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JazzBulletin   -   Thursday September 11 2014 to Tuesday September 30 2014

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The 13th Sutton Jazz, over thirty free and indoor concerts with Rémi Bolduc, La Cançao, The Homebrew Dixieland Band, Marc Bolduc and Jean-Pierre Zanella, Kaval, Jazzlab, Jean Vanasse et Thierry Gomar, Sept. 13th to Oct. 4th, 2014.

Sutton_Jazz_150X150.jpgSutton Jazz is...

•Four weekends of jazz, from September 13 to October 4th, 2014
•Free outdoor concerts, on the mountain, in Sutton’s shops and restaurants
•Concerts in an intimate venue with great acoustics for jazz : Salle Alec et Gérard Pelletier
•Local and international artists : Rémi Bolduc, François Bourassa, La Cançao, The Homebrew Dixieland Band, Marc Bolduc et Jean-Pierre Zanella, Kaval,  Jazzlab, Jean Vanasse et Thierry Gomar and many others...
•Key partners
•Spokesperson: Claude Thibault of
•A warm and welcoming town featuring wonderful sights & attractions

Since 2001, Festival de jazz de Sutton, a non-profit organization, is the promoter of Sutton Jazz, an annual event that draws hundreds of jazz fans to the Eastern Townships. The visitors come to enjoy the colours of autumn and many vibrant jazz-coloured nights.

Access the complete programming at
Reservations : Salle Alec and Gerard Pelletier : 450-538-0486
Reserve your tickets early, limited space!

Go listen to live jazz so that jazz can live!

Kathya Heppell, co-organizer

L'Orchestre national de Jazz is back for another season at L'Astral, Friday, Sept. 12th at 8pm, under the direction of Jean-Nicolas Trottier.

animation 11 sept pour 12 sept 2014.gifYoung composer and trombonist Jean-Nicolas Trottier - who also opened the ONJ’s last year season with a tribute to the great Thad Jones - kicks it off this time with orchestral pieces of Chicago native pianist Jim McNeely, Extra Credit, Lickety Split, Absolution et his arrangement of Sing Sing Sing, as well as his own compositions, Stages, Jazz Concerto (for Jocelyn Couture) and New-York Texan Suite, wonderfully balanced cocktail between individual virtuosity and orchestral cohesion.

The Orchestre national de Jazz's main mission is to promote and stimulate the knowledge, development and the outreach of orchestral jazz music from every era, through the production and broadcasting of concerts and recordings featuring a core of permanent musicians. ONJ also provides musical directors, composers, arrangers and the best Canadian musicians a place where they can fully express their talent and creativity.

To see a few tracks of the ONJ in concert, July 6th at the FIJM, click here

L’Orchestre national de Jazz - conducted by Jean-Nicolas Trottier, Friday, Sept. 12th 8pm at L'Astral - 305 Sainte-Catherine W. (This is the first concert of the 2014-2015 season).

Congratulations to Alain Caron, Christine Jensen, Jérôme Beaulieu, Thomas Carbou and Yves Léveillé, for being nominees in the album of the year- jazz creation category of l'ADISQ...

animation nomines album de l'annee - jazz creation.gifHere are the albums nominated in the album of the year - jazz creation category of l'ADISQ :

Alain Caron - Multiple Faces

Christine Jensen Orchestra - Habitat

Trio Jérôme Beaulieu - Chercher l'équilibre

Thomas Carbou - Hekátê III

Yves Léveillé - Essences des bois


The winner will be unveiled at l'Autre Gala de l'ADISQ, Wednesday, Oct. 22nd.

Congratulations to Marie-Noëlle Claveau, Julie Lamontagne, Caroline Nadeau and Misses Satchmo, for being nominees in the album of the year - jazz interpretation category of l'ADISQ...

animation nomines album de l'annee - jazz interpretation.gifHere are the albums nominated in the album of the year - jazz interpretation category of l'ADISQ.

Marie-Noëlle Claveau - Chansons charmantes en souvenir de Fernand Robidoux

Julie Lamontagne - Noël

Caroline Nadeau - Chansons pour durer toujours

Misses Satchmo - Apple Tree


The winner will be unveiled at l'Autre Gala de l'ADISQ, Wednesday, Oct. 22nd.

The 8th Festival international de jazz de Québec, from Monday, Oct. 13th to Sunday, Nov. 2nd, with over 80 concerts, in 20 venues in Quebec City!

fjq_150x150.gifThis year, the FIJQ  is more international than ever, as over 10 countries will be represented and world-renowned local and international artists will be featured. Oct. 14th, the opening evening will start things off in a big way with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, an ensemble that is widely regarded as the best big band in the world! Also, Oct. 21st, the extraordinary Cécile McLorin Salvant will display her talents and show why she is THE current jazz singing sensation. On Oct. 16th, piano will also be highlighted as some of the province’s best jazzmen and jazzwomen will pay tribute to the legendary Oscar Peterson as part of the "Grands Québecois du jazz" concert. 

Oct. 15th, Québec-born pianist Steve Barakatt will switch to jazz mode as part of his "Celebrating 30 years of music" concert and Nov. 2nd, pianist Ellis Marsalis will star in "On the road to Louisiana", a collaboration between the festival and the Notre-Dame-de-Québec Basilica, which celebrates the 350th anniversary of its foundation. The master of jazz accordion, Richard Galliano, will be at the Grand Théâtre de Québec, Oct. 22nd.

Last but not least, for three whole weeks and in a host of venues, bars and restaurants, the entire city will groove to the cool sounds of jazz!

Find out more about the concerts by visiting

CDJAZZ by Christophe Rodriguez

Anne Bisson - Tales From The Treetops

With Tales From The Treetops, singer, pianist, composer and TV actor Anne Bisson follows her musical path, in another life. To be in tune with the times, this new release is on the good ol' 180 grams LP format, as well as on CD and of course, iTunes. Jazz it is of course, but a bit more as all the tracks are original compositions, no standards, and two great sidemen : Paul Brochu on drums and Normand Guilbeault on bass as well as two guests : Soprano Suzie Leblanc and bassist  Frédéric Alarie.

To be fair, let's call this new release ambiance jazz (nothing derogatory here) with, at the heart of it, poetry, nature, myths and princes. Beautiful work with soul.

Christophe Rodriguez

TVJAZZ  July 4 2011
Jean Vanasse Quartet at FIJM 2011

Saxophonist Samuel Blais and trio with saxophonist David Liebman launch "Cycling", Sept. 20th at the Dièse Onze.

samuel-blais-trio-avec-david-liebman_cycling_150X160.jpgFall is in the air and its the season of many CD launches to our greatest delight ! It starts with "Cycling" by young saxophonist and composer Samuel Blais, in collaboration with renowned  american saxophonist David Liebman. Liebman is inspired by John Coltrane and has played with the likes of Chick Corea and Miles Davis.

Samuel Blais spent three years at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in New York, allowing him to hone his art, as well as giving him the opportunity to play with global jazz greats such as Greg Osby, Jim Black, Larry Grenadier, Nate Smith, Donny McCaslin, Jamie Baum, etc

A great progression for Samuel Blais who's considered as an important figure of today's jazz scene.

A great night in perspective with 4 top musicians. It'll be something, I'm sure!

Samuel Blais, alto and baritone sax
David Liebman, soprano and tenor sax
Fraser Hollins, bass
Martin Auguste, drums

Saturday, Sept. 20th 8pm
Dièse Onze
4115A St-Denis   
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Unveiling of the OFF Jazz 2014 programming with a short performance of dancer Alanna Kraaijeveld and saxophonist Yves Charuest, Wed. Sept. 10th at the Sala Rossa.

loffjazzlogo2014_150X216.jpgThe OFF Jazz 2014 press conference, was held, Wed. Sept 10th at the Sala Rossa, preceeded by a short performance of dancer Alanna Kraaijeveld and saxophonist Yves Charuest, Wed., Sept. 10th at the Sala Rossa.

To see the performance of Alanna Kraaijeveld and Yves Charuest, click here

To see the OFF Jazz 2014 promo video, click here

Oct. 3-12 octobre 2014

30 concerts :  Opening concert : Lambert/Grogg - Michael Formanek Quartet, The Muted Note - Susanne Hood et Scott Thomson, Peripheral Vision, Roddy Ellias Trio, Mend Ham, Carlos Jimenez Jogo Trio, Joe Sullivan Big Band, Sainct Laurens, Erik Hove Chamber Ensemble, Pink Saliva, Josh Rager et Donny Kennedy Octet, Kim Zombik, Jean Vanasse Thierry Gomar Quartet, St-Jak Quartet Off/On, Kevin Waren - East West Project, Charles Trudel Trio, Quartet Générations, Sonia Johnson - Le coeur à l'endroit, Canard Branchu, Kite Trio, Greg Amirault Trio, Thom Gossage Other Voices, Andy King Group, Kids Eat Crayons, Bête ou ne page Bête, Marie-Claire Durand Trio, Ratchet Orchestra.

10 venues : Cabaret du Mile-End, Lion d'Or, Résonance, La Sala Rossa, Upstairs, Monument National, Centre Segal, Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges, Maison de la culture Plateau Mont-Royal, Gesù.

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