Upcoming Events

Cole Birney-Stewart's Phantasmagoria

Avante-Garde modern jazz inspired by symmetry, mathematical modelling based on aspects of the natural world, philosophical concepts about reality/unreality, jazz improvisation & Karnatic classical music.

Cole Birney-Stewart - double bass // Samuel Blais - alto sax // Erik Hove - alto sax // Matt Choboter - piano // Andrew Thomson - drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Andres Vial & Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Snaggle feat. Brownman Ali

Based in Toronto, SNAGGLE, ­­ under the leadership of in-­demand 25 year old jazz pianist Nick Maclean, is a 6­-piece electric­-jazz-funk ensemble often described by media as “Canada’s answer to Snarky Puppy”. Sporting an all­-original repertoire the group has a fearless and muscular yet introspective sound likened to a cross between electric­-era Miles Davis and Rage Against the Machine. Taking elements from a wide variety of musical sources including jazz, funk, rock, and metal, SNAGGLE contextualizes them within the improvisational and spontaneous elements of the jazz ideology. Their uniquely brash and infectious brand of jazz­-funk is a melodically driven sound which incorporates primal groove qualities more commonly associated with pop and rock, swinging their live show from quietly contemplative all the way to explosively fierce,­ sometimes all within the same tune. The line­-up of players in SNAGGLE includes some of the hottest twenty­-somethings on the Toronto scene, representing the next generation of irreverent, boundary pushing Canadian players standing side-by-side internationally acclaimed veteran trumpet iconoclast Brownman Ali. SNAGGLE has been in high demand in the Canadian jazz festival circuit, and has been performing regularly in and around the Toronto area since 2013. Most recently the band was honoured to be the recipient of a Gold-standard Global Music Award for their recent album THE LONG SLOG . Both THE LONG SLOG and their recent Christmas single CHRISTMAS TUNE have been seeing much international critical acclaim since their release (both releases on Browntasauras Records).

Nick Maclean - keyboard/synth // Brownman Ali - trumpet // Graeme Wallace - tenor saxophone // Sean Patrick-Clarey - guitar // Brad Cheeseman - bass // Riley O'Connor - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Electronic #Funk

Ryan Brouwer

#Jazz #Original

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Vocal #Funk

Jonathan Chapman Quintet

Jonathan Chapman Quintet presents an evening of exciting original music and rewarding jazz standards. The group draws inspiration from jazz, avant-garde, folk and rock influences, to the delight of the listener.

Ethan Heyenga - alto sax. // Alex Francoeur - tenor sax. // Andrew Marzotto - guitar // Jonathan Chapman - bass // Aaron Dolman - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Experimental #Instrumental

Zach Frampton Trio

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Aaron Dolman Trio

The Aaron Dolman Trio refuses to make music that is stagnant. They apply their own highly dynamic approach to the jazz songbook to create music that is unpredictable, engrossing, and always stimulating.

Alex Francoeur - saxophone // Jonathan Chapman - bass // Aaron Dolman - drums

#Jazz #Instrumental

George Crotty Trio

The George Crotty Trio integrates traditional celtic melodies and the spontaneity of Jazz with the intimacy of eastern musical traditions.

George Crotty - cello

#Jazz #Instrumental #Swing-Celtique

Heatwarmer (Seattle) // Mich Cota // Kristian North

David Lynch, Beethoven, and Michael McDonald walk into a K-Mart commercial. Things get a little wild and nine months later, Seattle-based DIY band Heatwarmer is born. Jazz-brained, cheeky, and new wave-nostalgic, Heatwarmer is the absurdist darling of Luke Bergman, Aaron Otheim, and Evan Woodle, three music school cherry pickers who’ve spent a lot of time with their grandparents. Reclaiming dad funk and yacht rock as their own, Heatwarmer spans the whole sonic gamut: combining west coast smooth jazz, eerie Twin Peaks synth-pop, with the humor and hoke of a 70’s gameshow.

#Original #Experimental #Mixtape #Rock

Andres Vial & Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Lawful Citizen EP Release

Lawful Citizen has developed a repertoire of intense original music that does not shy away from anything. Their music is meant to seek truth and find deeper meaning through composition and improvisation. Formed by Evan Shay in late 2015, the goal of this band was to bring together four unique musicians who have strong voices on their instruments. It is a combination of American and Quebecois grit, a combustion of dangerous melodies, hard grooving guitar, low bass, and hardcore drums. Yet, they have a softer side, with tunes that respond to emotional events in their lives. A wide range of sources including post bop era jazz, improvised music, metal, rock, electronic, blues, and Americana has influenced their music.

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

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Simon Millerd CD Release // Emma Frank Band

Emma Frank Band (9pm)
Emma Frank - Voice
Isis Giraldo - Piano
Steve Raegle - Guitar
Martin Heslop - Bass
Thom Gossage - Drums

Simon Millerd's Fairy Friends AKA Gnome Homies (10pm)
Simon Millerd - Trumpet
Emma Frank - Voice
Jacob Wiens- Guitar
Isis Giraldo - Piano
Martin Heslop - Bass
Ryan Brouwer - Drums
Listen to the new album 'Lessons and Fairytales' at simonmillerd.bandcamp.com
Music video for 'Gnome Home' by Sophie Gruev AKA Gentle Fire: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk-HC2V8Au8

Simon Millerd - trumpet // Emma Frank - vocals // Jake Wiens - guitar // Isis Giraldo - piano // Martin Heslop - bass // Ryan Brouwer - drums // Steve Raegle - guitar // Thom Gossage - drums

#Fairy Jazz #Miracle Music

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Vocal #Funk

Mughal Muesli + Xander Naylor Quartet

Mughal Muesli: An exploration of an alternate-historical merging of cultures represented by their most imaginative musical exports, Imperial Cereal seeks to construct a new edifice on the ancient and fertile ground of mystery, spirit, and ingenuity shared by artistic traditions the world over. In particular, we drew inspiration from the contrapuntal mastery of the High Baroque in Europe, the originators and innovators of Khayyal in the Mughal courts of North India, and the indestructible spirit of American free jazz. Xander Naylor Quartet: Guitarist and composer Alexander Naylor began his musical pursuits on the piano at a young age. He picked up the guitar soon after, and it proved to be his true instrumental voice. He made a smooth transition to the guitar, on which he was already performing in Vermont at the age of ten. In 2008 he moved to New York to complete his undergraduate degree at The New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music. He has since established himself on the NYC music scene and performed throughout the US, Europe, and India. He is currently working closely with world-renowned tabla virtuoso Pandit Samir Chatterjee to create a new sound and vocabulary for the guitar. He hopes to find an expression of the simplicity of nature through the guitar.

Xavier Del Castillo - saxophone // Mat Muntz - double bass // Vicente Hansen - drums // Xander Naylor - guitar // Elijah Shiffer - saxophone

#Jazz #Original #Experimental

Zach Frampton Trio

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Jason Stillman Quartet

Jason Patrick Stillman - alto sax

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Brad Cheeseman

Brad Cheeseman - electric bass // Robert Chapman - guitar // Nick Maclean - piano // Marito Marques - drums // Graeme Wallace - tenor sax

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Sebastian Bailey Quartet

Saxophonist and composer, Sebastian Bailey will be performing original works and favourite standards with his new quartet. After twelve years abroad in the U.S. and Europe including six years in Berlin, Germany as a professional soloist and sideman, with two releases of original and improvised music to date, Silhouettes of Silence (Fresko Music, 2013) and Love Song For The Nation (Vineyard Music, 2016), Bailey is now enjoying time to work on his next project due to be released in Spring, 2018. He is currently completing a master’s of music in jazz performance at the Schulich School of Music with a focus in composition where he has been studying with Christine Jensen, Joe Sullivan, Donny Kennedy and John Hollenbeck. Recent performances in Montreal have included concerts with Kevin Dean, Andre White, Solon McDade, among others.

Sebastian Bailey - saxophone // Jonathan Turgeon - piano // Jonathan Chapman - bass // William Machado - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Kennedy/Mossing Quintet

Donny Kennedy and Dave Mossing have been performing together in various settings for over 25 years. This new project unites them as co-leaders, featuring their compositions with a top-notch rhythm section of André White, Johnny Chapman, and Dave Laing.

Donny Kennedy - saxophone // Dave Mossing - trumpet // André White - piano // Johnny Chapman - bass // Dave Laing - drums


Paris '50

Three friends come together to play some of their favourite vocal pieces.

Gabriela Taillefer-Pérez - voice // Maxime Tremblay-Rheault - guitar // Mathieu McConnell-Enright - upright bass

#Vocal #Chanson Française

Papacho Sirdey Trio ft. Olivier Babaz & Ivan Bamford

Papacho Sirdey - piano // Olivier Babaz - bass // Ivan Bamford - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Experimental #Instrumental

Extended Family - New residency(n.8) 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 // Simon Pagé - bass + fx // Etienne Mason - drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Electronic

Quentin Tolimieri

Improvised solo piano drawing from a range of experimental genres, particularly free jazz, free improvisation, and contemporary composed music.

Quentin Tolimieri - piano

#Jazz #Classical #Experimental #Instrumental

Fox Club

As 3 unique and standout musicians, Fox Club presents a diverse collection of music. Borrowing from Jazz, Rock and Folk styles, this trio presents fresh and interesting original material (as well as familiar selections) to the delight of the listener.

Jonathan Chapman - bass // Aaron Dolman - drums // Chris Maskell - saxophone/ewi

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Funk

Matt Choboter Quintet

The quintet navigates original compositions and exploring varied rhythmic and harmonic frameworks. Concepts of recession and growth, varied dialogue between spontaneity and intricate composition, time experienced on both the micro and macro levels and polyrhythmic interactions with the goal of highly subjective perceptual flexibility. Informed by Carnatic rhythmic ideas, of how time and space can be experienced with great accuracy by way of interacting large-scale and small-scale frameworks. The goal to infuse multi-cultural musical practices and procedures into a Canadian Jazz context.

matt choboter - piano // Simon Millerd - trumpet // Maxime Rhealt- Trembley - guitar // Cole Birney-Stewart - double-bass // Andrew Thomson - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Perfect Perfect EP Launch

Perfect Perfect is the culmination of a creative project meant to pay tribute to the Dustbowl and traditional Americana music from the 20th century. As a trio, interaction between the electric guitar, upright bass and drums gives life to this form of contemporary impressionistic folk music. Improvisation and the sonic space in which the group operates create the ideal environment for the flourishing of a post-Steinbeckian atmosphere.

Zacharie Bachand - guitar // Alex K.S. - upright bass // Eric Maillet - drums

#Original #Creative Folk

Florian Hoefner

Album launch concert for Florian's new solo piano record, Coldwater Stories . (Origin Records)

Florian Hoefner - piano

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental


Since 2000, Michael Stegner’s solo electronic project called Manalive has provided soundscapes both live and in recordings for artists such as Reggie Watts, Louis Cole (Knower), Aiko Shimada, Genevieve Artadi (Knower), Michael Shrieve (Santana), Lee Oskar (W.A.R.) and many more. His live solo show pushes the edges of dance music into improvisation, soul and song.

Michael Stegner - laptop & piano

#Original #Electronic

Linda Morrison in Concert / Linda Morrison en spectacle

Singer/songwriter Linda Morrison in concert at Café Résonance. Her repertoire covers a wide range of styles - folk, country, blues, jazz, traditional music from the Celiic traditions and of course, her own original compositions. Linda will perform with her excellent band - Andrew Cowan on guitar and Bill Gossage on bass.

Linda Morrison - voice, piano, guitar // Andrew Cowan - guitar, voice // Bill Gossage - stand-up bass, voice

#Jazz #Original #Folk, blues, country #Celtic traditional

Hommage à Thomas Chapin

Thomas Chapin was a brilliant Flautist, Saxophonist and Composer who passed away already almost 20 years ago. He was a pillar of the downtown scene in New York but today isn't sufficiently well known. The mission of this trio is to share his music the those who love it and those who have never heard his name.

Ivan Bamford - drums // Aurélien Tomasi - saxes, flute, clarinet // Stéphane Diamantakiou - bass

#Jazz #Instrumental

Pierre Hache 4tet

Inspired by his background in classical guitar, Pierre's compositions are bluesy and expressive. Come see these tunes come to life, with Mcconnell's soulful support on the bass, Mignogna's swingin' solo's at the guitar and Dalhi's sexy sax sounds... Sure to be a memorable evening!

Pierre Hache - drums // Matthew Mignogna - guitar // Dalhi Gonthier - sax // Mathieu Mcconnell-Enright - bass

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental


Togetherness! was formed through a chance meeting of musicians from Cape Town and Montreal with a mutual love for jazz music of South Africa. This special music combines kwela, gospel, jazz and the avant gard. We play the music of Abdullah Ibrahim, Dudu Pukwana, Mongezi Feza, Johnny Dyani, international sound travellers like Don Cherry and William Parker, and our own music too.

Ellwood Epps - trumpet // Scott Thomson - trombone // Erik Hove - alto saxophone // Rus Nerwich - tenor & soprano saxophone // Stéphane Diamantakiou - bass // Louis-Vincent Hamel - drums


Aerialists cd release

About Aerialists: In a world where hyphenated genres are becoming the norm, all kinds of monikers are available for a contemporary folk band - post-folk, trad-core, alt-roots. File under World, or file under Celtic? Aerialists fits best with the beautifully contradictory term prog-trad, melding their ferociously creative harmonic sensibilities with a deep love for folk traditions. Aerialists are Scottish harpist Màiri Chaimbeul (Darol Anger & The Furies), and Canadians Adam Iredale-Gray (Fish & Bird) on guitar and Elise Boeur (Jenny Ritter) on fiddle. Performing as a 5 piece band with drums and bass, Aerialists combine post-rock textures and trad energy to create captivating new music. “Aerialists interweave Gaelic and Scandinavian folk traditions with jazz and just a hint of rock in an intoxicating blend.” - Folk Radio UK A Celtic Explosions In The Sky - Calgary Audience Member.

Adam Iredale-Gray - guitar // Elise Boeur - fiddle // Mairi Chaimbeul - scottish harp

#Original #Instrumental #Celtic prog rock

Silvervest Tree Chi : Nicolas Caloia and Kim Zombik

Silvervest Tree Chi is the new project of duo Kim Zombik, voice and Nicolas Caloia, bass. Their aim is fresh music that plays between swagger and sweetness, caressing and careening, amusing and amazing. The duo, ever open to possibilities, ventures tonal tuneful encounters while continuing to satellite the nuts and bolts of this mortal coil. Vibrant, the music remains unset and generous. Come hear and enjoy our newest compositions before Kim leaves for India the next day!

Kim Zombik - voice // Nicolas Caloia - bass

#Jazz #Original #Poetry

Evan Shay Sunday Improvisation Residency

Evan Shay continues his Sunday Improvisation Residency with a string ensemble.

Evan Shay - tenor saxophone // James Enns - violin // Victor De Coninck - viola // Jane Chan - cello // Kyle Hutchins - drums

#Jazz #Classical #Experimental #Instrumental #Improvisation


UpsyDaisy is a trio led by french bassist Christian Bailet that explore modern jazz/fusion through original compositions.

Christian Bailet - bass // Félix Tellier Pouliot - guitar // Philippe Fleury - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Funk #Fusion

Evan Shay Sunday Improvisation Residency

Evan Shay continues his Sunday Improvisation Residency with a hip-hop/funk band.

Evan Shay - tenor saxophone // Jean-Michel Frederic - keyboards // Mark Haynes - electric bass // Rich Irwin - drums

#Experimental #Instrumental #Funk

Evan Shay Sunday Improvisation Residency

Evan Shay continues his Sunday Improvisation Residency with Jean-Michel Pilc on piano and Nick Fraser on drums.

Evan Shay - tenor saxophone // Jean-Michel Pilc - piano // Nick Fraser - drums

#Jazz #Experimental #Instrumental #Improvisation

Oddjob Ensemble

Hailing from Sonoma County, Oddjob Ensemble performs a myriad of musical styles and collaborates with perfomance artists in Vaudevillian shows, musical theater, and the avant garde. The Ensemble, led by Kalei Yamanoha, is a trio that is comprised of trap kit, string bass and accordion. Dancing to energizing early jazz numbers, listening to ethereal folk music and stomping to raucus overtures, the crowd will have their ears twisted into a delicious musical pretzel.

Oddjob Ensemble - accordion

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Vocal #Klezmer/balkan

Jazz brésilien - Rodrigo Simoes Quintet

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental #Vocal #brazilian music

Chopin, Bach, Radiohead: a piano/cello duo concert

Daniel Tselyakov - piano // Ariel Carrabré - cello

#Classical #Instrumental #Experimental Rock

Nilton Moreira Quartet

Nilton Moreira plays, composes and studies the Brazilian musical genres. Brazil is a vast country, where it`s possible to listen to different musical accents. Nilton is a flutist who has been researching the way of playing and composing these various Brazilian musical genres. In this concert, Nilton Moreira will present pieces from different places in Brazil. Also, he will release his new CD in Canada. The CD is called “Interweaving”. Nilton recorded this work between Brazil and Canada in 2016, when Nilton was in Montreal, working and researching at McGill University. This CD contains authorial compositions and also music by contemporary composers. The musicians bring Brazilian sonority mixed with modern improvisation and sophisticated harmony. Playing with Nilton in this concert, we have Rodrigo Simões (Guitar and Mandolin), André Galamba (Bass) and Aquiles Melo (Drums).

Nilton Moreira - flute // Rodrigo Simões - guitar and mandolin // André Galamba - bass // Aquiles Melo - drums

#Instrumental #Brazilian Music #Choro, Samba, Baião

Student Recital in Support of the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation

Montreal musicians Ainsley McNeaney, Pierre Haché, Simone Pitot and Stephanie Moore bring their private piano, voice, guitar and drum students to the stage in support of the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation. Cover is Pay What You Can, and all proceeds go to MCHF. http://www.thechildren.com/donate

prof: Ainsley McNeaney - piano/voice // prof: Pierre Haché - guitar/drums // prof: Simone Pitot - piano/guitar/voice // prof: Stephanie Moore - piano

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Instrumental #Vocal #Student Recital