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Deanne Matley

Canadian vocalist Deanne Matley has many superpowers. Trained as a jazz vocalist, she brings a sensual style, a stunning emotional range, and a deep connection with her audience to everything she sings. She’s made a name for herself across Canada and beyond with her dynamic, knock ‘em dead performances with combos of all sizes and albums ranging from standards to pop Christmas favourites. Deanne, a flexible performer with an eclectic repertoire in both English and French, has wowed audiences at clubs and festivals in Canada, France, and even Mongolia. She’s shared the stage with jazz greats including Larry Koonse, Bryan Lynch, Matt Catingub, Tommy Banks and Al Kay, has been featured in Downbeat magazine and is a featured artist on ICI Musique (CBC Quebec)

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Article: Live Review

Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville

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Various venues Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville Victoriaville, Quebec May 21-23, 2021 It seems appropriate that a festival of forward-looking music should be the first organization to present live indoor concerts in Quebec in more than a year. After having to cancel the 2020 edition of the Festival International ...

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News: Event

Celebrate ‘Jazz In Canada’ With Two Free Virtual Concerts April 29-30

Celebrate ‘Jazz In Canada’ With Two Free Virtual Concerts April 29-30

On April 29-30, 2021 at 8PM EDT, audiences are invited to experience the vitality of Canadian Jazz artists’ Kris Davis and FYEAR, co-presented by the National Arts Centre and Canada Council for the Arts, at Germany's jazzahead! These concerts will be streamed online from the National Arts Centre’s Facebook page and simultaneously streamed by 18* Canadian ...

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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 ...

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CODE Quartet

CODE Quartet is a collective quartet based out of Montreal. Formed four years ago by Christine Jensen on saxophones, Lex French on trumpet, Adrian Vedady on acoustic bass, and Jim Doxas on drums, the group came together with the equal goals of composing and improvising in a chordless-quartet setting. The primary motivation for the formation of the group has been to build on the freedom of expression pioneered by Ornette Coleman’s seminal group of the 1950s, with two horns interacting with acoustic bass and drums. They prioritize the idea that each voice within the collective is given equal weight, blurring the boundaries between lead and supporting voices, between frontline instruments and the rhythm section

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Hugo Blouin

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Double bassist and sound artist Hugo Blouin composes with the musicality of life. His work involves a love of both experimentation and tradition, and a fascination for the musicality of the human speech. His Vocal Jazz project “Charbonneau ou les valeurs à’ bonne place” won the 2019 Jazz Concert of the Year Award from the Quebec Music Council, and the 2018 Jazz Album of the Year Award at the Gala for Quebec’s Alternative Music. Dubbed one of "documentary jazz", the project was created from the records of the tragic, yet comical testimonies at the Quebec-famous Charbonneau enquiry commission on corruption in politics. Hugo Blouin plays with the Jonathan Turgeon Trio (2018 Stingray Award at the Montreal International Jazz Festtival), the Christine Tassan Quintet and the folk band MAZ (2017 Womex Official Selection)

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Marianne Trudel

Marianne Trudel is a multi-talented pianist, composer, improvisor, and arranger. A generous and engaging artist, a veritable powerhouse in Quebec and Canada’s instrumental music scene, Marianne Trudel has presented multiple artistic projects that not only bring her considerable skills to the fore but also her keen sense of creativity. At once energetic and passionate, her music cross-cuts a wide swath of musical interests. Her moving, spellbinding music is not easily labelled, one of its many strengths. At once sophisticated and catchy, authentic and unique As a performer, she pursues an active career in a variety of settings ranging from solo performance to: duets (MTrudel+ John Hollenbeck, MTrudel + Karen Young), trios (Trifolia), quintet (Marianne Trudel 4 + Ingrid Jensen), septet, and large ensembles

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Jacob Wutzke

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Jacob Wutzke is a Montréal/Toronto based drummer, bandleader, author, composer and music educator. Noted for his exceptional technique, creativity and ability to listen and improvise in the moment, he has become an in-demand sideman in the jazz and creative music scenes and continues to compose and perform music regularly. He has performed and recorded with Allison Au, Trevor Giancola, Pat LaBarbera, Jocelyn Gould, Michael Davidson, Brownman Ali, Miles Black, Jeff McGregor, Jim Brenan and more. Jacob has also studied with the likes of Larnell Lewis, Mark Kelso, Kirk MacDonald, Barry Romberg and Geoff Young

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Article: Live Review

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2020

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2020 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Various Venues Montréal, Canada June 27-30, 2020 Above all else the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is a spectacular ten-day event: with around 2 million visitors and 500 concerts on 20 stages, it is ranked as the world's largest jazz ...

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News: Award / Grant

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 2020 Jazz Awards

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 2020 Jazz Awards

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) in jny:Glasgow today announced the winners of its 2020 Jazz Awards. Saxophonist Matt Carmichael won the Fog Arts Prize in Jazz Improvisation. The winner of the George Duncan Prize for Jazz Composition was Richard Glassby, for composing an outstanding original suite of music. Glassby commented, “These pieces were the product ...


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