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Benjamin Deschamps

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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

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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 ...

Album

Ensemble de Magnac

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2019
Track listing: Intuition (feat. Sarah Rossy); Lady Justice; Psalm 23 / Chorale IV (feat. V.J.R. Bailey); Rocking Chair in 3 Sittings.

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Article: Live Review

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2019: Week 2

Read "Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2019: Week 2" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Various Venues Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Montréal, Canada July 2-6, 2019 The festival celebrated its 40th anniversary this year with the usual dazzling array of musical offerings. And a few that were unusual: including concerts celebrating the 50th anniversary of ECM Records (founder Manfred Eicher was awarded the Bruce ...

Album

No Codes

Label: Multiple Chord Music (MCM)
Released: 2018
Track listing: Rules of Compression; Song For Daniel; Cream Muffin Treat; Interlude 1; Cool Cats; No I Didn't; Double Meaning; Interlude 2; Quick Fix; Reconciliation; My Steps

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Article: Album Review

Benjamin Deschamps: No Codes

Read "No Codes" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


After having been exposed to the enticing Trioliloquy by the A/B Trio and Christian McBride's thrilling New Jawn, here is another formation which renounces any harmonic instrument and rather relies on the abilities of two saxophones and a tight rhythm section--so No Codes has no chords. Montreal-based alto saxophonist and composer Benjamin Deschamps is joined by ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Alex Lefaivre

Read "Take Five with Alex Lefaivre" reviewed by Alex Lefaivre


About Alex Lefaivre Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Alex Lefaivre is a bassist known for his unique artistic voice, virtuosic skill, passionate work ethic and easy going personality. Equally proficient on both the upright and electric bass, he enjoys a busy schedule as a freelancer in a wide variety of musical styles. Alex ...

Album

What do We Know

Label: Oddsound
Released: 2014

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Article: Album Review

Rachel Therrien: Home Inspiration

Read "Home Inspiration" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Canadian trumpeter Rachel Therrien's second release as a leader Home Inspiration, clearly establishes the Montreal native, even at this early stage of her career, as an accomplished composer and improviser. She contributes six of the ten originals on this cinematically inspired album, all of which have intricately constructed and memorable thematic frameworks. The delightfully ...


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