Upcoming Events

An Evening of Classical Guitar

An evening of Classical Guitar featuring some beautiful works that will take you through a journey of the spectrum of human emotions, affects and cultures.
On the program:
5 preludes - Heitor Villa Lobos
Nocturne Reverie - Giulio Regondi
Chaconne - J.S Bach
El Testament D'Amelia - Miguel Llobet
Collectici Íntim - Vicente Asencio

Emmanuel Jacob Lacopo - classical guitar

#Classical

Sunday Sounds - Bibace, Shrofel, McDade

Explore the sounds of Sunday through original compositions, free improvisations and jazz standards.

Kenny Bibace - guitar // Paul Shrofel - piano // Solon McDade - double bass

#Jazz

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal #Funk #Poetry

We Now Recognize

While further evolving his distinct style of hip hop, R&B and soul, KHARI WENDELL MCCLELLAND has created a dazzling new suite of songs for Black History Month 2019. WE NOW RECOGNIZE is a timely concert that explores the power of apologies, the nature of community and the redemptive potential of music. Generously supported by presenting sponsor TD Bank Group.

Khari McClelland - singer

#Original #Vocal #Folk #hip hop #R&B #Soul

Stardust : clarinet, electronics, and film

“You are stardust. Your entire physiological structure is composed of the remnants of stars that exploded billions of years before you were even conceived. Your entire composition is made up of cosmic fragments of infinite proportions.” Stardust is the first in a series of performances to feature original works for solo clarinet and electronics performed in tandem with original films by clarinetist Christine Hoerning. Stardust is an exploration.

Christine Hoerning - clarinet

#Classical #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Dan Faulk Quartet

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Nick Schofield: Ambient Ensemble

Presenting Nick Schofield's Ambient Ensemble – a dulcet evening of semi-improvised instrumental music, featuring local musicians Thanya Iyer, Desert Bloom, Justin Wright and Dustin Finer.

Nick Schofield - synthesizer, sampler // Thanya Iyer - violin // Desert Bloom - piano // Justin Wright - cello // Dustin Finer - saxophone

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic #Ambient

Stephen Menold 5tet

Jazz Party.Stephen Menold is a bassist, composer, and arranger working in Montreal as bandleader of Oh My Mingus and contributor to the Chordless 4 collective. Taking from influences of Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, and Oscar Pettiford, Stephen has been making waves with his refreshing take on the traditions of jazz.

Stephen James Menold - bass // Joe Ferracuti - piano // Alex Lepanto - drums // Phillipe Brochu - tenor sax // Adam Hebert - trumpet

#Jazz #Instrumental

Scared Sheetless

Scared Sheetless is here to serve you original music forged in the fiery depths of the McGill Schulich School Of Music.

Finn McConnell - bass // Zack Santella - piano // Olivier Guertin - drums // Kevin LaFleur - guitar

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Andrew Kushnir Trio

Andrew Kushnir and his trio will be playing a choice arrangements of standards in the classic saxophone trio setting. Andrew will be joined by Christopher Beaudry on Tenor Sax, and Marika Galea on Bass

Andrew Kushnir - drums // Chris Beaudry - sax // Marika Galea - bass

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Andrés Vial, Mike De Masi and Camile Bélisle

Performing obscure bebop gems by Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Charlie Parker and George Shearing, as well as rarely heard standards and a few originals.

Andrés Vial - piano // Mike De Masi - double bass // Camil Bélisle - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Daniel Arthur Quintet

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

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Explorations in New Music: Sam Shalabi & Thanya Iyer

Explorations in New Music is a live concert series featuring brand new original jazz, experimental, and improvised music. The series will consist of nine shows held on Saturday nights at Resonance Café. The series is a Canada Council funded initiative of Les Sympathiques, a not-for-profit created to build an artistic community centered around live, experimental and improvised music.

1st set (9pm): SAM SHALABI
Artist: Sam Shalabi - oud
Bio: Sam Shalabi is an Egyptian- Canadian composer and improviser, living between Montreal, Quebec and Cairo, Egypt. Beginning in punk rock in the late 70s, his work has evolved into a fusion of experimental and modern Arabic music that incorporates traditional Arabic, shaabi, noise, classical, text, free improvisation and jazz. He has released 5 solo albums, 5 albums with Shalabi Effect (a free improvisation quartet that bridges western psychedelic music and Arabic Maquam - scales), and 3 albums with Land Of Kush (an experimental 30 member orchestra, for which he composes). He has appeared on over 60 albums and toured Europe, North America, and North Africa. Recent projects include the release of the 6th Shalabi Effect album, a duo album with Stefan Christoff, two albums on the Italian label Sagittarius with Beirut, Turkish and Egyptian musicians (as Karkhana), and a tour in the eastern U.S with Alvarius B, playing solo ud (Arabic Lute). He is also releasing a new composition for ud and electronics on Nashazphone called “Isis and Osiris”, as well as releasing an album with The Dwarves Of East Agouza, a Cairo based trio with Maurice Louca and Alan Bishop. Recent activity includes multiple tours with Karkhana (who recently released 2 albums), a 2nd Dwarfs Of East Agouza album, and performances with Michel F Côté and Alexandre St-Onge, and Land Of Kush.

2nd set (10:15pm): THANYA IYER BAND
Artists: Thanya Iyer - keys, voice, compositions // Alex Kasirer-Smibert - bass // Daniel Gélinas - drums // Sophie Grouev - visuals
Bio:Thanya Iyer is both a person and a band. Thanya Iyer the person, is 1/3 of Thanya Iyer the band. The other 2/3s are made up of Alex, Dan and other great friends. Thanya Iyer (the band) has done a lot (released an album, released a mixtape, played at festivals, played in every time zone in North America, etc…). Thanya Iyer (the person) has done all this and then some. Thanya Iyer (the person) is a very busy person. Thanya Iyer (the band) is a very busy band and the sound has evolved to reflect this. Thanya Iyer (the band) struggles to define their music (only when asked, they don’t think about it the rest of the time) and rather than recite a list of genres and sub-genres, they would rather you just listen and tell them. But for the lazy (or busy) people out there maybe Future-Folk is accurate (or vague) enough? Thanya Iyer (the person and the band) will continue her and their never-ending quest to bring joy to those they come in contact with. Using music, conversation, green tea and miscellaneous.

#Original

Sunday Sounds - French, Shrofel, McDade

Explore the sounds of Sunday through original compositions, free improvisations and jazz standards.

Lex French - trumpet // Paul Shrofel - piano // Solon McDade - double bass

#Jazz

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal #Funk #Poetry

Soirée Aria

Come listen to some opera singers performing some great opera arias! Accompanied by the fantastic pianist Michel-Alexandre- Broekaert.

Collectif Opéra Café Concert - voix et piano

#Classical #Vocal

Dan Faulk Quartet

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Nick Schofield: Ambient Ensemble

Presenting Nick Schofield's Ambient Ensemble – an evening of dulcet semi-improvised instrumental music, featuring Adam Kinner, Pietro Amato and Michael Feuerstack.

Nick Schofield - synthesizer, sampler // Adam Kinner - saxophone // Pietro Amato - french horn // Michael Feuerstack - lap steel

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic #Ambient

Parker Shper

Keyboardist and composer Parker Shper ​hails from the creative music scene of Montreal and New England. His spontaneous approach to music yields beautiful surprises each and every performance. Psychedelic soundscapes, minimalist piano drones, growling synthesizers, and percussive elements form a patchwork of irresistible melodies

#Original #Experimental #Electronic

Pierre Mendola 5tet

Original Music
Pierre Mendola (Flutes & Compositions)
Julian Jayme (Guitar)
Theo Abellard (Piano)
Marika Galea (Bass)
Louis Vincent Hamel (Drums)

Pierre Mendola - flute

#Jazz #Original #Experimental

Cole Birney-Stewart Nonet / Quintet

One set of quintet music, some old, some new. New music for Nonet. Large-scale piece, The World-Without-Us. In preparation for upcoming recording session.

Sarah Rossy - vocals // Erik Hove - alto sax/flute // Samuel Blais - alto sax/baritone sax/bass clarinet // Claire Devlin - tenor sax/clarinet/soprano sax // Simon Millerd - trumpet // Thomas Morelli-Bernard - trombone // Daniel Arthur - piano // Cole Birney-Stewart - bass/compositions // Louis-Vincent Hamel - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Vocal

Brazilian night: Tribute to Elis Regina

Tribute to Brazilian singer Elis Regina.

Sambandorinha

#Standards #Vocal #brazilian

Berg,Mahler,Krenek,& Strauss @ Café Resonance

An exploration of late-romantic and 20th century German and Austrian composers. Music for solo piano and voice-piano duo featuring pianists Polina Gubnitskaia and Adrian Foster and sopranos Ana Toumine, Jordanne Erichsen, and Kimberley Lynch.

Polina Gubnitskaia - piano // Ana Toumine - soprano // Kimberley Lynch - soprano // Jordanne Erichsen - soprano // Adrian Foster - piano

#Classical #Vocal

Club du Choro de Montreal

Club du Choro de Montreal

#Standards #Instrumental #brazilian choro

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

Jihye Im piano trio

Standards and a couple of originals

Jihye Im - piano // Mathieu McConnell-Enright - bass // Daniel Verdecchia - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Ciné Sonore

Club Ciné Sonore is a monthly event which aims to explore the relationship between the mediums of film and music. Each month a new lineup of musicians will improvise and accompany projections of rare and forgotten films.

#Experimental Film Music

Dan Faulk Quartet featuring Norman Marshall Villeneuve

Dan Faulk - tenor/soprano sax
Sam Kirmayer - guitar
Martin Heslop - bass
featuring Norman Marshall Villeneuve - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Cool + Fun at Resonance

- the smiling people on pharmacy walls
- semi-pro t-ball
- astronauts who got the math wrong
- and much more
come join us for a very one-sided discussion

Jean-Michel LeBlanc as Florida Dibble - guitar // Ethan Cohn as Dr. Gus Colt - bass // Edmund Catlin as Lloyd Baggitt - drums

#Original #Poetry

Concert Jasmin Lacasse Roy

A classical guitar concert with Jasmin Lacasse Roy, of impressionist music and new compositions

Jasmin Lacasse Roy - classical guitar

#Classical

Jacob Do Sextet

Featuring arrangements and compositions by the band!

Jacob Do - tenor saxophone // John Drinkwater - trumpet // Sébastien Croteau - trombone // Alex Muscalu - guitar // Étienne Bédard-Roy - bass // Brian Nam - drums

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental #Sextet

Luc Herrmann / Jonathan Turgeon duo

Luc Herrmann and Jonathan Turgeon meet once again at the fabulous Résonance café to explore the music of their favorite composers from the 20th century, such as Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern and more!

Luc Herrmann - guitar // Jonathan Turgeon - piano

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Impressions: The Rediscovery of Henriette Bosmans

We present music by Henriette Bosmans, a magnificent 20th century Dutch composer. Her life was complex with multifaceted elements: her drive to become an accomplished musician, her struggle to survive the Nazi regime, and her challenges as a bisexual woman in a time of societal denial and discrimination. Independently of this, she composed sublime music that stands alone as work of exceptional quality, beauty, and significance. We believe her music deserves a place among standard repertoire, and will release an album of her works for cello and piano in conjunction with live performances.

Leah Plave - cello // Dan Sato - piano

#Classical

Félix Desbiens Quartet

Original music

Jules Payette - alto saxophone // Félix Desbiens - guitar // Levi Dover - bass // Louis-Vincent Hamel - drums

#Jazz

LIGHT INDUSTRY

LIGHT INDUSTRY is an acoustic improvising trio of saxophone, double-bass, and a (singing) drummer in the form of Chris Cawthray, who is also LIGHT INDUSTRY’s leader and composer. Their repertoire includes originals and unique interpretations of songs by artists such as Van Morrison, Alicia Keys, and Chris Cawthray’s former employer, the late Col. Bruce Hampton.

Chris Cawthray - drums // Sean O Connor - saxophone // Andrew Furlong - bass

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Funk

Patrick Smith Quintet (Montreal Edition)

Patrick Smith is a saxophonist/composer based in Toronto, Canada. He leads the Patrick Smith Quintet, a modern jazz quintet featuring his compositions. He draws from a variety of influences from Vijay Iyer to Louis Cole to push musical boundaries in an engaging and soulful way. In November 2018, Patrick released his debut EP Still Searching which can be found at the link below. Joining him on this Montreal date will be up and coming Toronto trumpeter Kaelin Murphy with the stellar Montreal rhythm section of Theo Sunny Abellard on piano, Jonathan Chapman on bass, and Aaron Dolman on drums.

Patrick Smith (Toronto) - saxophone // Kaelin Murphy (Toronto) - trumpet // Theo Sunny Abellard - piano // Jonathan Chapman - bass // Aaron Dolman - drums

#Jazz

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

Andrew MacKelvie w/ Special Guests + New Hermitage (Solo)

Andrew MacKelvie is a practicing saxophonist and improviser, and the founding member of New Hermitage, an ambient improvised music group based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. On March 20th he will be joined by saxophonist James Goddard (Skin Tone) and another musician TBA for a set of improvised music. This will be followed by a New Hermitage (solo) set of improvised music for saxophone and field recordings.

Andrew MacKelvie - saxophone // James Goddard - saxophone // TBA

#Jazz #Experimental #Instrumental

Liberté Big Band : Open Rehearsal

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

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

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

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

Liberté Big Band : Open Rehearsal

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

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

Club du Choro de Montreal

Club du Choro de Montreal

#Standards #Instrumental #brazilian choro

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

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

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

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

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

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 : Open Rehearsal

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

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

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

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

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 // Cole Birney-Stewart - bass // Daniel Arthur - piano

#Jazz #Experimental #Instrumental #Free Improv

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

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

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

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

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 Eric Maillet, Scott Bevins and Evan Shay!

Aaron Dolman - drums // Eric Maillet - drums // Scott Bevins - trumpet // Evan Shay - saxophone

#Jazz #Experimental #Instrumental #Free Improv

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