Upcoming Events

Kate Wyatt Quintet

Kate Wyatt - piano // Richard White - guitar // Andrew Schinasi - alto sax // Adrian Vedady - bass // Guillaume Pilote - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Joseph Boulet // Julian Abbott // Rodolfo Rueda

The trio will be playing original and improvised experimental music. We take influence from many genres, styles, and artists. Come check it out!

Joseph Boulet - drums // Julian Abbott - tenor sax // Rodolfo Rueda - electric bass

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic #Improvised

CD Launch whim ensemble + blabla trains

CD launch of Whim ensemble’s 2nd CD ‘pre-fall’ released by Ambiance Magnetiques with a set by the duo blablaTrains. Pre-fall emerged through the process of researching and exploring the interactions between our sound worlds. We created a progressive work derived from a thematic core that is shown in different angles, perspectives, and dimensions.

Whim Ensemble - prepared piano and percussion // blabla Trains - diy sensor instrument and extended theremin

#Jazz #Experimental #Electronic

Dan Faulk Quartet

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Original #Experimental #Vocal #Funk

Zach Frampton Trio

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

#No.Filter

#No.Filter is an exercise in vulnerability for clarinet, electronics, and film. Ironically titled, #No.Filter is a journey through struggles with mental health, it is a personal depiction through original music, electronics, and film. Visit www.i-clarinet.com for the blog which will follow the process of creation before culminating in the performance and premier of these original works.

Christine Hoerning - clarinet

#Classical #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic

Venus Falls live at Café Résonance

Venus Falls is a new project, featuring the music of Greg Kustka-Tsimbidis. The band strives to bring jazz and chamber music together, and represents a culmination of Greg's musical experiences in Montreal thus far. Join us for this group's debut performance!

Greg Kustka-Tsimbidis - drumset and compositions // Sarah Rossy - voice // Chris Edmondson - woodwinds // Claire Devlin - woodwinds // Daniel Arthur - piano // Ethan Cohn - bass

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Chamber

Parker Shper

#Original #Experimental #Electronic

McGill Jazz Orchestra 1 + guests

McGill Jazz Orchestra 1 will feature music from McGill Students and Faculty in this concert . avec nos invités spéciaux

Christine Jensen - conductor

#Jazz #Vocal

Amirault/Seguin Duo

Steve and Ron are veterans of the Montreal jazz scene. Not to be missed!

Steve Amirault - pno/vox // Ron Seguin - bass

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental #Vocal

Joel Miller Dream Cassette/Honeycomb

Music from Joel's albums Mandala, Tantramar, Honeycomb and Dream Cassette will be featured, with a focus on his electronic group sound. A new kind of merging of his previous projects that included electric bass (Rashers) and sampler (Let's go Shootn') crazy solis (Anonymity), lot's of horns, Afro-Peruvian percussion (Don't Forget Me) .

Joel Miller - saxophone // David Ryshpan - keyboards // Alex Lefaivre - bass // Kevin Warren - drums

#Jazz #melodious funk

Andrés Vial and Friends

Performing a mix of originals and compositions by Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, George Shearing and Charlie Parker.

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

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Daniel Arthur Solo Piano

A pianist and composer who “has a clear sense of the musical road he’s chosen to walk and is unafraid of exploring extremes beyond the well-beaten path of jazz standards and the rhythmic, harmonic and melodic precedents” (Peter Hum, The Ottawa Citizen), Daniel Arthur will be presenting an exciting and eclectic solo piano programme which will include jazz standards, 20th century classical music, pop tunes and his own compositions.

Daniel Arthur - piano

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Standards #Experimental #Instrumental

LO RES V

#Electronic

Dan Faulk Quartet

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Original #Experimental #Vocal #Funk

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

Luc Herrmann Group

Luc Herrmann is a Montreal based guitarist and a strong voice in the next generation of great jazz musicians the city has developed a reputation for. His personal project “The Luc Herrmann Group” is a modern Jazz quartet in which he can most truly express his artistic vision in composition and improvisation. The band always brings a high level of energy and great camaraderie to each performance having played together for a number of years. Since the release of their debut album in October 2017, the quartet is excited to present the new music that Luc has been writing with this unique ensemble of musicians in mind.

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

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Parker Shper

#Original #Experimental #Electronic

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

Andres Vial & Friends

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Brazilian night: Jazz brésilien

For the lovers of world music and jazz who are looking for a special moment to remember the warmth of the South, Rodrigo Simões' Brazilian Jazz is an energetic concert that links the choro tradition with modern jazz improvisations. It's a simple formula: a mix of compositions, good melodies plucked from the samba repertoire and standards played in a Brazilian style. Unlike the often exploited bossa, Brazilian jazz goes further and uses different Brazilian rhythms in new compositions and arrangements of known songs.

Rodrigo Simoes - guitar / mandolin

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Vocal #brazilian

Kevin Dean & Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Explorations in New Music: Lune Très Belle & The Sarah Rossy Chamber Ensemble

#Jazz #Original

Club du Choro de Montreal

Club du Choro de Montreal

#Standards #Instrumental #brazilian choro

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Jazz #Original #Electronic #Funk

Tamara Sandor: violin feelings

A moody new-age reunion between me and my violin

Tamara Sandor - violin + pedals

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic

Pierre Haché Trio

Inspired by his background in classical guitar, Pierre's compositions are bluesy and expressive. Julien and Mathieu's tasty and sensitive playing bring these strong melodies to life with thrilling trio interaction and soulful solos. The trio will will also play some fun and familiar standards.

Pierre Haché - drums // Julien Sandiford - guitar // Mathieu Mcconnell-Enright - bass

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Bowling n' Foxtrot

Bowling n' Foxtrot is a young trio based in Montreal playing compositions influenced by Jazz, Blues and Country, revisited standards and Folk/Country songs.

Samuel Baribeau - guitar // Raphaël Longval - bass // Louis Nadeau - drum

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Parker Shper

#Original #Experimental #Electronic

Emily Denison Septet

This ensemble presents the prettiest of jazz classics in a fresh way. The unique instrumentation allows for an unusual palette that makes use of both traditional and extended techniques, employing the bizarre to highlight the beautiful. Emily Denison arranges favourites and composes original pieces that cater to the musician's individual styles. For a sampling of what's in store, listen to: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPzBfbMwvYn8GpiotZ7_n5s9scBa0rmZi
Emily Denison - trumpet
Anna Atkinson - viola
Anthony Argatoff - banjo
Mili Hong - drums
+ TBA

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Experimental #Pretty Songs

Bill Mahar / Roddy Elias

A duo performance of jazz standards, also featuring works by Bill Mahar, Roddy Elias, Kenny Wheeler.

Bill Mahar - trumpet / cornet // Roddy Elias - acoustic guitar

#Jazz #Original

Kaveh Rastegar & Lawful Citizen

Kaveh Rastegar

Those who have been paying close attention have realized by now that Kaveh Rastegar has been the secret weapon behind some of the most thrilling music of the last 20 years, across a wide spectrum of styles.
As a bassist, Rastegar is best known as a founding member of the genre-blurring, GRAMMY® Award-nominated quintet Kneebody, though he’s also toured the world with superstars like John Legend (and also appeared as his fictional counterpart in the beloved musical La La Land), recorded with Shania Twain and Beck, served as musical director for singer/hitmaker Sia, and worked with R&B sensation Sabrina Claudio as both songwriter and co-producer. As a songwriter, he’s penned songs with and for heavy-hitters like Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green, Meshell Ndegeocello, Kimbra, De La Soul and Ciara, among many others.
In August of 2018 Kaveh released his own album Light of Love, marking his debut as a leader. On the album, the bassist and songwriter strides boldly into the spotlight with a set of songs that draw on every aspect of his wildly diverse résumé to create a wholly individual sound.

Lawful Citizen
Fearlessly combining jazz, metal, electronic, and Americana, Lawful Citizen is an explosive force on the Canadian jazz scene. Formed in 2015 after meeting at McGill University, the band name reflects the discord felt by the common man, between remaining complacent and refusing to abide. The pendulum of their music swings from subtle beauty to relentless rage, driven by the musicality and sensitivity of the four musicians.
After developing the music over a course of a year, the tracks were recorded, mixed, and mastered in Montreal. The resulting journey weaves together the somber and the rough. The band’s signature sound is on full display with searing sax, fierce guitar, guttural bass, and propulsive drums. Their raucous blend of musical brutality, heavy emotion, and forward momentum is perfect for this moment in time.

Kaveh Rastegar - bass, guitar, vocals // Evan Shay - tenor saxophone // Aime Duquet - guitar // Antoine Pelegrin - electric bass // Kyle Hutchins - drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic #Metal

Andres Vial & Friends

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

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 // Noam Guerrier Freud - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Jazz avant-garde

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Jazz #Original #Electronic #Funk

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)

amigos

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

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

#Jazz

Andres Vial & Friends

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Kevin Dean & Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Explorations in New Music: Zach Frampton Trio & TSA Trio

#Jazz #Original

Club du Choro de Montréal

#choro

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Jazz #Original #Electronic #Funk

eLmLe

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

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

Parker Shper

#Original #Experimental #Electronic

Shay/Devlin/Kiefner/Lambert

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

Andres Vial & Friends

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Kevin Dean & Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

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

#Jazz

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Jazz #Original #Electronic #Funk

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

Club du Choro de Montréal

#choro

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

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

#Jazz

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

Club du Choro de Montréal

#choro

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

#Jazz

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

Spiritualized

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

#choro

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

#Experimental

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

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

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!

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

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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

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