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Série Université de Montréal: John Roney

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Marie-Fatima Rudolf

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Wood River (NYC) / Simon Millerd

Wood River
Charlotte Greve - saxophone, synthesizer, voice
Keisuke Matsuno - guitar
Simon Jermyn - bass
Tommy Crane - drums
Wood River is a New York- based band that formed in 2013. Their music lives within a collective, enjoyable overload of tone and embraces your ears with a dark beauty.
Simon Millerd Band
Simon Millerd - piano/ trumpet
Emma Frank - vocals
Martin Heslop - bass
Tommy Crane - drums

#Jazz #Experimental #Electronic

Salvador Chavajay

Âgé de 28 ans, Salvador Chavajay est un pianiste hors du commun puisque son énergie autochtone maya du Guatemala le différencie de tous. Il est au Québec pour parfaire sa formation avec madame Suzanne Goyette, professeur au conservatoire de musique de Montréal. La musique qu’il privilégie est Rachmaninoff, Bach, Brahms, mais pour l’occasion, il interprétera des oeuvres de Astor Piazzolla, des pièces de compositeurs guatémaltèques et quelques oeuvres du répertoire classique traditionnel.

#Classical #Instrumental #Piazolla #Guatemala

Soundscapes from Eastern Europe-Paysages Sonores d'Europe de l'est

Join us for an early evening show of Eastern European traditional melodies and fresh arrangements as well as original works composed by Vytautas Bucionis Jr. (Drabarni's pianist)inspired by the different regional soundscapes of the area. Opa!

Drabarni - violin+piano+voix

#Original #Instrumental #Eastern European

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Zach Frampton Trio

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Joe Sullivan Big Band

Parker Shper

Keyboardist and composer Parker Shper ​hails from the creative music scene of Montreal and New England. His spontaneous approach to music yields beautiful surprises each and every performance. Psychedelic soundscapes, minimalist piano drones, growling synthesizers, and percussive elements form a patchwork of irresistible melodies.

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal

Lucas Kadish: Tundra

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Série Université de Montréal: Alex Lefaivre Quartet

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Andres Vial and Friends

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Extended Family

#Jazz #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic

Kevin Dean and Friends

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Simon Legault Originals Trio

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Tribute to the Music of Ambrose Akinmusire

Annie Lu - trumpet // Julian Jayme - guitar // Matt Choboter - piano // Aaron Dolman - drums // Cole Birney-Stewart - bass

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Kalmunity Jazz Project

Hornet

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Zach Frampton Trio

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Taylor Donaldson Big Band

Parker Shper

Keyboardist and composer Parker Shper ​hails from the creative music scene of Montreal and New England. His spontaneous approach to music yields beautiful surprises each and every performance. Psychedelic soundscapes, minimalist piano drones, growling synthesizers, and percussive elements form a patchwork of irresistible melodies.

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal

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 with the aim of uplifting the band and listeners together.

Ellwood Epps - trumpet // Scott Thomson - trombone // Erik Hove - saxophone // Stéphane Diamantakiou - bass // Ivan Bamford - drums

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Série Université de Montréal: Joseph Blais Ensemble

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Andres Vial and Friends

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Emilio Reyna Trio

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Emilio Reyna - piano // Levi Dover - double bass // Guillaume Pilote - drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #piano trio

Kevin Dean and Friends

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Daniel Arthur Trio

The Daniel Arthur Trio is an exciting up-and-coming contemporary jazz group from Montreal. The group's original and daring music has been featured at festivals such as; The Montreal International Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz (Perugia, Italy), l'OFF Festival de Jazz (Montreal), and EuropaFest(Bucharest, Romania). The group was recently awarded 3rd place in the 2017 Conad International Jazz Competition, for which they were selected from over 250 applicants. The music, composed by pianist Daniel Arthur, demonstrates a diverse range of musical influences. In the at times dense and complex harmonic and rhythmic textures, one finds inspiration from composers of 20th century classical music, such as: Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev, Dimitri Shostakovich, and Olivier Messiaen, as well as from contemporary jazz musicians, including: Vijay Iyer, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Tigran Hamasyan, and Ethan Iverson. Although the music’s heavy emphasis on thorough composition requires the precision delivered by Arthur’s classically trained bandmates, Ethan Cohn (Bass) and Eric Maillet (Drums), the equally present aspects of jazz and improvised music allow for a great deal of freedom in spontaneous interpersonal expression within these compositions. This results in a thrilling musical hybrid which intrigues and entertains a wide range of audiences.

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

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Instrumental

Guy Williams Bastien

Bassist Eric Guy from the UK joins up with friends JS Williams and Alain Bastien, to present some originals, and some choice pieces.

Eric Guy - bass // Jean-Sébastien Williams - guitar // Alain Bastien - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Whim Ensemble & Elizabeth Baker

On the verge of composed and improvised music, Whim Ensemble (Ofer Pelz, prepared piano & Preston Beebe, percussion) creates percussive landscapes by blending instrument modifications and extended techniques to build an unusually rich sound world. They place found objects on their instruments to explore complex timbres, textures, and harmonies. Inspired by electroacoustic music, they generate sound through motion to create musical gestures which resonate to sound as one. Joining the evening will be Florida based composer & pianist Elizabeth Baker who will present a solo prepared piano set. Elizabeth refers to herself as a “New Renaissance Artist” that embraces a constant stream of change and rebirth in practice, which expands into a variety of media, chiefly an exploration of how sonic and spatial worlds can be manipulated to personify a variety of philosophies and principles both tangible as well as intangible.

Ofer Pelz - prepared piano // Preston Beebe - drums & percussion // Elizabeth Baker - prepared piano

#Jazz #Classical #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic

Zach Frampton Trio

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Chris Maskell Quintet

Chris Maskell is an emerging voice in the Montreal and Ottawa jazz scenes. As a recent graduate of McGill’s jazz program, he’s had the chance to study with saxophonists such as Donny Kennedy, Frank Lozano and Rémi Bolduc and has performed with Petr Cancura, Josh Rager and Min Rager, among others. At this performance, his group will present a mix of original music and jazz standards.

Chris Maskell - saxophone // Josh Rager - piano // Julian Jayme - guitar // Jonathan Chapman - bass // Aaron Dolman - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Parker Shper

Keyboardist and composer Parker Shper ​hails from the creative music scene of Montreal and New England. His spontaneous approach to music yields beautiful surprises each and every performance. Psychedelic soundscapes, minimalist piano drones, growling synthesizers, and percussive elements form a patchwork of irresistible melodies.

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal

The IDIOTS of Lovingness

One night only - The Hounds of Lovingness meets IDIOT BAND for a night of tomfoolery and chaos. Join our descent into madness. #BAM

Stéphane Krims - bass, etc. // Chris Edmondson - alto sax // Jules Payette - alto sax // Blake Hawley - guitar // Eric Maillet - drums // Kyle Hutchins - drums

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Hate

Série Université de Montréal: Ben Riley (Toronto)

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Andres Vial and Friends

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Rémi-Jean LeBlanc Trio

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Kevin Dean and Friends

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Charlie Haden Project (Album Launch)

After several years of performances by the Charlie Haden Project, the group is ready to launch their first record! This album will be available on their website as well as on their bandcamp page. Recorded in May 2017, the group recorded several Charlie Haden compositions, and a Spanish Civil War song played by the Liberation Music Orchestra. Special guest bassist for this concert will be the great bassist Rémi-Jean LeBlanc, who is known as an exciting and lyrical bass player, fitting to the sound and memory of the great Charlie Haden. The album will be by donation, and download cards will be for sale at the performance.

Simon Millerd - trumpet // Gary Schwartz - acoustic guitar // Julien Sandiford - electric guitar // Joe Ferracuti - piano // Special guest: Rémi-Jean LeBlanc - bass // Brandon Goodwin - drums

#Jazz #Experimental

Duo Ghazi-Nemtanu Piano Quatre Mains

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Kalmunity Jazz Project

Trio Jonathan Turgeon - Les rêves errants

The Jonathan Turgeon trio presents Les rêves errants (Wandering Dreams), a new project of original modern jazz music. A personal statement where singing melodies meet challenging harmony to give place to inspired improvised segments conveyed by the long time collaboration of Jonathan on piano, Hugo Blouin (bass) and Jean-Philippe Godbout (drums).

Jonathan Turgeon - piano // Hugo Blouin - bass // Jean-Philippe Godbout - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Zach Frampton Trio

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Stickerbrush

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Parker Shper

Keyboardist and composer Parker Shper ​hails from the creative music scene of Montreal and New England. His spontaneous approach to music yields beautiful surprises each and every performance. Psychedelic soundscapes, minimalist piano drones, growling synthesizers, and percussive elements form a patchwork of irresistible melodies.

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal

Valerie Lacombe Sextet

Valerie Lacombe is a jazz drummer based in Montreal. Her sextet features masters Dan Faulk (Barry Harris, James Spaulding, J. J. Johnson and many more) and Andre White (Sonny Greenwich, Steve Grossman, Benny Golson and many others) as well as some of the best musicians on the Montreal scene; Sam Kirmayer, Caoilann Power and Mike De Masi. Compositions by Harold Mabern, Benny Golson, Duke Pearson, Lee Morgan and other greats!

Valerie Lacombe - drums // Dan Faulk - tenor saxophone // Caoilainn Power - alto saxophone // Andre White - piano // Sam Kirmayer - guitar // Mike De Masi - bass

#Jazz #Standards #Hard Bop

New Language Collaborative (USA/Montreal)

New Language Collaborative has been together as a group in Cambridge Massachusetts for 12 years, first as a trio, and recently as a quartet with the addition of Montreal trumpeter Ellwood Epps. The group spans several generations, and what we have in common is that we have all studied and performed with the great trumpeter/composer/improviser Bill Dixon. As individuals we have also performed with Cecil Taylor, Jimmy Lyons, Steve Lacy, William Parker, Lowell Davidson, Sam Rivers, and many more NLC has strong roots in the avant garde jazz of the 1960’s, as well as a deep commitment to a truly collaborative approach to the music. The chemistry of highly individual voices and huge arcs of energy make for hypnotic performances. It is our intention to invite listeners in to a space of transformation, and experience the journey of sound along with the band.

Glynis Lomon - cello, voice, aquasonics // Eric Zinman - piano // Syd Smart - drums // Ell - trumpets

#Jazz #Improvisation #Free Jazz

Dolman/Bruzzese group Ft André White

Mike Bruzzese and Aaron Dolman invite you to an evening of jazz standards, original pieces and lesser-played works. Featuring the great André White on piano as well as Claire Devlin and Mathieu McConnell.

Claire Devlin - tenor saxophone // Mike Bruzzese - guitar // André White - piano // Mathieu McConnell - bass // Aaron Dolman - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Sage Reynolds Quartet

Sage Reynolds Quartet was formed in 2004 to act as a creative vehicle and inspirational force for Sage’s jazz music, often having compositions written with the individual & group strengths in mind. While rooted in the tradition of jazz (focusing on improvisation and innovation), Sage’s compositions are born of his own personal experiences and influences, musical or otherwise. Stylistically these include, but are not limited to, jazz, rock/pop, electronica, world music, and the folk traditions of North America & Europe. Creative expression is paramount, and this music is designed as a conduit for the performers’ emotions, moods, and personalities, as well as the composer’s. Besides the bandleader’s music, the group’s performance repertoire includes arrangements of American Songbook standards, pop songs, and jazz tunes, as well as the ensemble’s improvised compositions. The entirety of this music is channelled through a quartet of highly trained, skilled, and expressive instrumentalists. The result is an innovative, dynamic sound that provides exciting & intense musical experiences for both the ensemble and their audience.

Sage Reynolds - double-bass // Bill Mahar - trumpet // Kenny Bibace - guitar // Alain Bourgeois - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

classic winter

An evening of vivid 20th C. music , including pieces by Bernard Herrmann (of Psycho fame), Astor Piazzolla, Claude Vivier, and Ingolf Dahl.

Michael Dumouchel - clarinet // Ingrid Matthiessen - violin // Joshua Peters - violin // Rosemary Shaw - viola // Gary Russell - cello

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Kashka Matoga

Kashka Matoga is a musician from Montreal, Quebec. She uses the medium of music to connect with people.

Kashka Matoga - voice

#Jazz #Original #Vocal

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 with the aim of uplifting the band and listeners together.

Ellwood Epps - trumpet // Scott Thomson - trombone // Erik Hove - saxophone // Stéphane Diamantakiou - bass // Ivan Bamford - drums

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Ilios Steryannis Quartet

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

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

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Funk

Okapi Gang + Christine Jensen

The Okapi Gang will be performing their original music, emotionally intense pieces inspired from a broad range of styles, like swing, rock, classical and contemporary music. They will be also performing with the almighty Christine Jensen, which will contribute to the composition side of things with her ingenious and beautiful music.

Damien-Jade Cyr - saxophone(s) // Jean-Michel Leblanc - guitar // Carlos Maldonado Cisneros - upright bass // Olivier Guertin - drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Luc Herrmann Group

The Luc Herrmann Group is a modern jazz quartet based out of montreal who launched their debut album in October 2017 at Resonance Café. The band will be playing music from the album (all composed by their leader/ guitar player) as well as some of Luc's more recent work

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

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Jazz brésilien - Rodrigo Simoes quintet

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 // Sonia Johnson - vocal // André Galamba - bass // Fabrice Laurent - drums // Papacho Sirdey - piano

#Jazz #Original #Vocal #brazilian jazz

psc trio - brave new world Montreal album launch

psc trio was formed in late 2016 to combine 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 // Juan Pablo Carmona - bass

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Togetherness! & Zero Point (NYC)

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. Zero Point is a New York-based quartet of improvising musicians. Their first album “Thoughts Become Matter” was released in 2017.

Ellwood Epps - trumpet // Scott Thomson - trombone // Erik Hove - alto saxophone // Stéphane Diamantakiou - double b ass // Ivan Bamford - drums // Daniel Carter - reeds, flute, trumpet // Marius Duboule - guitar // Deric Dickens - drums // Michael Bates - double bass

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Funk #Kwela

Philippe Côté - Chamber Quintet

New band! New music! Chamber music meets jazz quintet

Philippe Côté - saxophone // Jacques Kuba Séguin - trumpet // François Bourassa - piano // Adrian Vedady - bass // Kevin Warren - drums

#Jazz #Classical #Original

Stéphane Krims/Ethan Cohn Duo

Two Montreal-based double bassists, Stéphane Krims and Ethan Cohn, will provide a night of intimate (and maybe occasionally not-so-intimate) music for the enjoyment of all.

Stéphane Krims - double bass/misc. // Ethan Cohn - double bass

#Jazz #Original #Experimental

Jazz brésilien - Rodrigo Simoes quintet

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 // Sonia Johson - vocal // André Galamba - bass // Fabrice Laurent - drums // Papacho Sirdey - piano

#Jazz #Original #jazz brésilien

Daniel Hersog Jazz Orchestra Featuring Noah Preminger and Frank Carlberg

Daniel Hersog is a Vancouver based composer, arranger and trumpet player. His big band music has been performed all across Canada and the United States. Tonight, he is flanked by an all-star cast of Montreal’s finest jazz musicians. This Concert will feature New York City Saxophone Virtuoso Noah Preminger and NYC Pianist Frank Carlberg. Daniel Hersog’s Jazz Orchestra features stellar ensemble playing, fiery solos and beautiful improvised moments. Seize the opportunity to experience this novel and daring musical event. Noah Preminger has performed on key stages from the United States to Europe and Australia, and he has played and/or recorded with the likes of Billy Hart, Dave Holland, John Patitucci, Fred Hersch, Dave Douglas, Rob Garcia, Joe Lovano, Victor Lewis, John and Bucky Pizzarelli, Cecil McBee, George Cables, Roscoe Mitchell, and Dr. Eddie Henderson. Frank Carlberg is one of today’s most compelling pianists and composers. He has performed extensively with such jazz luminaries as Kenny Wheeler, Bob Brookmeyer and Steve Lacy. Frank’s recent large and small ensemble albums have received numerous rave reviews.

Daniel Hersog Jazz Orchestra - big band

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