Upcoming Events

Ananda X. Suddath trio feat. Maude Bastien & Sébastien Pellerin

Ananda X. Suddath - guitar // Maude Bastien - drums // Sébastien Pellerin - double bass

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Radwan Moumneh & Farida Amadou

Andres Vial Quartet ft. Dan Faulk

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Extended Family

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic

Kevin Dean & Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

The Plastic Waste Band

The Plastic Waste Band is a project inspired by humanity’s relationship with our own environment and our insistence on destroying that which sustains us. Their music transitions fluidly between their diverse influences of jazz, psychedelic rock, and beyond, while always maintaining at its core the spontaneity of improvised music.

Ethan Cohn - bass // Matt Schultz - guitar // John Buck - drums // Claire Devlin - tenor sax // Chris Edmondson - alto sax

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Dave Watts - The Plateau Sessions

I have lived in the Plateau since moving to Montreal twenty-five years ago. This neighborhood has always been packed with great musicians and there has been a long tradition of meeting for coffee (at one of the many great cafés), and then playing together in our various apartments. This has been a big part of my musical development in Montreal and this series will feature some of those great musicians and musical relationships. I think it’s very fitting to have this series at Café Resonance, as it is becoming a Jazz Institution in the Plateau, not to mention the great coffee!!

Richard White - guitar // Kate Wyatt - piano // Mark Wheaton - drums

#Jazz

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal #Funk

Zach Frampton Trio

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

BANDONEON CONCERT

Bandoneon solo concert by Amijai Shalev Classical, contemporary and tango music

AMIJAI SHALEV - bandoneon

#Instrumental

The North: Braid, Murley, Mogensen, Åman

2018 Juno Award Winners, The North is a jazz quartet creating music combining the experiences of jazz musicians living in Canada and Scandinavia. Multi-Juno Award winners David Braid and Mike Murley are long time musical collaborators as are Danish drummer Anders Mogensen and Finnish bassist Johnny Åman. All leaders in their own right, these musicians share common roots in the jazz tradition while reaching forward as improviser/composers to reflect their personal and cultural experiences. After playing dates in Canada and Europe in 2015 and 2016 their debut album The North was recorded in Copenhagen and is being celebrated in 2017-2018 with a cross-Canada tour supported by the Canada Council, JazzDanmark and the Danish Composers Association.

Mike Murley - saxophone // David Braid - piano // Johnny Åman - bass // Anders Mogensen - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Parker Shper

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic

The North: Braid, Murley, Mogensen, Åman

2018 Juno Award Winners, The North is a jazz quartet creating music combining the experiences of jazz musicians living in Canada and Scandinavia. Multi-Juno Award winners David Braid and Mike Murley are long time musical collaborators as are Danish drummer Anders Mogensen and Finnish bassist Johnny Åman. All leaders in their own right, these musicians share common roots in the jazz tradition while reaching forward as improviser/composers to reflect their personal and cultural experiences. After playing dates in Canada and Europe in 2015 and 2016 their debut album The North was recorded in Copenhagen and is being celebrated in 2017-2018 with a cross-Canada tour supported by the Canada Council, JazzDanmark and the Danish Composers Association.

Mike Murley - saxophone // David Braid - piano // Johnny Åman - bass // Anders Mogensen - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Millerd/Bjella/Stacey/Hutchins + Eli Davidovici's Shapes Band

Moving from repetitive, trance-like grooves to shimmering, amorphous textures, emerging Vancouver-Montreal bassist/composer Eli Davidovici’s Shapes embraces the vast creative potential of constant flux. Simon Millerd's new bassless quartet brings a fresh, open sound laced with operatic vocals and devastating tenor madness.

Simon Millerd - piano // Mike Bjella - saxophone // Tahlia Stacey - voice // Kyle Hutchins - drums // Eli Davidovici (Shapes) - bass // Mili Hong (Shapes) - drums

#Jazz #Mango Tree Music

Andres Vial Quartet ft. Dan Faulk

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Daniel Arthur Quintet

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

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Kevin Dean & Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

NOMAD

Rhythm and blues and guts and love and teeth and fear and angels and demons and smores and fire and incense and earth and water and light and thunder no blunder from under cover to you and your mother's brother's lover. Also featuring Tommy Crane on drums :)

Ted Crosby - bass clarinet // Mike Bjella - saxophone // Simon Millerd - trumpet/piano // Jake Wiens - guitar // Ben Dwyer - bass // Tommy Crane - drums

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Standards #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal #Electronic #Funk #Poetry #Mango Tree Music

Dave Watts - The Plateau Sessions

I have lived in the Plateau since moving to Montreal twenty-five years ago. This neighborhood has always been packed with great musicians and there has been a long tradition of meeting for coffee (at one of the many great cafés), and then playing together in our various apartments. This has been a big part of my musical development in Montreal and this series will feature some of those great musicians and musical relationships. I think it’s very fitting to have this series at Café Resonance, as it is becoming a Jazz Institution in the Plateau, not to mention the great coffee!!

Erik Hove - alto // Frank Lozano - tenor // Kevin Warren - drums

#Jazz

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal #Funk

Zach Frampton Trio

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Trio Jonathan Turgeon invite Genest et Dodier

The trio Jonathan Turgeon will present music from their latest albums Au fil des feuilles qui craquent et Les rêves errants. Guest Alex Dodier and Gabriel Genest will also be joining them for brand new music.

Jonathan Turgeon - piano // Jean-Philippe Godbout - drum // Hugo Blouin - bass // Gabriel Genest - woodwinds // Alex Dodier - woodwinds

#Jazz #Original

Taylor Donaldson Big Band

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Parker Shper

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic

Philippe Côté Chamber 5tet

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

#Jazz #Classical #Original

Amirault / Walkington Duo

Steve Amirault / Alec Walkington Jazz Duo. Swinging jazz standards! - instrumental and vocal

Steve Amirault - piano/voice // Alec Walkington - double bass

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental #Vocal

Andres Vial Quartet ft. Dan Faulk

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Brazilian night: tribute to Elis Regina with Sambandorinha

SAMBANDORINHA is a Montreal-based MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) band. This concert is a tribute to Elis Regina songbook.

Rodrigo Simoes - guitar // Sacha Daoud - drums // Andre Galamba - bass // Annick Bremault - voice

#Vocal #samba

Kevin Dean & Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

George Crotty Duo

Dave Watts - The Plateau Sessions

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal #Funk

AKKU Quintet

AKKU Quintet are a Swiss band based in Berne, from where they dispense a minimalistic jazz groove to great effect. Between the mesmeric ostinato, subtly shifting grooves, resonant overtones, tingling harmonics and languorous, yearning melodies, AKKU Quintet hover somewhere between smouldering, jazz-infused intimacy, expansive post-rock vistas and an insistent minimalist intensity. Following their acclaimed 2015 album, Molecules, AKKU Quintet have released their third record, Aeon. Intense, brooding and powerful, it contains a sequence of darkly beautiful compositions. The band avoids any obvious soloing. Instead they move through their tunes in a highly disciplined, tight formation which fans of SONAR and the work of zen-funk pioneer, Zurich-based pianist, Nik Bärtsch, will recongise and respect.

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Minimal-Jazz + Live-Visuals

Reno De Stefano Trio

Jazz trio playing original compositions and standards.

Reno De Stefano - guitar // Frédéric Alarie - bass // Camil Bélisle - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Simon Legault Trio

New Trio. Original compositions by Simon Legault. New record coming soon!

Simon Legault - guitar // Adrian Vedady - double-bass // Michel Lambert - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

The Intense & Feel Burned

The intense is four wild and ferocious musicians who believe that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts and thinks that music, like life, must be experienced intensely. To see them perform is truly not just a show, but an adventure, where what you didn't expect is right around the corner. A modern mixture of post-jazz, funk and mixed influences to bring you happiness and -of course- intensity.

Feel Burned is an instrumental Montreal based group that exist for already 3 years now. These 4 musicians like to compose original stuff that is most of the time rhythmically challenging. Feel Burned are a lot influenced by New York's modern jazz scene, soul-funk and East European music. There are now working on their second album Subburb in Town but you must see them live to really fully enjoy their music and catch their honest vibe.

Julie Chapais - guitar // Thomas Chapais-Roy - guitar // Nicolas Bégin - drums // to be announced - bass // Philippe Bernier - guitar // David Meunier - double bass // Mathieu Langlois - saxophone // Dave Croteau - drums

#Modern Jazz / Funk

Eastman/Cohn Duo

Sam Eastman & Ethan Cohn are teaming up to bring you a night of new material & new arrangements, for guitar & fretless bass.

Sam Eastman - guitar // Ethan Cohn - bass

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Folk #New Age

Brazilian Night with Bill McBirney (Toronto) and Friends

The flute is part of latin culture and for Brazilian music did an enormous contribution to a great variety of styles. In this concert, Flute Folie, from Montréal, is receiving the great flutist Bill McBirney (Toronto) as a guest. Four flutes on stage plus rythm section. Featuring flutists Bill McBirnie, Billy Kerr, Dave Gossage and Lisa Lorenzino along with Jason Davis (bass), Rodrigo Simões (mandolin), David Ryshpan (piano) and Aquiles Melo (percussion).

Bill McBirney - flute // Rodrigo Simoes - guitar // David Rysphan - piano // Jason David - bass // Lisa Lorenzino - flute // Billy Kerr - flute // Surprise guest - flute

#Instrumental #bossa

TANDEM Trio

Taking inspiration from a mix of diverse influences TANDEM meshes contemporary experimental musical influences such as electroacoustic, minimalism and free improvisation. The trio deploys a large instrumental palette through the improvised gesture, playing music totally oriented towards the present. Sound and the act of listening constitute the core of this music.

Anouck Genthon - violin // Ed Williams - guitar // Tom Malmendier - drums

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental #improvised music

Mike McCormick's Proxemics

In the summer of 2016, Mike McCormick decided to address his performative limitations by composing a set of personalized technical studies for the electric guitar. Exploring the physical and practical distance between him and his instrument encouraged him to examine other “distances” in various aspects of his life. This lead him to compose songs using texts from a collection of saved letters, emails, and electronic messages sent to him from partners with whom he had been previously intimately involved in order to examine the emotional “spaces” he had created in his life. This resulting collection of compositions, his Proxemic Studies, are an intensely personal examination of human intimacy that depict the unabashed beauty of unconditional love, the bitterness of heartbreak, and the volatility of passionate lust.

Mike McCormick - electric guitar // Laura Swankey - voice // Emily Denison - trumpet // Knut Kvifte Nesheim - drum kit

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Vocal

Zach Fischer Quintet feat. Yesseh Ali

Zach Fischer - guitar // Yesseh Furaha-Ali - tenor sax // Jules Payette - alto sax // Cole Birney-Stewart - bass // Aaron Dolman - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Way North (Toronto/Ottawa/NYC) with Parc X Trio (Montréal)

Way North (Toronto/Ottawa/NYC)
Way North is the best kind of musical collaboration, one born out of the joy of playing together. Way North was formed in Brooklyn in 2014 by three Canadians - saxophonist Petr Cancura (Down Home - JUNO nominee), trumpeter Rebecca Hennessy (FOG Brass Band/Women’s Blues Revue bandleader), bassist Michael Herring (Peripheral Vision - JUNO nominee) and one American, drummer Richie Barshay (Herbie Hancock/Chick Corea). The band brings together four musicians who love to use jazz and improvisation as a means of exploring folk and world music. They are releasing their second album, “Fearless And Kind” following their debut CD, Kings County, which was picked by the Ottawa Citizen as one of the best Jazz CD’s of 2015. You can hear the influences of a wide range of folk genres, including the blues, old-time, Balkan, Brazilian and Calypso. In January 2016, Way North was invited to perform and teach at Danilo Perez’s Panama Jazz Festival. While in Panama they were also invited to the Mamoni Reserve in the jungle where they performed and collaborated as part of the NGO Earth Train’s Geoversity campaign. “The music is instantly inviting and infectious with a capacity for taking the listener to unexpected places.” – Ted Quinlan, The Whole Note
Parc X Trio (Montreal)
Parc X trio is a Montreal-based contemporary jazz trio featuring Gabriel Vinuela-Pelletier (piano and compositions), Alex Lefaivre (bass and compositions) and Alain Bourgeois (drums). To celebrate its 10 year anniversary, Parc X trio will release its 7th recording, Dream, in April 2017. Pursuing the electric trio format, the group’s latest musical explorations showcase their typical original blend of pop song structures, contemporary jazz harmonies, staggering dynamics and break-beat grooves over odd time signatures. As complex as the music might seem on paper, the trio navigates through the material effortlessly with grace and power. New to the table is the group’s foray into studio production. A subtle and tasteful approach to electronic music production spices up the album sonically over the 8 original compositions from all 3 members. One of the album’s highlights is a reworking of Tchaikovsky’s theme from Swan Lake where Parc X trio sonic imprint takes the original classic into the XXIst century. Parc X trio began its journey 10 years ago in an old duplex in Parc-Extension, one of Montreal’s most multi-cultural boroughs. Gabriel and Alex met while studying at the University of Montreal where they quickly became close friends. The following year, they also became neighbors and the basement of that building became their local hub for playing, practicing and writing music 24/7. After a couple of years honing their craft on jazz standards, the two young men began composing music for what would be their first album released in 2009. They quickly found their own voice combining intricate polyrhythms, groove-based beats, compelling melodies as well as electronic and rock elements into their compositions. They also became well-known for the band’s borderline telepathic connection and high energy live performances that focused on group interaction and fearless improvisations. Ten years later, the duplex is long gone, but the friendship is still strong. To date, Parc X trio has released five records and one EP, has been awarded the TD Grand Prize for Jazz at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal in 2010, has done a countless number of shows and tour regularly throughout Canada, Mexico, USA and Europe.

Michael Herring - double bass // Petr Cancura - tenor saxophone and clarinet // Rebecca Hennessy - trumpet // Richie Barshay - drums // Gabriel Vinuela-Pelletier - piano // Alex Lefaivre - bass // Alain Bourgeois - drums

#Jazz #Instrumental

Lisa Lorenzino Quartet

The Lisa Lorenzino Quartet is an energetic fusion of Latin styles with jazz. Drawing from the traditions of Brazilian Bossa Nova, MPB, and Choro as well as Cuban Salsa, the quartet highlights Lisa on flute and features Carlos Jiménez on guitar, with Fraser Hollins on bass and Aquiles Melo on Latin Percussion. The ensemble will be performing highlights from their recent album release, Evocaçaõ, along with original compositions and jazz standards.

Lisa Lorenzino - flute

#Jazz #Brazilian/Latin Jazz

Aaron Dolman's Music for 20 Strings

Original music by Aaron Dolman which draws on a love of 20th-century folk music as well as the openness and exploratory essence of free improvisation. In other words, music for people who love nostalgia, campfires and old family photos.

Aaron Dolman - drums and compositions // Caitlin Smith - viola // Zacharie Bachand - acoustic and electric guitar // Marcus Savard-Lowry - acoustic and electric guitar // Mathieu McConnell-Enright - bass

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Folk #Nostalgic

Carlos Jimenez Quintet

Montreal guitarist Carlos Jiménez presents his brand new Quintet. Formed by five major players on the Montreal jazz scene, the group revives the music and grooves of the famed Blue Note label of the ’60s and ’70s. An evening of powerfully authentic jazz!

Carlos Jimenez - guitar // Alex Côté - saxophone // Pierre François - piano // Dave Watts - bass // Dave Laing - drums

#Jazz

Brazilian night: Projet Jazz brésilien album release

Rodrigo Simoes - guitar // Sonia Jonhson - vocal // Fabrice Laurent - drums // Papacho Sirdey - piano // Andre Galamba - bass

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Vocal #samba, choro, bossa