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.

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With the emergence of jazz a century or so ago, the once frowned-upon ­practice of improvisation was thrust back into the spotlight of Western music.…

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…in concert: Off Jazz Festival, 20th Edition, Oct. 3-12 A year ago, change was in the air at the Off Jazz Festival in Montreal. For…

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McGill University Jazz Program Welcomes Special Guest On the eve of the Off festival, (Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m.), McGill University stages a concert with a…

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In spite of what naysayers have said about it, including predictions of its demise, free jazz never went away. In fact, it is more alive…

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