Upcoming Events

Dave Watts - The Plateau Sessions

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Kalmunity Jazz Project

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal #Funk

Zach Frampton Acoustic Trio

AKKU Quintet

AKKU Quintet are a Swiss band based in Berne, from where they dispense a minimalistic jazz groove to great effect. Between the mesmeric ostinato, subtly shifting grooves, resonant overtones, tingling harmonics and languorous, yearning melodies, AKKU Quintet hover somewhere between smouldering, jazz-infused intimacy, expansive post-rock vistas and an insistent minimalist intensity. Following their acclaimed 2015 album, Molecules, AKKU Quintet have released their third record, Aeon. Intense, brooding and powerful, it contains a sequence of darkly beautiful compositions. The band avoids any obvious soloing. Instead they move through their tunes in a highly disciplined, tight formation which fans of SONAR and the work of zen-funk pioneer, Zurich-based pianist, Nik Bärtsch, will recongise and respect.

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Minimal-Jazz + Live-Visuals

Shapes

Changing from repetitive, trance-like grooves to shimmering, amorphous textures, Shapes embraces the vast creative potential of constant flux. Comprised of recent Vancouver transplants of Eli Davidovici and Mili Hong, Shapes moves listeners through ever-shifting environments and sweeping moods.

Mike Bjella - tenor saxophone // Simon Millerd - trumpet // Roman Munoz - guitar // Eli Davidovici - bass // Mili Hong - drums

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental

Parker Shper

Beyond The Concert Stage: Classical Piano Night

Oh My Mingus

Oh. My. Mingus. Oh My Mingus (OMM) is a 7 piece music collective that performs the works of the late, great angry man of jazz, Charles Mingus. Mingus was a prolific composer who injected his personality into his music, creating a refreshing range of emotion: terrible anger at injustice, deep sadness in grieving,as well as joy and elation. OMM brings this energy while keeping the spirit of improvisation in the tradition of his legacy. Join OMM for an evening of boisterous music that will leave your ears ringing and toes tapping long after the music has stopped.

Stephen Menold - bass // Joe Faracuti - piano // Patrice Luneau - baratone sax // Adam Hebert - trompet // Philippe Brochu-Pelletier - tenor sax // Edouard Touchette - trombone // Alex Lepanto - drums

#Jazz #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal

Andres Vial and Friends

SNAGGLE feat. BROWNMAN ALI w/ special guest opening act: OLIVIER SALAZAR GROUP (Montreal)

SNAGGLE, a brash and irreverent multi-award winning electric-jazz/funk ensemble under the leadership of 27-year old fast rising piano star Nick Maclean -- often described by media as 'Canada's answer to Snarky Puppy' -- hits the stage in Montreal for an exciting and electrifying show at Resonance Cafe on Fri-Oct-05. This performance will feature Canada's preeminent jazz trumpet player (NYC Village Voice) & Browntasauras Records label exec Brownman Ali, and will include a cross-section of the entire award-winning Long Slog recording making this a night of funkified electric-jazz audiences will not want to miss!

Nick Maclean - synthesizers // Brownman Ali - trumpet // Conrad Gluch - tenor sax // David Riddel - guitar // Sean Dennis - bass // Riley O'Connor - drums // Olivier Salazar - keyboards

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Electronic #Funk

Kevin Dean and Friends

L'OFF Festival: The Solon McDade Quintet

Solon McDade grew up on stage performing with his family and has developed into a versatile performer equally in jazz clubs, blues bars, and at folk and bluegrass festivals. His distinctive melodic and powerful bass playing provides the foundation on which the sound of many recordings are built. Murals the debut release by JUNO Award winning bassist-composer features nine original modern jazz pieces infused with a love and respect for tradition as well as a passion for modernity and progress.

Solon McDade - bass, compositions // Donny Kennedy - alto sax // Jeremiah McDade - tenor sax // Jonathan Turgeon - piano // Mark Wheaton - drums

Evan Shay's October Improvisation Residency

For the second year in a row, Evan Shay will be putting together different groups and improvising every Sunday for the month of October. Each group will have different musicians and instrumentations, purposefully creating fresh circumstances for positive improvisation.

Evan Shay - tenor saxophone // Mike Bjella - tenor saxophone // Eli Davidovici - bass // Mili Hong - drums

#Jazz #Experimental #Instrumental #Improvisation

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Zach Frampton Acoustic Trio

Jason Rosenblatt/Tevet Sela Quartet

Tevet Sela and Jason Rosenblatt's Mizmor is a fiery and exotic collection of original music inspired by the ancient cantillations of old Morocco, the uplifting klezmer melodies of Eastern-Europe and the glorious modal improvisations of John Coltrane. This collaborative project showcases the extreme versatility of alto saxophonist Tevet Sela, a creative force with a luscious tone who brings a rare wealth and breadth of influences to his playing. This adept and dexterous post-bopper’s music is often drenched in heavy blues and the Middle-Eastern inflections of his Israeli cultural heritage. He is joined by composer and pianist Jason Rosenblatt. With a touch that blends 60s jazz with the insistence and drive of Jewish dance music, Rosenblatt’s penchant for the music of Eastern Europe rounds out this project and provides Mizmor with a complete spectrum of sounds from East to West.

Jason Rosenblatt - piano // Tevet Sela - saxophone // Joel Kerr - elec. bass

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Klezmer Jazz

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

Mike Bruzzese Quartet

A night of original music and standards!

Mike Bruzzese - guitar // Marie-Fatima Rudolf - piano // Jonathan Chapman - bass // Michel Lambert - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Parker Shper

Reno De Stefano Trio

Jazz trio playing original compositions and standards.

Reno De Stefano - guitar // Frédéric Alarie - bass // Camil Bélisle - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards

Dan Faulk Quartet: w/ Pierre Francois, Marika Galea, Michel Lambert

Dan Faulk - tenor/soprano sax // Pierre Francois - piano // Marika Galea - bass // Michel Lambert - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Instrumental

Matt Schultz Trio: Au Revoir MTL

Rock music for the soul.

Matt Schultz - guitar // Ethan Cohn - bass // Will Machado - drums

#Jazz #Funk #ROCK N ROLL

Andres Vial and Friends

Extended Family - New residency(n.21) 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 // Alex Dion - sax // More TBA

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Electronic

Kevin Dean and Friends

Eric Harding Trio

Eric Harding - piano // Ron Seguin - bass // Michel Lambert - drums

Evan Shay's October Improvisation Residency

For the second year in a row, Evan Shay will be putting together different groups and improvising every Sunday for the month of October. Each group will have different musicians and instrumentations, purposefully creating fresh circumstances for positive improvisation.

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

#Jazz #Experimental #Instrumental #Improvisation

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Zach Frampton Acoustic Trio

Alec Schulman Group

A group of Montreal based musicians drawing on diverse influences to create music in the moment.

Alec Schulman - piano // Evan Shay - tenor // Chris Edmondson - alto // Cole Birney-Stewart - bass // Louis Vincent-Hamel - drums

#Jazz #Original #Standards #Experimental #Instrumental

Mendola Quartet

Jazz Standards with talented musicians from montreal and france

Pierre Mendola - flute // David Rourke - guitar // Alex LeBlanc - upright bass // Baptiste Lejeune - drums

#Jazz

Parker Shper

Simon Legault Trio

New Trio. Original compositions by Simon Legault. New record coming soon!

Simon Legault - guitar // Adrian Vedady - double-bass // Michel Lambert - drums

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental

The Intense & Feel Burned

The intense is four wild and ferocious musicians who believe that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts and thinks that music, like life, must be experienced intensely. To see them perform is truly not just a show, but an adventure, where what you didn't expect is right around the corner. A modern mixture of post-jazz, funk and mixed influences to bring you happiness and -of course- intensity.

Feel Burned is an instrumental Montreal based group that exist for already 3 years now. These 4 musicians like to compose original stuff that is most of the time rhythmically challenging. Feel Burned are a lot influenced by New York's modern jazz scene, soul-funk and East European music. There are now working on their second album Subburb in Town but you must see them live to really fully enjoy their music and catch their honest vibe.

Julie Chapais - guitar // Thomas Chapais-Roy - guitar // Nicolas Bégin - drums // to be announced - bass // Philippe Bernier - guitar // David Meunier - double bass // Mathieu Langlois - saxophone // Dave Croteau - drums

#Modern Jazz / Funk

Andres Vial and Friends

Nora Toutain Jazz

A Jazz Standards Revisited night with Nora Toutain and her Quartet at Resonance Café, on Friday, October 19th. French-Moroccan vocalist Nora Toutain has honed her craft and grown on the RnB/Jazz scene in Montreal over the last four years. Wherever she performs, her ease and energy on stage charms crowds. Her eclectic style is influenced by her personal experiences, as well as her diverse cultural upbringing.

David Osei-Afrifa, Thomas Sauvé-LaFrance, Etienne Dextraze, Alexendre Dion - piano, drums, upright bass, saxophone

#Jazz #Standards #Vocal

Kevin Dean and Friends

Eastman/Cohn Duo

Sam Eastman & Ethan Cohn are teaming up to bring you a night of new material & new arrangements, for guitar & fretless bass.

Sam Eastman - guitar // Ethan Cohn - bass

#Jazz #Original #Instrumental #Folk #New Age

Evan Shay's October Improvisation Residency

Evan Shay - alto & tenor saxophones // Claire Devlin - alto & tenor saxophones // Scott Bevins - trumpet & laptop // Sarah Rossy - voice // Kyle Hutchins - drums

#Jazz #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal #Improvisation

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Voicing through Saussure + Short and historical pieces

Voicing Through Saussure is based upon the work of linguist Ferdinand de Saussure whose comprehensive detailed analysis of the sonorities of various ancient and modern languages (the so-called 'Indo-European’ languages: Sanskrit, Ancient Persian, Gothic, Lithuanian, Slavonic, Ancient French, Latin, Greek… ) provides the score/text for their performances. In Voicing Through Saussure Barras and Demierre explore the basic building blocks of language. The duo's re-elaboration and re-composition of Saussure's work is fully embodied in a score-text, spread out on stage in its concrete dimensions, brought to life in the utterances of these two masterful sound artists.

Vincent Barras - voice // Jacques Demierre - voice

#Experimental #Vocal #Poetry #Sound poetry

Frank Lozano quartet

Original compositions and selected jazz standards

Frank Lozano - saxophone // Carlos Jimenez - guitar // Jonathan Chapman - bass // Michel Lambert - drums

#Jazz

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

Sean Allison Group

#Jazz #Experimental

LO RES II PRESENTS: Louis Cole w/ Chiquita Magic

OH BABY DO WE HAVE A SURPRISE 4 ALL U NIGHT OWLS!!
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LOUIS COLE IS COMING AND IT'S GONNA B MADNESSSSS!
w/ support from Chiquita Magic & some visual stimulus by Louis Stein & lighting installation by Dan Freder.
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Presented by LO RES.
TIX will b sold at the door

Louis Cole - drums / synth / voice // Chiquita Magic - voice / synths / beats

#Experimental #Vocal #Electronic #Funk

Parker Shper

TSA / HAWA

Theo Abellard - piano // Raynal Ismeus - drums // Zach Fischer - guitar // Marie-Ketely Gomes - bass // Nadia Hawa Baldé - vocals // Jonathan Arseneau - bass // David Osei - piano // Anthony Pageot - drums // Philippe Lallier - guitar

#Jazz

Lancement d'album Georgian Bay Album Release

Polaris prize nominated bilingual duo Georgian Bay features the soaring vocal harmonies of multi-instrumentalists Joëlle Westman and Kelly Lefaive. Fearlessly fusing elements of electronic, jazz, chamber music, and pop to their folk roots, Georgian Bay’s music is uniquely Canadian, intertwining lyrics in English and French. On October 25th 2018 in Montreal, Georgian Bay will release the second volume of Courage, a double album that explores the human experience in shadow and light.

Kelly Lefaive - violin/voice/mandolin // Joëlle Westman - guitars/voice

#Jazz #Classical #Original #Vocal #Folk

Andres Vial and Friends

Brazilian Night with Bill McBirnie (Toronto) and Friends

The flute is part of latin culture and for Brazilian music did an enormous contribution to a great variety of styles. In this concert, Flute Folie, from Montréal, is receiving the great flutist Bill McBirney (Toronto) as a guest. Four flutes on stage plus rythm section. Featuring flutists Bill McBirnie, Billy Kerr, Dave Gossage and Lisa Lorenzino along with Jason Davis (bass), Rodrigo Simões (mandolin), David Ryshpan (piano) and Aquiles Melo (percussion).

Bill McBirnie - flute // Rodrigo Simoes - guitar // David Rysphan - piano // Jason David - bass // Lisa Lorenzino - flute // Billy Kerr - flute // Surprise guest - flute

#Instrumental #bossa

Kevin Dean and Friends

Richard Poole Quartet with Laura Campisi

Avant guard and standards vocalist will be joining the Richard Poole quartet for an evening of improvizational music, occasionally segueing into well known standards.

Richard Poole - drums // pat battstone - piano // laura campisi - vocals // carla restivo - alto

#Jazz #Original #Experimental #Instrumental #Vocal #Poetry

Kalmunity Jazz Project

Zach Frampton Acoustic Trio

Simon Millerd Band + Framboisier

1. Le framboisier est une espèce d'arbrisseaux de la famille des Rosacées, couramment cultivée pour ses petits fruits, les framboises. 2. Phénomène se produisant quand Eugénie et Frédérique chantent ensemble. The Simon Millerd Band attempts to save the world.

Simon Millerd - trumpet // Roman Munoz - guitar // Isis Giraldo - piano/synth // Martin Heslop - bass // Tommy Crane - drums // Eugénie Jobin (Framboisier) - voice, guitar, electronics // Frédérique Roy (Framboisier) - voice, guitar, electronics

#Fairy Music #Angel Voices #Trans-Galactic Folk-Jazz #With Honey Dripping From The Bell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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