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Kalmunity Jazz Project

Stephen Menold

Dan Faulk Quartet

Norman Marshall Villeneuve's Jazz Message

Norman Marshall Villeneuve is a Canadian jazz legend. In his 8th decade in music, Norm has earned a solid gold reputation as a master of bebop. He has performed with jazz royalty, including Duke Ellington, Junior Mance, Oliver Jones, Dave Young and Ranee Lee. Norm is a leader and active musician on the jazz scene.

Norman Marshall Villeneuve - drums // Kate Wyatt - piano // Dave Watts - bass

#Jazz

Gloves McGinty

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

#Jazz

Habanera 1900

Felix Vilchez // Nicolas Lafortune // Kiara Vilchez

#Classical #Instrumental #Vocal #Crossover classical/popular cuban music

Tonal Thursdays - Bolduc, Ritchie, Shrofel, McDade

Remo Bolduc - sax // Greg Ritchie - drums // Paul Shrofel - piano // Solon McDade - bass

#Jazz

Felix Desbiens Quartet

Original music and arrangements of standards

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

#Jazz #Original

Andrés Vial and Friends

Playing standards, originals and rarely heard bebop gems by Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Charlie Parker, George Shearing and others.

Andrés Vial - piano

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Kyle Hutchins' Experimental Kindness

Kyle Hutchins - drums, percussion, samples // Thanya Iyer - violin, piano // Christopher Edmondson - alto saxophone // Alex KS - bass

#Experimental

Kevin Dean & Friends

Joel Miller

Club du Choro de Montréal invite Gustavo Schwartz (Brazil)

#choro

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Bianca Gannon (IRE/AUS)/ Nicolas Caloia Trio

Bianca Gannon performs piano and mixed gamelan (Indonesian pitched percussion) simultaneously. Creating otherworldly resonances between these two tunings, she re-imagines ritualistic rhythms and minimalism with extended harmony. Ethereal sorcery occurs when she bows her gangsa, wafting difference tones out into the cosmos, illuminated with ecstatic piano fills. Seemingly through-composed, this is entirely improvised.
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Three musicians listening to what appears to settle but is in fact transformed through the continuous exchange of ideas. A music where the act of improvising is never totally assertive but remains open to the possibility of its own dissolution. Charuest, Shalabi and Caloia push, pull, propose, listen, take their time, retreat.

Bianca Gannon - piano + gamelan // Nicolas Caloia - bass // Sam Shalabi - guitar

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Dan Faulk Quartet

Gillian Nicola + Emily Rockarts

Gillian Nicola: Hamilton’s Gillian Nicola took an unusual route to becoming a folk/Americana singer-songwriter: trained in classical voice, Nicola spent her teens gigging in a classic rock cover band, singing Janis Joplin and Led Zeppelin before launching herself into alt-country when she began writing songs. Nicola’s music centres around her chameleonic vocals - at one moment with a hint of tobacco in her voice, the next outright rocking - strummed and finger picked guitar, and versatile, melodic songwriting. Nicola’s songs are often built around open and alternate guitar tunings that allow her to throw her music theory upbringing out the window. Emily Rockarts: Emily Rockarts’ captivating songwriting is starting to catch on in Canada’s bustling music scene. Originally from Toronto and recently relocated to Montreal, Rockarts circles between the realms of folk, pop, and storytelling, Her influences include fellow Canadian songwriters Feist, Bahamas, Kathleen Edwards, and Andy Shauf. “Mapmaker” (2016), her debut five-track EP garnered her critical acclaim from taste-making reviewers, more than 30 cross-Canada tour dates, festival appearances, a spot in the top 20 producer’s choice in CBC’s Searchlight contest, and a few top 20 appearances on !earshot charts. Emily is currently working on her first full length album anticipated for release Spring 2020. “This Canadian band is setting the bar high for the Toronto music scene.” - Voice Magazine

Gillian Nicola - voice/guitar

#Original #Folk/Americana

Charles Colizza Quartet : Songs of Love

The Charles Colizza Quartet is a project that focuses on communication and features Love Songs written by the band leader Charles Colizza. Each member has the opportunity to express themselves freely and equally. Post-Bop, Free Jazz, Folk Jazz

Charles Colizza - guitar // Philippe Brochu-Pelletier - tenor saxophone // Stephen Menold - doublebass // Patrick Bureau - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

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)

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

Andrés Vial and Friends

Playing standards, originals and rarely heard bebop gems by Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Charlie Parker, George Shearing and others.

Andrés Vial - piano

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Brazilian Nights: Trio Quintina - from Brazil (Canada tour)

#brazilian

Belle-Skinner/Big Share/Jamie Woollard

Belle-Skinner (NYC/Albany) Dark nostalgic indie folk; for fans of Francoise Hardy, Joan Baez, Jeff Buckley Sharing the stage with two local artists: Big Share (w Chesley Walsh) + Jamie Woollard

Belle-Skinner - guitar and vocals // Big Share - guitar and vocals // Jamie Woollard - keyboard and vocals

#Original

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Marshal Herridge

Alex Fournier's Triio - Album Release

Blending contemporary composition and free improvisation, Triio is the flagship project for bassist Alex Fournier. Hailing from Toronto Ontario, the sextet (which is not actually a trio) strives to push the boundaries of what improvised music can encompass. This show is part of Triio's supporting tour for their first major album release.
Bea Labikova - Alto Sax/Flute
Aidan Sibley - Trombone
Tom Fleming - Guitar
Ashley Urquhart - Piano
Mark Ballyk - Drums
Alex Fournier - Double Bass/Compositions

#Jazz #Experimental #Instrumental

Dan Faulk Quartet

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

Twisted Pine

Praised by NPR for their “upbeat, poppy vibe; energetic, driving rhythms and virtuosic solos,” Twisted Pine (Boston, Massachusetts) has quickly become one of the most acclaimed young string bands in the U.S. Northeast. Steeped in traditional music, these musicians are also fearless, tuneful improvisers and passionate lovers of pop. Their intricate arrangements of swelling, syncopated rhythm and precise instrumental interplay bring the enveloping sound and hooks of indie pop to an acoustic instrumental setting. The Boston Globe calls them “a wider version of stringband, boundary jumpers akin to outfits like Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek, and Crooked Still.” Anh Phung is a multi-genre instrumentalist based in Toronto, Ontario. With flute as her primary instrument, she received a BMus in Jazz Performance from McGill University. Her performances have ranged from being a soloist with L'Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec under Yoav Talmi, to playing with members of the AACM in tribute to Alice Coltrane on the Jay Pritzger Pavilion in Chicago's Millennium Park, to performing at Osheaga Festival in Montreal with electro-pop band, Propofol, to playing traditional Swedish polskas for Folk Marathon's big ball in Copenhagen. Phung has won numerous awards throughout her career, notably 1st place at the Canadian Music Competition and the Galaxy Rising Star Award for two consecutive years at MusicFest Canada. Her latest project is Hairbrain.

Twisted Pine w/ Special Guest Anh Phung - fiddle, mando, bass, flute, vox

#Americana / Strings

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

Andrés Vial and Friends

Playing standards, originals and rarely heard bebop gems by Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Charlie Parker, George Shearing and others.

Andrés Vial - piano

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Feel Burned

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

Amanda & Andrew

Andrew & Amanda is a piano-voice duo that focuses on playing a mix of unusual standards and original music. They love discovering and uncovering repertoire from the American songbook and reinterpreting their original music for this intimate setting. Their repertoire includes Steve Lacy, Abbey Lincoln, Annette Peacock, and Carla Bley compositions. They can be heard in living rooms, galleries, and basements up and down the east coast.

Amanda Ekery - voice // Andrew Boudreau - piano

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Experimental #Vocal

Club du Choro de Montréal

#choro

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Sax on the Beach

Come enjoy the sweet sounds of ocean breezes without the mess of getting sand in your swimsuit. Free, soft and sweet improvisations with two saxophones and electric bass, transporting you to your happy place.

Claire Devlin - saxophone // Shoshanah MazelTov - saxophone // Alex K.S - bass

#Instrumental #ocean bliss

Serenade

An evening of Romantic music for flute and piano featuring Joanna Marsden and Katelyn Clark. Music by Beethoven, Reicha, Paganini, Boehm and Tulou and more

Joanna Marsden - flute // Katelyn Clark - piano

#Classical

Dan Faulk Quartet

Alexis French

Alex Muscalu Quartet

#Jazz

A.U.T.- Aleksandar Uzelac Trio

AUT project is mostly influenced by jazz music but also has traces of contemporary/avant-garde/world music styles. It explores areas of engaged art and it's also inspired by Montreal local vibrations converted in the sound and musical landscapes. AUT performance is deeply challenging, exhilarating and distracting, performed by piano, bass and drums.

Aleksandar Uzelac - piano // Benoît Deschamps - bass // Daniel Verdecchia - drums

#Jazz #jazz/avant-garde/contemporary

Other Plastics//Daniel Meyer-O'Keeffe/Rob Cosgrove//Michael Halls

Other Plastics - electronics // Daniel Meyer-O'Keeffe/Rob Cosgrove - guitar/percussion // Michael Halls

#Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic #Noise #Ambient

A Love Electric (MX City) + David Ryshpan and Carlos Maldonado

A Love Electric is a three nationality critically acclaimed power trio born out of Mexico City’s jazz scene. In seven years of tireless touring and creative output, Todd Clouser, Hernan Hecht, and Aaron Cruz, all three celebrated artists in their own right, have released seven records on labels in the United States, Mexico and Europe, touring the world creating music on their own terms, performing over a thousand shows on four continents. Power psych, punk jazz, post-genre, freak rock are a sampling of the critics taking aim at a description of ALE’s sound. “A savage guitarist, a ruthless drummer, an enormous bassist” - Vive Latino, MX City “Fuzzed out guitars and acid rock” - Time Out NYC Post-genre A Love Electric has resisted conforming to any established genre identified market, a trend that continues with band’s 2019 release, “Permanent Immigrant”. After performances at some of the world’s most acclaimed jazz festivals in 2016 and 2017 - from Winter Jazz in New York City to jazz festivals throughout Latin America - the band that taken a decidedly more rock and song oriented approach on following releases, perhaps equal parts self-sabotage and preservation. With A Love Electric is about the dedication to exploring the creative act. Risk, commitment to the music, and a powerful dynamic between the three band members that can only be developed through years of collaboration on stage and off, give A Love Electric’s performances a dynamism that has allowed the band to create its own touring circuit outside of established markets, returning year after year to countries throughout Europe, cities in Mexico, and in 2019 for the groups’s second China run. “Explosive” - The Prague Post “Fascinating” - NPR Collaborators A Love Electric performs regularly with luminaries of the New York downtown scene John Medeski, Cyro Baptista, Billy Martin, a number of Mexico’s most daring independent artists from free jazz legend German Bringas to emerging hip hop acts, and alongside communities throughout Mexico, most notably working regularly with young musicians from the Oaxacan Sierra, the pocket brass band “Tlayuda”.

Todd Clouser - guitar/voice

#Jazz #Experimental #Vocal

Millagram Acoustic Concert

Born and raised in Nova Scotia, and now residing in Montreal, Millagram is cut from Folk fabric and embroidered with Jazz. Her music is acoustic soul rhythms with thoughtful R&B hooks, inspired by those who have come before her. With music as the melody of her upbringing in rural Nova Scotia, Millagram, née Mary-Grace Koile, began performing in church as a child and has been spending significant time on stages ever since. Releasing her first solo album of original music at nineteen, she has gone on to participate in countless other projects while continuing to develop, compose and produce her own tracks. A lyricist by birthright, her songs are both deeply personal and poetic. Her solo acoustic performance moves you through various complex emotions and leaves the listener with something more than they came in with, carried along by her rich and effortless vocals.

Millagram - singer/songwriter guitar

#Original #Vocal #acoustic soul

Eric Guy's Montreal Band

In an almost yearly ritual, bassist Eric Guy brings his tunes to Resonance for an eveningt of improvisational explorations and creative music making. Having been a resident of the UK for the last 10 years, Eric is looking forward to hooking up musically with his old friends JS, Erik and Alain. Expect some adventurous improvisations over soulful grooves as well as some more esoteric offerings.

Eric Guy - bass // JS Williams - guitar // Erik Hove - alto sax // Alain Bastien - drums

#Jazz

OXALA at Resonance Cafe

OXALA is a singer/songwriter inspired by Jazz, RnB, Neo-Soul and Hip-Hop. As a vocalist, audiences liken her sound to Amy Winehouse. With a style that honours eras past, Oxala pairs the familiar with her own brand of charisma. Catch Oxala at Resonance Cafe on August 10th for a cabaret style solo performance.

Oxala - piano/vocals

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Club du Choro de Montréal

#choro

Natural Disaxters

The calm before the storm, as two longtime saxophone friends play together for the very first time, joined by the force to be reckoned with Mili Hong on drums. Followed by, the aforementioned storm.

Dustin Finer - saxophone // Shoshanah MazelTov - saxophone // Mili Hong - drums

#Experimental #Instrumental #soft apocalypse

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

Jihye Im piano trio

Standards and originals

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

#Jazz #Original

Brazilian Nights: Tribute to Marisa Monte

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

#brazilian

Alex Lefaivre Quartet YUL Remixed

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

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

#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

Solarium

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

#Jazz

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

Club du Choro de Montréal

#choro

Sax On Sax Off

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

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

#Instrumental #ambient

Liberté Big Band : PROVA

Led by composer and pianist Liberté-Anne, the Liberté Big Band is a vehicle for musical exploration, creativity and spontaneity, steeped in the jazz tradition. These sessions are open rehearsals where the public can get real sense of the musical creative and rehearsal processes. Prova is an exercise, an experimentation, a probing into possibilities as well as limitations. We encourage audience to come with curiosity, open ears and even critiques! Or just come to the usual Reso hang. ++Musicians are welcome to sit in or bring charts and concepts to be interpreted by the band. All that is required is an open mind and a kind disposition. Please contact Liberté-Anne about this directly: contact@libertebigband.com -- Liberté Big Band: MTL Formation --

Liberté-Anne

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #big band

Zach Fischer: Back to School Special

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

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

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Orland/Birney-Stewart/Lambert

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

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

#Jazz

-RISING RAIN-

RISING RAIN is the original project of Ben Gilbert, Montreal guitarist and composer. The music, mostly his own compositions, while based in jazz or 'improvised music' is heavily inspired by the wide variety of other styles he listens to, everything from rock to funk to hip-hip to metal. With him is an incredible band selected to best compliment and inspire the music being played. Come check it out to see if you feel the rain rise within you!

Ben Gilbert - guitar and compositions // Cameron Milligan - trumpet // Hugo Leclerc - saxophone // Alex Lavoie - trombone // Carl Mayotte - electric bass // William Javier Machado - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Rock

Samuel Jacques quartet Feat Jean-Pierre Zanella

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

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

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Samuel Bonnet & Carlos Jimenez

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

Samuel Bonnet - guitar // Carlos Jimenez - guitar

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Stay Safe - Resonnance Café

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

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

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Contemporary Jazz

Liberté Big Band : PROVA

Led by composer and pianist Liberté-Anne, the Liberté Big Band is a vehicle for musical exploration, creativity and spontaneity, steeped in the jazz tradition. These sessions are open rehearsals where the public can get real sense of the musical creative and rehearsal processes. Prova is an exercise, an experimentation, a probing into possibilities as well as limitations. We encourage audience to come with curiosity, open ears and even critiques! Or just come to the usual Reso hang. ++Musicians are welcome to sit in or bring charts and concepts to be interpreted by the band. All that is required is an open mind and a kind disposition. Please contact Liberté-Anne about this directly: contact@libertebigband.com -- Liberté Big Band: MTL Formation --

Liberté-Anne

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #big band

Alex Muscalu Quartet

#Jazz #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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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