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Alain Bédard

Alain Bédard began his professional career in the 1980s, when he integrates naturaly some various Quebec formations of the time. His participation in various major events around the world, today it provides a fascinating experience. With a passage in the Word Beat with DADJE (Senegal-Quebec group), dancing alongside Martinique dancer Josianne Antourel, the classic with Marc Denis at the University of Quebec in Montreal and violinist Martin Foster (member of the UQAM Chamber Music Orchestra) and jazz with a variety of groups in Quebec and international artists including; Jazzlab Orchestra, André Leroux, François Bourassa, Frank Lozano, Pierre Tanguay, Michel Côté, Donny McCaslin, Stéphane Belmondo, Julien Loureau, Ted Nash, Pascal Shumacher, etc Alain Bédard continues an interesting career with his own jazz quartet AUGUSTE training, he walks for almost 20 years on all continents. After giving hundreds of concerts and edited 5 albums whose CD “Auguste” (1997), “Sphere Reflection” (2006), “Bluesy Lunedi” (2008) nominated for an ADISQ and JUNO Award for Best Album of 2010 “Homos Pugnax” (2011) and “Circum Continuum” (2016)


Article: Album Review

JazzLab Orchestra: Loguslabusmuzikus

Read "Loguslabusmuzikus" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Jazzlab Orchestra has been a fixture on the jazz scene in Canada for nearly two decades. Their unique heavy sound features six brass and reed players with a relatively standard piano, bass and drum rhythm section, and they've captured that sound on several standalone recordings and presented it on more than 300 concert stages across North ...


Article: From the Inside Out

Monsters from the Jazzlab

Read "Monsters from the Jazzlab" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Rodrigo Almonte Distancia Odradek Records 2021 “Every piece of music on Distancia is an honest representation of a pilgrimage of different distances that I had to walk, musically and geographically speaking, in order to find inspiration and to create a representation of myself as a musical ...



Label: Effendi Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: La Grande Sauve Majeure; Humor de la Seconda Noche…; Pum la Suite; Bluesy del Lunedi; Criucm; Le Grain Blanc Dans les Voiles; Casse-pattes/case-guele/case-tete; Lunes & Marees; Compte-rendu II.



Jazz en Rafale - Cheffes de Jazz - Recap

Featuring the music of Alain Bédard
Duration: 1:00

The Jazz en Rafale Live Cam / Cheffes de Jazz series which was a great success this fall 2021 is extended until January 3, 2022. This second series exclusively showcased seven female musician-composer-leaders of the wonderful Quebec jazz scene; Seven exceptionally talented women will present their latest musical projects. The events are specially designed for webcast in HD and are presented from the superb Piccolo Studios and captured by the masters of image Marginal Studios.

News: Festival

A New Edition Of Montreal's Festival Jazz En Rafale Under The Theme 'LIVE CAM'

A New Edition Of Montreal's Festival Jazz En Rafale Under The Theme 'LIVE CAM'

With the pandemic not letting up, the Festival Jazz En Rafale LIVE CAM continues to bring the joy and intimacy of the 'live' jazz club-concert experience directly to the fans. Since it launched end of January 2021 (and running until May 2021), this year's festival is presenting nine different concerts featuring some of Quebec's most prolific ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Alexander Von Schlippenbach, Dag Magnus Narvesen and More

Read "Alexander Von Schlippenbach, Dag Magnus Narvesen and More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

There are several new albums sampled in this episode, beginning with a pair of bands from Toronto--bassist Pete Johnston's See Through 4 which features pianist Marilyn Lerner, and drummer Ernesto Cervini's quartet. Avant-garde collaborators Alexander Von Schlippenbach and Dag Magnus Narvesen reunited for another duo session of very out-there explorations on Liminal Field. Revisiting his past ...


Octo Portraits

Label: Effendi Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: Ouverture; December Hymn; Tracing The Chain; Humor de la Noche; Trois récits de voyage; Phil's Spirit; Tibou; Mrs BB.


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