Upcoming Events

TANDEM Trio

Taking inspiration from a mix of diverse influences TANDEM meshes contemporary experimental musical influences such as electroacoustic, minimalism and free improvisation. The trio deploys a large instrumental palette through the improvised gesture, playing music totally oriented towards the present. Sound and the act of listening constitute the core of this music.

Anouck Genthon - violin // Ed Williams - guitar // Tom Malmendier - drums

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental #improvised music

Parker Shper

The Silent Movie Club Presents Nosferatu; A Symphony of Horror

Nosferatu; A Symphony of Horror is a 1922 German Expressionist horror film and an adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula; the infamous 1897 novel. A screening of this highly influential film will be accompanied by a live performance of an original score composed by drummer and percussionist Kyle Hutchins.

Kyle Hutchins - drums, percussion, composition // Aime Duquet - guitar // DeWolf Stein - guitar // Scott Bevins - trumpet // Evan Stewart - bass

#Spooky Film Music

Dan Faulk, Gentiane MG, Cole Birney-Stewart, Michel Lambert

Dan Faulk - tenor/soprano sax // Gentiane MG -piano // Cole Birney-Stewart - bass //Michel Lambert - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Wyatt-Kochan-Vedady Trio

Kate Wyatt - piano // Jacek Kochan - drums // Adrian Vedady - bass

#Jazz #Original

Andres Vial and Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

The Mark Zaleski Band: Montreal Debut

Mark Zaleski has distinguished himself as a uniquely dynamic soloist, multi-instrumentalist, and band leader. He has performed with a diverse group of notable artists including Dave Brubeck, Christian McBride, Ian Anderson, Connie Francis, Mahmoud Ahmed, Rakalam Bob Moses, the Either/Orchestra, Tiger Okoshi, Jason Palmer, and Matt Savage. At the young age of 33, he has established faculty positions at Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, and Longy School of Music at Bard College. Mark’s high-energy jazz show brings forth the highest quality in jazz virtuosity, but brings a tinge of modern rock in his compositions resulting in an electrifying and engaging live show. Every audience member comments on how much fun the band is to watch perform! In 2017, Zaleski released his second record, “Days, Months, Years”, a record where Zaleski performs on alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, and double bass; one of the first of its kind in the jazz genre. Additionally, Zaleski is active in many musical projects including the Omar Thomas Large Ensemble, The Brighton Beat, the Either/Orchestra, Nyota Road, a duo project with Glenn Zaleski, Chris Hersch and the Moonraiders, The Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra, Mehmet Sanlikol and WhatsNext, and plays bass in a popular Boston-area soul band he founded called Planet Radio.

Mark Zaleski - saxophone

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Kevin Dean and Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Mike McCormick's Proxemics

In the summer of 2016, Mike McCormick decided to address his performative limitations by composing a set of personalized technical studies for the electric guitar. Exploring the physical and practical distance between him and his instrument encouraged him to examine other “distances” in various aspects of his life. This lead him to compose songs using texts from a collection of saved letters, emails, and electronic messages sent to him from partners with whom he had been previously intimately involved in order to examine the emotional “spaces” he had created in his life. This resulting collection of compositions, his Proxemic Studies, are an intensely personal examination of human intimacy that depict the unabashed beauty of unconditional love, the bitterness of heartbreak, and the volatility of passionate lust.

Mike McCormick - electric guitar // Laura Swankey - voice // Emily Denison - trumpet // Knut Kvifte Nesheim - drum kit

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Vocal

Félix Tellier Pouliot Trio

The trio will play some of their favorite jazz standards and compositions!

Félix Tellier Pouliot - guitar // Dave Watts - double bass // Olivier Guertin - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Original #Instrumental #Vocal #Electronic #Funk

Zach Frampton Acoustic Trio

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Dronedepiano

Dronedepiano presents an evening of free improvisation between acoustic instruments and electronics. A deconstructed trio of guitar, bass, and drums take place over the course of an evening. The first set features drummer Andy Bauer playing an improvisation that enters a dialog between his drums and recordings of Jiddu Krishnamurti. The second set highlights the prepared guitar of Martín Rodríguez which utilizes radio and other various electronics to play the strings of his guitar along with the double bass of Jérémi Roy. The third and final set brings all three musicians together, along with featured guests sprinkled around to jam out into the electrifying Monday night atmosphere!

Martín Rodríguez - guitar/electronics // Jeremi Roy - bass/tbd // Andy Bauer - drums

#Experimental #Instrumental #Drone

Improv Workshop Project

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 leads Jean-Michel Pilc, Rémi Bolduc, 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. In this performance, the group will explore some of the ideas that they’ve been experimenting with over the past few months to create fresh music in the moment. The IWP is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).

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

Zach Fischer Quintet feat. Yesseh Ali

Zach Fischer - guitar // Yesseh Furaha-Ali - tenor sax // Jules Payette - alto sax // Cole Birney-Stewart - bass // Aaron Dolman - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Parker Shper

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Beyond the Concert Stage: Classical Piano Night

#Classical #Instrumental

Dan Faulk Trio

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Way North (Toronto/Ottawa/NYC) with Parc X Trio (Montréal)

Way North (Toronto/Ottawa/NYC)
Way North is the best kind of musical collaboration, one born out of the joy of playing together. Way North was formed in Brooklyn in 2014 by three Canadians - saxophonist Petr Cancura (Down Home - JUNO nominee), trumpeter Rebecca Hennessy (FOG Brass Band/Women’s Blues Revue bandleader), bassist Michael Herring (Peripheral Vision - JUNO nominee) and one American, drummer Richie Barshay (Herbie Hancock/Chick Corea). The band brings together four musicians who love to use jazz and improvisation as a means of exploring folk and world music. They are releasing their second album, “Fearless And Kind” following their debut CD, Kings County, which was picked by the Ottawa Citizen as one of the best Jazz CD’s of 2015. You can hear the influences of a wide range of folk genres, including the blues, old-time, Balkan, Brazilian and Calypso. In January 2016, Way North was invited to perform and teach at Danilo Perez’s Panama Jazz Festival. While in Panama they were also invited to the Mamoni Reserve in the jungle where they performed and collaborated as part of the NGO Earth Train’s Geoversity campaign. “The music is instantly inviting and infectious with a capacity for taking the listener to unexpected places.” – Ted Quinlan, The Whole Note
Parc X Trio (Montreal)
Parc X trio is a Montreal-based contemporary jazz trio featuring Gabriel Vinuela-Pelletier (piano and compositions), Alex Lefaivre (bass and compositions) and Alain Bourgeois (drums). To celebrate its 10 year anniversary, Parc X trio will release its 7th recording, Dream, in April 2017. Pursuing the electric trio format, the group’s latest musical explorations showcase their typical original blend of pop song structures, contemporary jazz harmonies, staggering dynamics and break-beat grooves over odd time signatures. As complex as the music might seem on paper, the trio navigates through the material effortlessly with grace and power. New to the table is the group’s foray into studio production. A subtle and tasteful approach to electronic music production spices up the album sonically over the 8 original compositions from all 3 members. One of the album’s highlights is a reworking of Tchaikovsky’s theme from Swan Lake where Parc X trio sonic imprint takes the original classic into the XXIst century. Parc X trio began its journey 10 years ago in an old duplex in Parc-Extension, one of Montreal’s most multi-cultural boroughs. Gabriel and Alex met while studying at the University of Montreal where they quickly became close friends. The following year, they also became neighbors and the basement of that building became their local hub for playing, practicing and writing music 24/7. After a couple of years honing their craft on jazz standards, the two young men began composing music for what would be their first album released in 2009. They quickly found their own voice combining intricate polyrhythms, groove-based beats, compelling melodies as well as electronic and rock elements into their compositions. They also became well-known for the band’s borderline telepathic connection and high energy live performances that focused on group interaction and fearless improvisations. Ten years later, the duplex is long gone, but the friendship is still strong. To date, Parc X trio has released five records and one EP, has been awarded the TD Grand Prize for Jazz at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal in 2010, has done a countless number of shows and tour regularly throughout Canada, Mexico, USA and Europe.

Michael Herring - double bass // Petr Cancura - tenor saxophone and clarinet // Rebecca Hennessy - trumpet // Richie Barshay - drums // Gabriel Vinuela-Pelletier - piano // Alex Lefaivre - bass // Alain Bourgeois - drums

#Jazz #Instrumental

Andres Vial and Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

EP Release: Sebastian Bailey’s Ensemble de Magnac

Ensemble de Magnac features original jazz compositions arranged for six horns and rhythm section, including a vocalist and vibraphone on selected numbers. The name ‘de Magnac’ is my second middle name. It refers to part of my heritage which, to this day, remains somewhat obscure to me. My connection, however, is with the people it points to - the Huguenots, who fled from France worldwide from the 1500s onwards. I find inspiration in imagining the struggle, resistance and perseverance of this ethno-religious minority as they suffered persecution and alienation for their convictions. Protest, rebellion, fighting for recognition/autonomy and seeking refuge have been recurring themes occupying my thoughts, especially during the years leading up to and throughout the months these pieces were written and recorded.

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Kevin Dean and Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Extended Roots

Vahram Sarkissian & David Balasanyan, two prominent Armenian musicians will meet in Montreal presenting a mind-bending program - a fruit of their close collaboration, spiced with their original joint compositions, emerging into vibrant improvisation mainly based on Armenian folk and sacred music. After graduating from Ashot Zohrabyan’s Composition class at the Yerevan State Conservatory, the two creative minds have developed an organic artistic bond between them. They both are fascinated by their native music tradition as well as eager to experiment and explore the boundaries of their performance practice by integrating elements of free jazz, minimalism, world music, experimental and contemporary classical music.

Vahram Sarkissian - voice // David Balasanyan - piano

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Vocal #Improvisation

Sam et Sam - L'Art du duo

Inspired by the magic of duos such as Stan Getz and Kenny Barron, or Tony Bennett and Bill Evans, Sam and Sam have come together to explore this fascinating genre. Join us on an intimate exploration of the art of the duo.

Samuel Cheah - tenor sax // Samuel Jacques - piano

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Original #Instrumental #Vocal #Electronic #Funk

Zach Frampton Acoustic Trio

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Lisa Lorenzino Quartet

The Lisa Lorenzino Quartet is an energetic fusion of Latin styles with jazz. Drawing from the traditions of Brazilian Bossa Nova, MPB, and Choro as well as Cuban Salsa, the quartet highlights Lisa on flute and features Carlos Jiménez on guitar, with Fraser Hollins on bass and Aquiles Melo on Latin Percussion. The ensemble will be performing highlights from their recent album release, Evocaçaõ, along with original compositions and jazz standards.

Lisa Lorenzino - flute

#Jazz #Brazilian/Latin Jazz

Bibace / Chapman / Lacombe / Miller / Power

An evening of exciting original compositions, and arrangements of standards presented by this new quintet.

Jonathan Chapman - bass // Kenny Bibace - guitar // Joel Miller - tenor saxophone // Caoilainn Power - alto saxophone // Valerie Lacombe - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Parker Shper / Martin Heslop / Andrew Barr

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Sasha Olynyk trio

Sasha Olynyk trio presents a tribute to the great jazz piano trios from the 50's (Red Garland, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, Errol Garner, Ray Bryant...) Come listen to some great swinging tunes arranged by the trio !

Sasha Olynyk - piano // Marshal Herridge - upright bass // Baptiste Lejeune - drums

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Dan Faulk Trio

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Sonic Perfume and Claire Devlin Quartet

Sonic Perfume is an adventurous quartet that spans across the lines and borders of jazz as well as geographical locations. Splitting members between Toronto and Michigan, Phill Albert, Patrick O’Rielly, Patrick Booth, and Jonathan Taylor, push music forward by exploring original improvisatory compositions, drawing on the diverse histories various creative music traditions. The group explores improvisation both in and out of form, time, instrumental roles, group politics, and expectations, taking large influence from life around the great lakes. Their first self-titled CD, Sonic Perfume, was recorded during MidWest USA tour in 2014. The group toured Ontario and Quebec in fall 2016, and recorded their follow up records, Beautiful Landscape Vol 1,and Beautiful Landscape Vol 2.

Phill Albert - bass and effects, compositions // Patrick O'Rielly - guitar and effects, compositions // Patrick Booth - saxophone, compositions // Jonathan Taylor - drumkit, compositions // Claire Devlin - saxophone, compositions // John Buck - drumkit // Roman Munoz - guitar // Mathieu McConnell-Enrigh - double bass

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Andres Vial and Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

The Boo Radley Project

Hailing from Elora + Guelph, Ontario, The Boo Radley Project​ is an eight piece genre-bending collective that fuses funk, indie, jazz and literary prowess. They've been likened to everyone from Tower of Power and Mr. Bungle to The Cat Empire and Wilco. But really, they're just Boo​, a ragtag group of brothers serving up a quirky, fresh approach to music.

#Jazz #Experimental #Funk

Kevin Dean and Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Aaron Dolman's Music for 20 Strings

Original music by Aaron Dolman which draws on a love of 20th-century folk music as well as the openness and exploratory essence of free improvisation. In other words, music for people who love nostalgia, campfires and old family photos.

Aaron Dolman - drums and compositions // Caitlin Smith - viola // Zacharie Bachand - acoustic and electric guitar // Marcus Savard-Lowry - acoustic and electric guitar // Mathieu McConnell-Enright - bass

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Folk #Nostalgic

Gaby and the Strawberry Moon

''Gaby and the Strawberry Moon'' performs original compositions inspired by jazz, classical and pop music. Through different ambiances, this group travels and explores angles of conversations, thoughts, feelings and more.

Gabrielle Pelletier - piano // Joseph Boulet - drums

#Jazz #Original

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Original #Instrumental #Vocal #Electronic #Funk

Zach Frampton Acoustic Trio

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Frank O'Sullivan Project

Original instrumental compositions by Frank O'Sullivan, with influences from modern jazz, experimental, and rock music.

Frank O'Sullivan - guitar

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Improv Workshop Project

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 leads Jean-Michel Pilc, Rémi Bolduc, 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. In this performance, the group will explore some of the ideas that they’ve been experimenting with over the past few months to create fresh music in the moment. The IWP is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal

Sarah Rossy Chamber Ensemble

Curious vocal melodies dance atop a lush world of strings, woodwinds and percussion to create a colourful soundscape and evocative narrative. Join the Sarah Rossy Chamber Ensemble for their debut performance. This concert will premier new compositions as well as showcase older works reimagined for the ensemble. Sarah is the recipient of the 2018 Eleanor Stubley Recording Prize for her explorations in gender- and genre-balanced music creation. Don't miss this exciting event!

Sarah Rossy - voice/piano/compositions // Tomo Newton - violin // Victor De Coninck - viola // India Gailey - cello // Claire Devlin - tenor sax/flute // Greg Kustka-Tsimbidis - drums // TBA - bass

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal #Poetry #Chamber Jazz

Parker Shper / Erika Angell

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Pulsart Trio au Café Résonance

Pulsart Trio is three musicians for whom improvisation is the purest form of musical expression. The group is inspired by jazz, funk, electro, world music, and offers original compositions and arrangements of various tunes. Vibraphone, organ, synthesizers, drums, as well as many percussion instruments are used to offer colorful and groovy performances.

Olivier Madore-Millette - organ/synth

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Experimental #Instrumental #Funk #Organ Trio

Dan Faulk Trio

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Carlos Jimenez Quintet

Montreal guitarist Carlos Jiménez presents his brand new Quintet. Formed by five major players on the Montreal jazz scene, the group revives the music and grooves of the famed Blue Note label of the ’60s and ’70s. An evening of powerfully authentic jazz!

Carlos Jimenez - guitar // Alex Côté - saxophone // Pierre François - piano // Dave Watts - bass // Dave Laing - drums

#Jazz

Andres Vial and Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb Featuring Jay Clayton

First set: 21:00
12 Lunar Meditations: Summoning The Witches
Women from around the world wrote texts about the moon, which Ayelet Rose Gottlieb set to music. Featuring a remarkable band from NYC, Vancouver, and Montreal, and a choir of improvising vocalists from the Joker choir, conducted by DB Boyko, Ayelet, and NY based master vocalist Jay Clayton present this special song cycle for the first time in Montreal!
Second set: 22:00
Ayelet Rose Gottlieb & Jay Clayton - Voice, Aram Bajakian - Guitar
Unstandards: Revisiting Jazz standards in a non-standard way.

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb - voice

#Jazz #Standards #Experimental #Vocal #Poetry #Woman's Work #Improvisation #Song-Cycle

Kevin Dean and Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Mile End Poets' Festival: SpokenWeb Deep Curation

There will be two sets--the first is the deep curation event, the second a poetry and flamenco dance set with Katherine McLeod. The cover charge is actually either $7 for one part or $12 for both.

Aaron Boothby, Klara du Plessis, Canisia Lubrin, Erin Robinsong

#Poetry

McGill Faculty Vocal Combo (Steve Amirault-Instructor)

McGill Faculty Vocal Combo (Steve Amirault-Instructor)

Zoe Jean-Deslauriers - vocalist // Julia Larson - vocalist // Sabrina Cardi - vocalist // Stefani Recheshter - vocalist // Alexandrina Ticu - vocalist // Theophile Abellard - piano // Kevin Lafleur - guitar // Gabriel Laporte - bass // Joseph Boulet - drums

#Jazz

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Original #Instrumental #Vocal #Electronic #Funk

Zach Frampton Acoustic Trio

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Millagram plays Resonance Cafe

Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, and now residing in Montreal QC, Millagram is cut from Traditional Folk fabric and sewn with Jazz. Her Music is Electronic Soul with thoughtful Pop RnB hooks with vocal and stylistic influences from Erykah Badu and Eva Cassidy. Come experience two sets including original pieces along with jazz and pop arrangements joined by Montreals finest of backlines, Ronny Designer on Drums.

Millagram - singer

#Jazz #Original #Vocal #Funk

Eric Harding Trio

Live Jazz Trio Music consisting of Standards and originals

Eric Harding - piano // Dave Watts - bass // Michel Berthiaume - drums

#Jazz

Parker Shper / Jace Lasek

#Original #Experimental #Electronic

Lady J & the Jazz Cigarettes

Good friends learning to write and stretch out the music of Julia Warren; bandleader and saxophonist.

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

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Dan Faulk Trio

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Carl Mayotte Fusion Quintet au Résonnance

On november 29 at the Resonnace cafe, the quintet of the bass player Carl Mayotte invites you to a night where virtuosity and emotions are blending into a colorful musical universe. Mixing jazz, rock, funk and world beat, the music of the young group is an epic adventure for the ears as for the mind. It will be a premier for them in Montreal

Carl Mayotte - bass // Gabriel Cyr - guitar // Francis Grégoire - keys // Damien-Jade Cyr - saxophones // Nico Plouffe - drums

#Fusion

Andres Vial and Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Brazilian night: Projet Jazz brésilien album release

Rodrigo Simoes - guitar // Sonia Jonhson - vocal // Fabrice Laurent - drums // Papacho Sirdey - piano // Andre Galamba - bass

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Vocal #samba, choro, bossa

McGill Guitar Jazz Ensembles 1 and 2

The McGill Guitar Jazz Ensembles are chamber jazz ensembles made up of several guitars, horns, cello, and rhythm section. The two ensembles will be performing a selection of works by Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington, George Russell, and Kenny Wheeler. Each 12 member ensemble will be also performing works by student band members.

Bill Mahar - conductor // Zach Fischer - guitar // Lukas Poulin - guitar // Issac Wimmer - guitar // Dylan Marks - guitar // Vincent Piette - guitar // Juliette Malgrange - cello // Julian Abbott - tenor sax // Benoit Deschamps - bass // Baptiste Lejeune - drums // Frédéric Hébert - drums // Thelonius Garcia - piano // Carlos Jimenez - conductor // Michael Bruzzese - guitar // Robin Mahiou - guitar // Alex Muscalu - guitar // Stefan Angel - guitar // Aaron Tachau - trumpet // Michael Gorlin - tenor sax // Mary Ryzhova - piano // Jihye Im - piano // Kevin Yoo - bass // Laurent Jolicoeur - bass // A.J. Aboud - drums // Brian Namm - drums

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Improv Workshop Project

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 leads Jean-Michel Pilc, Rémi Bolduc, 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. In this performance, the group will explore some of the ideas that they’ve been experimenting with over the past few months to create fresh music in the moment. The IWP is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal

Category is: Opera!

Category is: an event that brings opera to everyone. Come experience a night filled with opera and musical theatre!! Amazing voices, amazing music and exciting themes to go along with each night!

Category is: featured singers - singer

#Classical #Vocal #opera #musical theatre #improv #comedy #drama

Bryn Roberts and Lage Lund

Pianist Bryn Roberts and guitarist Lage Lund have been playing together for over a decade since meeting in Brooklyn in 2004. The two have performed extensively in New York clubs, toured in Canada and Japan, and in 2016 released an album entitled Nightsong. Their newest recording, Hide the Moon and the Stars, will be released in October.

Bryn Roberts - piano // Lage Lund - guitar

#Jazz

Jenny Berkel + LUKA + Toddler

Doors 8pm Music 9pm $10 in advance, $12 at the door

Jenny Berkel - guitar // LUKA - guitar // Toddler - keys

#Original

HMMH — À partir du chaos

Six years already have passed since Pierre-Yves Martel and Carl Ludwig Hübsch, a most distinguished member of the European improv music scene, began working together. After their most recent Canadian tour, the idea was born to invite two like-minded Montreal female musicians to join them: both Joane Hétu and Émilie Mouchous gladly accepted the invitation. The Hmmh ensemble promises to be an open laboratory where each member’s musical approaches will humbly meet in order to create a space where sparse and minimal sound will open up new ways of listening.

Joane Hétu - alto sax, voice, objects // Pierre-Yves Martel - viola da gamba, harmonica // Émilie Mouchous - synthesizer // Carl Ludwig Hübsch - tuba, voice

#Experimental

The Hounds of Much Lovingness

The Hounds of Much Lovingness are back! We're going to improvise the whole show, so bring everything except your expectations.

Stéphane Krims - double bass, etc. // Chris Edmondson - alto sax // Claire Devlin - tenor sax // Louis Stein - guitar // Ethan Cohn - double bass // Kyle Hutchins - drums

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Moving Clouds Project

Moving Clouds project is a meeting of the shakuhachis who shares the zen sound with the improvise mood of electro-jazz An unique encounter! For that event we will present music from our new cd « Thunder and Rain and improvise live creation

Michel Zenchiku Dubeau - shakuhachis, tenkan, loops and sound treatment // Julien Maugis - fender rhode, synth and sound treatment // Alain Plouffe - drums and percussions

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic #Electro-jazz and zen Shakuhachi

Pete McCann Quartet

Pete McCann Quartet - performs music from his critically acclaimed new release: 'Pay For It On The Other Side'. This awesome band is from New York and plays all original contemporary jazz.

Pete McCann - guitar // Godwin Louis - sax // Matt Pavolka - bass // Mark Ferber - drums

#Jazz #Instrumental

Psc2 live @Resonance!

Psc2 combines the worlds of jazz, rock, classical music, and artificial intelligence 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. psc is a señor swesearcher in google brain, and is experimenting with using machine learning models (including generative models for music) as part of the live performance. most of the code used will be available in this repo. Psc2 used to be psctrio with 3 human intelligences.

Pablo Samuel Castro - keyboards and technology // Claudio Palomares - drums

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #articial intelligence

An Evening with Ropeadope Records Artists Adam Ahuja & Trio Bruxo

Trio Bruxo (Montreal) In the vein of the great Brazilian piano trios of the 1960s & 1970s, Trio Bruxo takes songs from the rich library of musica popular brasileira (MPB) and filters them through their reverent yet improvisational lens. Adam Ahuja (New York) NYC-based Adam Ahuja is a live-looping artist, keyboardist, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist who melds jazz, rock, funk, soul and electronic music into a fluid style. He has drawn international recognition touring independently as an artist and as a past member of acts such as Robert Randolph & Family Band and the Ana Popovic Band. In 2017, Ahuja released the critically-acclaimed album “Ubiquity,” on which he composed and performed all music, including keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, and voice, and wrote the lyrics. The album was released on Infinity Gritty, a label/consultancy founded by Ahuja in partnership with Grammy-Winning Ropeadope Records​. When Adam plays live, he offers what he calls a “neolive” experience: one in which he performs and loop-records various instruments on stage, including keyboards, key-bass, drumpads and vocals, often inviting interactive participation from audience members. Ahuja’s adept performances, charisma, and novel approach to the “one man band” paradigm have made him a widely viewed social media presence with individual videos generating well over 25,000 views.

Adam Ahuja - keyboards, vocals, drumpads // David Ryshpan - piano // Nicolas Bédard - bass // Mark Nelson - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal #Electronic #Funk #Brazilian

Improv Workshop Project

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 leads Jean-Michel Pilc, Rémi Bolduc, 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. In this performance, the group will explore some of the ideas that they’ve been experimenting with over the past few months to create fresh music in the moment. The IWP is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal

SNO COSMOS xmas party ft. MAWMZ

No Cosmos and MAWMZ present the 4th annual Christmas mixtape release fundraiser. No Cosmos is the alias of trumpeter/composer/producer Scott Bevins. MAWMZ is an experimental feminist choir led by Shelby Cohen and Thanya Iyer. All proceeds from the door will benefit l'Itinéraire, a local organization empowering marginialized and vulnerable communities.

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental #Vocal #Electronic #Holiday

Tihomir Krastev RHYTHM & HORNS Project

As the project’s title suggests, Rhythm & Horns puts its focus on the melody and the rhythm of the music. While the band’s sound is somewhat transparent and lighter, the harmony is still present and is one of the key elements in all the compositions where the musical colors range from dark, yet delicate to uplifting and spiritual. The group explores exclusively original material written by all the band members.

Roberto Murray - sop/ten // Tihomir Krastev - ten // Fred Pauze - bs // Claude Lavergne - dr

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Mileoli

Mileoli is a piano trio originated from Vancouver BC. The name Mileoli came from the combination of first names: Mili, Leo, and Eli. The show will feature the originals and jazz standards.

Mili Hong - drums // Leo Bae - piano // Eli Davidovici - bass

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Alex Muscalu Quartet Plays Monk

Alex Muscalu and his friends will play some of their favorites compositions of one of jazz's greatest masterminds, Mr. Thelonious Monk! Join them for this fun night of improvised music!

Alex Muscalu - guitar

#Jazz #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

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