Piano, composition | Over nearly three decades, François Bourassa has built many musical mansions. As
pianist, composer and bandleader, he long ago became an international example of Canada’s
contemporary jazz scene. A model of both consistency and evolution, he continues to challenge himself,
his talented musical partners and his ever-widening community of listeners.
Bourassa was born in Montreal on September 26, 1959. Initially inspired to play piano by his mother’s
example, he put the instrument aside for five years in favor of the guitar. “Even as a teenager I was
passionate about music,” he recalls