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Chantale Gagné

A native of Quebec, Canada, jazz pianist Chantale Gagné began studying music at the age of 8. At 15, the piano becomes Chantale’s passion. From 1997 to 1999, she studied jazz piano with James Gelfand at College Marie-Victorin in Montreal, followed by 4 years at McGill University where she received her degree in “Jazz Piano Performance”. In 2005, Chantale met famous pianist Kenny Barron and although she studied with him for a short period of time, this encounter proved to be so inspiring to Chantale both as a pianist and composer that she realized jazz had become her deepest calling

The Left Side of the Moon

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: Mystere; After You; The Left Side Of The Moon; Moon Gazing; In Time; Your Blues Is My Blues; A La Claire Fontaine; Just A Dream; Up Again; Echoes; Roach Rag.

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Chantale Gagné: Composer on the Rise

Read "Chantale Gagné: Composer on the Rise" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Chantale Gagné has been locked in with some of the best musicians on the scene since the pianist/composer moved to jny: New York City in 2008. She's an import from Quebec. Raised in a rural part of the province, she cut her teeth in jazz circles in jny: Montreal before moving to the Big Apple. She's ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Chantale Gagné: The Left Side Of The Moon

Read "The Left Side Of The Moon" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Montreal native pianist Chantal Gagné's third release as a leader, Left Side of the Moon brims with a fantastical mysticism. A translucent aura surrounds the ten Gagné compositions, and one cover, that comprise the album while an intense, organic passion permeates their core.The darkly hued title track for instance is an incandescent ballad with ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Chantale Gagné: The Left Side Of The Moon

Read "The Left Side Of The Moon" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Pianist Chantale Gagné isn't afraid to wear her heart on her sleeve. With each release she's become more demonstrative in the manner in which she presents her music. Silent Strength (Self Produced, 2008) was her first step, and the first look at how she functioned with the high-end rhythm section of drummer Lewis Nash and bassist ...

Wisdom of the Water

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2011
Track listing: Wisdom of the Water; Over the Bridge; My Wild Irish Rose; Squinky Pete; Roseline; The Light We Need; Waking Dreams; I Shall not be Moved; Lullaby for Winter.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Chantale Gagne: Wisdom of the Water

Read "Wisdom of the Water" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Chantale Gagné has adopted what seems to be the perfect persona for her album, Wisdom of the Water. The young, Montreal-based pianist appears here as an almost childlike water sprite, a naiad, who sometimes mixes fun with erudition too. This is a perfect persona for the metaphor that is brought to fruition as it rushes and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Chantale Gagné: Wisdom Of The Water

Read "Wisdom Of The Water" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

In many ways, water is the ultimate life force. Approximately seventy percent of the Earth's surface is covered by water and more than half of the human body is made up of water. Perhaps, it was with this in mind that nature endowed water with a certain degree of logic in motion. Water often flows ever-forward ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Chantale Gagne: Silent Strength

Chantale Gagne: Silent Strength

I came upon Chantale Gagne's Silent Strength completely by accident. The French-Canadian jazz pianist recorded this album in 2007, but I only discovered it last weekend while searching to see who had recorded Bill Evans' Peri's Scope. After sampling the Evans track and then others, I had to get hold of the CD. And ask Chantale ...


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