Bourgie en jazz


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Between a recent performance of his quartet at the Montreal Jazz Fest and a coming solo performance at the Off Festival, pianist François Bourassa will appear with fellow keyboardist Yves Léveillé and percussionist Marie-Josée Simard in a program of more through-composed music. Multimedia artist Jacques Collin will provide a visual component with projections of Canadian landscapes. (Sept. 30, 8 p.m.)

Rafael Zaldivar, also a pianist, reconnects with the music of his homeland in Renaissance afro-cubaine. The show will feature him alongside vocalist Sarah Rossy, singer-guitarist Amado Dedeu Garcia, double bassist Rémi-Jean Leblanc and drummer Luc Bourgeois. (Oct. 7, 8 p.m. A co-presentation with the Off Jazz Festival.)
A repertoire of French songs with whisps of blue will be the fare for an intimate concert involving vocalist Laura Anglade and guitarist Sam Kirmayer. (Nov. 11, 6 p.m.)

Raphael Zaldivar, pianist

Pianists Taurey Butler and Theo Abellard will be tickling the ivories before the silver screen in a series of archival films of African-American musicians active on the Montreal scene between the 1920s and 1950s. (Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.)

For holiday season cheer, Taurey Butler returns with his trio to accompany singer Marie-Christine Depestre in a rendition of the Charlie Brown Christmas classic. (Dec. 15 and 16, 6 p.m.)

In the offing for 2022: Doxas Brothers Quartet, Éric Saint-Laurent, Jacques Kuba Séguin and a Tribute to Django. Please stay tuned.

Bourgie Hall Special

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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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