Upcoming Events

Alex Muscalu Quintet - Speak no Evil: the Music of Wayne Shorter

Alex Muscalu and his friends will be performing Wayne Shorter's timeless album Speak no Evil in its entirety, as well as some other classic compositions of the legendary jazz musician. If you are a fan of hard swinging quarter notes, 1960s jazz and Blue Note records, this is not to be missed!

Alex Muscalu - guitar

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Kate Wyatt and friends

Kate Wyatt - piano

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO - Montreal Tour date

BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO - Spring Tour!
:: Brownman Ali - electric trumpet & compositions
:: Sean Dennis - 6-string electric bass
:: Jacob JT Aylward - drums
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Montreal's Resonance Cafe proudly presents National Jazz Award winners for electric jazz group of the year , the BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO -- who NPR (National Public Radio) in New York City has called the new standard in electric-jazz .
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Opening Act: David Ryshpan Electric Trio
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BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO is an award-winning electric-jazz trio, extrapolating the electrified ideologies of Miles Davis & Randy Brecker. Colliding Black American Music forms (hip-hop, R'n'B, soul, funk) with virtuosic jazz performance skills, all steeped in a deep knowledge of the jazz lineage -- this raw, explosive trio is one of the top-tier electric-jazz bands in North America jazz today. They are the winners of a 2007 National Jazz Award for “Electric Jazz Group of the Year”; 3x Toronto Independent Music Award winner (2013, 2015, 2016) and a 2014 International Independent Music Award winner for Jazz-funk album of the year .
The trio is led by 2x National Jazz Award winning trumpet player Brownman Ali, heralded as Canada's preemient jazz trumpet player by the New York Village Voice, and known internationally as the last soloist for the legendary NYC jazz hip-hop outfit Guru’s Jazzmatazz (where he replaced the great Donald Byrd). Bass duties are held down by 23-year old 6-string electric bass phenom Sean Dennis (current bassist for ART The Band), and 23-year old drumset dynamo Jacob Aylward (who has dazzled audiences for years as the drummer for KC Roberts and the Live Revolution). Aylward's frenetic yet perfectly rhythmic break-beats and Dennis' jaw-droppingly melodic basslines are the perfect complement to Brownman’s famously explosive horn sound, seductively augmented by on-the-fly electronic effects. The result is an extraordinarily powerful funkified jazz sound that defies the fact that there are only three men on stage.
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Colliding Black American Music traditions (hip-hop, soul, funk, r'n'b) with blazing virtuosic jazz improvising, this unique trio sounds relevant in today’s musical paradigm, while still speaking to the history of the jazz tradition. - New York Post
Brownman's Electryc Trio is lively, entertaining and hip ... the atmosphere is seriously funky ... the music's muscular and quick, much of it thrilling... - Whole Note Magazine
Brownman is the real deal... this abundantly talented young musician was handpicked by the late MC Guru to blow the sinewy lines that made his Jazzmatazz project such a groundbreaking hybrid of jazz and hip-hop... with each appearance the buzz surrounding the bold and electric Brownman style has grown in amplitude. - Art Voice Magazine

Brownman Ali - electric trumpet // Sean Dennis - 6-string electric bass // Jacob Aylward - drums

#Jazz #Electronic #Funk #electric-jazz

Kevin Dean & Friends

#Jazz #Standards

Top And Bottom Brass

TOP AND BOTTOM BRASS A unique presentation of jazz trumpet paired with tuba. From 1959, “Top And Bottom brass” was a unique record: one of the very first jazz records to feature the tuba not as a bass instrument but as a partner in the front line, playing melodies and taking solos. The tuba player on the recording was Don Butterfield, whose name appears on almost every small-group jazz recording in the 1950s. These 10-11 piece ensembles took their lead from Miles Davis’ “Birth of the Cool” sessions, in which arranger Gil Evans included the tuba as a member of the ensemble. In addition to the unique arrangements from the album that feature the tuba and trumpet in a variety of typical jazz settings (ballad, blues, rhythm changes) the group also performs selections from the period in which it was recorded: cool jazz selections with ornate bop lines and lush textures. Trumpet and flugelhorn pay tribute to the remarkable figure that was Clark terry, while the tuba will be heard in an expanded role that may surprise and will surely delight listeners. The quintet made their debut as part of the Record Runner Concert Series at Record Runner Rehearsal Studios in Ottawa on October 27, 2018.

Keith Hartshorn-Walton - tuba // Bill Mahar - trumpet // Joshua Rager - piano // Alec Walkington - bass // Michel Berthiaume - drums

#Jazz

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Club du Choro de Montréal

#choro

EP Quintet

The E.P. Quitet is a band featuring the modern jazz compositions of Saxophonist Elisabeth Provencher. These pieces are influenced by the music of David Binney, Brian Blade, Christine Jensen, etc.These young talented musicians have been playing together for many years. They will move you with their sensibility and musicality.

Élisabeth Provencher - saxophone // Victoria Hebbard - trumpet // Alexis Elina - piano // François Archambault - doublebass // Noam Guerrier-Freud - drums

#Jazz #Original

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

Ensemble Alex Le Blanc

The ‘’Alex Le Blanc Ensemble’’, created in 2017, consists of six musicians who are either studying, or have already graduated from McGill University or the University of Montreal. The songs and arrangements are mostly inspired by the “Cool Jazz” era, intertwined with a certain modern approach, resulting in such a distinctive sound. In the fall of 2018, the group released a debut album entitled «Live au Bar Ste-Angèle», album which was recorded, as indicated by the title, during a live concert at Bar Ste-Angèle in Québec City. Since then, the Alex Le Blanc Ensemble has received good critics from ‘’Radio Canada’’ and ‘’ICI Musique’’ and performs regularly in local venues.

Patrice Luneau - alto/baritone saxophone // Michael Johancsik - tenor saxophone // Édouard Touchette - trombone // Marcus Savard-Lowry - guitar // Alex Le Blanc - upright bass

#Jazz

Piper & Carson + Moonfruits

Piper & Carson From festival stages to intimate house concerts, Piper & Carson remind us of why we go to see live music. Their songwriting is free and fiercely personal; as if it’s been running in the woods, washing in cold water, and howling with wolves. The couples undeniable chemistry and onstage presence draws the audience into the conversation. Piper’s immersive storytelling provides context and familiarity bringing their original music to life. After first meeting on Carson’s father’s organic vegetable farm, they’ve spent the last four years touring Canada coast-to-coast, showcasing at international Folk Conferences, touring overseas in the Netherlands and to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In December 2017 they released their first album, ‘Piper & Carson’. Their work is deeply rooted in intention and both strive to use their platform to forward social change and promote mental health awareness. This duo will make you believe that folk music can change the world. Moonfruits Fronted by partners Alex Millaire and Kaitlin Milroy, Ottawa-based Moonfruits are makers of art-folk bilingue. In a forest of banjo, guitar, kalimba and glockenspiel, their voices burrow and soar. Here is a reverie, tender and powerful, beckoning listeners to elevate the stuff of everyday life. Four-time 2019 Trille Or nominees, Moonfruits have toured Canada coast to coast, moving audiences with a live show that mixes French and English organically, playfully, intentionally. Their début full-length Ste-Quequepart (2017) saint-kehk-pahr or Saint Somewhere is an elaborate small town fiction that explores the faces of gentrification, isolation and community.

Moonfruits // Piper & Carson

#Original #Experimental #Vocal #Folk #Roots

Seb Bachand NYC Quartet - Homecoming show

Seb Bachand's Montreal homecoming show with his NYC Quartet. After spending two years in NYC, Seb Bachand is coming back to Montreal and presenting an evening of original music that takes root in the contemporary NYC jazz scene. Not to be missed!

Baptiste Horcholle - tenor sax // Mike Sheelar - piano // Seb Bachand - double bass // Pele Greenberg - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #NYC

Aaron Dolman: 2-Drum Improv Residency

Each week, between May 23rd and June 13th, Aaron Dolman invites a new group of musicians for an exciting evening of improvised musical explorations. Though the instrumentation varies from week to week, each of these groups will include not one, but two drummers sharing the stage! This week's experimental ensemble features Louis-Vincent Hamel, Scott Bevins and Evan Shay!

Aaron Dolman - drums // Louis-Vincent Hamel - drums // Evan Shay - saxophone // Scott Bevins - trumpet

#Jazz #Experimental #Instrumental #Free Improv

The Charlie Haden Project

With this project, the Charlie Haden Project charts exciting new territory with the compositions of master bassist Charlie Haden, adding elements of through-composed music and free improvisation.

Brandon Goodwin - drums // Phill Albert - bass // Joe Ferracuti - piano // Julien Sandiford - electric guitar // Gary Schwartz - acoustic guitar // Simon Millerd - trumpet

#Jazz #Experimental #Instrumental

Andrés Vial Trio

Performing rarely-heard bebop gems by Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell and George Shearing as well standards and originals.

Andrés Vial - piano // Mike De Masi - bass // Louis-Vincent Hamel - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Nuf Said (New York City)

21:30pm Nuf Said is a multi-cultural, multi-national band, based in NYC. Featuring an eclectic style of rnb, soul music that leans towards funk and hip hop at one minute, improvised and spontaneous jazz improvisation the next, and all with the catchy and accessible aspects in pop and current trends in the music world. Nuf Said makes a goal to incorporate artistic complexity and depth, without sacrificing all of the wonderful elements of r&b, funk, hip hop and jazz, that bring listeners from all walks of life in. Nuf Said is comprised of professional musicians who tour the world and record as sidemen with some of the biggest artists in the business. They released their second album “Rise” on Ropeadope Records in 2016, featuring the song “Sister” nominated for the American Songwriting Awards 2016. Their third album is now on the way, and will be released at the end of 2019. 18:00 Suzi Silva & Gabriel Evangelista: 2018 IPMA award winner, Suzi Silva, gets together with 2018 Canada Latin Awards winner, Gabriel Evangelista, to perform a different version of your all time jazz favourites. Different harmonic and form approaches to rediscover jazz standards and jazz improvisation.

Nuf Said (New York City) - vocals, saxophone, flute, guitar, bass, drums // Suzi Silva & Gabriel Evangelista - vocals, piano

#Jazz #Vocal #Funk #Soul #R&B

Kevin Dean & Friends

#Jazz #Standards

Explorations in New Music - Solos - YouYourself&i, Kee Avil & Parker Shper

Explorations in New Music is a live concert series featuring brand new original jazz, experimental, and improvised music. The series will consist of nine shows held on Saturday nights at Resonance Café. The series is a Canada Council funded initiative of Les Sympathiques, a not-for-profit created to build an artistic community centered around live, experimental and improvised music.

1st set (9pm): YouYourself&i
Bio: spell like a spell and a poetic sound

2nd set (9:45pm): Kee Avil
Bio: Kee Avil is a solo song project based in Montreal, QC. It combines guitar, voice and electronics into song forms that stagger between structure and improvisation. Kee Avil evolved from playing the guitar with broken cymbals and drumsticks into creating strange beats glued together by samples of screws dropped into crystal bowls. A debut EP was released on Black Bough Records in 2018.

3rd set (10:30pm): Parker Shper
Bio: Pianist and composer Parker Shper hails from the creative music scene of Montreal where he collaborates with such bands as The Barr Brothers, Leif Vollebekk, Thus Owls. His spontaneous approach creates surprises at every performance. Psychedelic soundscapes, minimalist piano drones, growling synthesizers, and percussive samples form patchworks of compelling melodies and rhythms. His debut solo album is due out in 2019.

#Original #Experimental

Sunday Sounds

Live Jazz! Sunday evening with the sounds of live music, great ambience and delicious vegan food. What more could you desire? Whiskey? We've got that too!

Jean-Sebastian Williams - guitar // Kenny Bibace - guitar // Jim Doxas - drums and cymbals // Solon McDade - bass

#Jazz #Experimental

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Stephen Fuller & the Feathered Shadows

The Feathered Shadows are : the mineral vocals and flurrying kora melodies of Stephen Fuller, the enerhythmic trickery of drummer Jordan Strum and the silksoft electric guitar tapestries of Graham Beverley, blended into a celtofolk-roots-jazz journey through original compositions and a taste of cover material.

Stephen Fuller - voice, kora // Jordan Strum - drums // Graham Beverley - electric guitar

#Original

Andrew Schinasi / Steve Amirault

Andrew Schinasi - saxophone // Steve Amirault - piano

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

Michael Johancsik Octet

Michael Johancsik - tenor sax // Philippe Côté - baritone sax // Andy King - trumpet // Nicolas Boulay - trumpet // Édouard Touchette - trombone // Jonathan Cayer - piano // Levi Dover - bass // Guillaume Pilote - drums

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Fairy Tales and Folklore

We present music based on real fairy tales, stories, and poetry. Our program includes the works of Janacek, Martinu, de Falla, Kodaly, and Dvorak for cello and piano.

Leah Plave - cello // Tong Wang - piano

#Classical

Spiritualized

Spiritualized is an improvising quartet who are launching their first album, recorded live at Le Cagibi in March 2018. Clarinetist extraordinaire Lori Freedman joins the group as a special guest. High flying, deeply intuitive, swinging music.

Ellwood Epps - trumpet // Félix-Antoine Hamel - saxophones // Lori Freedman - clarinets // Stéphane Diamantakiou - bass // Ivan Bamford - drums

#Jazz #Original #Improvisation

Aaron Dolman: 2-Drum Improv Residency

Each week, between May 23rd and June 13th, Aaron Dolman invites a new group of musicians for an exciting evening of improvised musical explorations. Though the instrumentation varies from week to week, each of these groups will include not one, but two drummers sharing the stage!

Aaron Dolman - drums // Mili Hong - drums // Simon Millerd - trumpet // Zacharie Bachand - guitar

#Jazz #Experimental #Instrumental #Free Improv

Lancement d'album - Nicolas Villeneuve : Interstices

Interstices, it's the space where five musicians meet through colorful, melodic and inspiring music. It is also the space that unites the musical and literary universe of South America with jazz from here.

Nicolas Villeneuve - piano // Jules Payette - alto & sop. sax // Eugénie Jobin - voice // Sylvaine Arnaud - double bass // William Javier Machado - drums

#Jazz #Original

Andrés Vial Trio

Performing rarely-heard bebop gems by Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell and George Shearing, as well as standards and originals.

Andrés Vial - piano // Martin Heslop - bass // Louis-Vincent Hamel - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Chelsea McBride Group / Marika Galea

Toronto saxophonist Chelsea McBride shares the stage with Marika Galea & a cast of Montreal's finest young musicians for an evening of song and stories. Come for the music - stay for the feelings.

Chelsea McBride - saxophone // Gentiane Michaud-Gagnon - piano // Felix Tellier Pouliot - guitar // Marika Galea - bass // Louis-Vincent Hamel - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

John Paton Painting by Numbers w John Hollenbeck McClaudia Quintet

John Paton Painting by Numbers
Vancouver-based Saxophonist and Composer John Paton leads a group of Montreal players to premiere a new set of original works. Featuring
John Paton - Saxophone/Compositions
Zach Frampton - Piano
Ivan Bamford - Drums

John Hollenbeck's McClaudia Quintet
Sarah Rossy - Vocals
Claire Devlin - Tenor Sax, Clarinet
David Rhysphan - Piano, Keyboards
Cole Birney-Stewart - Bass
John Hollenbeck - Drums/Composition
John Hollenbeck's McClaudia Quintet sound continues to explore the edge without alienating the mainstream, proving that genre-defying music can be for everyone.Unlike most jazz ensembles where the particular musicians may come and go, drummer, composer and leader John Hollenbeck always wanted McClaudia to be a ‘band’ with a sound not only determined by the compositions and the instrumentation, but with the actual players who perform the music.

John Paton - saxophone // John Hollenbeck - drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Club du Choro de Montréal

#choro

Kevin LaFleur Quintet

Kevin LaFleur: Guitar // Ethan Cohn: Bass // Chris Edmonson: Saxophone // Olivier Guertin: Drums // Edwin de Goeij: Piano

Kevin LaFleur - guitar

#Jazz #Original

Laurence Manning - Lancement de disque Game Music Piano Album

Classically trained, Laurence studied at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, then at the Université de Montréal where she completed a doctorate in piano performance in December 2018. Laurence started to specialize in video game music in 2016, creating her own piano arrangements on her YouTube channel. She founded the Trifantasy Trio for which she writes original arrangements of video game music for piano, violin and cello. After making her first music video in 2018 inspired by The Legend of Zelda - A Link to the Past, the pianist now launches her first solo album of video game music Game Music Piano Album . During the concert Laurence will perform her video game arrangements, including current and retro games: Zelda, Final Fantasy, Mario, Kirby, Shovel Knight, Golden Sun, Castlevania and others. Her beautiful and unique arrangements are a tribute to video games and their composers.

Laurence Manning - piano

#Classical #Musique de jeux vidéo

Liberté Big Band : PROVA

Led 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! 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

Aaron Dolman: 2-Drum Improv Residency

Each week, between May 23rd and June 13th, Aaron Dolman invites a new group of musicians for an exciting evening of improvised musical explorations. Though the instrumentation varies from week to week, each of these groups will include not one, but two drummers sharing the stage! This week's experimental ensemble features Kyle Hutchins, Sarah Rossy and Claire Devlin!

Aaron Dolman - drums // Kyle Hutchins - drums // Sarah Rossy - voice // Claire Devlin - saxophone

#Jazz #Experimental #Instrumental #Free Improv

LMCML Opening Concert

Opening Concert of the Montréal Contemporary Music Lab

#Experimental

Kashka Matoga live at Resonance

Kashka Matoga is an up and coming artist in Montreal. She is currently in her second year of performance in the jazz vocal program at the University of Montreal. She connects with people through the medium of music utilising a blend of jazz, soul, and folk. Composing fresh, new material as well as faithfully rendering standards, Kashka is a compelling and beautiful artist for the Montreal Jazz scene.

Kashka Matoga - voice

#Jazz #Original #Folk

Sonic Kids

Sonic Kids is Music school based in Mile-End. We are committed to mentoring children aged seven to thirteen through a process of self-discovery that is unique to music. We offer instruction in piano and in music production.

Sonic Kids - piano + fx

#Jazz #Classical #Original

Devin Patten Trio

Playing original music as well as selections from the Great American Songbook.

Devin Patten - bass // Max McEachern - guitar // Nick Donovan - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Ensemble Frédéric Hébert

This project is lead by drummer and composer Frédéric Hébert. The group will present most music from his upcoming album, along with compositions from the other band members and some finely selected pieces of folk and jazz music.

Frédéric Hébert - drums // Yannick Anctil - piano // Michael Johanscik - tenor saxophone // Jean-Michel Leblanc - guitar // Carl Mayotte - bass

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

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

Jacob Do Trio

Jacob Do is an up and coming saxophone player in the Canadian jazz scene who received his formative music education in Edmonton, studying with Jeremiah McDade. Jacob moved to Montreal in September of 2017 and is currently in his second year in Jazz Performance at McGill University studying with Remi Bolduc. This past year, he had the honor of playing lead tenor in McGill’s premier big band, Jazz Orchestra I, conducted by Christine Jensen. Jacob has performed at multiple venues in both Montreal and Edmonton, including the Yardbird Suite, Café Blackbird, and Café Resonance. Jacob has also shared the stage with many of Canada’s jazz greats, including Jens Lindemann and late Tommy Banks, among others. This event will feature some swingin' improvised music, in the format of the classic sax trio! Come out and enjoy the show with some great vegan food and drink!

Jacob Do - tenor saxophone // Marshal Herridge - upright bass // Baptiste Lejeune - drums

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Aaron Dolman: 2-Drum Improv Residency

Every week between May 23rd and June 13th, Aaron Dolman invites a new group of musicians for an evening of improvised music. Though the instrumentation varies from week to week, each of these groups will include not one, but two drummers sharing the stage!

Aaron Dolman - drums // Michel Lambert - drums // Daniel Arthur - piano // Cole Birney-Stewart - bass

#Jazz #Experimental #Instrumental #Free Improv

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 // Erik Hove - saxophone // Scott Thomson - trombone // Stéphane Dianamtakioiu - bass // Ivan Bamford - drums

#Jazz #Improvisation

Club du Choro de Montréal

#choro

Adrien Poulin presents Jahk

Jahk is Adrien Poulin's first group and represents the transition from old to new : inevitable change that shocks your system into moving forward. As he arrived to university and in an attempt to merge this new community with the old, Adrien asked Julia Warren (alto sax) and Karl-André Rosankovic (piano) to join his existing trio. This first installment of Jahk is the start of a larger conceptual project on dealing with change.

Adrien Poulin - electric guitar // Julia Warren - alto saxophone // Jules Payette - drums // Henri Bouchard - electric bass // Karl-André Rosankovic - piano

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Gaby and the Strawberry Moon

Gaby and the Strawberry Moon is a band put together by Gabrielle Pelletier, pianist, singer and composer of the group. With influences coming from classical, pop, jazz and hip hop music, the songs are unique and intimate.

Gabrielle Pelletier - piano // Joseph Boulet - drum set // Nicolas Pura - bass // Élisabeth Provencher - alto sax

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Vocal #Poetry

Alex Muscalu Quintet

Creative interpretations of varied jazz tunes, from the Great American Songbook to 60s Blue Note to 70s ECM!

Alex Muscalu - guitar

#Jazz

Andrew Schinasi Duo

Andrew Schinasi - saxophone // Marie-Fatima Rudolf - piano

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

James Tate Literary Reading

Please join us for a celebration of American poet James Tate, whose posthumous collection The Government Lake will be published on July 2, 2019. This event will feature several readers of Tate's work from the collection as well as his other works, and will occur in conjunction with other readings in homage to Tate throughout North America.

#Poetry

psc trio

psc trio combines the worlds of jazz, rock and classical music via original compositions and arrangements. the compositions are built around the interplay of jazz harmonies, complex rhythms and extensive improvisation; many of them are composed in the long-form compositional style of classical music. the arrangements take well-known songs from pop, rock and jazz and re-build them in a manner similar to our original compositions. the arrangements include songs by michael jackson, guns n' roses, silvio rodriguez, duke ellington and others.

Pablo Samuel Castro - piano // Claudio Palomares - drums // Olivier Hebert - bass

#Jazz #Original

Scotty Otten/Lawful Citizen

SCOTTYOTTEN (trumpeter. singer, and producer) is a funky mix of 80s inspired grooves, mixed with samples, and live instruments and singing. The project draws from a variety of influences including Weather Report, Peter Gabriel, and Prince.

Scotty Otten - trumpet // Evan Shay - saxophone

#Instrumental #Vocal #Electronic #Funk

Mike Bruzzese Trio plays for Barney Kessel

Swinging, soulful and melodic. Barney Kessel had it all! Join us as we play music inspired by this great guitar master.

Mike Bruzzese - guitar // Mike De Masi - bass // André White - drums

#Jazz #Standards

Zach Bachand Quartet - (Zach's bday show!)

Lot's of new music will be performed. Zach's birthday celebration will follow.

Zacharie Bachand - guitar // Mathieu McConnell-Enright - bass // John Buck - drums // TBD

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Fun

Light Industry (TORONTO) + Aaron Leaney

Formed in 2017 by drummer Chris Cawthray, LIGHT INDUSTRY is an invigorating, uncompromising acoustic group performing original music and unique interpretations of material as diverse as Paul Motian, Alicia Keys, Fred Eaglesmith, Keith Jarrett, and Richard Thompson. LIGHT INDUSTRY calls what they do ecstatic jazz , it's visceral, full of improvisation and grounded by a deep grooving rhythm section. Freewheeling flights of swinging jazz are contrasted by gutbucket funk, or a bittersweet folk ballad; the band plays stages of all kinds for diverse audiences, relying on their certainty that deep music played with soul connects with everyone.

Chris Cawthray - drums // Jay Hay - saxophone // Andrew Furlong - bass // Aaron Leaney - saxophone

#Jazz #Experimental #Vocal #Funk #Ecstatic Jazz

Gloves McGinty

Josh Rager - organ // Carlos Jimenez - Guitar // Rich Irwin - Drums

#Jazz

Felix Desbiens Quartet

Original music and arrangements of standards

Felix Desbiens - guitar // Jules Payette - alto sax // Levi Dover - bass // TBA - drums

#Jazz #Original

Longtoe presents : Snacks for sextet

Longtoe is a Montreal jazz formation that finds its influences in hard bop as well as in world music, especially Latin music and also music from Jamaica. The band will play the compositions of their guitarist Nicolas Lanctôt, as well as their arrangements of pieces from the jazz repertoire.

Nicolas Lanctôt - guitar // Lucas Brisson - contrebasse // Alex Lepanto - batterie // Patrice Luneau - alto saxophone // Philippe Brochu-Pelletier - tenor saxophone // Chris Kerr-Barr - trompette

#Jazz

LINA ALLEMANO FOUR (Toronto)

LINA ALLEMANO FOUR Lina Allemano, trumpet/compositions Brodie West, alto saxophone Andrew Downing, double bass Nick Fraser, drums Toronto-based LINA ALLEMANO FOUR is known internationally for their inventiveness, playfulness, and synergy as they deftly blur the line between composition and improvisation. The band has been touring extensively since 2005 all across Europe, USA and Canada, and they've released 5 internationally-acclaimed albums to date. Their music has been described as abstract melodicism, combining lush colours with dense free-flowing rhythmic textures. Trumpeter Lina Allemano and her band have created an eclectic sound that makes its own synthesis of tradition and avant-garde, of structure and freedom, of clever composition and emotional depth, of abstraction and warmth... beautiful and moving and fun. [Stef Gijssels, The Free Jazz Collective].

Lina Allemano - trumpet/compositions // Brodie West - alto saxophone // Andrew Downing - double bass // Nick Fraser - drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Lady J & the Jazz Cigarettes

We play
It's fun!
Come hear it
LadyJ & the Jazz Cigarettes presents uniquely original material

Julia Warren - alto saxophone // Nicolas Lanctôt - guitar // Lucas Brisson - upright bass // Alex Lepanto - drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Punk

Moving Clouds Project

Project conceived by Michel Dubeau in his will to cross Japanese sacred and folk music to world beat percussions, Moving Clouds Project is now a trio exploring diverse sounds and arrangements in contemporary jazz.

Michel Dubeau - shakuhachi bass clarinette // Alain Plouffe - drums & percussions // Julien Maugis - rhodes&bass synth

#Jazz

pomes//Plastic Waste Band//Mingjia @ Café Resonance

Toronto based vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Mingjia (pronounced MING-jee-ya) writes songs that are equal parts fantastical & relatable, & sings them with courage & honesty. Call it pop / classical / jazz / destiny? the Plastic Waste Band is a project inspired by humanity's relationship with out own environment and our insistence on destroying that which sustains us. Comprised of accomplished musicians from all over the U.S. ad Canada, the band's music transitions fluidly between its jazz, psychedelic rock, and minimalistic influences, while always maintaining at its core the spontaneity of improvised music. pomes is an up-and-coming, genre-bending band based in Toronto, Ontario. Kieran Smyth (songwriter, singer, and guitarist) moved from the East coast to Toronto to eventually form pomes with members Ben Green (drums), Thomas Hainbuch (bass), and Jeremy Hucal (piano). Blending the naturalistic sounds of the East coast with the progressive, industrial sounds of Toronto, pomes’ music is an infusion of country/folk, jazz, and math-rock. These genres blend together to create a soundscape upon which stanzas of honesty soar.

Mingjia Chen - voice, piano // Kieran Smyth (Mingjia & pomes) - voice, guitar // Jeremy Hucal (pomes) - piano // Thomas Hainbuch (pomes) - bass // Ben Green (pomes) - drums // Ethan Cohn (PWB) - bass // Claire Devlin (PWB) - tenor sax // Chris Edmondson (PWB) - alto sax // Matt Schultz (PWB) - guitar // John Buck (PWB) - drums

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal

Alex Muscalu Quartet

#Jazz

Jihye Im piano trio

Standards and originals

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

#Jazz #Original

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

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

Josh Geffin - guitar

#Original #Vocal #Folk #Singer-songwriter

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

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

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