Coming events

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09/10/2021 @ 2:08 pm – 2:38 pm – In the form and spirit of his Trombone Solos at Odd Hours (Solos de trombone à heures indues) series that he has presented in seven instalments since 2014, Scott Thompson will play seven 30-minute solo trombone concerts in the main hall of the Darling Foundry. These fully improvised concerts will each start at different, very […]

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08/10/2021 @ 1:57 pm – 2:27 pm – In the form and spirit of his Trombone Solos at Odd Hours (Solos de trombone à heures indues) series that he has presented in seven instalments since 2014, Scott Thompson will play seven 30-minute solo trombone concerts in the main hall of the Darling Foundry. These fully improvised concerts will each start at different, very […]

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07/10/2021 @ 1:49 pm – 2:19 pm – In the form and spirit of his Trombone Solos at Odd Hours (Solos de trombone à heures indues) series that he has presented in seven instalments since 2014, Scott Thompson will play seven 30-minute solo trombone concerts in the main hall of the Darling Foundry. These fully improvised concerts will each start at different, very […]

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03/10/2021 @ 1:42 pm – 2:12 pm – In the form and spirit of his Trombone Solos at Odd Hours (Solos de trombone à heures indues) series that he has presented in seven instalments since 2014, Scott Thompson will play seven 30-minute solo trombone concerts in the main hall of the Darling Foundry. These fully improvised concerts will each start at different, very […]

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02/10/2021 @ 1:27 pm – 1:57 pm – In the form and spirit of his Trombone Solos at Odd Hours (Solos de trombone à heures indues) series that he has presented in seven instalments since 2014, Scott Thompson will play seven 30-minute solo trombone concerts in the main hall of the Darling Foundry. These fully improvised concerts will each start at different, very […]

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01/10/2021 @ 1:16 pm – 1:46 pm – In the form and spirit of his Trombone Solos at Odd Hours (Solos de trombone à heures indues) series that he has presented in seven instalments since 2014, Scott Thompson will play seven 30-minute solo trombone concerts in the main hall of the Darling Foundry. These fully improvised concerts will each start at different, very […]

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30/09/2021 @ 1:07 pm – 1:37 pm – In the form and spirit of his Trombone Solos at Odd Hours (Solos de trombone à heures indues) series that he has presented in seven instalments since 2014, Scott Thompson will play seven 30-minute solo trombone concerts in the main hall of the Darling Foundry. These fully improvised concerts will each start at different, very […]

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09/10/2021 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Founded in 2011, the Jean-Nicolas Trottier 10tet is an ensemble that brings together ten of the best musicians in Montreal’s jazz scene. For this concert celebrating the 10th anniversary of the ensemble, the JNT 10tet offers the audience an opportunity to attend the live recording of their second album, their first one being Blue Lines […]

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08/10/2021 @ 10:00 pm – 11:59 pm – Emilio Reyna Quintet is a forward-thinking group that aims to push the possibilities of modern improvised music while maintaining a sense of sincerity and tradition. Combining many influences from across genres and styles, they strive for singable melodies and colorful harmonies anchored in a deep sense of rhythm. This ensemble aims to create sensitive music […]

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08/10/2021 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – “The essence of music is expressed through silence”. Such is the idea behind composer and pianist François Bourassa’s first solo album : L’impact du Silence. Oscillating between raucous and introspective passages, François Bourassa’s latest collection of piano pieces is a musical adventure that combines jazz, improvisation, musical lyricism, and abstract motifs. All the while, musical […]

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07/10/2021 @ 10:00 pm – 11:59 pm – The Alex Le Blanc Ensemble delivers a unique sound, compositions and arrangements inspired by the Cool Jazz movement, while adopting a more modern touch. For the OFF Jazz Festival, the ensemble will deliver new compositions under the themes of stylistic diversity and the democratization of jazz by presenting music that is accessible, but without compromise. […]

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07/10/2021 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Hailing from Montreal, Canada, the RJI Organ trio is a new group on the Canadian jazz scene. Drawing inspiration from the classic jazz organ trios of the 50’s and 60’s, the trio also expands their repertoire with new original music that explores a wide range of genres and styles. The group, a collaboration of 3 […]

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14/10/2021 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – This performance slated for October 7 has been rescheduled to Oct. 14 at the same venue, same time. For the OFF Jazz festival, pianist and composer Rafael Zaldivar launches his Afro-Cuban Revival, concert presented by Salle Bourgie. Zaldivar recreates that distinct cuban sound where you’ll find jazz roots and the rhythmic spirituality of his native […]

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06/10/2021 @ 10:00 pm – 11:59 pm – The Levi Dover Sextet, led by bassist and composer Levi Dover, was formed in 2019 out of a desire to create music which brings together a wide range of influences in a highly personal style. Levi Dover’s music is rooted in the jazz tradition while also reaching into a modern soundscape, creating an environment brimming […]

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06/10/2021 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – In an acoustic jazz setting that is sensitive to the richness of the tone, improvisation and contemporary techniques, l’Oumigmag cast a new and refreshing light on Quebec’s musical roots blending and confronting it to contemporary grooves, harmonies and aesthetics. With Habitant, the guitarist and composer Sébastien saugageau and his ensemble deliver a powerful and evocative […]

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06/10/2021 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Formed in 2016, the Claire Devlin Quartet unites four unique musical voices from the Montreal jazz scene. Lyrical melodies are paired with driving rhythms, and the traditional roles of each instrument are often left behind. The quartet’s repertoire of original music strikes a balance of intricate through-composition and completely open-ended improvisation. In July 2020, the […]

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05/10/2021 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Nominated “Révélation Radio-Canada 2021-2022”, this saxophonist and Montreal composer presents a project inspired both by the jazz and rock traditions. This ensemble stands out through its unique configuration, made up of two saxophonists and two drummers. With a musical foundation based largely on rhythm and melody, the addition of harmonic textures is accomplished through synthesizers […]

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03/10/2021 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Jazz musicians Kate Wyatt on piano, Lex French on trumpet, Jim Doxas on drums and Adrian Vedady on bass. All of them experienced and respected band leaders in their own rights, together they have emerged as a bright new group on the Montreal scene… a quartet whose effortless chemistry fosters deep interaction and high intensity.

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02/10/2021 @ 10:00 pm – 11:59 pm – VENA is the new project of trumpeter and composer Rachel Therrien, which initially came about through chance encounters between artists on tour in Europe. Within this exceptional quartet, Therrien offers bold and contemporary works informed by cool jazz and European influences. These four musicians display amazing chemistry on stage and promise a thrilling and  unforgettable […]

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02/10/2021 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – With the project Variations, the saxophonist and clarinetist Philippe Côté teams up with the prolific New York pianist Marc Copland, as well as with the Quatuor Saguenay, for an encounter that brings together the world of composition and improvisation. We discover in this music a wealth of composition, as well as a fresh approach to […]

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02/10/2021 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Triptyque is Gabriel Genest’s first album as a leader. This saxophonist and composer was born and raised on the shores of Lac Saint -Jean. Triptyque draws its inspiration from a meditation on the connections between music and visual arts. The repertoire of this album came about through the exploration of long musical forms and elaborate […]

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01/10/2021 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Hailing from Quebec and Mexico, united by the city of Montreal, the members of Le Jager combine their talents to create intense and deeply emotional music. The general aesthetic of these emerging artists is infused with a plethora of different genres such as rock, swing, classical and contemporary music. They generate fiery energy through their […]

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30/09/2021 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Under the direction of the composer Joe Sullivan, this 11-piece chamber jazz ensemble performs a repertoire of songs based on poems that have influenced Sullivan over the years. Several of the pieces are based on the poetry of Patrice Desbiens, a fellow Franco-Ontarian from Timmins, Ontario, which is also the hometown of the composer. The […]

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08/10/2021 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – The Sun Warriors are an avant-garde jazz collective based in Montreal, prioritizing vulnerable expression, inclusivity and showcasing original compositions by bassist Summer Kodama, with risk taking improvisations. This experience invites listeners to embrace the unexpected. Foil to their fearlessness is a genuine desire to connect with audience members in terms they can relate to, leaving […]

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01/10/2021 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Convergence is the crossing point between two unique voices guided by a search for balance through the act of sharing and improvising in the moment. United by a similar philosophy of uncensored creativity and a need for authenticity, the duo weaves ideas that evolve continuously through the unknown and the present moment. The album features […]