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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 ...

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 ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

L’Équipe Spectra cancels the 2020 International de Jazz de Montréal

L’Équipe Spectra cancels the 2020 International de Jazz de Montréal

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and following the measures imposed by government authorities, which include cancelling non-essential activities and restricting entry of non-residents to the territory, L'Équipe Spectra announces that the 2020 editions of Les Francos de Montréal (scheduled for June 12) and the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal (scheduled for June 25) will not ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Dominique Fils-Aimé: Princess of Peace

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Montreal's Dominique Fils-Aimé is two albums into a trilogy exploring African American music and culture. Stay Tuned! is a smooth-as-silk jazz vocal disc with broad appeal. It was shortlisted by the 2019 Polaris Music Prize selection committee, and named jazz album of the year at the ADISQ First Gala, a Quebec-based industry event.Her debut, ...

Emie R. Roussel

Originally from the south shore of Montreal (Quebec, Canada), and an adopted resident of Rimouski, Emie Rioux-Roussel discovered the fascinating world of music through her parents, themselves musicians and singers. She began studying classical piano at the age of 5 and continued lessons until she was 13. After a complete two-year break, she decided to follow her instincts and her love of improvisation to begin studying jazz with her father, jazz pianist Martin Roussel. He would be her mentor until she started college studies at Cégep de St-Laurent under the guidance of Lorraine Desmarais. She completed her diploma in jazz piano performance and was awarded the college’s “Very High Distinction” grant

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KOCHAN

JACEK KOCHAN - composer, arranger, producer, drummer and percussionist. Graduate of Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow (Master degree), studied music at Grant MacEwan in Edmonton. New York Studying with Jaco Pastorius, Mike Clark, Robbie Gonzales. Performing, touring and recording jazz and funk music. Montreal Studying composition and expanding his musical lexicon by writing for choir and symphony orchestra (Ensemble Vocal Tudor, Repercussion) as well as playing and recording ethnic music (Latin, African, Balkan). Performing with Michel Donato, Karen Young, Oliver Jones, Andrew Leroux, Yannick Rieu, Jean-Pierrre Zanella, Michel Cusson, Rene Bolduc, Helmut Lipsky, Muhammad Al-Khabyyr, Lazaro Saucedo, Geoff Lapp, Johnny Scott and many others. Toronto Working as a leader and sideman in many live and recording projects with artists like Pat Labarbera, Kenny Wheeler, Don Thompson, Mike Murley, Neil Swainson, Reggie Schwager, Lorne Lofsky, Kirk MacDonald, Bernie Senensky, John MacLeod, Dave Restivo, Brian Dickinson, Jim Vivian, Mike Downes, Kieran Overs, Neil Swainson. Europe, Asia, North America, Australia Continues to perform, compose, play, tour, record and leads his music formations: JACEK KOCHAN & Co, musiConspiracy, N.A.K

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Rodrigo Simoes

Rodrigo Simões is a Brazilian musician and composer who has been living in Quebec - Canada. Through his musical creations, he shares a distinctive style that oscillates between Brazilian music and jazz improvisation. His international career has taken him through China, Australia, Paraguay and the United States, in addition to his native country – Brazil – and his adopted country – Canada. Early on in his musical career, this guitarist and mandolinist has already collaborated with great artists in Brazil (Elza Soares, Carlos Malta, Paulinho da Viola, Dominguinhos, Zeca Baleiro and Paulo Moska) and in Canada (Bill McBirnie, Joel Miller, Flavia Nascimento, Alex Lefaivre, Sonia Jonhson and Jean-Pierre Zanella)

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Vincent Duhaime Perreault

Created on the initiative of its leader, composer and guitarist Vincent D. Perreault, TERTIO is a Jazz- Rock band from Montréal which has recently taken the jazz scene by storm. The members of the band are all active on the local, national and international jazz scene, playing as sidemen with such renowned artists as Susie Arioli, Sophie Milman, Parc-X trio, Cecile Doo-Kingué and Elage Diouf. Tertio's eponymous debut EP was released in June, 2015 on Montreal label Multiple Chords Music (MCM). Since then the band has played a wide variety of venues in both Quebec and Ontario, presenting their adventurous material to enthusiastic and rapt audiences

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Raymond Charles Doré

Raymond Charles Doré Contrebassiste / Basse Électrique A étudié la basse électrique à l'école de musique Adagio pendant cinq ans. Par la suite a étudié la basse électrique, acoustique, et la contrebasse avec John Geggie pendant huit ans (Jazz, Latino, Classique, etc.). A participé à deux camps de Jazz livré par Jazzworks, un à l'Université Carleton et un cours intensif classique en Colombie Britannique avec Gary Karr. Cours de solfège, dictée et écriture (niveaux 1 à 8) à l'École de Musique de L'Outaouais Inc. Leçons privées avec Ron Carter en 2015,2017, 2018. Fût un membre du Big Band Ottawa comme contrebassiste. Enregistrement de demos en studio avec plusieurs groupes musicaux

Marshal Herridge

Marshal Herridge is a Vancouver born Jazz Bassist currently residing in Montreal, Canada. He has performed with some of North America's leading jazz musicians including Andre White, Kirk MacDonald, Joe Sullivan, Kevin Dean, Al McClean, Remi Bolduc, Dave Laing, Lorne Lofsky, Peter Bernstein, John Scofield, Donny McCaslin, Dick Oatts, Pat Labarbera, Brian Dickinson amongst others. He has currently completed a masters degree in jazz performance at McGill University. His debut album "Chapter One" pays homage to his heroes Scott LaFaro and Paul Chambers.


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