Upcoming Events

Olivia Kaplan and Friends

After leaving Schulich School of Music in 2013, Olivia Kaplan makes her long awaited return to Montreal for the first time in five years. Kaplan is a Los Angeles-born and based singer/songwriter who has released two EPs, the most recent of which 'At the Seams' (January 2018) she collaborated on with Toronto-based mixing engineer Sandro Perri. In the last year she has spent time touring in California and opening for artists such as Courtney Marie Andrews and the War on Drugs. A keen emotional note-taker, Kaplan’s songs are thoughtful responses to relationships made or observed, and human situations to which she’s borne witness. Her grounded vocals combined with a minimalist approach to instrumentation embody a desolate closeness, capturing the desperation that comes with attempts at modern empathy. Having been so inspired by all of the music she has witnessed on the Resonance stage, she is honored by the opportunity to perform her Resonance debut/reunion performance for friends old and new!

Olivia Kaplan - guitar/vocals

#Original #Instrumental #Vocal

Andres Vial and Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Extended Family - New residency(n.19) at Résonance

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

Gabriel Vinuela - keys+electronics // Martin Heslop - bass // Arnaud Castonguay - sax // TBA - drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic

Ted Crosby Trio + invités

Saxophonist and clarinetist Ted Crosby returns to Montreal for an intimate night of original and improvised music for trio. He will be joined by new implants to the Montreal scene, Eli Davidovici and Mili Hong (Vancouver), as well as special guests.

Ted Crosby - reeds // Eli Davidovici - bass // Mili Hong - drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Vocal #Electronic #Funk

Zach Frampton Trio

#Jazz #Original #Standards

The Saxophone Brothers + Samuel Blais

First Set: Saxophone Brothers Second Set: The Saxophone Brothers + Samuel Blais Inspired by the spiritual revelations crying from John Coltrane’s saxophone in the late 60’s, the Saxophone Brothers, Jonathan and Andrew Kay have continued Coltrane’s search for a “multicultural theory of musical transcendence” in Kolkata, India, where for the past 10 years they have been living with their Guru, Pandit Shantanu Bhattacharyya learning the art of North Indian Raga music and developing its expression on the Soprano, Alto, and Tenor saxophones. Samuel Blais is an award winning and respected saxophonist based in Montreal. The 3 years he spent in New York allowed him to perfect his art and to perform with worldwide renown musicians such as Greg Osby, David Liebman, Jim Black, Larry Grenadier, Nate Smith, Donny McCaslin, Jamie Baum, Ari Hoenig, Terri Lyne Carrington etc. Samuel Blais performed extensivly in the USA and Canada, as well as in France, Belgium, Mexico and Hong Kong.

Jonathan Kay - esraj, saxophones, bansuri, shakuhachi // Andrew Kay - himalayan singing bowls, saxophone // Samuel Blais - saxophone

#Jazz #Experimental #Instrumental

Jihye Im Quartet

Jihye Im quartet presents an exciting mixture of jazz standards and contemporary originals!

Jihye Im - piano // Mike Bruzzese - guitar // Marshal Herridge - bass // Andre White - drums

#Jazz #Original

Film Projection with original score: Dracula (1931)

This is a projection of the movie «Dracula» (1931) with original music scored and recorded by Félix Tellier Pouliot.

Félix Tellier Pouliot - composer

#Original #Film Music

Parker Shper

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic

Frank O Quartet

Original compositions influenced by the sounds of jazz, experimental, classical, and rock music. Harmony, melody, and rhythm are used to connect with the audience, and the desired result is to touch their souls and speak to their emotions.

Frank O’Sullivan - guitar

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Tribute to Brazilian mandolin - Rodrigo Simoes + Trio Bruxo

Rodrigo Simoes - mandolin // Trio Bruxo - piano/bass/drums

#Instrumental #samba and choro

Andres Vial and Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

NICK MACLEAN QUARTET feat. BROWNMAN ALI with Special Guest DAVID RYSHPAN TRIO

The award-winning NICK MACLEAN QUARTET returns to Resonance Cafe in Montreal for the third stop of their August tour. Led by 27-year old fast-rising piano star NICK MACLEAN, this contemplative and often thrilling quartet explores modern jazz in the vein of 60's Blue Note era Herbie Hancock and features internationally acclaimed jazz trumpet iconoclast and Canada's preeminent jazz trumpet player (NYC Village Voice) BROWNMAN ALI alongside some of the top 20-something jazz musicians Canada has to offer. Opening for the group is the DAVID RYSHPAN TRIO - a groundbreaking group led by Montreal's hometown-hero DAVID RYSHPAN making this show a night of hard-swinging modern-jazz audiences will not want to miss!

Nick Maclean - piano // Brownman Ali - trumpet // Nick Arseneau - bass // Mike Rajna - drums // David Ryshpan - piano

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental #post-bop #modern jazz

Albu/Bierstone/Browne/Del Tredici

Noisy improv night featuring Sarah Albu, Noam Bierstone, Joe Browne & Felix Del Tredici!

Sarah Albu - voice, accordion // Noam Bierstone - percussion // Joe Browne - electronics // Felix Del Tredici - trombone

#Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal #Electronic #Improv

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Vocal #Electronic #Funk

Zach Frampton Trio

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Soucy & Shay & Cohn & Hébert

An evening of original music sitting halfway between bop and improvised music. Presented in a quartet setting.

Mathieu Soucy - guitar // Evan Shay - tenor saxophone // Ethan Cohn - upright bass // Fred Hébert - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Experimental #Instrumental

Valérie Lacombe Trio

Every Tuesday of August, Jihye, Marshal and Valerie unite to share their love of piano trios, inspired by the greats like Red Garland, Wynton Kelly and Bud Powell.

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

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental #piano trio #straight ahead

Taylor Donaldson Big Band

#Jazz #Standards

Parker Shper

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic

Eric Guy and friends

Originally from Montreal but having spent the last 10 years in the UK, bassist Eric Guy returns for a night of music and fun with old friends Jean-Sebastien Williams and Alain Bastien, as well as a few choice guests. You can expect some unique improve, groovy compositions and heartfelt renditions of standards.

Eric Guy - bass // Jean-Sebastien Williams - guitar // Alain Bastien - drums

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

Claire Devlin Quartet feat. Deniz Lim-Sersan

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Andres Vial and Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Emilio Reyna Ensemble

Eugénie Jobin - voice // Simon Millerd - trumpet // Raymundo Oceguera - tenor sax // Ted Crosby - bass clarinet // Levi Dover - bass // Guillaume Pilote - drums // Emilio Reyna - piano & compositions

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal #Devotional Music #Jazz Dance

Taylor Haskins + Gnosis

(Gnosis) is fusion of an entirely 21st-century sort. - Downbeat Magazine

Taylor Haskins - analog evi, trumpet // Henry Hey - synthesizers // David Cutler - bass // Zach Danziger - drums

#Jazz #Experimental #Electronic

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Vocal #Electronic #Funk

Zach Frampton Trio

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Category is: Summer Loving (Opera night)

Category Is: is back for another night of opera hits! What started as a catch all evening of opera highlights has transformed into a themed evening of opera, musical theatre, and sometimes popular music entertainment! This time, we present Summer Loving at the beautiful Résonance Cafe. Come out for cool drinks and hot voices!

Opera singers - voice

#Classical #Vocal #Opera #comedy

Valérie Lacombe Trio

Every Tuesday of August, Jihye, Marshal and Valerie unite to share their love of piano trios, inspired by the greats like Red Garland, Wynton Kelly and Bud Powell.

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

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental #straight ahead #piano trio

Daniel Hersog Jazz Orchestra Featuring Noah Preminger and Frank Carlberg

Daniel Hersog is a Vancouver based composer, arranger and trumpet player. His big band music has been performed all across Canada and the United States. Tonight, he is flanked by an all-star cast of Montreal’s finest jazz musicians. This Concert will feature New York City Saxophone Virtuoso Noah Preminger and NYC Pianist Frank Carlberg. Daniel Hersog’s Jazz Orchestra features stellar ensemble playing, fiery solos and beautiful improvised moments. Seize the opportunity to experience this novel and daring musical event. Noah Preminger has performed on key stages from the United States to Europe and Australia, and he has played and/or recorded with the likes of Billy Hart, Dave Holland, John Patitucci, Fred Hersch, Dave Douglas, Rob Garcia, Joe Lovano, Victor Lewis, John and Bucky Pizzarelli, Cecil McBee, George Cables, Roscoe Mitchell, and Dr. Eddie Henderson. Frank Carlberg is one of today’s most compelling pianists and composers. He has performed extensively with such jazz luminaries as Kenny Wheeler, Bob Brookmeyer and Steve Lacy. Frank’s recent large and small ensemble albums have received numerous rave reviews.

Daniel Hersog Jazz Orchestra - big band

#Jazz

Parker Shper

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic

Adam Saikaley & Craig Pedersen / Jennifer Thiessen & Ida Toninato

Adam Saikaley & Craig Pedersen
This collaboration explores the possible commonalities and differences between a trumpet and no-input mixer. Through subtle moments of sonic fragility to fearless explorations of dynamic space, Adam Saikaley and Craig Pedersen blend and juxtapose the limits of their instruments' capabilities.
Ida Toninato & Jennifer Thiessen
This duo music is an intimate, intense gaze between two contrasting characters., Listening to the opposing timbres and tendencies of our individual instruments, we, shape the space between us. In the circulation of our sound, we find common tones, and construct our music from this shared resonance and silence. This music is our, ongoing private conversation.

Adam Saikaley - no-input mixer // Craig Pedersen - trumpet // Jennifer Thiessen - viola d'amore // Ida Toninato - baritone saxophone

#Experimental #Improvisation

Tango Yona CD Release and Lebedik Yankee

Tango Yona explores the legacy of songs in tango rhythm, loved by Yiddish audiences from the 1920s to the 1960s. The evocative sounds of the lyrics with their potent layers of meaning, and the richly textured collaborative arrangements by the ensemble, create a living interpretation of these treasures. At the heart of Tango Yona’s repertoire are songs from the Holocaust. We perform these songs as a memorial to the creators and their listeners, and to honour the place of art in a time of war. We hope to provide a window to understanding contemporary artists dealing with displacement and oppression. We will be launching our recent album, with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Lebedik Yankee is a new project from one of the world's foremost Yiddish singers, Sasha Lurje (Latvia), and klezmer/bluegrass violinist Craig Judelman (USA). Together they explore the journey of Yiddish songs from Eastern Europe to America. Based in Berlin, the musicians bring their own special relationship to the songs, drawing equally from the traditions of old world and new.

Jane Enkin - voice // Briga Dajczer - violin // Daniel Fuchs - violin // Gaël Huard - cello // Joel Kerr - double bass // Yoni Kaston - accordion // Sasha Lurje - voice // Craig Judelman - violin

#Instrumental #Vocal #Yiddish

Andres Vial and Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Norman Marshall Villeneuve

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Higher Grounds Tour

MC/ Poet/Songwriter Kuf Knotz and classically trained Harpist/Pianist/Vocalist Christine Elise have combined forces to create a new album. The unlikely pair connected and built the project with a similar vision, wanting to create positive, forward-thinking music driven by a strong message. Both individuals are intrinsically motivated to foster community growth through musical expression. ​Sounds Like - A mix of Tribe Called Quest , The Roots & Joanna Newsom

Kuf Knotz & Christine Elise - harp, guitar & laptop

#Philly Hip Hop / Soul Group

Altsys Jazz Orchestra

Altsys Jazz Orchestra pays homage to legendary composer/trumpeter Kenny Wheeler

Jennifer Bell - saxophone // Bill Mahar - trumpet

#Jazz

Tessala featuring Yoni Kaston

Ensemble Tessala is the encounter of three musicians from different backgrounds. Passionate about ancient music, classical as well as liturgical or popular, they revisit Arabic-Andalusian, Jewish or Baroque melodies, even re-appropriating some tunes of Quebec’s folklore. While respecting the aesthetics specific to each of its influences, Ensemble Tessala presents its repertoire in a contemporary form developing original arrangements that give way to improvisation. They'll be joined on this occasion by a very special guest, the great Yoni Kaston on clarinet & accordion.

Samuel Bonnet - guitar // Nathaniel Huard - riqq & bendir // Khalil Moqadem - oud // Yoni Kaston - clarinet & accordion

#Instrumental #Trad music revisited with Oriental flavour

NOMADE

A fully improvised concert, on a grand piano. This project is the result of a 10 year work.

Mathias Chevalier - piano

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Improvised

Yves Charuest/Agustí Fernández

Four years after their first encounter and one year after the release of Stir on Tour de Bras, Yves Charuest and Agustí Fernández meet again for a night of creative, sonic, oblique, and energetic imrpovised music.

Yves Charuest - saxophone // Agustí Fernández - piano

#Experimental #Instrumental #Improvisation

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

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

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

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

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