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JazzBulletin   -   Thursday April 17 2014 to Friday May 9 2014

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Legendary bassist Steve Swallow performs with Montreal's Chet and Jim Doxas and pianist Andre White, Sunday, April 27th at the  Segal Centre’s Power Jazz Series closing concert.

animation_swallow_doxas.gifLegendary american bassist and composer Steve Swallow will join the Doxas Brothers and pianist Andre White for an unforgettable evening of instrumental jazz. With Swallow on bass, Chet Doxas on saxophone, Jim Doxas on drums, and Andre White on piano, the group will draw upon the vast original repertoire of each of its members as well as some of their favourite songs from the Great American Songbook.

This is a rare opportunity for jazz lovers to see award-winning electric bassist Steve Swallow up close and personal, as he has established an international reputation by lending his talents to groups led by Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Stan Getz, Chick Corea and many more.

Swallow released his most recent album, Into the Woodwork, with The Swallow Quintet, in June 2013. He also lent his rhythmic talents to Dave Douglas and Chet Doxas’s upcoming quartet album, Riverside (Greenleaf Music). To be released April 15th, Riverside puts a contemporary stamp on small group improvisation while evoking the dynamic ensembles led by clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre.

To see "A Dog's Life" with The Swallow Quintet, click here

Closing concert of the Power Jazz Series. Sunday, April 27th at 8:00 p.m. at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts Studio, 5170, Ch. de la Côte-Ste-Catherine, Montreal / Box-Office Tickets $15-$25 at 514.739.7944,

Jazz & Martini Night, April 30th (International Jazz Day) at the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski, with Martin Roussel, Benoît Plourde and Marie-Josée Cyr, a benefit-concert for the 29th Festi Jazz International de Rimouski!

animation30avril.gifThe Jazz & Martini Night aims to gather funds in support of the 29th Festi Jazz. Designed as a concert and conference, this event will trace the history of jazz within a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The public will enjoy the music of Martin Roussel, Benoît Plourde and of great singer Marie-Josée Cyr, while sipping delicious martinis made by our staff.

The audience will also have the opportunity to compose it's own original piece of jazz with the help of our three musicians:  Martin Roussel ; the Festi Jazz’s current board chairman, this highly talented pianist has a tremendous experience in stage presence, both in Quebec and internationally. Marie-Josée Cyr ; singer, trombonist, composer and singing  teacher, she also presented many concerts in Canada, Europe and in the United States. Benoît Plourde ; great saxophonist, Benoît Plourde started his musical studies at the Conservatory of music and dramatic art of Québec, before heading to France to finish his formation at the national Conservatory of music of Paris.

The privileged audience will also discover the exclusive content of the Grands Spectacles series of the 29th Festi Jazz.

Regular tickets - 45$ / students - 15$ / Prestige tickets at 100$, including a ticket and a Festi Jazz polo.
For tickets, which include the concert and a Martini :
Festi Jazz International de Rimouski

148, ave. de la Cathédrale (Rimouski)
For more info : Soirée Jazz et Martini
(Photos Yvan Couillard)

The International Jazz Day, Wednesday, April 30th, a international cultural event, a celebration of jazz, and a live concert/webcast from Osaka with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kenny Garrett, Roy Hargrove, Marcus Miller, Gregory Porter, John Scofield, Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding and many more!

animation_ijday2014_150X162.gifIn November 2011, Unesco officially designated April 30th as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and it's diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe.  International Jazz Day is chaired and led by Irina Bokova, Unesco Director General, and legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, who serves as a Unesco Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue and Chairman of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. The Institute is the lead nonprofit organization charged with planning, promoting and producing this annual celebration.

Each year, the All-Star Global Concert brings together acclaimed jazz artists from around the world for a performance spanning styles, cultures, and languages. In the spirit of International Jazz Day, organizers select a venue with rich historical significance, representing jazz’s ability to connect disparate traditions and cultural identities. In 2014, Osaka, Japan’s beautiful Osaka Castle Park will host more than 30 world-renowned performers and an audience of thousands in celebration of the third annual International Jazz Day.

Toshiko Akiyoshi, Kris Bowers, John Beasley, Herbie Hancock and Makoto Ozone; vocalists Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jonathan Butler, Roberta Gambarini, Lalah Hathaway, Gregory Porter and Oumou Sangaré; trumpeters Theo Croker, Roy Hargrove, Claudio Roditi and Terumasa Hino; bassists James Genus, Marcus Miller and Esperanza Spalding; drummers Terri Lyne Carrington and T.S.Monk; percussionists Pete Escovedo and Sheila E.; saxophonists Kenny Garrett, Courtney Pine, Troy Roberts, Wayne Shorter and Lew Tabackin; trombonist Steve Turre; guitarists Chris Thomas King, Earl Klugh, John Scofield and Joe Louis Walker.

International Jazz Day, Wednesday, April 30th
Webcast live from Osaka, Japan (6am, Montreal time)
The webcast will be available on demand within 4 hours of the original start time, so 10am, Montreal time.

L’OFF JAZZ presents a Spring Concert series at the Résonance Café

logo-LOFFJAZZ_150X109.jpgL’OFF JAZZ, in collaboration with the Résonance Café, presents something fresh and new this spring, a series of three spring concerts, Thursday, April 24th with the Mireille Boily Trio, Thursday, May 22nd with Klaxon Gueule and Thurday, June 26th with the Josh Rager Trio!

The Spring Concert series presented by L’OFF Jazz / Résonance Café
Thursdays, April 24, May 22 and June 26 juin
Résonance Café
5175A Ave. du Parc    
Volontary contribution

Have a great musical spring!

Let's meet October 3-12 2014 for the 15th L’OFF Jazz.
Watch for the programming to be announced in September!

CDJAZZ by Christophe Rodriguez

Benjamin Deschamps Quartet - What do we know

Last Sept. 2013, at the Festi Jazz International de Rimouski, I was on a Jury that awarded that event's Grand Prix to Benjamin Deschamps. A year or so later, here's a CD by young saxophonist Benjamin Deschamps and his original quartet. Eight well-written and original tracks that have their own sound.

This altist is influenced by Cannonball Adderley and Dave Turner, who could ask for anything more ? Solid material for your soul : Futur imparfait and on track 4 - Cauchemar Cyclique, with special guest, saxophonist Frank Lozano.

Benjamin Deschamps, sax and compositions
Charles Trudel, piano
Sébastien Pellerin, bass
Alain Bourgeois, drums

To see les yeux fermés at the launch of What do we know at the Bleury - Bar à Vinyle, click here

for more info :

Christophe Rodriguez

TVJAZZ  April 10 2014
Kurt Elling : 1619 Broadway, The Brill Building Project

Projet BCZ : Rémi Bolduc, Alex Coté, Jean-Pierre Zanella, Saturday, April 19th at Upstairs

projet_bcz_150X183.jpgDon't miss this concert with three of the best sax players in Montreal/Quebec!

Rémi Bolduc - alto sax, recognised internationally, leads the pack with charisma. Alex Coté - tenor sax, takes away the
highest distinction, and Jean-Pierre Zanella, soprano sax, is a pioneer of Quebec jazz.

These three great sax players have won so many industry recognitions and prizes.

For this concert, Rémi Bolduc wrote a new composition as well as arrangements for sax trio. They'll be playing well-known standards, but watch out, they'll keep on the edge of your seat with some tight playing! 

The three blowers will be happily sided by masterful bassist Rémi-Jean LeBlanc, groovy Dave Laing at the drums and cuban-born pianist Rafael Zaldivar, for our greatest pleasure.

This is going to be breathtaking!

Projet BCZ : Rémi Bolduc - alto, Alex Coté - tenor, Jean-Pierre Zanella - soprano, Rémi-Jean LeBlanc - bass, Rafael Zaldivar - piano, Dave Laing - drums.
Saturday, April 19th at 7:30pm and 10pm
1254 Mackay, Montréal
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They'll be back at the 35th Festival International de jazz de Montréal, Thursday, June 26th to Sunday, July 6th...

animation photo 20 mars ordinaire.gifOver 60,000 viewings of these artists and groups that we've filmed at the Festival International de jazz de Montréal and that will be back for the 35th, Thursday, June 26th to Sunday, July 6th !

Esperanza Spalding with ACS (FIJM 2013) video
Stacey Kent (Jazz Year Round on tour 2011) video
Dianne Reeves (FIJM 2011) video
Mike Stern (FIJM 2010) video interview
Bobby McFerrin (FIJM 2010) video
Marcus Miller (FIJM 2010) video interview
Kenny Garret (FIJM 2011) video
Escalandrum (Montréal en Lumière 2013) video

TVJAZZ  September 23 2010
Chet Doxas 4tet with Ben Charest - Unsung - Théâtre Rialto, Sept 23 2010

TVJAZZ  February 6 2014
L'Orchestre national de jazz de Montréal - "Le Bolduc" Joe Sullivan Rémi Bolduc - L'Astral, Feb 6th, 2014

TVJAZZ  April 14 2014
Jean-Pierre Lambert Big Band - El Otoño - in rehearsal for the April 28th concert at the Lion d'Or

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