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Nakatani/Caloia/Lauzier/Epps

Tatsuya Nakatani - percussion // Nicolas Caloia - doublebass // Philippe Lauzier - wind // Ellwood Epps - lips

Andre White Trio

Andre White plays a mixture of originals and obscure standards in a trio format with bassist Alec Walkington and drummer Michel Berthiaume.

Andre White - piano // Alec Walkington - bass // Michel Berthiuame - drums

SUB CITY QUARTET

Bebop, Hard-Bop & Standards.

Sam Kirmayer - guitar // Andres Vial - piano // Mike De Masi - bass // Valérie Lacombe - drums

MAYNARD

A tribute to Tool.

Jules Payette - alto saxophone // Evan Shay - tenor saxophone // Blake Hawley - guitar // Stéphane Krims - bass // Eric Maillet - drums

Jean-Christophe Béney Trio

Kalmunity Jazz Project

l'Envers presents Chris Speed's Endangered Blood

“We are a neighborhood band, all living within three blocks of each other. Initially we played for an ailing friends' benefit concert and by demand we continued to perform together, developing a book of music built around the band's sound and dynamic energy. We're not afraid to get our hands dirty with the music and have a great time making fun of each other.”
Presented by l'Envers

Chris Speed - tenor saxophone & clarinet // Oscar Noriega - alto saxophone & bass clarinet // Trevor Dunn - bass // Jim Black - drums

Nomad

Flugzeug Trio

Flugzeug Trio is a prog-jazz Montreal-based band. Since the very beginning of the project an incredible chemistry between all three members has been leading the band in the most natural way, setting things up for amazing discoveries.The bass-less trio performs originals, which can best be described as very melodic with insane dynamics. Most compositions are written by Chapais, Gagné joining his out of the box ideas to Meza’s unusual rhythms to create a truly inventive project

Julie Chapais - guitar // Martin Gagné - saxophone // Samuel Brassard - bass // Gonza Meza - drums

KNOWER + Thom Gill + Chiquita

9pm - Thom Gill
9:45pm - Chiquita
10:30pm - KNOWER
KNOWER are an electronic funk-pop duo from LA. Currently touring their all new album 'Life', Louis Cole and Genevieve Artadi’s world fuses dub-step grooves, jazz harmonies, and funk female vox. KNOWER's live performance with glitch visuals "will be leavin' ya'll on your knees, beggin' for more." - Quincy Jones
Toronto's THOM GILL has been busy appearing in many forms and furnishing a variety of vibes, exploring the world of song, at home and abroad, with blissfully confused audiences. As well as his work as a solo artist, Thom regularly performs with his band Bernice, and has performed alongside Owen Pallett, Sam Amidon, John Southworth, Devon Sproule, and Elizabeth Shepherd, to name a few. Thom was also composer for Toronto Dance Theatre's "Echo and Martingales" in the last two seasons ("geeky… delicious" - Toronto Star, "moody" - Globe & Mail).
CHIQUITA is Isis Giraldo's newest music baby. Throughout the times we have seen her perform alongside groups like Brhaja Waldman, Emma Frank, Kalmunity, as well as the Poetry Project, that has in the past been her main compositional mark. In recent times, she's been experimenting with new sounds, new textures, and some songs that are reminiscent of chamber music mixed with synths, beats, and r&b. CHIQUITA is awaiting one and only Hans Bernhard's mix of this album so that it sounds fabulous! but there are a few singles out for your listening ears!!

KNOWER - electronic // Thom Gill - guitar + other // Chiquita - synth & voice

Steve Amirault Trio

Toronto musician Steve Amirault is considered to be one of the most accomplished artists in Canada. The Nova Scotia-born musician has released five celebrated albums and is currently preparing his new recording. His world-class piano playing, combined with his rich, soulful baritone voice, make Steve Amirault a performer not to be missed.

Steve Amirault - pno/vox // Adrian Vedady - bass // Greg Ritchie - drums

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Pugs & Crows & Tony Wilson

JUNO Award winning band, Pugs and Crows, performs instrumental music that explores a wide range of sonic textures by blending elements of indie rock, modern jazz, and neoclassicism. The band infuses its compositions with inventiveness and warmth, while their anthemic melodies, lyricism, and groove inspire diverse audiences. Touring new album, featuring guitarist and composer, Tony Wilson.

Meredith Bates - violin // Cat Toren - piano // Tony Wilson - guitar // Cole Schmidt - guitar // Russell Sholberg - bass // Ben Brown - drums

Resonance Reading Series

Helen Guri, Cora Sire, Andy McGuire, Fawn Parker

Carbou/Graham Duo

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 and laptop. Their first album 'Impulse' will be released in October 2016.

Thomas Carbou - 8-string guitar, vocal, loops & effects // Patrick Graham - percussions

Lara Driscoll

Chicago-based jazz pianist Lara Driscoll returns to Montreal for a performance of original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards, featuring one of Montreal's finest rhythm sections: Dave Laing (drums) and Mike DeMasi (bass).

Lara Driscoll - piano // Dave Laing - drums // Mike DeMasi - bass

Ali Levy Sings & Plays

Ali Levy sings and plays standards from the Great American Songbook!

Ali Levy - double bass & voice // Andres Vial - piano // Ben Zweig - drums // Sam Kirmayer - guitar

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Color Violeta y amigos por una causa

Color Violeta proposes a journey through the typical landscapes of South America while revising in a sensible and refreshing manner the repertory of one of the most remarkable figures of the Chilean folklore, Violeta Parra (1917-1967). The group plays arrangements on Violeta Parra’s compositions, and interprets songs of social and philoso phical content. Color Violeta’s performances reveal the essence of Latin American traditional folk music, where rhythms such as the cueca, festejo, huayno and chacarera are fused intelligently and subtly with jazz. In this way, the group succeeds in cre- ating a musical offering that is modern and original, yet respectful of its roots.

Color Violeta

The Worst Pop Band Ever

With influences ranging from Wayne Shorter to J Dilla to Levon Helm, The Worst Pop Band Ever is a Toronto based quintet that tries to combine a love of improvisational jazz and indie pop. They will be celebrating their 10th anniversary of doing so in 2016 with the release of their latest album. The album is entitled “Blackout” and is their musical take on what transpired in Toronto during the Great Northeastern Blackout of 2003.

Chris Gale - saxophone // Adrean Farrugia - piano // Gordon Mowat - bass // Tim Shia - drums

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Aime Duquet Quartet

Aime Duquet - guitar // Alex Francoeur - tenor saxophone // Antoine Ferron - bass // Louis-Vincent Hamel - drums

Emilio Reyna Quintet

We will deliver sounds with generosity and emotion.

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

Frank Lozano/Nick Fraser/Clint Ryder

Frank Lozano has performed and/or recorded with Michel Donato, Slide Hampton, Donny McCaslin, Craig Taborn, Ted Nash, Karen Young, Paul McCandless and David Binney but to name a few. He is also a member of many groups such as Thom Gossage Other Voices, Josh Rager Sextet, Effendi Jazzlab, Altsys Jazz Orchestra and Isaiah Ceccarelli Ensemble.
Nick Fraser (drums) has been an active and engaging presence in the Toronto new jazz and improvised music community for over twenty years. He has performed with a veritable who's who of Canadian jazz and improvised music and with such international artists as Tony Malaby, William Parker, Donny McCaslin, Marilyn Crispell, Anthony Braxton and David Binney.
Fraser not so much plays the drums as hurls himself whole body and soul against skin and metal... truly talented. -Bill Stunt, CBC Radio.
Fraser is a deft and sensitive percussionist with a hint of an enigmatic streak, a feeling for economical gestures, and an innate sense of form. -Mark Miller, The Globe & Mail
Clinton Ryder has been active in the world of Canadian music for many years. With over 20 album credits, the Nanaimo, this British Columbia native has worked with musicians of all genres and generations including blues artist Jim Byrnes, Corsican icon Petru Guelfucci, as well as trombone legend Ray Anderson (as member of the Félix Stussi’s 5).

Frank Lozano - saxophones // Nick Fraser (Toronto) - drums // Clint Ryder - bass

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Félix Desbiens Quartet

Original compositions for quartet

Jules Payette - alto saxophone // Félix Desbiens - guitar // Levi Dover - bass // Louis-Vincent Hamel - drums

Earl Grey Trio +2

Earl Grey is a free-bop ensemble drawing inspiration from the likes of great American composers Thelonious Monk, Eric Dolphy, Ornette Coleman, and Dave Liebman. This quintet is an expansion of the Earl Grey Trio, who recorded their debut release Team Watermelon in late 2015.

Kyle Hutchins - drums // Evan Shay - reeds // Ted Crosby - reeds // Rafael Zaldivar - piano // Mathieu McConnell-Enright - bass

Michael Malis Trio

The Michael Malis Trio is a forward looking, compositionally motivated improvising ensemble based in Detroit, Michigan. The trio’s debut album, “Lifted from the No of All Nothing” (Polyfold) features all original compositions by Malis and was called “as good as any debut recording anywhere in 2015” (Detroit Free Press). The music includes elements of free improvisation, as well as moments of highly detailed, through- composed material, with a thread of jazz- informed language running through the entire album.
“Malis’ flexible touch and attack can sound sumptuous, splashy, or spiky, and his well-developed technique allows him to get around the piano easily. He has an impressive way of spreading out the rhythm between his two hands to create a fulsome sound that comes from playing the entire instrument.”
— MARK STRYKER, THE DETROIT FREE PRESS

Michael Malis - piano // Benjamin Rolston - bass // Stephen Boegehold - drums

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Jean-Nicolas Trottier 10tet

Fay Victor Montreal Ensemble

Vocalist/composer Fay Victor, called “artistically complete” by the New York Times, consistently hones a unique vision of the vocalist’s role in jazz and improvised music. Victor’s snake-like ability to fuse her prodigious vocal talents in myriad music arenas. This time she will be at Resonance Café to play some jazz tunes, Herbie Nicol's music with local creative artists.
(Names will be announced in a few weeks.)
(the title of the concert could be changed)

Fay Victor - voice

Sonic Perfume at Cafe Resonance

Sonic Perfume is an adventurous trio that spans across the lines and borders of jazz as well as geographical locations. Splitting members between Canada and Michigan, Patrick Booth, Jonathan Taylor, and Phill Albert continue to push music forward by exploring compositions intended for improvisation, drawing on the diverse history of modern jazz traditions.

Phill Albert - bass and effects // Patrick Booth - saxophones // Jon Tayler - drumset