Upcoming Events

Montréal au Piano II

Canadian pianist Jesse Plessis presents a program of piano music by experimental and avant-garde Montréal composers. The evening will include both piano pieces by Claude Vivier (Pianoforte and Shiraz), one of the Klavierstück by Karlheinz Stockhausen (Vivier's teacher), and two brand new pieces by Quentin Lauvray and Jesse Plessis.

Jesse Plessis - piano

#Classical #Experimental #Instrumental

Kevin Dean & Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb & Alon Yavnai

NY based Pianist Alon Yavnai has shared the stage with some of the most intriguing musicians of our time, including cellist Yo Yo Ma and clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera. This will be his first concert in Montréal alongside vocalist Ayelet Rose Gottlieb - originally from Jerusalem, via NYC, London & Vancouver. Currently living in Montréal, Ayelet continues to perform and record internationally. The two have been working together on-and-off since 2004. They will bring their friendship, humor and adventurous music-making to the stage, and will be joined by stellar local musicians, Stéphane Diamantakiou on bass, Ivan Bamford on drums and guest performer Tevet Sela on sax.

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb - voice

#Jazz #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal #World (Jewish / Hebrew)

Free Migratory Resonances

Free Migratory Resonances: A New Jazz Avant-Garde Live Concert Performance. This project is a reflection on geographical detachment as an act of artistic musical rethinking. Inspired by diverse elements of avant-garde jazz, free improvisation, and contemporary creative music, I explore unique timbres, colors, and a variety of dynamics and textures far from the conventional stereotype of jazz.

Carlos Mal-Cisne - double bass and compositions // Pierre Mendola - flute // Chris Edmondson - alto sax // Evan Shay - tenor sax // Alec Schulman - piano // Aaron Dolman - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Jazz avant-garde

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Jazz #Original #Electronic #Funk

Rainer Wiens, Malcolm Goldstein duo

Malcolm Goldstein is one of the few violinists to have shared the stage with John Cage and James Brown.. He has been improvising with prepared guitarist Rainer Wiens for 2 decades and they have developed a rapport that must be seen to be believed.Audacious, grounded,organic,powerful, playful and surprising. If you enjoy focus, presence, originality and complicity, you might enjoy this. Admission PWYC

rainer wiens - guitar, kalimba

#Experimental #Instrumental #free improvisation

FALTER - New Alpine Music (CH)

The music composed by Barbara Schirmer is independent, poetic and thrilling at the same time. Growing out of her alpine roots, the music takes place somewhere between tradition and modern. Barbara Schirmer is the only hammered dulcimer player in the world playing her instrument with four sticks. Together with Carlo Niederhauser the Duo FALTER is characterized by its exciting interplay. A piece of Swiss music culture in Montreal. Welcome!

Barbara Schirmer - hammered dulcimer // Carlo Niederhauser - cello

#Instrumental #New Alpine Music (CH)

Mendola 5tet

Pierre Mendola - flute // David Rourke - guitar // Theo Abellard - piano // Marshall Herridge - guitar // Baptiste Lejeune - drums



The Argentinian born sax player, singer and composer Damian Nisenson, living in Montreal for 15 years, director of the label Malasartes, member of noZen , Solawa and la Fanfare Pourpour among other ensembles, meets Daniel Serale, Argentinian vibraphonist visiting Montreal, well known performer of music ranging from contemporary classical to jazz to improvised music, and together they take us on a walk through a world of creative, improvised music.

Damian Nisenson // Daniel Serale

#Instrumental #musique improvisée

Parker Shper

#Original #Experimental #Electronic

A Dream for Korea: The cello class of Matt Haimovitz plays Isang Yun

With each movement performed by a different cellist, a group of emerging artists from McGill's Schulich School of Music will present cello compositions of the Korean composer Isang Yun. Yun's unique sound world combines elements of Korean traditional music, European avant-garde classical, and a relentless striving for peace. Proceeds from this concert will be donated to the Isang Yun Society.

Matt Haimovitz - cello // India Yeshe Gailey - cello // Carmen Bruno - cello // Yann Chemali - cello // Matthew Fields - cello // Emma Grant-Zyphchen - cello // Mia Ingram - cello // Erin Patterson - cello // Fiona Robson - cello // Aiden Russell - cello // Shulamit Sarid - cello // Tsung-Yu Tsai - cello // Eliana Zimmerman - cello

#Classical #Experimental

Liberté Big Band : Prova

Liberté Big Band: MTL Formation

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #big band

DR JJ Quartet

David Rourke - guitar // Julian Jayme - guitar // Alex Le Blanc - bass // Guillaume Pilote - drums


Andrés Vial & Friends

Playing rarely-heard bebop gems by Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Charlie Parker, George Shearing and more!

Andrés Vial - piano // Alec Walkington - bass // Camil Bélisle - drums

#Jazz #Standards

Zach Fischer Quintet

Frank Lozano - tenor sax // Lex French - trumpet // Zach Fischer - guitar // Cole Birney-Stewart - bass // John Buck - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Kevin Dean & Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Explorations in New Music: Zach Frampton Trio & TSA Trio

#Jazz #Original

Club du Choro de Montréal


Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Jazz #Original #Electronic #Funk


eLmLe is a new collaboration between Emily Denison, Buchinski Mills, and Mili Hong. Their distinctive voices are like the tomatoes, the beans, and the guacamole in your vegan chili. They come together heterogeneously as you scoop them up with your auditory nacho chip and put the viscous mixture into your face.

Emily Denison - trumpet // Buchinski Mills - piano // Mili Hong - drums

#Experimental #Instrumental

Christine Hoerning: storytelling, film, and new music

Shirley Jackson is the incredible female author responsible for beautifully haunting short-stories such as The Lottery and the acclaimed Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House . This evening we are presenting Arsenic in the Sugar , a retelling of an excerpt from her greatest novel We Have Always Lived In The Castle . featuring original music and film for clarinet and electronics by Christine Hoerning.

Christine Hoerning - clarinet

#Classical #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Poetry

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

Schinasi Doxas Wyatt Vedady

Schinasi Doxas Wyatt Vedady

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Experimental #Instrumental #Funk

Parker Shper

#Original #Experimental #Electronic


Evan Shay (Seattle, WA), Claire Devlin (Ottawa, ON), Scott Kiefner (Concord, NH), and Michel Lambert (Quebec, QC), come together for a night of music.

Evan Shay - saxophone // Claire Devlin - saxophone // Scott Kiefner - bass // Michel Lambert - drums

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental #Improvisation

Eli Wallace, solo piano

Eli Wallace is a pianist, improviser, composer, and curator who resides in Brooklyn, NY. He is touring Canada in support of his first solo piano recording, Barriers. In this recording, Wallace performed one improvised piece of music live, navigating through different musical atmospheres throughout. In this live recording, he was concerned with shifting sounds and ideas through layered transitions, where oftentimes the next musical section will be heard underneath what is currently going on before emerging to the fore. Wallace deliberately transitioned from playing inside the piano to playing traditionally on the keys and often used both simultaneously, marrying the two elements together into one cohesive sound. In the solo piano format, Wallace was able to fully channel his compositional tendencies through his improvisational impulses. While he displayed some of the energetic dynamic playing for which he is known, he primarily focused on exploring different sounds and textures and how they overlap. Through use of these varied sounds - sustains, pops, scrapes, plucks, swooshes - that Wallace was able to execute, we hear a solo piano album that is contemplative and meditative, yet full of vitality and momentum. His concert at Resonance will be an all improvised set similar to the recording.

Eli Wallace - piano

#Jazz #Classical #Experimental #Instrumental #Improvised music

improv@CIRMMT - duets

The improv@CIRMMT nights are a series of concerts devoted to electro/acoustic improvisation with musicians from the CIRMMT community.

Amy Grainger & Kevin Gironnay - voice & electronics // Dustin Finer and Nicola Giannini - tenor saxophone and ice/live electronics // Angus Tarnawsky and Adam Tindale - laptops and performers

#Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal #Electronic

Andrés Vial & Friends

Playing a mix of originals, standards and rarely heard bebop gems by Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Charlie Parker and George Shearing!

Andrés Vial - piano // Mike De Masi - bass // Martin Auguste - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Daniel Arthur Quintet

Daniel Arthur - piano/compositions // Evan Shay - tenor sax // Scott Bevins - trumpet // Sean Allison - drums // Ethan Cohn - bass

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Kevin Dean & Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

William Machado

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!

Bruno Lamarche - saxophone // Greg Ritchie - drums & cymbals // Paul Shrofel - piano // Solon McDade - bass


Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Jazz #Original #Electronic #Funk

christopher james presents new works

twelve musicians. new works composed by christopher edmondson. exploring the imagination of ivy boxall. Geogia Vogeli - Violin

Tomo Newton - Violin
TBA - viola

Zach Reff - cello
Christopher Edmondson - alto sax
Claire Devlin - tenor sax & bass clarinet
Scott Bevins - trumpet
Sarah Rossy - voice

David Ryshpan - piano
Cole Birney-Stewart - bass
Sean Allison - percussion
John Buck - drums

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental

Amazonas Jazz Brasil

Amazonas Jazz Brasil The musicians Gabriel Schwartz (flute and saxophone), Carlos Jiménez (guitar), Aquiles Melo (drums) and André Galamba (bass) get together around the diversity of the brazilian instrumental repertoire to interpret songs by Egberto Gismonti, Moacir Santos, Sivuca, João Donato, Hermeto Pascoal, Nelson Ayres, Laércio de Freitas and also their own compositions.

Gabriel Schwartz - flute/saxophone // Carlos Jiménez - guitar // Aquiles Melo - drums // André Galamba - bass

#Jazz #Instrumental #Brazilian popular music

Concordia Arranging Concert (feat. Le Bigbandyt)

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

Robin Chemtov - conducted by

#Jazz #Original Big Band arrangements

Liberté Big Band : Prova

Led by composer and pianist Liberté-Anne Lymberiou, 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 process: the good, the bad, the loud, the angry, the joyful, the giddy. Workshop time!

Liberté Big Band: MTL Formation

#Jazz #Original #Experimental

Gaby and The Strawberry Moon

Gaby and the Strawberry Moon is a band that plays original music written by the pianist and singer Gabrielle Pelletier. Her style is inspired by jazz , classical, pop and hip hop music.

Joseph Boulet - drums // Nicolas Pura - bass // Elisabeth Provencher - alto sax // Gabrielle Pelletier - piano and voice

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Vocal #Poetry

Brazilian Nights: Jazz brésilien invites Rommeo Ribeiro

Rodrigo Simoes - guitar

#Jazz #Instrumental #brazilian jazz

Club du Choro de Montréal


Combo Jazz du Collège Notre-Dame

This is an evening of instrumental jazz presented by the students of the Collège Notre-Dame music department under the teaching of Ananda Suddath and Benjamin Deschamps. There will be four bands presenting the music they rehearsed during the year!

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Improvisation Workshop Project

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

Jean-Michel Pilc - piano // Musicians TBC

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

Eyevin Trio

This trio was born out of the desire to pay hommage to the late great saxophonist Thomas Chapin who passed away 20 years ago. Our wish is to spread his music to as many ears as possible as well as play our compositions dedicated to his style.

Ivan Bamford - drums // Aurélien Tomasi - saxophones // Stéphane Diamantakiou - bass

#Jazz #Experimental #Instrumental

Chris Maskell Quintet

Chris Maskell is an emerging voice in the Montreal and Ottawa jazz scenes. At this performance, his group will present a mix of original music and jazz standards.

Chris Maskell - saxophone // Lex French - trumpet // Joshua Rager - piano // Adrian Vedady - bass // Guillaume Pilote - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

The Jillian McKenna Project & The Luc Herrman Group

The Jillian McKenna Project includes the Juno award-winning Adrean Farrugia on the piano, and the up-and-coming Toronto based drummer, Mackenzie Read. McKenna is a bassist, composer and vocalist originally from Hamilton, Ontario, who has recently returned to Canada after living and studying in New York City, and completing a residency in Banff, Alberta. With a strong foundation in jazz, McKenna's compositions combine traditional and modern jazz with folk and pop elements of songs, blurring genres as they discover a style of their very own.

Jillian McKenna - bass // Adrean Farrugia - piano // Mackenzie Read - drums

#Jazz #Original #Improvised #Folk

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!

Mike Rud - guitar // Rich Irwin - drums & cymbals // Paul Shrofel - piano // Solon McDade - bass


Andy MacDonald - Early Jazz

Andy MacDonald and friends play that early jazz recorded by artists such as Louis Armstrong, Memphis Five and ODJB.

Andy MacDonald - guitar and voice

#Jazz #Standards #Trad

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

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


Club du Choro de Montréal


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


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

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

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

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



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

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's Painting by Numbers

Vancouver-based saxophonist/composer John Paton premieres a new book of original material featuring Montreal locals Zach Frampton (piano) and Ivan Bamford (drums).

John Paton - saxophone // Ivan Bamford - drums // Zach Frampton - piano

#Original #Experimental

Club du Choro de Montréal


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

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


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

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! 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


Alex Muscalu Quintet

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

Alex Muscalu - guitar


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.


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

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


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

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

MeXica Bones Geraldine Eguiluz

The pieces of this new ensamble arises from the research realised by the composer Soundscapes and Soundportraits of Mexico 2017-2018. MeXica Bones will be world premiered at Suoni per il Popolo Festival in june 2019. Eguiluz wants to create links between generations, music genres, nationalities creating a festive and multicultural music. She deepens into mexican, afro-american roots from the languages of improvisation and structures of compositions, to make a music that resonates with the radical changes of responsability, conscience in aesthétics and worldwide politics in the 21st century. Las piezas de este nuevo ensamble surgen de la experiencia de investigación de campo de Paisajes y Retratos Sonoros de Centro-Occidente de México durante el 2017-2018, realizada por la Compositora. Apoyada por el Consejo de las Artes de Canadá escribe composiciones inéditas; MeXica Bones hará su Estreno Mundial en el Festival Suoni per il Popolo de Montreal el próximo junio 2019. Eguiluz pretende crear lazos y puentes entre los artistas de diferentes generaciones, géneros musicales y nacionalidades, creando una propuesta musical festiva y multicultural. Ahonda en raíces musicales mexicanas, afro-americanas, a partir de los lenguajes de la improvisación y las estructuras de la composición para hacer música en resonancia con los inminentes cambios de responsabilidad y consciencia estética y política mundial del siglo XXI.

Geraldine Eguiluz - voice, trumpet, guitar, compositions // Jean René - viola // Zeneli Codel - violin // Gabriel Rivest - tuba // Emilie Mouchous - electronics // Stephan Diamantakiou - contrebasse // Isaiah Ceccarelli - batterie

#Original #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