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Norman Marshall Villeneuve

Félix Award winner, band leader, recording artist and jazz master, hard driving bebop drummer NORMAN MARSHALL VILLENEUVE is an iconic and much beloved figure in Canadian jazz history. This veteran player has a successful career history, at 81, in his 8th decade in show business. Norm was born in Montreal on May 29, 1938 and grew up in the St. Henri district, in the famed Little Burgundy area, home to Oscar Peterson, Oliver Jones, the Sealy brothers, and Claude Ranger. He began his performance career as a tap dancer and singer, entertaining audiences from age 8

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I Remember Charlie Biddle

Read "I Remember Charlie Biddle" reviewed by Steve Holt

Charlie Biddle--even the name sounds like show biz. But it didn't take long for that name to become a pseudonym for Montreal jazz. I guess it helps to a club named after you.

When anyone talked of Montreal jazz, Charlie's name always came up. Truly he was one of those larger-than-life figures. Not only did ...

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Charlie Biddle: Father of Montreal Jazz Festival

Read "Charlie Biddle: Father of Montreal Jazz Festival" reviewed by Ed Hamilton

Charlie Biddle and his bass fiddle brought Jazz to Montreal and all of Quebec.



Biddle died February 5th and only one city in North America really knows who he was and why he was so important to that city. Charlie as he was known to all was a bassist extraordinaire and jazz club restaurateur ...