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Article: Interview

Quiet Knowing: The Music Of Gentiane MG

Read "Quiet Knowing: The Music Of Gentiane MG" reviewed by Kerilie McDowall


My first impression upon hearing Gentiane MG's work for the first time was that her writing is phenomenally brilliant. She is a standout talent. Michaud-Gagnon's music flows masterfully with poise and grace. She commands the piano with elegance, subtlety, and a refined quiet knowing. Her music and artistry are mysteriously intriguing, with the enchanting ...

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Rafael Zaldivar

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When JUNO Nominee Rafael Zaldivar sits down at the piano, he brings a wealth of inspiration to the keys: his compositions display his percussion expertise, his many years of collaborating with top jazz musicians, and his cultural heritage. Born in Camagüey, Cuba, Zaldivar is carrying on a rich family legacy of musicianship. After taking up percussion and piano at a young age, Zaldivar pursued his studies at the Higher Institute of Arts in Havana. By 1998, Zaldivar meets the great Herbie Hancock and Kenny Barron in Havana. Once Zaldivar came to Canada at the age of 22, he completed a B.A

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Mathieu Soucy

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Mathieu Soucy is “an exciting young guitarist” (Laila Biali, Saturday Night Jazz) and composer living in Montréal. His first LP Recollecting (Inner-Bop Records, self-released) features brilliant voices of the new generation of Canadian jazz and is set for release in the Fall of 2022. JUNO-winning Caity Gyorgy makes a guest appearance on two tracks as a vocalist and lyricist. The album is a recollective act, i.e. it speaks the same language as the bop pioneers, but it does so with an accent; that of a 27-year old Canadian artist whose inmost voice has called for a spiritful recollection of its roots. The album celebrates the ever-futural propension of the bop language to reinvent itself through colourful variations.

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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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Masashi Usui

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Japanese jazz tenor saxophonist, composer and arranger Masashi Usui has been in Montreal since 2014. He has a special ability to interpret traditional American jazz but with a contemporary freshness. He is on a pilgrimage to Montreal, and soaking up the rich jazz scene. He graduated Masters of Music in Jazz Performance at Schulich School of Music of McGill University in which he acquired a Schulich Scholarship and a Graduate Excellence Fellowship. He has accompanied prominent jazz artists in North America, including drummer Fukushi Tainaka, André White, Dave Laing, and Mark Taylor, saxophonist Al McLean, trumpeter Kevin Dean, guitarist Mike Rud, and Greg Clayton, pianist André White, Geoff Lapp, Joe Sealy, Paul Shrofel, and Richard Clements, bassist Alec Walkington, Alex Bellegarde, Elias Bailey, and Adrian Vedady. In Japan, saxophonist Akira Ohmori, guitarist Sunao Wada, pianist Hideaki Yoshioka.

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Brandon Goodwin

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Brandon Goodwin has performed with some of the greatest jazz artists in Canada, such as Dave Turner, Fraser Hollins, and Dave Grott. He has also studied with several luminaries, such as Ari Hoenig, Dan Weiss and Nasyr Abdul Al-Kabyr. He is bandleader of Montreal jazz group, B's Bees and also drums in the award-winning Carolyn Fe Blues Collective. His group B's Bees is a hard swinging jazz outfit known for writing compelling original music and playing high energy interpretations of the music of past masters such as The Jazz Messengers, Thelonious Monk and Charlie Haden. Comprised of five core members, they wowed the audience at their debut concert at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 2012. When Brandon won a scholarship to play at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 2012, he formed B’s Bees with a lineup of some of the young star players in the city and never looked back

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Michel Cote

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Claude Marc Bourget

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Claude Marc Bourget gives us with the piano surprising improvisations, with the frays influences of modern jazz and classical, often virtuosos and where resound as in memory the landscape of the music of the 20th century.

"An energetic music, extremely dense, as well as uncommon harmonic richness. Autodidact, Bourget displays impressive technical qualities and shows nexhaustible creative inspiration." —Pierre Boulet, LE SOLEIL, Festival international de jazz de Montreal

Claude Marc Bourget was born in 1956 in Montreal. Autodidact, he became known in 1982 with his appearance at Musak Noise Sound Festival (Montreal's Vehicule Art Gallery), where several experimental artists from Montreal and New York participated" with a concert for improv'ed solo piano and recorded piece, entitled Resonant Tension /prolongation.

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Rodrigo Simoes

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Rodrigo Simões is a Brazilian composer with a distinctive style that oscillates between Brazilian music and jazz improvisation. His international career has taken him through China, South Korea, Australia, Paraguay and the United States, in addition to his native country – Brazil – and his adopted country – Canada. The guitarist 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, Sienna Dahlen, Alex Lefaivre, Sonia Jonhson, Carl Mayotte, Mark Nelson and Jean-Pierre Zanella)

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Article: Album Review

Daniel Lanois: Goodbye to Language

Read "Goodbye to Language" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski


Consistently imaginative, producer, guitarist and sonic explorer Daniel Lanois has long been hailed not only as a studio wizard but as a gifted musician with a definite and unabashed affinity for experimentation and the avant-garde. Lanois is lauded for many things and among those is his uncanny ability to create wonderful music and ambiances from minimal ...


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