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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2018: Part 1

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Part 1 | Part 2

2018 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal,
Various Venues,
Montréal, Canada
June 29-July 3, 2018

Every return to Montréal for the city's annual Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is much-anticipated. Closing off six square blocks in the downtown core is rare enough; but, over ...

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TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2018

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2018 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Multiple Venues
Ottawa, Canada
June 21-June 26, 2018

For its 2018 edition, the 39th annual TD Ottawa Jazz Festival faced a number of significant logistical challenges.

First, Confederation Park, which has traditionally been the location of its large, outdoor venue, a food court and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Francois Bourassa Quartet Releases "Number 9" on Effendi Records

Francois Bourassa Quartet Releases "Number 9" on Effendi Records

Featuring Francois Bourassa (piano, compositions), André Leroux (saxophones), Guy Boisvert (bass) & Greg Ritchie (drums) Available October 27 on Effendi Records (distributed worldwide by Naxos) Award-winning, critically-acclaimed pianist/composer Francois Bourassa’s new album—Number 9, his ninth album of all original music, dropping on October 27, 2017 on Effendi Records (distributed worldwide by Naxos), features his Quartet of longtime ...

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Suoni Per Il Popolo 2016

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Suoni Per Il Popolo
La Sala Rossa
Montréal, Canada
June 2-19, 2016

The final weekend of the 16th Suoni Per Il Popolo featured several notable performances by jazz-based artists: Myra Melford and Francois Bourassa; Luc Ex's Assemblee; and The Thing, with guest James Blood Ulmer.

The program by pianists ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Julie Lamontagne: Opusjazz

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Julie Lamontagne

Opusjazz

Justin Time Records

2012

From her earliest years, pianist Julie Lamontagne was immersed in classical music, but after attending a concert by the great Oliver Jones, she switched to jazz in her mid- to late teens. However, her musical mother tongue and first love remains classical, to which she ...

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Ottawa Jazz Festival, Days 1-3: June 23-25, 2011

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Days 1-3 | Days 4-6

TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival
Ottawa, Canada
June 23-25, 2011
2011 represents something of a gamble--and no shortage of controversy--for the TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival. After a financial loss in 2010 that wasn't especially large in relative terms, but was nevertheless significant, the ...

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Francois Bourassa: Quid Pro Piano

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François Bourassa
2010 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur
Montreal, Canada

June 30, 2010

When pianist/composer François Bourassa performed in the mid-1980s at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the sound he produced registered like a doubled-up fist of angry, aggressive music that, stylistically, recalled attack dog pugilist Roberto ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Francois Bourassa Quartet Tours the States June 14-16

Francois Bourassa Quartet Tours the States June 14-16

"A pianist and composer of high stature in his native Montreal, Mr. Bourassa favors avant-gardism of a liquid and often lyrical sort. He has an established rapport with the saxophonist Andre Leroux" --The New York Times (Nate Chinen) "Elegant and concise compositions... full of rhythmic energy... generous lyricism... a true collaborative effort... Invites you to watch ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Quebec Jazz Festival: From Canada to Palermo, Passing Through New York

Quebec Jazz Festival: From Canada to Palermo, Passing Through New York

Quebec Jazz Festival
October 2-5, 2008
Palermo, “Kursaal Kalhesa" - via Foro Umberto I On October 2-5 2008, from Thursday to Sunday, the city of Palermo, Sicily (Italy), will host the Quebec Jazz Festival, travelling festival, of which the purpose is to introduce the jazz scene from Quebec by hosting in the venues ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Francois Bourassa Quartet: Indefinite Time

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The Francois Bourassa Quartet is not content to just play jazz straight; and thankfully for the listener, that's a good thing, as they present some forward-looking and contemplative music. The core members have performed together for over twenty years, and the ensemble is one of Canada's premier jazz groups, having thrilled audiences and impressed critics at ...