among standard repertoire, and will release an album of her works for cello and piano in conjunction with live performances.

Leah Plave - cello // Dan Sato - piano

#Classical

Félix Desbiens Quartet

Original music

Jules Payette - alto saxophone // Félix Desbiens - guitar // Levi Dover - bass // Louis-Vincent Hamel - drums

#Jazz

LIGHT INDUSTRY

LIGHT INDUSTRY is an acoustic improvising trio of saxophone, double-bass, and a (singing) drummer in the form of Chris Cawthray, who is also LIGHT INDUSTRY’s leader and composer. Their repertoire includes originals and unique interpretations of songs by artists such as Van Morrison, Alicia Keys, and Chris Cawthray’s former employer, the late Col. Bruce Hampton.

Chris Cawthray - drums // Sean O Connor - saxophone // Andrew Furlong - bass

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Funk

Improvisation Workshop Project

Based in Montreal, the Improvisation Workshop Project (IWP) brings together musicians of all backgrounds to explore the tradition of jazz as “improvised chamber music.” Witness the act of live collective improvisation in concert. The IWP is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).

Jean-Michel Pilc - piano // Musicians TBC

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Improvisation

Venus Falls live at Café Résonance

Venus Falls is a new project, featuring the music of Greg Kustka-Tsimbidis. The band strives to bring jazz and chamber music together, and represents a culmination of Greg's musical experiences in Montreal thus far. Join us for this group's debut performance!

Greg Kustka-Tsimbidis - drumset and compositions // Sarah Rossy - voice // Chris Edmondson - woodwinds // Claire Devlin - woodwinds // Daniel Arthur - piano // Ethan Cohn - bass

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Chamber

Improvisation Workshop Project

Based in Montreal, the Improvisation Workshop Project (IWP) brings together musicians of all backgrounds to explore the tradition of jazz as “improvised chamber music.” Witness the act of live collective improvisation in concert. The IWP is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).

Jean-Michel Pilc - piano // Musicians TBC

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Improvisation

Luc Herrmann Group

Luc Herrmann is a Montreal based guitarist and a strong voice in the next generation of great jazz musicians the city has developed a reputation for. His personal project “The Luc Herrmann Group” is a modern Jazz quartet in which he can most truly express his artistic vision in composition and improvisation. The band always brings a high level of energy and great camaraderie to each performance having played together for a number of years. Since the release of their debut album in October 2017, the quartet is excited to present the new music that Luc has been writing with this unique ensemble of musicians in mind.

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

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Brazilian night: Jazz brésilien

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

Rodrigo Simoes - guitar / mandolin

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Vocal #brazilian

Club du Choro de Montreal

Club du Choro de Montreal

#Standards #Instrumental #brazilian choro

Emily Denison Septet

This ensemble presents the prettiest of jazz classics in a fresh way. The unique instrumentation allows for an unusual palette that makes use of both traditional and extended techniques, employing the bizarre to highlight the beautiful. Emily Denison arranges favourites and composes original pieces that cater to the musician's individual styles. For a sampling of what's in store, listen to: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPzBfbMwvYn8GpiotZ7_n5s9scBa0rmZi
Emily Denison - trumpet
Anna Atkinson - viola
Anthony Argatoff - banjo
Mili Hong - drums
+ TBA

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Experimental #Pretty Songs

Improvisation Workshop Project

Based in Montreal, the Improvisation Workshop Project (IWP) brings together musicians of all backgrounds to explore the tradition of jazz as “improvised chamber music.” Witness the act of live collective improvisation in concert. The IWP is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).

Jean-Michel Pilc - piano // Musicians TBC

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Improvisation

Concordia Arranging Concert (feat. Le Bigbandyt)

A 16-piece big band performing arrangements by Concordia students, led by Robin Chemtov... It's going to blow you away!

Robin Chemtov - conducted by

#Jazz #Original Big Band arrangements

Improvisation Workshop Project

Based in Montreal, the Improvisation Workshop Project (IWP) brings together musicians of all backgrounds to explore the tradition of jazz as “improvised chamber music.” Witness the act of live collective improvisation in concert. The IWP is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).

Jean-Michel Pilc - piano // Musicians TBC

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Improvisation

Improvisation Workshop Project

Based in Montreal, the Improvisation Workshop Project (IWP) brings together musicians of all backgrounds to explore the tradition of jazz as “improvised chamber music.” Witness the act of live collective improvisation in concert. The IWP is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).

Jean-Michel Pilc - piano // Musicians TBC

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Improvisation

Northern Ranger East Coast Tour

In 2017, as Canada celebrated 150 years of confederation, 23 year old Hamilton drummer Harry Vetro took to the road. He traveled coast to coast, visiting communities in Canada's six Indigenous cultural areas (Arctic, Subarctic, Northwest Coast, Plateau, Plains, and Eastern Woodlands) in an effort to connect with musicians and artists from different cultural backgrounds, and to better understand the land's long cultural history. Northern Ranger - Vetro's debut album - tells the story of his travels. A jazz musician by training, Harry melded his own style of improvised music with folk and classical influences to create a deeply personal statement, one that speaks to the country as a whole.

Nelson Moneo - violin // Noah Franche-Nolan - piano // Harrison Vetro - drum set // TBA - upright bass

#Jazz #Folk-Jazz