Author Marc Chénard

Marc Chénard is a Montreal-based multilingual music journalist specialized in jazz and improvised music. In a career now spanning some 30 years, he has published a wide array of articles and essays, mainly in Canada, some in the United States and several in Europe (France, Belgium, Germany and Austria). He has travelled extensively to cover major festivals in cities as varied as Vancouver and Chicago, Paris and Berlin, Vienna and Copenhagen. He has been the jazz editor and a special features writer for La Scena Musicale since 2002; currently, he also contributes to Point of Departure, an American online journal devoted to creative musics. / / Marc Chénard est un journaliste multilingue de métier de Montréal spécialisé en jazz et en musiques improvisées. En plus de 30 ans de carrière, ses reportages, critiques et essais ont été publiés principalement au Canada, parfois aux États-Unis mais également dans plusieurs pays européens (France, Belgique, Allemagne, Autriche). De plus, il a été invité à couvrir plusieurs festivals étrangers de renom, tant en Amérique (Vancouver, Chicago) que Outre-Atlantique (Paris, Berlin, Vienne et Copenhangue). Depuis 2012, il agit comme rédacteur atitré de la section jazz de La Scena Musicale; en 2013, il entame une collabortion auprès de la publication américaine Point of Departure, celle-ci dédiée aux musiques créatives de notre temps.

Scena Jazz
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Lepage, Lussier et le Quatuor Bozzini — Chants et danses … with strings – TDB9019 Founding fathers of the musique actuelle ­movement, the clarinet and guitar…

Arts Industry
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Prizes and Awards New York’s Concert Artists Guild has just announced the winners of its annual Victor ­Elmaleh Competition. The Argus String ­Quartet shared top…

CD and Book Reviews
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Mark Miller: Claude Ranger — Canadian Jazz Legend Toronto, 2017; ISBN 978-1-77302-559-9 Canadian jazz lore has its fair share of exceptional figures. Drummer Claude Ranger is…

Scena Jazz
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Anyone with knowledge of Montreal’s ­creative music scene immediately recognizes the term “musique actuelle”. Coined over thirty years ago, it first ­became the identifier of…

Scena Jazz
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In 2010, trombonist Scott Thomson left his native Toronto for Montreal. “I wanted to change scenery, he states in a recent conversation, so I moved…

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