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Taylor Donaldson Big Band

Parker Shper

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

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 with the aim of uplifting the band and listeners together.

Ellwood Epps - trumpet // Scott Thomson - trombone // Erik Hove - saxophone // Stéphane Diamantakiou - bass // Ivan Bamford - drums

#Jazz

Université de Montreal Series

Andres Vial & Friends

Ilios Steryannis Quartet

My name is Ilios Steryannis, I am a jazz drummer and composer in Toronto, ON. I’m thrilled to announce that I have a brand new album coming out in January of 2018 that is looking like one of the most anticipated albums of the coming year! The album was recorded in July of 2017 at Number 9 Audio Group, with highly acclaimed SOCAN award winning producer and guitarist Eric St-Laurent at the helm. The album features a wide variety of styles, moods and textures, ranging from Coltranesque post bop to charging West African grooves, with some Mediterranean and Afro-Cuban flavours mixed in. Two time JUNO nominee Sundar Viswanathan is featured on all tracks, playing alto and soprano saxophones Bethany Project will be released internationally on Friday, January 12th, 2018.

Ilios Steryannis - drums // Sundar Viswanathan - saxophone // Scott Neary - guitar

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Funk

THE MOUNTAIN TOP - LEANEY/LAMBERT/CALOIA/JARVIS

THE MOUNTAIN TOP Featuring; Nicolas Caloia (Ratchet Orchestra) on upright bass, Michel Lambert (Dewey Redman/François Carrier) on drums, Ian Jarvis (Ruben and the Dark) on electric guitar led by Aaron Leaney (Bord Á Bord/AL&CD) on tenor saxophone and electronics. Leaney's been in the game for over a decade now, having settled in Montreal for the last few years, after some ping-ponging between Toronto and Calgary. In Montreal, Leaney has kept himself busy with the GAMIQ nominated trio, Bord À Bord, Paragaté, performing as a member of the legendary Ratchet Orchestra, and co-leading his own small groups. THE MOUNTAIN TOP explores the more open-ended aspects of jazz playing, merging influences from across the world encompassing folk-like melodies, cinematic soundscapes and with the underlying fire energy of Coltrane. Signal to Noise magazine has said, Leaney has garrulous, sing-song delivery that calls to mind a relaxed, possessed Fred Anderson.

Aaron Leaney - saxophone // Nicolas Caloia - bass // Michel Lambert - drums // Ian Jarvis - guitar

#Jazz #Instrumental

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Zach Frampton Trio

Le Jaguermalsen + Christine Jensen

Le Jaguermalsen will be performing their original music, emotionally intense pieces inspired from a broad range of styles, like swing, rock, classical and contemporary music. They will be also performing with the almighty Christine Jensen, which will contribute to the composition side of things with her ingenious and beautiful music.

Damien-Jade Cyr - saxophone(s) // Jean-Michel Leblanc - guitar // Carlos Maldonado Cisneros - upright bass // Olivier Guertin - drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Luc Herrmann Group

The Luc Herrmann Group is a modern jazz quartet based out of montreal who launched their debut album in October 2017 at Resonance Café. The band will be playing music from the album (all composed by their leader/ guitar player) as well as some of Luc's more recent work

Luc Herrmann - guitar // Jules Payette - alto saxophone // Levi Dover - bass // Louis-Vincent Hamel - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Parker Shper

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

Marie-Fatima Rudolf Trio

Marie-Fatima Rudolf - piano // Martin Heslop - bass // Éric Thibodeau - drums

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Mike Bruzzese Quartet

Join us, as we play repertoire from the great american songbook and tunes from composers such as Bud Powell, John Coltrane, Tadd Dameron and more!

Mike Bruzzese - guitar // Caoilainn Power - alto saxophone // Martin Heslop - bass // André White - drums

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Extended Family - New residency(n.14) 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 // Émile Farley - bass + fx // William Javier Machado - drums // Julien Fillion - sax

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic

Jazz brésilien - Rodrigo Simoes quintet

For the lovers of world music and jazz who are looking for a special moment to remember the warmth of the South, Rodrigo Simões' Brazilian Jazz is an energetic concert that links the choro tradition with modern jazz improvisations. It's a simple formula: a mix of compositions, good melodies plucked from the samba repertoire and standards played in a Brazilian style. Unlike the often exploited bossa, Brazilian jazz goes further and uses different Brazilian rhythms in new compositions and arrangements of known songs.

Rodrigo Simoes - guitar // Sonia Johnson - vocal // André Galamba - bass // Fabrice Laurent - drums // Papacho Sirdey - piano

#Jazz #Original #Vocal #brazilian jazz

Sarah Rossy Trio

Join Sarah Rossy, Chris Edmonsdon and Eric Maillet in an improvisatory textural landscape.

Sarah Rossy - voice/piano // Chris Edmondson - alto sax // Eric Maillet - drums

#Jazz #Experimental #Vocal

psc trio - brave new world Montreal album launch

psc trio was formed in late 2016 to combine 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 // Juan Pablo Carmona - bass

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Brian Nam Amity Group

The Brian Nam Amity Group will be playing originals and standards from the American songbook . Come in for some burning tunes from musicians with experiences from around the world!

Alex Francoeur - tenor saxophone // Alec Schulman - piano // Julian Jayme - guitar // Alex LeBlanc - bass // Brian Nam - drums

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Togetherness! & Zero Point (NYC)

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. Zero Point is a New York-based quartet of improvising musicians. Their first album “Thoughts Become Matter” was released in 2017.

Ellwood Epps - trumpet // Scott Thomson - trombone // Erik Hove - alto saxophone // Stéphane Diamantakiou - double b ass // Ivan Bamford - drums // Daniel Carter - reeds, flute, trumpet // Marius Duboule - guitar // Deric Dickens - drums // Michael Bates - double bass

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Funk #Kwela

Choro em Cinco

Choro em Cinco plays choro, a dynamic style of instrumental music which developed in Brazil around the turn of the 20th century from European harmony and African rhythms. While choro in Portuguese means cry, the music varies from slow ballads to upbeat sambas. Choro em Cinco features traditional choro instrumentation, including flute, mandolin, cavaquinho (treble guitar), 7-string guitar, and panderio (similar to a tamborine).

Jason Davis - 7-string guitar // Rodrigo Simões - mandolin // Marie Saintonge - flute // Rafael Castelo Branco - cavaquinho // Fabrice Laurent - pandeiro

#Brazilian

Philippe Côté - Chamber Quintet

New band! New music! Chamber music meets jazz quintet

Philippe Côté - saxophone // Jacques Kuba Séguin - trumpet // François Bourassa - piano // Adrian Vedady - bass // Kevin Warren - drums

#Jazz #Classical #Original

Jonathan Chapman Trio

Borrowing elements from Jazz, Rock, Folk and Avant-Garde music, the Jonathan Chapman Trio performs with an emphasis on creativity and originality. The group, coming in hot from their debut recording effort, will perform selections from their grab bag of original material, in addition to several all-time favourite jazz standards.

Jonathan Chapman - bass // Alex Francoeur - tenor sax // Aaron Dolman - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Experimental #Instrumental

Jean-Michel Pilc's Improv Workshop Project

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.

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Stéphane Krims/Ethan Cohn Duo

Two Montreal-based double bassists, Stéphane Krims and Ethan Cohn, will provide a night of intimate (and maybe occasionally not-so-intimate) music for the enjoyment of all.

Stéphane Krims - double bass/misc. // Ethan Cohn - double bass

#Jazz #Original #Experimental

Baird Hersey Year of the Ear - The Revival

In 1975, the composer, guitar fame Baird Hersey (New-York) founded the engagingly eccentric jazz-funk group Year of the Ear. The group released three albums of tightly-knit, high energy ensemble fusion that merged Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return To Forever into a fascinating bitches brew of big band funk and avant-jazz. To revive one of the most remarkable eras of musical history, the ensemble will perform, for the first time in nearly 40 years, 12 pieces from The Year of the Ear repertoire some of which remain unpublished. This presentation wish to resuscitate an essential part of the musical history and thus highlight the undeniable genius of artists who have remained aesthetically and historically sidelined, such as Mr. Baird Hersey and his ensemble The Year of the Ear .

Philippe Hode-Keyser - conductor // Samuel Cheah - soprano & tenor saxophones // Hugo Leclerc - tenor saxophone // Jeremy Sandfelder - tenor saxophone // Olivier Lizotte - trombone // John Drinkwater II - trumpet // David Fhima - trumpet // Ben Hare - trumpet // Devin Mastrich - trumpet // Julien Daoust - drums // Philippe Lafrance - electric bass // Nicolas Lanctôt - electric guitar // Jean-Pierre Larouche - electric guitar // David Martin - electronics, percussions, video

#Jazz #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic #Funk #Avant Jazz Big Band

Black Fungus

Several decades ago, jazz vocalist and poet Jeannette Lambert and drummer and composer Michel Lambert named their vocal/drum duo Black Fungus. They were inspired by a bowl of hot and sour soup that they shared and the idea of making music that is dark, that grows and is good for you. Their intention ever since has been to synthesize their music to two core elements, melody and rhythm, and to present pure expressions of emotion and energy. Over the years their duo has travelled and collaborated internationally, in Paris, New York, Chicago, London, Montreal, Toronto and Indonesia. In recent years they've refined their compositions at artist residencies in Italy, Malaysia and Barcelona, drawing much inspiration from their travels. This will be a concert of their new material, songs filled with the richness of their experiences and the legacy of free jazz that unites them.

Jeannette Lambert - voice // Michel Lambert - drums

#Jazz #Experimental #Vocal #Poetry

Orange Mist Trio Concert

Inviting inner journey and dream, Orange Mist's contemplative sound fluctuates somewhere between influences of classical music, jazz, traditional folk and cinematographic music. As well, you'll recognize harmonies inspired by post-modern composers such as Satie, Ravel and Debussy, but also the jazz musician Chick Corea, and additionally atmospheres similar to Yann Tiersen or Joe Hisaishi. All this in a poetic musical impressionism; a real invitation for imagination!

Orange Mist Trio - piano, cello, violin

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Instrumental #Néo-classique #Néo-trad

Michel Lambert Episodes Trio

Michel's trio will use extracts from his opus Journal des Episodes as a starting point for creating a new improvised musical suite.

Michel Lambert - drums // Guillaume Bouchard - bass // Alexandre Grogg - piano

#Jazz #Original #improvised music

Opera Scenes Extravaganza

The Opera Scenes Extravaganza will showcase emerging artists from Opera McGill in an exciting mixture of classic Opera Scenes. From Mozart to Puccini, with a little bit of everything in between, our singers and pianists are ready to entertain you!

#Classical #Vocal #Opera

Kevin Sun Trio CD Release + Run & Hide (Double-Bill)

KEVIN SUN TRIO A saxophonist, improviser, composer, and blogger, Kevin Sun has studied composition with Miguel Zenón and John Hollenbeck, and cites contemporary composers such as Steve Coleman, Vijay Iyer, Miles Okazaki, Henry Threadgill, Steve Lehman, and Mark Turner as key influences. Currently based out of Brooklyn, New York, Sun performs with the collective quartets Great On Paper and Earprint and has shared the stage with Vijay Iyer, James Moody, Kenny Burrell, Dave Liebman, and Rich Perry, among others. He is an active contributor to Jazz Speaks, the official blog of The Jazz Gallery, where he has conducted interviews with artists such as Herbie Hancock and Joshua Redman. His blog on jazz and literature, A Horizontal Search, has been recognized by National Public Radio's A Blog Supreme and Ethan Iverson's Do the Math. * * * * * RUN & HIDE Run & Hide is an avant-garde music and improvisation trio of two saxes and drums, the brainchild of Evan Shay and Kyle Hutchins. The compositions and improvisations are meant to explore melodicism and the relationship between two saxes without the presence of chordal instruments.

Kevin Sun - tenor saxophone, clarinet // Walter Stinson - bass // Matt Honor - drums // Evan Shay - alto saxophone // Kyle Hutchins - drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Jean-Michel Pilc's Improv Workshop Project

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.

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Kim Zombik Quartet

Come enjoy an early evening of vocal jazz standards that swing, ping and will ring in your heart.

Kate Wyatt - piano // Martin Heslop - bass // Greg Ritchie - drums

#Jazz #Standards #Vocal

Jazz brésilien - Rodrigo Simoes quintet

For the lovers of world music and jazz who are looking for a special moment to remember the warmth of the South, Rodrigo Simões' Brazilian jazz is an energetic concert that links the choro tradition with modern jazz improvisations. It's a simple formula: a mix of compositions, good melodies plucked from the samba repertoire and standards played in a Brazilian style. Unlike the often exploited bossa, Brazilian jazz goes further and uses different Brazilian rhythms in new compositions and arrangements of known songs.

Rodrigo Simoes - guitar // Sonia Johson - vocal // André Galamba - bass // Fabrice Laurent - drums // Papacho Sirdey - piano

#Jazz #Original #jazz brésilien

Matt Choboter Band //ALBUM RELEASE//

The quintet navigates original compositions 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 #eclectic jazz

Zach Fischer Quintet

Originally from Philadelphia, guitarist and composer Zach Fischer is an upcoming musician on the Montréal jazz scene. Drawn to the guitar at an early age, Fischer has studied guitar with Ben Monder, Dave Manley, Greg Amirault and Kevin Hanson, as well as improvisation in general with Erik Hove, Christine Jensen and Frank Lozano. Fischer has performed with some of America and Canada’s finest jazz musicians, including Kevin Dean, Fraser Hollins, Dave Laing, Mike Rud, Jaleel Shaw, John Stowell and Matt Mitchell among others. Zach is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performance at McGill University.

Zach Fischer - guitar // Chris Maskell - tenor saxophone // Matt Choboter - piano // Alex Le Blanc - bass // William Machado - drums

#Jazz

Jean-Michel Pilc's Improv Workshop Project

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.

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Perfect Perfect and The Lifers

The Sisterhood of Sound is a collaborative project between The Lifers and Annie Sumi. Weaving intricate vocal melodies into a bed of instrumentation, this project is a harmony driven ethereal-art-folk collective. Playing with themes of love, landscape, and human existence, the Sisterhood of Sound reaches into the audience and evokes deep emotion. Perfect Perfect is the culmination of a creative project meant to pay tribute to the Dustbowl and traditional Americana music. Interaction between the 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.

Zach Bachand - guitar // Alex K.S. - bass // Eric Maillet - drums // Annie Sumi - guitar, vocals // Liv Cazzola - accordion, ukulele, vocals // Anita Cazzola - electric guitar, vocals // Jill Sauerteig - cello, vocals

#Jazz #Folk

Daniel Hersog Jazz Orchestra Featuring Noah Preminger and Frank Carlberg

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

Daniel Hersog Jazz Orchestra - big band

#Jazz