Upcoming Events

Jonathan Chapman Quartet

Jonathan Chapman Quartet presents an evening of original compositions and Jazz standards.

Jonathan Chapman - bass // Aaron Dolman - drums // Alex Francoeur - tenor sax // TBA

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Experimental #Instrumental

Université de Montréal Series

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Ananda X. Suddath trio ft. Jonny Chapman & Guillaume Pilote

Guitar trio – Jazz standards

Ananda X. Suddath - guitar // Jonathan Chapman - double bass // Guillaume Pilote - drums

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Clara and the Sky

Clara and the Sky is an indie folk band based in Montreal, Canada. Co-founded in 2013 by Caroline Douret, singer-songwriter, and Richard Lafleur, guitarist, composer and producer, joigned in 2017 by Josée Campeau, cellist. Atmospheric sounds, improvised loops and fierce songwriting!

#Original #Instrumental #Vocal #Indie Folk

Kevin Dean & Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Tselyakov, Carrabré piano cello duo

We've been talking about playing the Rachmaninoff cello sonata together ever since we left our home town Brandon in Manitoba! 3 sets: piano solo music by Daniel Tselyakov, cello solo music by Ariel Carrabré, and the Rachmaninov cello sonata as finale.

Daniel Tselyakov - piano // Ariel Carrabré - cello

#Classical #Instrumental #Contemporary #Rachmaninov

Sarah Rossy

Join Sarah Rossy for an evening of free improvisation inspired by hues of romantic harmony and experimental vocal techniques.

Sarah Rossy - voice/piano

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Vocal #Poetry

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Funk

Marianne Trudel conducts Cégep de Saint-Laurent BIG BAND

Come and hear the fabulous Big Band from Cégep de Saint-Laurent (direction Marianne Trudel)- playing wonderful charts from Thad Jones, Count Basie, Kenny Wheeler and Marianne Trudel...

Marianne Trudel - big band

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Zach Frampton Trio

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

The Aaron Leaney 4: Chant up Sound

Chant Up Sound, is the debut performance of the new double drum quartet, The Aaron Leaney 4. Featuring Aaron Leaney (Bord À Bord) on tenor saxophone and electronics, Nicolas Caloia (Ratchet Orchestra) on the bass, Michel Lambert (François Carrier) on drums and with Evan Tighe (Basia Bulat) on drums. “Leaney has a garrulous, sing-song delivery that calls to mind a relaxed, less possessed Fred Anderson. He’s a natural, like a furry moth at your window” — Larry Cosentino, Signal To Noise #50.

Aaron Leaney - saxophone // Nicolas Caloia - bass // Michel Lambert - drums // Evan Tighe - drums

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Beyond the Concert Stage: Classical Piano Night

#Classical #Instrumental

Université de Montréal Series (18h-23h)

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Andres Vial & Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Extended Family - New residency(n.11) at Résonance

-Special Carte Blanche - Antoine Pelegrin- A collective of improvisers brought together by Montreal piano and keyboard player, Gabriel Vinuela. The soaring melodies, inspired tinkering and contagious grooves are omnipresent. The ensemble focuses on creating live beats and grooves inspired by electronic music, jazz, hiphop and rock. Each session is 100% improvised.

Antoine Pelegrin - bass + fx // Eric Maillet - drums // Louis-Vincent Hamel - drums // Nicolas Ferron - guitar + fx

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic

Kevin Dean & Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Scavenger & Other Works for Guitar and Electronics

Guitarist and composer Amy Brandon performs solo classical guitar and electroacoustic music, mixing improvised and composed music with live and fixed electronics, visuals & VR. '... mesmerizing' (Musicworks Magazine) '.. a model of classical guitar clarity' (The WholeNote) '.. '[a] clashing of bleakness with beauty' (Minor 7th).

Amy Brandon - guitar & electronics

#Classical #Experimental #Electronic

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Funk

Nilton Moreira Trio

Nilton Moreira plays, composes and studies the Brazilian musical genres. Brazil is a vast country, where it`s possible to listen to different musical accents. Nilton is a flutist who has been researching the way of playing and composing these various Brazilian musical genres. In this concert, Nilton Moreira will present pieces from different places in Brazil. Also, he will release his new CD in Canada. The CD is called “Interweaving”. Nilton recorded this work between Brazil and Canada in 2016, when Nilton was in Montreal, working and researching at McGill University. This CD contains authorial compositions and also music by contemporary composers. The musicians bring Brazilian sonority mixed with modern improvisation and sophisticated harmony. Playing with Nilton in this concert, we have Rodrigo Simões (Mandolin), Caio Marcio (Guitar).

Nilton Moreira - flute

#Instrumental #Brazilian Music #Choro #Samba

Zach Frampton Trio

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Joe Sullivan Big Band

Joe Sullivan Big Band

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Kite Trio plays ''Live'' album from Bill Frisell trio

Kite Trio performs Bill Frisell's album ''Live''

Paul Vandyk - bass // Eric Dew - drums // Eric Couture-Telmosse - guitar

#Jazz #Experimental #Instrumental

Université de Montréal Series (18h-23h)

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Andres Vial & Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Classical Night // Résonance Café

Piano Sonata no 2 in G minor, op.22 - Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
I. So rasch wie möglich - schneller - noch schneller
II. Andantino : Getragen
III. Scherzo: Sehr rasch und markiert
IV. Rondo : Presto

- Élisabeth Pion, piano

Sonata in G minor for Piano and Cello, Op. 19 - Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
I. Lento – Allegro moderato
III. Andante

- Bruno Tobon, cello
- Élisabeth Pion, piano

Piano Trio for piano, violin and cello - Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
I. Modéré
II. Pantoum: assez vif
III. Passacaille: très large
IV. Final: animé

- Marie-Claire Vaillancourt, violin
- Agnès Langlois, cello
- Élisabeth Pion, piano

Élisabeth Pion - piano // Bruno Tobon - cello // Marie-Claire Vaillancourt - violin // Agnès Langlois - cello

#Classical

Student Recital in Support of the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation

Montreal musicians Ainsley McNeaney, Pierre Haché, Simone Pitot and Stephanie Moore bring their private piano, voice, guitar and drum students to the stage in support of the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation. Cover is Pay What You Can, and all proceeds go to MCHF. http://www.thechildren.com/donate

prof: Ainsley McNeaney - piano/voice // prof: Pierre Haché - guitar/drums // prof: Simone Pitot - piano/guitar/voice // prof: Stephanie Moore - piano

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Instrumental #Vocal #Student Recital

Leblanc-Trudel-Joly play Djavan

This wonderful trio featuring Remi-Jean Leblanc on bass, Marianne Trudel on piano and Samuel Joly on drums plays the really special songs of Djavan, Brazilian singer/songwriter. Djavan's music combines traditional Brazilian rhythms with popular music drawn from the Americas, Europe and Africa. A very rare occasion to hear this beautiful repertoire.

Rémi-Jean Leblanc - bass // Marianne Trudel - piano // Samuel Joly - drums

#Jazz #Instrumental #Brazilian music

Christmas Mixtape 2017 Launch and Fundraiser for L'Itinéraire

Come celebrate the launch and release of the 3rd annual Christmas Mixtape, a collaborative effort with musicians from Montreal, Toronto, New Orleans and New York!! All funds raised at this event will be donated directly to L'Itinéraire, a group that works to socially re-integrate, empower and employ marginalized people traditionally excluded from work environments, such as those suffering from mental health issues, addiction and homelessness.

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Experimental #Instrumental #Poetry #Christmas

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Funk

Mendosaure

New band in Town, composed by talented jazz musicians well known in the Montreal Jazz scene. We play original compositions and arrangements.

Pierre Mendola - flute // Julien Fillon - saxophone // Olivier Salazar - keys // Alex Leblanc - basse // Leo Puccio - drums

#Jazz #Original

Zach Frampton Trio

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Taylor Donaldson Big Band

#Jazz #Instrumental

Samuel Gaudreault Quartet

#Jazz #Instrumental

Université de Montréal Series (18h-23h)

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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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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

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

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

Mario Allard Quintet

Graduated with a Master's degree in Jazz Performance from McGill University in May 2016, Mario Allard has been active on the professional scene since 2001. He released his self-titled debut album independently in September 2007. The band performed in concert among others, at the 2007 Off Festival de Jazz in Rimouski, at the FIJM in 2008 and at the National Jazz Awards in Toronto in 2009 and the unveiling of the web documentary Jazz Petite Bourgogne with Oliver Jones in 2013. His group won the Galaxie Prize CBC / Radio-Canada for Noffo and Bilbasan, selected by the jury as the best musical selections presented by the bands in the running, at the 2008 Montreal International Jazz Festival.
Recipient of the 2017 Montreal Arts Council Jazz Creation Scholarship, the group has launched its new album Diaporama under the Multiple Chord Music label as part of the OFF Festival of Montreal Jazz 2017, surrounded by my talented acolytes David Carbonneau on the trumpet, Sébastien Pellerin on bass, Charles Trudel on piano and Alain Bourgeois on drums. Both dynamic and melodic, the compositions are inspired by lived episodes, atmospheres or characters. Drawn by Will Vinson, Dave Douglas and Donny McCaslin, the pieces form an imaginative universe where the listener can be carried away in different horizons.

Mario Allard - saxophone

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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

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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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

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

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

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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