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Les Malcommodes invitent Sonia Johnson, Ray Anderson, Jean Derome, André Leroux and Jacques Kuba Séguin Sept. 24-25 at the Chapelle Historique du Bon Pasteur.

animation Malcommodes et invites.gifIn order to celebrate 35 years of musical career as well as his 50th birthday, pianist Félix Stüssi has decided to spoil himself by organizing a two-concerts-event with some of his favourite musician friends. The concerts will take place in the magnificent Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur (100, Sherbrooke East) on September 24 and 25, at 20:00 p.m. and 11:00 a.m. (a Sunday matinée!) respectively.

This most ambitious and audacious project will feature Stüssi’s trio, Les Malcommodes, with Daniel Lessard on bass, Pierre Tanguay on drums. This group will be the core of an octet comprised of the following illustrious guests: Sonia Johnson (vocals), Ray Anderson (trombone and vocals), Jean Derome (alto sax, flute and vocals), André Leroux (saxophones and clarinet) and Jacques Kuba Séguin (trumpet). Both shows will be recorded in order to produce a live concert CD.

Concert tickets as well as copies of the forthcoming album can be obtained in pre-sale under the following link :

Click here for a musical teaser

Les Malcommodes are looking forward to sharing this exciting musical adventure with you!

The project «Les Malcommodes invitent..» is being supported by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts de Montréal. Many thanks!!!

Les Malcommodes invitent Sonia Johnson, Ray Anderson, Jean Derome, André Leroux and Jacques Kuba Séguin
Saturday, Sept. 24th at 8pm / Sunday, Sept. 25th at 11am
Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur
100 Sherbrooke West
Montréal, QC
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The OFF JAZZ festival is back with its 17th edition! Starting from Oct. 6th, come celebrate creation and the local jazz scene!

OFFJAZZ-Sortiesjazznights-150x150.gifA great jazz jamboree is taking place in the heart of Montreal’s fall season. The OFF JAZZ festival 17th edition takes place from the 6th through the 15th of October 2016, in different venues of the metropolis: Lion d’Or, Upstairs, La Sala Rossa, the Gesù, the Résonance and Dièse Onze.

Created in 2000 by passionate musicians, this festival offers a program that blends musical quality, creativity and free expression. The OFF JAZZ festival showcases veteran musicians, as well as up-and-coming talent and is very proud of supporting unique jazz expressions from Quebec and abroad. This year, even more so than in previous years, the festival will showcase collaborations between local musicians, musicians from across Canada, as well as international guests, thereby offering the public unprecedented meetings of musical minds. Among these guests we find
Maggi Olin, Peter Bernstein, Ben Monder, Roscoe Mitchell, Georg Graewe and The Claudia Quintet, to name but a few of these high-caliber talents.

The  OFF JAZZ festival invites you to discover the unexpected and to experience memorable moments.

More than 110 musicians, 24 shows, 4 record launches, 2 masterclasses and 6 venues this year!

Visit to know the full program schedule and practical information. Passeport, packages and reduced rates available.

Guitarist Sylvain Picard sings a treasure chest of songs, for you and me, Saturday, Sept. 24th at the Médiathèque littéraire Gaëtan Dostie.

sylvain picard 150X164.jpgWhy don't you join me for meaningful night of songs and music this Saturday. We'll share a space where sound travels with intensity, a great space for the music of Desjardins, the sparse poems of Miron and a few of my songs of travel. The meaning is in the support to the Médiathèque littéraire Gaëtan Dostie that's devoted to archive and make available literature from french America.

New videos :

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Poème dans le goût ancien

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The cost is a volontary contribution that will help the Médiathèque move.

Come make a difference with me. We'll have a ball!
For more info on the médiathèque, it's here

Médiathèque littéraire Gaëtan Dostie
Saturday, Sept. 24th 8pm
1214, rue de la Montagne
Montréal (Québec

Four launches : Quattro Venti, Limerence, 3rio and As We Are at 24 concerts in 6 venues with 110 artists at L'OFF Jazz!

animation images 1 et 2 L'OFF Jazz 2016.gifThe OFF Jazz #17 press conference was held Sept. 7th at the Lion d'Or.

Out of the 24 concerts of the brave festival, 4 launches to watch for!

Jean-Pierre Zanella - Quattro Venti - Dièse Onze Oct 11th 6pm - The last album of the brilliant saxophonist is composed of many tracks written while he was at the Québec studio in Italy back in 2013. The titles were inspired by places he visited while in Italy, such as the Quattro Venti train station. He'll be in concert with Pierre François on piano, Frédéric Alarie on bass and Kevin Warren at the drums.

Jonathan Lindhorst - Limerence - La Sala Rossa Oct 13th 9:30pm - A product of their longtime friendship, the Toronto quartet led by Jonathan Lindhorst presents a poignant and lyric experience, confident and humourus. The music of Limerence, the first album of the group, is somewhere in between jazz, rock, folk and free improvisation. With Don Scott at the guitar, Dan Fortin on bass and Nico Dan at the drums.

3rio - 3rio - Dièse Onze Oct 13th 22h30 - 3rio is three seasoned musicians, 3 strong personalities, 3 unique colors that connect. It's also about three longtime friends that want to try something different. And it works! With Alex Côté on sax, Gary Schwartz at the guitar and Jim Doxas at the drums.

Nomad - As We Are - Résonance le 15 oct. 17h - Rhythmic and visceral, the music of the collective Nomad is the product of a meticulous, a true collaborative spirit, and lots of freedom. With Ted Crosby on clarinet, Mike Bjella on sax, Simon Millerd at the trumet, Jake Wiens at the guitar, Ben Dwyer on bass and Kai Basanta at the drums.

To see the promo video, it's here

To see the video of My Favorite Kalimba with Thom Gossage and Steve Raegele at the Sept. 7th launch, it's here

CDJAZZ by Christophe Rodriguez

Piano Caméléons - Piano Caméléons

These days, you practically gotta play it all. If jazz is the musical groundwork of these two musicians, you have to agree that Piano Caméléons are quite captivating,  especially when you're talking about John Roney and Matt Herskowitz. Althought John Roney knows his way around jam sessions and jazz, Matt on the other hand has a career in both the classical and jazz worlds. Saturday Sept. 17th (7pm ) and Sunday, Sept. 18th (2pm) at l'Espace Oliver Jones (5445 rue de Gaspé), they'll be launching this new release doubled-up with a concert well worth its weight in gold.

In a serene and non-competitive spirit, the two musicians have merged their musical experience for very surprising musical overview. Whether you're a fan of the eighty-eight note instrument, simple amateur or neophyte, this will please you. On nine tracks we visit different universes such as Bach : Prelude no 2, Debussy, with the essential Clair de Lune, Rachmaninov for the Prelude in do minor or Chopin with one of his numerous nocturnes.

Joining intensity and reflexion, the John Roney / Matt Herskowitz tandem creates sparks, not at all academic, so it's a real treat. Talking about jazz, two tracks have been chosen and not the least : Fascinatin’ Rhythm (Gershwin) and the very capricious Blue Rondo À La Turk by Dave Brubeck. Again, those four hands do miracles with the relectures.

A fall treat!

Piano Caméléons

Christophe Rodriguez is also jazz, classical and book columnist/blogger at the Journal de Montréal

TVJAZZ  September 24 2016
Les Malcommodes et Sonia Johnson - Idée Fix - in concert at the Chapelle Historique du Bon Pasteur, Sept. 24-25!

The Souljazz Orchestra, Saturday, Oct. 1st at the Groove Nation

souljazz_orchestra_150X150.jpgThe multicultural collective The Souljazz Orchestra is on tour and doing a stop in Montréal to get us to move and dance.

The internationally recognised Ottawa band will be presenting compositions and music from their latest album Resistance as well as some new music of their next album full of tropical jazz boogie. Resistance is a fierce, hard-hitting album, influenced in part by the dancefloor sounds of francophone Africa and the french Caribbean - bringing in fresh elements of coupé-décalé, zouk, and ndombolo to the band's music - as well as powerful lyrics that deliver biting social commentary alongside messages of hope.

They play a brand of world jazz mixed in with some afrobeat, cuban, soul, funk and even hints of ethio-jazz! The band lays it all down with a killer horn section, keys and tons of percussions.

Souljazz has played in over twenty countries alongside legends such as Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan and Femi Kuti and they're not slowing down!

With seven albums to their name, Souljazz  is on top of musical charts in many countries and have been nominated three times for Juno including
the 2016 best world music album for Resistance.

An explosive outburst of multicultural groove with lots of new music for a night that'll get you movin'

Pierre Chrétien - keys, percussion, voice
Ray Murray - baritone sax, percussion, voice
Steve Patterson - tenor sax, percussion, voice
Zakari Frantz - alto sax, percussion, voix
Philippe Lafrenière - drums, percussion, voice

To see the video of Shock and Awe from the Resistance album, it's here

The Souljazz Orchestra
Saturday, Oct. 1st 9pm
Groove Nation
410 Rachel E.   
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TVJAZZ  September 15 2016
L'Orchestre national de jazz de Montréal, Azar Lawrence and Al McLean, and the music of Frontiers, Sept. 24th at L'Astral.

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