Benjamin Deschamps

Benjamin Deschamps

Instrument: Saxophone, alto | Location: Montreal

Updated: December 15, 2021

Born: May 13, 1988

Based in Montreal, Benjamin Deschamps was nammed Révélation Radio-Canada Jazz 2017-18 and received the prestigious Montreal's Internationnal Jazz Festival TD award in 2019. Benjamin positioned himself as a really sought after saxophonist, composer, arranger and doubler (flutes and clarinets) in the city. At the head of his own band, he won the Rimouski's Festi Jazz Grand Award in 2013 and released his first record What Do We Know in 2014 with his Quartet. Nominated twice for the Montreal's International Jazz Festival's TD Grand Award in 2014 and in 2017, he was also nominated for the Halifax Jazz Festival Stingray Rising Star award in 2018. Laureate of the Jazz Creation award by the Montreal Council for the Arts in 2016, Deschamps released his second record Demi-Nuit in 2017. With his Quintet, laureate of the JPL Victo Jazz Award 2019, Benjamin presented his music all around the province of Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes. In September 2018, he puts together the music collective No Codes and released his third record of original music. Holder of a Jazz Performance Master's degree form McGill University, Benjamin is a very active musician on Montreal's scene at at the internationnal scene. We can hear him as a sideman in Rachel Therrien's Quintet, winning group of the Montreal's International Jazz Festival's TD Grand Award in 2015 with whom he toured in western Canada and in Mexico City. We can also hear him in the Charles Trudel Ensemble, laureate of the Rimouski's Festi Jazz Grand Award in 2017 with whom he toured in France, Belgium, Abitibi and the Lower St-Lawrence. Benjamin also did a tour with his quartet in Frace in 2018. Recently, he toured in France and Italy with the band Jazzlab under the direction of Alain Bédard. Furthermore, Benjamin did many tours at an international level, notably with Jacques Kuba Séguin's group Odd lot in Poland, with the production Forever Gentlemen in France, Belgium and Switzerland and more recently with Garou in Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Romania and Azerbaijan. Deschamps accompanied Mario Pelchat for his tour Les Prêtres on flute and piccolo and he played flute, alto flute, alto sax and tenor sax on the Broadway show on tour in Montreal at la Place-desArts : Beautiful : The music of Carol King.


TD Grand Award Montreal International Jazz Festival 2019 JPL Victo Jazz award 2019 Révélation Radio-Canada Jazz 2017-2018 Grand Prix Festi Jazz de Rimouski 2013


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" Modern and adventurous (...)'' - Wulf Muller, Wulf's Music, December 10th 2018

" Again, composition and improvisation, exploration, individuality and tradition are all impressively maintained throughout, which makes No Codes a disc to absolutely die for. " Raul da Gama, The Whole Note, January 29th 2019

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