Upcoming Events

Evan Shay & Jean-Michel Pilc Duo

Evan Shay and Jean-Michel Pilc improvise together for two sets.

Evan Shay - tenor saxophone // Jean-Michel Pilc - piano

#Jazz #Experimental #Instrumental #Improvisation

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Vocal #Funk

Kyle Hutchins Trio

This new trio explores open ended music and improvisation, inspired by silence, Steve Reich, and Paul Motian.

Kyle Hutchins - drums, compositions // Evan Shay - tenor saxophone // Aime Duquet - guitar

#Avant-Garde Jazz

Max's Group

Max's group will interpret songs from the standards repertoire as well as some original compositions. The group features : Mat 'Boom' McConnell on bass, Simon Millerd on Trumpet and Greg Ritchie on drums.

Maxime Tremblay - guitar // Simon Millerd - trumpet // Mat McConnell - bass // Greg Ritchie - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Taylor Donaldson Big Band

Don't worry, the big band survived 2016 and we are back for our series, playing standards and originals from our book!

Taylor Donaldson - leader / trombone // Benjamin Deschamps - alto sax // Jason Stillman - alto sax // Annie Dominique - tenor sax // Michael Johancsik - tenor sax // Philippe Coté - baritone sax // Dominic Rossi - trumpet // Andy King - trumpet // Lex French - trumpet // Nicolas Boulay - trumpet // David Martin - trombone // Olivier Hébert - trombone // Colin Lloyd - trombone // Jean-Sébastien Vachon - bass trombone // Jonathan Cayer - piano // Sebastien Pellerin - bass // Louis-Vincent Hamel - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #big band

Latin Cuban All-Star Band

Every Thursday from January 12 until the end of March. Salsa dancing with a fantastic band. The Latin-Cuban All Star Band brings the flavour of an unique danceable and energetic night for you. Its rhythms and lyrics brings the dancer to an ecstatic state interacting with other dancers and taking pleasure in one's own movements. Welcome to the Latin-Cuban-Quebecois party!

Rafael Zaldivar - piano // Alexeis Céspedes - guitar // José Miguel - bass // Dayan Sailoman - congas // Yusmany Ortega - timbal

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Andres Vial and Friends

Playing obscure standards and little played bebops gems by the likes of Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, George Shearing and others!

Andres Vial - piano // Mike De Masi - bass // TBA - drums

#Jazz #Standards

Félix Tellier Pouliot «Cosmos Quintet»

The Cosmos Quintet will be performing some modern jazz original as well as some favorite standard tunes.

Félix Tellier Pouliot - guitar // Julien Fillion - alto sax // Michael Marcotte - trombone // Alex Le Blanc - bass // Noam Guerrier-Freud - drums

#Jazz #Original

Kevin Dean and Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

Earprint (NYC-Boston)

“Earprint is a joy to listen to. Really great music and playing by everyone, with lots of highlights. Will definitely be on my playlist for a while. – saxophonist/composer Miguel Zenón With an ear aimed firmly toward the underground, Earprint is a four-part chordless creative collective who make music that is at least nominally for listening. Though they’re not out to save the world, or even modern jazz, they aim to at least turn a head or two with their aggressively melodic, shamelessly youthful approach. ​

Kevin Sun - tenor sax // Tree Palmedo - trumpet // Simón Willson - acoustic bass // Dor Herskovits - drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Vocal #Funk

Betty & Veronica//Mixylodian

Mixylodian- Originally Montreal musician Mikey Bwickers’ solo side project, MIXYLODIAN has evolved through a one-man band, to a nine-piece horn and string collective, to a five piece boy-girl pop ensemble, to a two-piece chiptunes dance duo, and everywhere in between. Mikey will be playing a special set of new original piano compositions. Betty & Veronica- In a dance hall at the bottom of the ocean, two lovers embrace under a disco ball and realize that life ain't so bad under the sea. Underwater prom music.

Betty & Veronica - synth 5 piece // Mixylodian - solo piano set

#Original #Experimental #Vocal #Electronic #Indie Synth Pop

conversations: Caloia + Kim

using pop and jazz standards as a starting point, story-telling unfolds through conversations between a bass and a voice.... a series of 3 tuesdays from january 24 through to february 7, 2017

Nicolas Caloia - bass // Kim Zombik - voice

#Jazz

Kohlenstoff records unplugged

Two duos and one solo sets from the Montreal-based Kohlenstoff artist collective, in an evening of experimental and free improv music.
Whim: Ofer Pelz and Preston Beebe (piano and percussion)
Ida Toninato and Emilie Girard-Charest (saxophones and cello)
Émilie Payeur (orange, red and blue cellophane papers, electronics)

Ofer Pelz - piano // Preston Beebe - percussion // Ida Toninato - saxophones // Emilie Girard-Charest - cello // Émilie Payeur - orange, red and blue cellophane papers, electronics

#Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic #free improv

Kim Zombik - lancement/album launch

the latest album from Kim Zombik, intimate sky from whence you came features original music and poetry. Not to be missed! In Kim’s vocals there is unembellished honesty - a naiveté even- combined with sharpness and warm-heartedness. She sings...with a charming sincerity that comes straight from her heart.Her reciprocity with her band is excellent. Yozo Iwanami, SWING JOURNAL

Kate Wyatt - piano // Adrian Vedady - bass // André White - drums // Andy King - trumpet // Erik Hove - sax/flute // Kim Zombik - voice

#Jazz #Original #Vocal

Phil Girard Trio

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Ananda X. Suddath trio ft. Marc Gautreau & Jonny Chapman

Ananda X. Suddath - guitar // Marc Gautreau - drums // Jonny Chapman - bass

#Jazz #Instrumental

Latin Cuban All-Star Band

Every Thursday from January 12 until the end of March. Salsa dancing with a fantastic band. The Latin-Cuban All Star Band brings the flavour of an unique danceable and energetic night for you. Its rhythms and lyrics brings the dancer to an ecstatic state interacting with other dancers and taking pleasure in one's own movements. Welcome to the Latin-Cuban-Quebecois party!

Rafael Zaldivar - piano // Alexeis Céspedes - guitar // José Miguel - bass // Dayan Sailoman - congas // Yusmany Ortega - timbal

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Andres Vial and Friends

Playing obscure standards and little played bebops gems by the likes of Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, George Shearing and others!

Andres Vial - piano // Jonathan Chapman - bass // Andre White - drums

#Jazz #Standards

Kobrinsky/Lambert/O'Neill

Double bassist Aryeh Kobrinsky, guitarist Gabriel Lambert and drummer Liam O'Neill present an evening of solo, duo and trio music.
Set One: Gabriel Lambert - solo guitar
Set Two: Aryeh Kobrinsky presents a solo set of improvised, folk and jazz. The set is an exploration of the new sounds, timbres and harmonic possibilities that have developed out converting to tuning in 5ths on the instrument.
Set Three: Trio Music with Gabriel Lambert, Aryeh Kobrinsky and Liam O'Neill

Aryeh Kobrinsky - double bass // Gabriel Lambert - guitar // Liam O'Neill - drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #avant-folk

Kevin Dean and Friends

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

NDG3 feat. Kevin Dean

Evan Shay - sax // Jonny Chapman - bass // Aaron Dolman - drums // Kevin Dean - trumpet

#Jazz #Instrumental

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Vocal #Funk

Juulie Rousseau

#Original

L'ERNEST + Foisy-Couture/ Maillet/Favilla

IT's a impro night First Set: Raphaël Foisy Couture on basse, Paris J Favilla on saxophon and Eric Maillet on drums are going to put themselves together to pick you up to somewonderful places..
Second Set: L'ERNEST, duo from France, Timothée Quost on trumpet and electronics and Camille Emaille on percussions going through big sound mass, details and space with a very intense energy.

Raphaël Foisy-Couture - double basse // Paris J Favilla - saxophon // Eric Maillet - drums // Timothée Quost - trumpet // Camille Emaille - percussions

#Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Sam Kirmayer Quartet

Joel Miller - tenor saxophone // André White - drums // Jonathan Chapman - bass // Sam Kirmayer - guitar

#Jazz #Standards

Cobra 2017- Improv@Cirmmt@Cafe Resonance

Cobra(1984) by John Zorn Cobra is an unpublished but recorded and frequently performed musical composition by John Zorn that was conceived as a system with very detailed rules but with no pre-conceived sequence of events, or game piece, for a group of musical improvisers and a prompter. Zorn completed Cobra on October 9, 1984. The composition consists of a set of cues notated on cards, and rules corresponding to the cues that direct the players what to do. The number of players, instrumentation, and length of the piece is indeterminate. Because there is no traditional musical notation and the players improvise, the piece may sound radically different from performance to performance.

Musicians from CIRMMT - 14 instruments and electronics

#Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic #Game piece #Free Jazz

Mark Nelson's Sympathetic Frequencies

Original contemporary compositions, infused with improvisations that feature unexpected twists and turns, reveal the virtuosity and the cohesion of this promising quartet.

Lex French - trumpet // Colin Power - alto sax // Nicolas Bédard - upright bass // Mark Nelson - drums

#Jazz #Original

Emilio Reyna Quintet

Simon Millerd - trumpet // Ted Crosby - reeds // Mathieu McConnell-Enright - bass // Louis-Vincent Hamel - drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Extended Family New residency at Resonance

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 - key+electronics // Erik Hove - saxophone // Mark Nelson - drums // TBD - bass+fx

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic

Cole Birney-Stewart Sextet @ Resonance Cafe

28 year-old bassist Cole Birney-Stewart leads a night of exciting & wide-ranging modern jazz. Drawing from jazz, classical, metal, pop and Indian music, diverse influences are absorbed into a fresh, homogeneous whole. The sextet format offers a large variety of textural and orchestral possibilities which are explored in new music written specifically for this band, as well as arrangements of previously existing material.

Cole Birney-Stewart - bass/compositions // Jules Payette - alto saxophone // Evan Shay - tenor saxophone // Maxime Tremblay - guitar // Matt Choboter - piano // Andrew Thomson - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Hornet

Hornet is a free-jazz ensemble that brings back the vibe of Ornette Coleman's music with a definitive touch of originality and modernism.

Jean-Francois Ouellet - alto sax // Louis-Vincent Hamel - drum // Lex French - trumpet // Mathieu McConnell-Enright - bass

#Jazz #Instrumental #free jazz

Carbou/Graham : IMPULSE + The VISIT

Thomas and Patrick share an almost telepathic rapport, blending spontaneous improvisation, electronic looping, Brazilian and Indian musical influences, to create both ecstatic groove pieces and dream-like soundscapes. The duo uses an array of instruments, including custom 8-string guitar, cuatro, bouzouki, cajon, frame drums, berimbau, udu and metal percussion that are augmented by hypnotic vocals & samplers. The Visit, comprised of cellist Raphael Weinroth-Browne and vocalist Heather Sita Black, is a musical dialogue that transcends genres and idioms. Combining the structures and instrumentation of classical chamber music with the emotional and rhythmic weight of metal, their lengthy, through-composed pieces conjure sonic worlds in which listeners can immerse themselves. The duo has garnered virtually unanimous praise for their debut album Through Darkness Into Light, an almost impossibly beautiful release [...] that should appeal to fans of both metal and classical music.” Their performances at esteemed festivals such as Wave-Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany, Nouvelle Prague in Prague, Czech Republic, and the 21C Festival in Toronto’s Koerner Hall have been met with overwhelmingly positive responses. With a rare combination of virtuosity, emotional intensity, and genre-defying innovation, The Visit is making their mark on the international stage as they forge a musical path all their own.

Thomas Carbou - 8-string guitar, vocal, loops & effects // Patrick Graham - frame drums & percussions // Raphael Weinroth-Browne - cello // Heather Sita Black - vocal

#Original #Experimental #Vocal

Nomad 10tet au Résonance Café

Original jazz music composed by members of the band that includes standard and modern aspects of jazz. The band takes its inspiration from many artists such as Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Mingus Big Band, Chick Corea, Snarky Puppy, etc.

Jonathan Benoit - trumpet // Laurianne Riopel-Fréchette - trumpet // Dominic Turcotte - alto saxophone // Arnaud Castonguay - tenor saxophone // Alexandre Lavoie - trombone // Hugo Leclerc - baritone saxophone // Jean-Christophe Lebel - electric guitar // Samuel Jacques - piano // Félix-Antoine Désy - electric bass // Yannick Decelles Gagnon - drums

#Jazz #Instrumental #Modern Jazz #Jazz Rock Fusion

Taylor Donaldson Big Band

Big band night! Standards and originals from our book - hope to see you there!

Taylor Donaldson - director / trombone // Benjamin Deschamps - alto sax // Jason Stillman - alto sax // Annie Dominique - tenor sax // Michael Johancsik - tenor sax // Philippe Coté - baritone sax // Dominic Rossi - trumpet // Andy King - trumpet // Lex French - trumpet // Nicolas Boulay - trumpet // David Martin - trombone // Oliver Hébert - trombone // Colin Lloyd - trombone // Jean-Sébastien Vachon - bass trombone // Jonathan Cayer - piano // Sebastien Pellerin - bass // Louis-Vincent Hamel - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #big band

Tellier/Dolman/Cohn

The trio will play a selection of jazz standards and originals!

Félix Tellier Pouliot - guitar // Aaron Dolman - drums // Ethan Cohn - upright bass

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Thomas Morelli-Bernard 12 tet

Tradiational cuban rythms and songs fuzioned with a jazz big band

#Afro-Cuban Jazz

Togetherness!

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 // Stephane Diamantakiou - double bass // Louis-Vincent Hamel - drums

#Jazz

Scott Bevins Group

SBG is inspired by cats, dogs, memes and feelings. Compositions emphasizing melody and anchored with grooves influenced by hip-hop, postbop, and electronic music.

Scott Bevins - trumpet // Evan Shay - saxophone // Eric Haynes - keyboards // Stephane Krims - electric bass // Kyle Hutchins - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Mike Bruzzese Quartet

Guitarist Mike Bruzzese teams up with the burning rhythm section of Will Kjeer on Piano, Dave Watts on bass, and André White on drums. A night of creative and swinging music.

Mike Bruzzese - guitar // Will Kjeer - piano // Dave Watts - bass // André White - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards

EP Quintet

The EP quintet is a group who play Elisabeth Provencher's compositions. It style is modern jazz. They play together since a few years. M

Elisabeth Provencher - saxophone // Benjamin Cordeau - trompet // Alexis Elina - piano // François Archambault - bass // Noam Guerrier-Freud - drum

#Jazz #Modern jazz

Proper Trio

Proper Trio has been playing in Montreal for two years and together they have been exploring the worlds of jazz, blues and latin music.
Two sets of music, first set starting at 6pm.

Jordan Bechtel - piano // Lucas Brisson - upright bass // Joe Alam - drums

#Jazz #Standards #Instrumental

B's Bees

Come watch the group perform all new compositions and arrangements, as well as a suite written by Brandon Goodwin.

Brandon Goodwin - drums // Wynston Minckler - bass // Joe Ferracuti - piano // Julien Sandiford - guitar // Masashi Usui - saxophone

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

The Bombadils - residency show #1

Canadian maritimer Luke Fraser and prairie-girl Sarah Frank share a love of folk songs and fiddle tunes. Drawing from the Canadian, American, and Celtic traditions, the two pour the spirit of story-telling and kitchen parties into their own writing. Luke brings guitar, mandolin and home-grown east coast vocals in harmony with Sarah’s singing, lyrical fiddle playing and claw-hammer banjo.

Sarah Frank - fiddle, banjo, voice // Luke Fraser - guitar, mandolin, voice

#folk / Celtic / bluegrass

Kennedy/Maskell Quintet

For their first-ever performance, this multi-generational group of Montreal jazz musicians will be playing lots of original music from members of the band and some favourite standards.

Donny Kennedy - alto saxophone // Chris Maskell - tenor saxophone // Min Rager - piano // Jonathan Chapman - bass // Dave Laing - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Lambert Grogg Lambert

This trio will perform a selection from Jeannette's extensive repertoire of original melodic poetry, including dream haiku and songs in translation. It's a chance to hear music from Michel's new cd release, Alom Mola.

Jeannette Lambert - voice // Alexandre Grogg - piano // Michel Lambert - drums

#Jazz #Vocal #Poetry #improvised

The Bombadils - residency show #2

Canadian maritimer Luke Fraser and prairie-girl Sarah Frank share a love of folk songs and fiddle tunes. Drawing from the Canadian, American, and Celtic traditions, the two pour the spirit of story-telling and kitchen parties into their own writing. Luke brings guitar, mandolin and home-grown east coast vocals in harmony with Sarah’s singing, lyrical fiddle playing and claw-hammer banjo.

Sarah Frank - fiddle, banjo, voice // Luke Fraser - guitar, mandolin, voice

#folk / Celtic / bluegrass

Samuel Cousineau Quartet

Samuel Cousineau - alto saxophone // Alex Francoeur - tenor saxophone // Mathieu McConnell - bass // Guillaume Pilote - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

St-Roch Quartet + 2

Active on the Quebec City jazz scene since 2012, the St-Roch Quartet released its first EP, Clocher Penché , in Quebec City and Montreal in April of 2015. The rich cultural scene of Quebec’s St-Roch neighbourhood was the main inspiration for Alexandre Leblanc (upright bass), Olivier Lepage-Applin (saxophone), Samuel Gaudreault (guitar) and Edouard Poliquin-Michaud (drums) for their four song EP. This first release offers an accessible instrumental jazz, where each song represents a distinctive trait of the neighbourhood. Since its inception, the main focus of the group has been to foster a rich interplay between each musician as well as to create a cohesive sound for each song. Their compositions are built so that a main idea evolves in each section of the song while emphasizing the improvisational talents of each of the musicians. As such, the group aims to captivate and surprise the listener all throughout the listening experience. In 2013 they took part in the semifinals of the Jazz en Rafale new talent contest, in 2014 they played at Beauport’s Jazz'art festival and in September 2015, they were awarded the first prize in the new talent category of the Festi Jazz International de Rimouski. This show will feature arrangements for sextet of the band's original compositions.

Samuel Gaudreault - guitar // Olivier Lepage-Applin - saxophone // Alexandre Le Blanc - double bass // Éric Maillet - drums // Lex French - trumpet // Jonathan Turgeon - piano

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

The Bombadils / residency show #4

Canadian maritimer Luke Fraser and prairie-girl Sarah Frank share a love of folk songs and fiddle tunes. Drawing from the Canadian, American, and Celtic traditions, the two pour the spirit of story-telling and kitchen parties into their own writing. Luke brings guitar, mandolin and home-grown east coast vocals in harmony with Sarah’s singing, lyrical fiddle playing and claw-hammer banjo.

Sarah Frank - fiddle, banjo, voice // Luke Fraser - guitar, mandolin, voice

#folk / Celtic / bluegrass

Mark Nelson's Sympathetic Frequencies

Original contemporary compositions, infused with improvisations that feature unexpected twists and turns, reveal the virtuosity and the cohesion of this promising quartet.

Lex French - trumpet // Colin Power - alto sax // Nicolas Bédard - upright bass // Mark Nelson - drums

#Jazz #Original

Tour Launch Party

Tour Launch Party! Come support the group as they embark on a U.S./Canada tour that will take them all the way down to New Orleans to work with producer Delfeayo Marsalis in preparation for their next album.

Brandon Goodwin - drums // Alec Safy - bass // Joe Ferracuti - piano // Julien Sandiford - guitar // Masashi Usui - saxophone

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

Matt Choboter trio

The trio navigates original compositions and standard repertoire 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 forms.

Matt Choboter - piano // Cole Birney-Stewart - double bass // Andrew Thomson - drum kit

#Jazz #Original

Adam O'Farrill's Stranger Days

Led by trumpeter and composer Adam O'Farrill, Stranger Days is an ensemble with an eclectic sound, that is cohesive and unified, yet thrives on the individuality of the members' voices. O'Farrill and the rest of the band members deliver original compositions that have a narrative ebb and flow, while the band also recreates the music of artists as varied as Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Kenny Dorham, and even reaches into the obscurity of indigenous Mexican music. In Stranger Days, there is joy, humor, sadness, and everything in between- in other words, it is music.
The rest of the band is comprised of Chad Lefkowitz-Brown on tenor sax, Walter Stinson on bass, and Zack O'Farrill on drums. The band released its first album, Stranger Days, on Sunnyside Records, in April 2016. Nate Chinen of the NYTimes wrote in his review: “Marshaling a sharp band of his peers — Chad Lefkowitz-Brown on tenor saxophone; Walter Stinson on bass; and Zack O’Farrill, his older brother, on drums — Mr. O’Farrill establishes both a firm identity and a willful urge to stretch and adapt.”
The band has performed at The Jazz Gallery, BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Yale University, the Lilypad, and in 2017 will be performing at the 2017 NYC Winter Jazz Fest, 2017 Friehofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, Cornell University, and more.

Adam O'Farrill - trumpet // Chad Lefkowitz-Brown - tenor sax // Walter Stinson - bass // Zack O'Farrill - drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Mondayz Quartet

Mondays Quartet plays original material and reinterpretations of tunes from jazz and latin repertoire.

Gabriel Vinuela-Pelletier - piano // Pablo Bonacina - guitar // Christophe Papadimitriou - double bass // Mathieu Brami - percussions

#Jazz #Original