Upcoming Events

L'OFF Jazz: Hornet

Emma Frank Album Release with Thom Gill

To say that 'Come Back' feels fresh is not really doing it justice. This is like listening to the real thing, picking and eating ripe fruit at the source, stepping out into the early morning's first sunlight on a snow covered day. — Andrew Lockwood, Contact Music

Emma Frank - voice, keys // Pedro Barquinha - drums, voice // Franky Rousseau - guitar // Dominic Mekky - keys

#Original #Vocal #folk

L'OFF Jazz: Eyevin Trio

Success Pistols

Stirring up new music, improvisation, and left-field minimalism. Pow!

Dustin Finer - tenor saxophone, composition // Scott Bevins - trumpet // Hannah Darroch - flute // Eli Davidovici - bass // Mili Hong - drums

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental

L'OFF Jazz: La Verdine

The Plastic Waste Band

Fresh from the release of their new album, The Plastic Waste Band returns to Resonance for an evening of renewed exploration. The Plastic Waste Band is a project inspired by humanity’s relationship with our own environment, our irrevocable reliance on it, and our insistence on destroying that which sustains us. The band is an attempt at embodying the futility of making art in the face of our inevitable annihilation, as well as the beauty that can grow from its ruins. Comprised of accomplished musicians from all over the U.S. and Canada, The Plastic Waste Band have grown to occupy an important place in Montreal’s creative music scene since their founding in late 2016. They released their debut album in August 2017 and have since donated all proceeds to various charities dedicated to environmental conservation. Their music transitions fluidly between their diverse influences of jazz, psychedelic rock, and beyond, while always maintaining at its core the spontaneity of improvised music. They released their second album, Crushed, in September 2019.

Ethan Cohn - bass // Jean-Michel Leblanc - guitar // Claire Devlin - sax // John Buck - drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Augmented Reality

Kevin Dean & Friends

Kevin has performed in concert and recorded with numerous well-known jazz artists including Jimmy Heath, Benny Golson, Joe Henderson and Barry Harris. For this series, each week, the veteran trumpeter invites a different ensemble of talented musicians across generations to participate in a masterful exploration of works from the classic jazz repertoire and beyond. Recommended for audiences of all ages!

#Jazz

L'OFF Jazz: Jam Session 20e Anniversaire

Ethan Cohn Composition Residency

Ethan Cohn is a bassist and composer born in NYC and based in Montreal. A ceaseless procrastinator, he has chosen to book himself a composition residency in order to set some deadlines and purge himself of the music that has been cooking. Come witness the process become the product.

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Zach Bachand Trio

Zacharie Bachand - guitar // Evan Shay - tenor sax // Mathieu McConnell-Enright - bass

#Jazz #Experimental #folk

Frank O'Sullivan + SQUAD

Frank O'Sullivan trips out with friends on his original compositions, ranging in inspiration from Hendrix to Coltrane to Beethoven and David Lynch. Good times.

Frank O'Sullivan - guitar // Jonathan Arseneau - electric bass // Thomas Sauvé LaFrance - drums // Julien Fillion - tenor sax // Theo Sunny Abellard - piano

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Psych Afro #Free Jazz #Prog Rock

Zach Frampton Trio

Zach Frampton - piano // Ethan Cohn - double bass // John Buck - drums

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Claudine Francois

A talented pianist and musician of multitudinous adventures (Don Cherry, Jim Pepper, Jane Bunnett…) Claudine François is a many-faceted artist who, within the expression of her art, incorporates African, Caribbean and African-American post-bop influences without ever renouncing her European roots. For her first visit in Montreal, we decided to have her meet with Evidence Trio with Jean Derome, Pierre Cartier, Pierre Tanguay,to share pieces that we love: Monk, Ellington, Pascoal, Waldron, Mingus and a few originals. A great musical insight!

Claudine François - piano // Geraldine Eguiluz - voice, guitar, trumpet // Jean Derome - sax and flutes // Pierre Cartier - basse // Pierre Tanguay - batterie

#Jazz

Ten Kills The Pack

...Sroka is a modern day poet, commenting on what it means to be a complex human in the modern age. Born in Mississauga, Ontario, Ten Kills The Pack, is a project that was shaped and raised in the city of Toronto. Its poetic focused material is put forth by singer/songwriter, Sean Sroka; a musician deriving from multiple bands, genres, and touring projects that have carved through the eastern coasts of Canada. Ten Kills The Pack, as described by Seanʼs most biased friend and fan, Dave: He lives in those moments, those real conversations about adolescent fears, growing up and faltering relationships. Ten Kills the Pack is for every late night bar dweller, every person unsure about their “path” and for every introspective human being overanalyzing their life choices. Itʼs what myself and others have always connected with his music so easily. Drawing from his all-time influences such as Stan Rogers, Dylan, The National, or Laura Marling, Sroka is a modern day poet, commenting on what it means to be a complex human in the modern age.

Sean Sroka - guitar/vocals // Taylor Guitard - vocals

#Original #Indie-folk

Formations 1

Formations is a three month series. Each month a new ensemble will come to be. Using ratios as determinants of performative aspects; the ensemble will construct sound sculptures, exploring sound through texture, tone, and harmony.

tahlia stacey - voice // sara rousseau - voice // shelby cohen - tenor saxophone // michael mansourati - tuba // voice

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal

Liberté Big Band : PROVA

Led by composer and pianist Liberté-Anne, 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 and rehearsal processes. Prova is an exercise, an experimentation, a probing into possibilities as well as limitations. We encourage audience to come with curiosity, open ears and even critiques! Or just come to the usual Reso hang. ++Musicians are welcome to sit in or bring charts and concepts to be interpreted by the band. All that is required is an open mind and a kind disposition. Please contact Liberté-Anne about this directly: contact@libertebigband.com -- Liberté Big Band: MTL Formation --

Liberté-Anne

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #big band

Ocelot + Ayelet Rose Gottlieb

OCELOT
Formed in 2018, Ocelot is a Brooklyn based Avant-Jazz collective trio consisting of Yuma Uesaka (Saxophone/Clarinets), Cat Toren (Piano/Keyboard) and Colin Hinton (Drums/Percussion). As all members of Ocelot are prolific composers and improvisers, the group’s repertoire is varied and dynamic. Ocelot hones their sound with rhythmic propulsion, long lyrical melodies, soft textures, and aggressive free jazz, exploring each sound-world to its nethermost depths and transformations. The group has a synergy that brings out the confidence and trust necessary for deep musical exploration while showcasing full command of their individual instruments. Ocelot exemplifies the emergent wave of musicians that work within the intersections of many musical idioms including jazz, contemporary western classical, and noise music.
AYELET ROSE GOTTLIEB
Montreal-based, Jerusalem-born Vocalist and Composer Ayelet Rose Gottlieb creates in sophisticated simplicity. Described as an “intoxicating vocalist” (Vancouver Sun) and a “tour de force” (Jerusalem Post), Ayelet’s music is a “meeting of 1950s with 2050s” (Midwest Record). Acoustic and cutting edge, Ayelet’s sound is rooted in improvisation and jazz, blending middle-eastern traditions with wide open abstractions. Drawing inspiration from nature, intimacy and her nomadic urban living, Ayelet composes to contemporary women’s poetry, to ancient erotic texts, or wordlessly. As a founding member of Mycale a-cappella quartet, she has recorded two albums for John Zorn’s iconic “Masada Book II” series (Vol 13 & 25). With ten albums under her belt, Ayelet’s music has been featured on stages world-wide, including Novara JazzFest (Italy), WinterJazzFest (NYC), and Musica Sacra (Ecuador). She has performed Zorn’s music at the Metropolitan Museum, improvised with Bobby McFerrin at Carnegie Hall, sang lullabies with Anat Fort at the Vancouver JazzFest, premiered “Shiv’a” with ETHEL string quartet at the Park Ave Armory and played “Mayim Rabim” in an ancient cave in the Israeli desert. Her latest release, “Who Has Seen the Wind?” (Songlines, 2019) features Pneuma, her collaborative quartet with François Houle, Michael Winograd and James Falzone on clarinets. These days Ayelet is raising her three children and completing her recording project, “12 Lunar Meditations: Summoning the Witches”, featuring vocal sage Jay Clayton. She recently founded “Orchard of Pomegranates” - a series of house concerts and workshops in NDG, Montreal, in which she presents internationally acclaimed artists in an intimate salon setting, and leads “Singing with Freedom” workshops on a bi-weekly basis

Yuma Uesaka - saxophone/clarinets // Cat Toren - piano // Colin Hinton - drums // Ayelet Rose Gottlieb - voice // Scott Thompson - trombone // Stephane Diamantakiou - bass

#Jazz #Original

Andrés Vial Trio

Playing standards, originals and rarely-heard bebop gems by Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Charlie Parker and others!

Andrés Vial - piano

#Jazz #Standards

Claire Devlin Quartet

Formed in 2016, the Claire Devlin Quartet unites four 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 quartet’s repertoire of original music strikes a balance of intricate through-composition and completely open-ended improvisation.

Claire Devlin - tenor sax // Roman Munoz - guitar // Mathieu McConnell-Enright - bass // John Buck - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Kevin Dean & Friends

Kevin has performed in concert and recorded with numerous well-known jazz artists including Jimmy Heath, Benny Golson, Joe Henderson and Barry Harris. For this series, each week, the veteran trumpeter invites a different ensemble of talented musicians across generations to participate in a masterful exploration of works from the classic jazz repertoire and beyond. Recommended for audiences of all ages!

#Jazz

LO RES X~

++ LATE NIGHT ++++ ~~~~ELECTRONIC MUSIC VISUAL ACCOMPANIMENT NO JUDGEMENT DANCE FLOOR BAR OPEN LATE « « « « « ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+++ FRANKIE TEARDROP https://soundcloud.com/frankieteardrop1 https://www.instagram.com/frankieteardrop_/ Frankie Teardrop is a DJ and event producer raised around the Coast Salish Territories. They are the co-creator of Slut Island, a summer queer music festival located in Tio’tia:ke (Mtl). Frankie founded and has been managing LIP, a queer centred party series since 2014. Among other musical projects, Frankie was the guitarist of two punk bands Ursula and Fakes. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GLOWZI: https://soundcloud.com/glowzi https://www.instagram.com/glowzi/ G L O W Z I is an emerging DJ in Tiohtiá:ke’s (“Montreal”) local party scene. Recently having discovered the pleasure of vinyl-mixing, they particularly enjoy making people discover new music and/or re-discover classics, as well as making them shake their bumbums to her afro-housy-funky mixes. Everywhere they go, G L O W Z I makes sure to exclusively play spicy and well-seasoned tracks. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MATTIE https://soundcloud.com/mattie_t Will make ur booty bounce. Guaranteed. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~++ With these parties we are wanting to create a safe space for people to move their bodies & be themselves. No oppressive speech, energy, or actions will be tolerated. If you feel any negativity or harassment of any sort please let one of us know before / during/ or after the event over the FB event page, Instagram, or in person If money is a reason not to come, please contact us.

Frankie Teardrop/Glowzi/Mattie/DeWolf Stein - dj/vj

#Experimental #Electronic

Club du Choro de Montréal

#Instrumental #choro

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Alex Muscalu Quartet plays The Real McCoy

Alex Muscalu - guitar

#Jazz

Bruzzese/Power/Harding/McConnell/Botos

Mike Bruzzese brings together a special quintet for a night of swinging jazz music. Featuring toronto drummer Norbert Botos.

Mike Bruzzese - guitar // Caoilainn Power - alto saxophone // Eric Harding - piano // Mathieu McConnell-Enright - bass // Norbert Botos - drums

#Jazz

Zach Frampton Trio

Zach Frampton - piano // Ethan Cohn - double bass // John Buck - drums

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Sam Eastman's Album Release Show

Guitarist & composer Sam Eastman is bringing his debut album, In The Distance , to life! Come hang out as he and his band celebrate this milestone and perform the album in full, as well as other heartland-inspired favorites throughout the night.

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Folk #New Age

Dan Faulk Quartet

Felix Desbiens Trio

Original music and arrangement of jazz standards

Felix Desbiens - guitar // Cole Birney-Stewart - bass // Louis-Vincent Hamel - drums

#Jazz

Ananda X. Suddath trio feat. Sébastien Pellerin & Alain Bourgeois

Standards and other songs

Ananda X. Suddath - guitar // Sébastien Pellerin - upright bass // Alain Bourgeois - drums

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Stefani Bondari

Singer-Songwriter and composer, Stefani Bondari, presents a night full of original songs and compositions, all inspired by her upbringing in folk, classical, and jazz.

Stefani Bondari - piano/voice

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Folk

Andres Vial & Friends

Andres Vial & Friends

Jacob Do Sextet

The Jacob Do Sextet, comprised of McGill students and alumni, focus on playing Jacob's arrangements of classic jazz standards as well as original music. Jacob draws his arranging chops from a variety of influences, including Art Blakey's classic Caravan and Booker Little's Out Front. Join them on October 25, 2019 @ 9PM for an evening of swingin' tunes and tasty vegan food!

Jacob Do - tenor saxophone // Max Zhang - trumpet // Alex Muscalu - guitar // Sasha Olynyk - piano // Marshal Herridge - bass // Brian Nam - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental #Arrangements #Sextet #Swing

Kevin Dean & Friends

Kevin has performed in concert and recorded with numerous well-known jazz artists including Jimmy Heath, Benny Golson, Joe Henderson and Barry Harris. For this series, each week, the veteran trumpeter invites a different ensemble of talented musicians across generations to participate in a masterful exploration of works from the classic jazz repertoire and beyond. Recommended for audiences of all ages!

#Jazz

Fun Shit feat. Al Campbell (NZ)

Lex French, Levi Dover and Guillaume Pilote team up with NZ's unofficial 'Most Subversive Guitarist' award winner, and intend to dismantle a handful of unsuspecting jazz standards. It's guaranteed to be a more stimulating and rewarding listening experience than the soon to be released Taylor Swift album, or your money back . NZ's Aleister Campbell may or may not have learned to play guitar on a rubber band stretched between two native trees deep in the heart of the Hutt Vally Delta, but he certainly brings a refined sense of depth to the wide expanse of music he creates. At home in a whole bunch of genres, his music is informed by a lifetime of curiosity, spicy cuisine, and nocturnal skateboard missions.

Lex French - trumpet // Al Campbell - guitar // Levi Dover - bass // Guillaume Pilote - drums // Special Guest - surprise

#Jazz #Original #Experimental

Ethan Cohn Composition Residency

Ethan Cohn is a bassist and composer born in NYC and based in Montreal. A ceaseless procrastinator, he has chosen to book himself a composition residency in order to set some deadlines and purge himself of the music that has been cooking. Come witness the process become the product.

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Gas Station Mentality

Levi Dover Sextet

A study in balance - at the crossroads between the controlled discipline of the intellect and the untamed freedom of the soul. Rhythmically driven, yet equally open and dreamy, Levi Dover’s music draws from the jazz tradition, while also reaching into a modern soundscape, creating an environment brimming with possibilities for expressive improvisation from some of the city’s finest musicians.

Levi Dover - bass / composition // Lex French - trumpet // Erik Hove - alto saxophone // Olivier Salazar - vibraphone // Andrew Boudreau - piano // Kyle Hutchins - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Improv Workshop Project feat Jean-Michel Pilc

Jean-Michel Pilc (piano), Remi Bolduc (saxophone), Kevin Dean (trumpet), among others. Based in Montreal, Canada, the Improvisation Workshop Project (IWP) brings together musicians of all backgrounds and experience levels (students and professional musicians, jazz and classical) to explore the tradition of jazz as “improvised chamber music” based on collective improvisation. Weekly playing sessions assemble different casts of musicians to try new ideas and interpret new material brought by project lead Jean-Michel Pilc, team members Rémi Bolduc and Kevin Dean, and other participants. Using an “improvisation as instant composition approach and the collective improvisational process, the IWP investigates how such diverse disciplines as composition, orchestration, musical interpretation and improvisation combine organically into a coherent whole in jazz music, and also how a diverse lineup of musicians can hold natural and meaningful musical conversations. The project's innovative research approach involves thorough documentation of the creative improvisation process, including post-playing session journals logged by all participants, allowing them to share their thoughts on the artistic process. By drawing from musicians’ insider perspectives, this archive provides a unique research resource for the study of improvisation-composition within a variable medium-size jazz ensemble. The IWP is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).

Jean-Michel Pilc - piano // Kevin Dean - trumpet // Rémi Bolduc - alto saxophone

#Original #Instrumental

“Counterstasis - Refracted Voices” CD Release

Bill Gilliam, Glen Hall, Joe Sorbara are very excited to announce the release of their new CD ““Counterstasis - Refracted Voices” with this performance at Résonance Café.
Set 1: Lori Freedman (clarinets) & Malcolm Goldstein (violin) This concert will begin with special guests & maverick improvisers Lori Freedman & Malcolm Goldstein performing an opening set duo at 9pm. Set 2: “Counterstasis - Refracted Voices” CD Release Bill Gilliam (piano, preparations), Glen Hall (woodwinds, electroacoustic) and Joe Sorbara (drums, percussion). Gilliam, Hall and Sorbara will perform spontaneously composed explorations of gestures and sonorities connected to new chamber music, free jazz, sound art, experimental, and other creative music traditions. They draw on a wide variety of traditional and extended techniques and employ both conventional and bent approaches to melodicism, groove, and chromatic harmony.

Bill Gilliam - piano, preparations // Glen Hall - woodwinds, electro-acoustic // Joe Sorbara - drums, percussion // Lori Freedman - clarinets // Malcolm Goldstein - violin

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Improvisation #New chamber music #Electro-acoustic

Dan Faulk Quartet

Papacho Sirdey Trio

Liberté Big Band : PROVA

Led by composer and pianist Liberté-Anne, 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 and rehearsal processes. Prova is an exercise, an experimentation, a probing into possibilities as well as limitations. We encourage audience to come with curiosity, open ears and even critiques! Or just come to the usual Reso hang. ++Musicians are welcome to sit in or bring charts and concepts to be interpreted by the band. All that is required is an open mind and a kind disposition. Please contact Liberté-Anne about this directly: contact@libertebigband.com -- Liberté Big Band: MTL Formation --

Liberté-Anne

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #big band

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror

Join us for the third annual screening of Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror with live performance of original score under direction of drummer percussionist Kyle Hutchins

#Improvisation/Cinema

Throw! Poetry Slam ft. Nisha Patel

Remember, remember, the eight of November - because this show is going to be unforgettable! Come listen to spoken word poetry in the slam format at our beloved venue: Resonance Cafe! Feel your heart grow three sizes in this warm shelter. If you want to read, we have open mic spots. If you want to compete, then read our rules. Sign up starts at 8:30, the show starts at 9PM. Entry is $5 for students and members of the QWF; $7 for the general public. Rules: throwpoetrycollective.wordpress.com/rules This month, we are extremely excited to announce: Nisha Patel!!! Nisha is an Indo-Canadian poet, artist, and public speaker in Edmonton, Alberta. She is the current Poet Laureate for the City of Edmonton. She is also the 2019 Canadian Individual Slam Champion, the 2019 Edmonton Slam Champion, and the Executive Director of the Edmonton Poetry Festival. She is the author of Limited Success and co-author of Water . She is the 2016 Edmonton Indie Slam Champion and a four-time member of the Edmonton Slam Team. She is a finalist of the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. She is the former Artist-in-Residence at The Nook Cafe and The Sewing Machine Factory. Her work has also been published in The Glass Buffalo Vol. 2 No. 3 & The City Series: Number Four - Edmonton, as well as The Polyglot Issue 3: Curating our Canons. Nisha holds a Bachelors of Commerce from the University of Alberta school of Business with a major in Business Economics and Law, a minor in Political Science, and a Certificate in Leadership.

Nisha Patel - voice

#Poetry

The Harry Bartlett Trio

The Harry Bartlett Trio is a Toronto based group featuring three young emerging artists on the Canadian Jazz Scene. While rooted in the jazz tradition, their music portrays a deep connection with folk music making for an intimate, unique and compelling musical experience. In July 2018, the Harry Bartlett Trio released a debut EP featuring original compositions which capture these elements of folk and jazz music with an emphasis on improvisation and group interplay. This is an impressive debut from Harry Bartlett and his trio; beautiful, empathetic playing in an intimate setting.” - Mike Murley

Harry Bartlett - guitar // Caleb Klager - bass // Harry Vetro - drum set

#Jazz

Club du Choro de Montréal

#Instrumental #choro

Greenleaf Records Release: Mareike Wiening Quintet feat. Rich Perry

Mareike Wiening Quintet (DE/US/CA) Greenleaf Records Release „Metropolis Paradise“ Mareike Wiening’s background, both musical and personal is made up of the cultures of Germany, Norway, Denmark and the US. Her original compositions are influenced by diversity and she is recognized for her virtuously elegant way of playing the drums. With Rich Perry on tenor saxophone, Glenn Zaleski on piano, Alex Goodman on guitar and Johannes Felscher on bass, Wiening leads a band of extraordinary musicians. Together they merge into one unit and don’t hesitate to take spontaneous musical risks. Metropolis Paradise is dedicated to Wiening’s six year residence in New York. The music tells the daily battle of surviving as a female jazz musician, while commuting back and forth between Europe and the US. Recorded in June 2018, the session was surrounded by great emotions because Metropolis Paradise happens to be the very last album recorded at legendary Systems Two Studios in Brooklyn. Though the name still exists, the original building closed its doors when founders Nancy and Mike Marciano retired the day after this recording. Wiening’s compositions are emotional, rhythmical and most importantly, always lyrical. It is obvious that a drummer is acting both as a leader and a composer. Note values are divided, delayed or anticipated and captivating rhythms and engaging bass lines create tension and give the music its unique voice. The musical dialogue between soloist and accompanist is creates a constant giving and taking and unexpected musical surprises arise through spontaneity. The outcome is an extraordinary program “with a planar modulating language and a propulsive drift. The music is part chamber jazz, part big-boned rock percussion, part free improvisation.” (Giovanni Russonello- The New York Times) Wiening studied Jazz Performance in Mannheim (Germany), Copenhagen (Denmark) and, after receiving a two-year full scholarship from the German government, graduated from New York University in 2014. She’s actively been part of the New York jazz scene for the past six years and played with artists like John Zorn, Dayna Stevens, Rich Perry, Okkyung Lee, Fabian Almazan, Sasha Berliner, Florian Weber, Johannes Enders, and Jason Rigby. Her music has been performed at important venues like the Carnegie Hall, Blue Note NYC as well as in concert halls in Germany, Switzerland, France, The Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Lithuania, Canada, US, Brazil and Slovenia. Mareike has won several competitions and awards and has been playing at festivals like the Enjoy Jazz Festival, Winter Jazz Fest New York, Atlanta Jazzfesitval, Burlington Jazzfest, Women in Jazz Festival, to name a few. She is endorsed by MEINL Cymbals exclusively.

Mareike Wiening - drums // Rich Perry - saxophone // Glenn Zaleski - piano // Alex Goodman - guitar // Johannes Felscher - bass

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Dustin Finer & Patrick Haggart

Two improvisers, one output. Dark, cinematic vibes.

Dustin Finer - tenor saxophone // Patrick Haggart - electronic effect, controlled feedback

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic

Dan Pitt Trio Fundamentally Flawed CD Release Tour with Dolman/Rossy/Jobin

The Dan Pitt Trio is an exciting addition to Toronto’s jazz and creative music scene led by guitarist Dan Pitt. The trio’s debut album “Fundamentally Flawed” is a unique collection of music with thrilling left turns and spontaneous moments of composition and improvisation. Dan Pitt - guitar/composition // Alex Fournier - Double Bass // Stefan Hegerat - Drums and Cymbals Dolman/Rossy/Jobin A local experimental trio of drums and two voices mixing free improvisation frameworks over experimental compositions. Aaron Dolman - Drums // Sarah Rossy - Voice // Eugénie Jobin - Voice

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Improvised

Ethan Cohn Composition Residency

Ethan Cohn is a bassist and composer born in NYC and based in Montreal. A ceaseless procrastinator, he has chosen to book himself a composition residency in order to set some deadlines and purge himself of the music that has been cooking. Come witness the process become the product.

Ben Frost Quartet

Toronto based trumpet player and composer, Ben Frost, brings with him Tenor Saxophonist, Harrison Argatoff, to form a chord-less quartet with Frost’s longtime friends and colleagues now living in Montreal, Mili Hong and Eli Davidovici. This group will play a collection of new music written by Frost with this group in mind, drawing inspiritation from such composers as Wayne Shorter and Kenny Wheeler.

Mili Hong - drums // Eli Davidovici - double bass // Harrison Argatoff - tenor saxophone // Ben Frost - trumpet/flugelhorn

#Jazz #Original

Liberté Big Band : PROVA

Led by composer and pianist Liberté-Anne, 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 and rehearsal process. Prova is an exercise, an experimentation, a probing into possibilities as well as limitations. I encourage audience to come with curiosity, open ears and even critiques! Or just come to the usual Reso hang. Musicians are also welcome to sit in, all that is required is an open mind and a kind disposition.

Liberté Anne

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #big band

Sarah Rossy

SARAH ROSSY IS A MYTHICAL SONIC CREATURE OF SORTS, WITH A VOICE THAT IS COLOURFULLY CHAMELEONIC YET VULNERABLY HUMAN. A recent finalist of the Ella Fitzgerald International Vocal Competition, the Montreal-based composer and multi-instrumentalist is rapidly creating a name for herself across the globe. As a composer, she has a keen interest in the performer/composer relationship through experiential processes which traverse through a feminist lens (Recollections [2019], To Be Silenced [2018], Prim(al) [2018]). Recent excursions include: study with Meredith Monk (New York), voice/movement research at The World is Sound (Berlin), composing for the Montreal Contemporary Music Lab, and two residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts [(R)evolution and International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music]. She recently completed a Masters in Jazz Performance and Composition at McGill University in Montreal under the supervision of John Hollenbeck, and is working toward the release of a debut full-length album.

Sarah Rossy - voice/piano // Special guests - tba

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal

Charbonneau / Amato & Countertransference

An evening adventurous music featuring: Charbonneau / Amato duo and Countertransference (Aaron Shragge & Robbie Kuster)

Pietro Amato - synths/electronics/french horn // Mathieu Charbonneau - synths/piano/electronics // Aaron Shragge - trumpet/shakuhachi/electronics/composition // Robbie Kuster - drums/electronics/samples

#Jazz #Experimental #Electronic

Club du Choro de Montréal

#Instrumental #choro

Luther Strickland & The Walnut Ranchers

Led by guitarist Sam Eastman, this new project provides a uniquely contemporary brand of heartland Americana, but with traditional instrumentation. For fans of: Nickel Creek, Molly Tuttle, Punch Brothers, Sierra Hull.

#Original #Instrumental #Bluegrass #Americana

STOUT THE LIVE EXPERIENCE

A musical journey that exudes passion, soul, funk, gospel, electronica and more.

STOUT

#Original #Vocal #Electronic #Funk

Aaron Dolman Album Launch + Special Guest: Thanya Iyer

Aaron Dolman is a drummer and composer from Montreal. With his upcoming debut album release, “Nostalgia and Other Fantasies”, Aaron weaves together his two great musical loves - Folk and Jazz - to create works that sway between evocative melodies, exciting improvisations and ethereal soundscapes. Coming out on November 21st of this year, the album is a collection of original music inspired by the feelings of nostalgia that are stirred up when sifting through old family photos, driving through the Canadian Prairies or sitting by a quiet lake at midnight. In addition to the drums, his ensemble includes Caitlin Smith on viola, Zacharie Bachand-Enright and Marcus Savard-Lowry on acoustic and electric guitars, and Mathieu McConnell on bass. Physical copies will be available for sale at the concert ($15/CD) and the album will be officially released on all digital platforms at midnight following the show! // The concert will start with a set by Thanya Iyer and her band!!

Aaron Dolman - drums + compositions // Caitlin Smith - viola // Zacharie Bachand - acoustic and electric guitars // Marcus Lowry - acoustic and electric guitars // Mathieu McConnell - bass

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Folk

Lighter Than Air Showcase

Lighter Than Air Showcase at M for Montreal with performances by Dezy Joan & Mind Bath.

Dezy Joan - guitar, keys, drums, bass, laptop sequence. // Mind Bath - guitar, keys, laptop sequence.

#Original #Vocal #Electronic #indie-R&B

Ethan Cohn Composition Residency

Ethan Cohn is a bassist and composer born in NYC and based in Montreal. A ceaseless procrastinator, he has chosen to book himself a composition residency in order to set some deadlines and purge himself of the music that has been cooking. Come witness the process become the product.

Mathieu Soucy Quartet

A evening of original neo-bop music.

Andre White - piano // Marshal Herridge - double bass // Daniel Verdecchia - drums // Mathieu Soucy - guitar

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Liberté Big Band : PROVA

Led by composer and pianist Liberté-Anne, 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 and rehearsal process. Prova is an exercise, an experimentation, a probing into possibilities as well as limitations. I encourage audience to come with curiosity, open ears and even critiques! Or just come to the usual Reso hang. Musicians are also welcome to sit in, all that is required is an open mind and a kind disposition.

Liberté Anne

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #big band

Solo Project

Gabriel Schwartz is a multi-instrumentalist from Brazil who handles with ease voice, wind instruments, strings and percussions.Thanks to a loop recording system, he manages to reproduce alone the sound of an entire orchestra.You will be seduced by his live performances, which mix Brazilian music, jazz and World Music.

Gabriel Schwartz - flute, saxophone, percussion, guitar and voice

#Brésil/World Music

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 Hébert - bass

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Thollem: Acoustic & Electric

”One of the most captivating pianists working today,” (Jazz.pt, Portugal) Thollem McDonas has spent his life skirting and erasing the edges of boundaries musically, culturally and geographically. His work is ever-changing, evolving and responding to the times and his experiences, both as a soloist and in collaboration with hundreds of artists across idioms and disciplines. “Thollem is a modern griot who has absorbed sounds from every place he has visited.” (William Parker from Conversations II, Rogue Art) Thollem’s solo piano performance, “‘Meeting at the Parting Place”, is a true tour de force of spontaneous music creation; a wonderful example of what happens when immense technique, boundless inspiration and highly focused artistic vision converge.” (All About Jazz NY) Thollem's Electric Confluence is exactly what you'd think music influenced by Ethiopia, Japan, China, Persia, Latin America, Ireland, Indonesia, Vietnam, Russia, The Balkans, Jazz, Blues, Punk, Country and the Avant Garde might sound like played on a synthesizer by an intense and virtuosic keyboardist. (Time Out, New York) Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Thollem began playing the piano, composing and improvising as a child, absorbing the sounds of his culturally diverse upbringing. Since 2005, he has played over 1,500 concerts throughout N. America and Europe as a soloist and in collaboration with other musicians, dancers and filmmakers. In that time span, as leader or co-leader, Thollem has released over 60 albums on 21 different vanguard labels - including ESP-Disk, Edgetone, Relative Pitch, Amarani, Leo - to international critical acclaim. The 2nd Thollem/Wimberly/Cline album will be released on ESP-disk this summer. A brief cross section of his many recent collaborators include Pauline Oliveros, Amy Denio, Rob Mazurek, William Parker, André Stjames, Carmina Escobar and Hafez Modirzadeh. Thollem is the founding director of Estamos Ensemble, a Mexican-American cross border ensemble for musical exchange. “Thollem, known for his rapturous solo piano work which transgresses genre boundaries as much as it transcends them’ (All About Jazz NY) ,“…brings wide-ranging expression and invention to everything his restless, nomadic existence comes into contact with. Thollem’s maverick essence is magically evident.” (Nels Cline)

Thollem McDonas - piano, synth

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic

Club du Choro de Montréal

#Instrumental #choro

Poetry of Jazz

Known and original jazz repertoire with new, relevant lyrics and an interactive ensemble sound.

Michael Pinsonneault - sax, flute // Gary Schwartz - guitar // Sienna Dahlen - voice // Mark Nelson - drums // Fraser Hollins - bass

#Jazz

Chuck Bronson and Friends

An original orchestral pop music show :)

Chuck Bronson - guitar // Thanya Iyer - piano // Pompey - bass // Daniel Gélinas - drums // Tamara Sandor - violin

#Original #Orchestral Pop

Areal + Bénédicte

Areal Areal is the musical project of the Danish composer Mathias Bredholt. Drawing from his background as an engineer, Areal fuses math, algorithms, and music, transforming the sounds of the biosphere. The synthetic textures seeks the crossing between alienation and familiarity, morphing between unresting flickers and soaring glissandi. Bénédicte Bénédicte is the musical project of Toronto born producer and sound artist Maxime Gordon. Bénédicte ‘s music is a study of restrained feeling, containing soaring synths within a landscape that is strictly minimalist. Bénédicte has most recently performed at H0L0 (NYC) as a part of Qualiatik’s residency, at Spirit (Prague) as a part of the Glory Affairs event series and at the Tranzac (Toronto) with SBVRSV.

Areal - electronic music // Bénédicte - electronic music

#Experimental #Electronic

Throw! Poetry Slam for December

Come listen to spoken word poetry in the slam format at our beloved venue: Resonance Cafe! Feel your heart grow three sizes in this warm shelter. If you want to read, we have open mic spots. If you want to compete, then read our rules. Sign up starts at 8:30, the show starts at 9PM. Entry is $5 for students and members of the QWF; $7 for the general public. Rules: throwpoetrycollective.wordpress.com/rules Feature will be announced shortly!

TBD - voice

#Poetry

The 2nd Annual Lady J Holiday Science Experiment Extravaganza

The naughty and the nice of Lady J & the Jazz Cigarettes are back with their annual holiday themed improvisational experiment

Julia Warren - saxophone // Alex Lepanto - drums // Lucas Brisson - contrebasse // Nicolas Lanctôt - guitar

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #holiday #xmas

Kalia Vandever / Sarah Rossy

Kalia Vandever is a trombonist and composer from Brooklyn, NY. Hailed as an “exciting new voice” by Hot House Magazine, Vandever’s quartet will be presenting music from her debut album, In Bloom, as well as new music. Her unique sound and approach to composition and improvisation is inspired by her broad musical influences, including her desire to make the instrument an extension of her voice. This quartet started playing together after Kalia moved from Los Angeles to New York City to study at the Juilliard School.
Sarah Rossy: A recent finalist of the Ella Fitzgerald International Vocal Competition, the Montreal-based composer and multi-instrumentalist is rapidly creating a name for herself across the globe. As a composer, she has a keen interest in the performer/composer relationship through experiential processes which traverse through a feminist lens (Recollections [2019], To Be Silenced [2018], Prim(al) [2018]). Recent excursions include: study with Meredith Monk (New York), voice/movement research at The World is Sound (Berlin), composing for the Montreal Contemporary Music Lab, and two residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts [(R)evolution and International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music]. She recently completed a Masters in Jazz Performance and Composition at McGill University in Montreal under the supervision of John Hollenbeck, and is working toward the release of a debut full-length album.

Kalia Vandever - trombone // Sarah Rossy - voice

#Jazz #Original

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 // Scott Thomson - trombone // Félix-Antoine Hamel - saxophone // Stéphane Diamantakiou - congtrabass // Ivan Bamford - drums

#Jazz #Original #Kwela

Liberté Big Band : PROVA

Led by composer and pianist Liberté-Anne, 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 and rehearsal process. Prova is an exercise, an experimentation, a probing into possibilities as well as limitations. I encourage audience to come with curiosity, open ears and even critiques! Or just come to the usual Reso hang. Musicians are also welcome to sit in, all that is required is an open mind and a kind disposition.

Liberté Anne

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #bigband

Talia Fuchs // Sapiens

Talia Fuchs is a Montreal based contemporary classical vocalist. She is joined by a new ensemble of jazz and classical musicians for an evening of music that blurs the boundaries between classical, jazz, and indie-rock. She will be performing works by New York based composer David Lang, as well as premiering her own arrangements of songs by Kurt Weill and Henry Purcell. ////// Sapiens is the new project of Montreal based drummer and composer Greg Kustka-Tsimbidis. Formed in early 2019, Sapiens plays music about the journey of learning and self-discovery that is our shared humanity. They will be performing a new suite of duet and ensemble pieces entitled Elements Suite (The Beating Drums of My Heart).

Talia Fuchs - voice & arrangement // Julia Reddy - violin // Daniel Arthur - piano // Daniel Karrasch - electric guitar // Greg Kustka-Tsimbidis - drums & composition // Sarah Rossy - voice // Chris Edmondson - alto sax // Claire Devlin - tenor sax // Cole Birney-Stewart - bass

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Instrumental #Vocal

Christmas Mixtape 2019!!

Come celebrate the launch of the 5th annual Christmas Mixtape!! A wild collaboration of over two dozen artists, coming together every year in good ol' fashioned holiday cheer! All funds raised at this PWYC event will be donated to L'Itinéraire, a local organization that works to empower and employ marginalized people typically excluded from the traditional labour market.

Various Artists - tbd

#Christmas #Holiday #Party #Fun Times

Club du Choro de Montréal

#Instrumental #choro

Theo Abellard PLVS VLTRA (pre-launch)

Gospel music disguised in Jazz.

Theo Abellard - piano // Marie-Ketely Gomes - bass // Zach Fischer - guitar // Yesseh Ali - tenor sax // Michel Medrano - drums

#Jazz

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 Hébert - bass

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Jean-Michel Leblanc présente Variétés Narratives

Montreal musician and composer Jean-Michel Leblanc launches his debut album Variétés Narratives , comprised of 8 original tracks inspired by cinematic music and form. The unique equilibrium between accessibility and complexity generated by this music will make you think twice about what your usual definition of jazz is. The 8-track album will be available digitally, (completely free), and the corresponding booklet, which provides hints and explanations as to the compositional processes behind the making of this music, will be distributed upon payment of the cover for the performance (10$).

Olivier Guertin - drums // Yannick Anctil - piano // Claire Devlin - saxophone // Mathieu McConnell-Enright - upright bass // Jean-Michel Leblanc - guitar

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Cinematic Music

Bonne Année avec le Throw! Poetry Collectif

Come listen to spoken word poetry in the slam format at our beloved venue: Resonance Cafe! Feel your heart grow three sizes in this warm shelter. If you want to read, we have open mic spots. If you want to compete, then read our rules. Sign up starts at 8:30, the show starts at 9PM. Entry is $5 for students and members of the QWF; $7 for the general public. Rules: throwpoetrycollective.wordpress.com/rules Feature will be announced shortly!

TBD - voice

#Poetry

Dov and Leah vs. World

Leah Plave - cello // Dov Houle - flute

#Classical

February Throw! Poetry Slam

Come listen to spoken word poetry in the slam format at our beloved venue: Resonance Cafe! Feel your heart grow three sizes in this warm shelter. If you want to read, we have open mic spots. If you want to compete, then read our rules. Sign up starts at 8:30, the show starts at 9PM. Entry is $5 for students and members of the QWF; $7 for the general public. Rules: throwpoetrycollective.wordpress.com/rules Feature will be announced shortly!

TBD - voice

#Poetry

March Throw! Poetry Show

Come listen to spoken word poetry in the slam format at our beloved venue: Resonance Cafe! Feel your heart grow three sizes in this warm shelter. If you want to read, we have open mic spots. If you want to compete, then read our rules. Sign up starts at 8:30, the show starts at 9PM. Entry is $5 for students and members of the QWF; $7 for the general public. Rules: throwpoetrycollective.wordpress.com/rules Feature will be announced shortly!

TBD - voice

#Poetry

April Throw! Poetry Show

Come listen to spoken word poetry in the slam format at our beloved venue: Resonance Cafe! Feel your heart grow three sizes in this warm shelter. If you want to read, we have open mic spots. If you want to compete, then read our rules. Sign up starts at 8:30, the show starts at 9PM. Entry is $5 for students and members of the QWF; $7 for the general public. Rules: throwpoetrycollective.wordpress.com/rules Feature will be announced shortly!

TBD - voice

#Poetry

Babylonia

The Babylonia Suite, composed by Toronto drummer and composer Ilios Steryannis, is a celebration of Iraqi Jewish music and culture. The suite follows the movement of a family from Baghdad to Mumbai to Manchester, and finally Toronto. Expect elements of jazz, funk, Middle and Near Eastern sounds, and Ilios' trademark energetic percussion. It follows his debut album Bethany Project released in January 2018 to rave reviews and extensive airplay worldwide. The band consists of some of Toronto's finest jazz and world musicians: Paul Pacanowski on clarinet and flute, Amber Walton-Amar on cello, Jeremy Ledbetter on piano, Connor Walsh on bass, and Ilios Steryannis on drums. The six-part suite will be performed during the first set of the evening while the second set will featuring other works from Ilios' catalogue.

Ilios Steryannis - drums // Connor Walsh - bass // Jeremy Ledbetter - piano // Paul Pacanowski - clarinet // Amber Walton-Amar - cello

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Middle Eastern

May Throw! Poetry Show

Come listen to spoken word poetry in the slam format at our beloved venue: Resonance Cafe! Feel your heart grow three sizes in this warm shelter. If you want to read, we have open mic spots. If you want to compete, then read our rules. Sign up starts at 8:30, the show starts at 9PM. Entry is $5 for students and members of the QWF; $7 for the general public. Rules: throwpoetrycollective.wordpress.com/rules Feature will be announced shortly!

TBD - voice

#Poetry