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As the summer winds down, the scene starts to pick up again, and pretty quickly, too, in the very week after Labour Day. Here’s what our featured artists this month will be up to.

John Hollenbeck

Off festival appearances on

october 5 (Carte blanche concert) and

13 (Closing concert – more on these two shows next month).

21: Anna Webber Trio with Matt Mitchell and Hollenbeck. Afternoon workshop at McGill University (Room C-301, 1 p.m.) and show that evening at Le Dièse Onze.

novembeR 17: Public interview with vocalist Meredith Monk at McGill University. Organized on the occasion of the granting of an honorary doctorate to Monk by Concordia University (more about that in the November issue.)


Jean-Michel Pilc

(All shows are at Upstairs Jazz Bar.)

septembER 15: Piano trio with guest vocalists Ranee Lee and Laura Anglade

october 27: The Paperless Composers (including Erik Hove, Samuel Blais and Hollenbeck)

november 17: Trio with Rémi-Jean Leblanc and Jim Doxas


On Stage


10: Marianne Trudel Trio with Nic Fraser (drums) and Tony Malaby (sax). Dièse Onze.

11: Yves Charuest (sax) and from Barcelona, pianist Augusti Fernandez. Café Résonance.

16: From New York, the Darius Jones quartet. Casa del Popolo.

17: From Japan, the Satoko Fujii Trio. Sala Rossa

29: Concert and record Launch of Samuel Blais at le Dièse Onze.


9: From Chicago, Dave Rempis (sax) and Tashi Dorji. Casa del Popolo.

15 : From Chicago, the trio of Jason Stein (bass clarinet). Casa del Popolo.

25: From Rimouski, the trio of pianist Emie-R Roussel. Maison de la culture Mont-Royal

28: From Rimouski, the GRILL with New York saxophonist and guest composer Ingrid Laubrock. Sala Rossa.


Productions Supermusique

Ensemble SuperMusique on stage

Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur (Friday Nov. 2); Salle du Gesù, (Thursday Nov. 22 and Saturday Dec. 15) and Goethe Institut (Friday Dec. 7).

novembER 23 : Jean Derome Someone Special (Music by Steve Lacy with vocalist Karen Young). Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur


Orchestre National de Jazz

fall schedule

september 13: With guest soloist, pianist Jean-François. Groulx, conducted by Benoît Groulx.

october 6: Under the Influence Suite, by Christine Jensen.

november 8: Tribute to Count Basie, Ron Di Lauro conductor.

dEcember 6: The Return of Ranee Lee.

All concerts are at the Théâtre Rouge of the Conservatoire de Montréal at 7:30 PM, except the November 8 performance, which will be at l’Astral at 8 PM.

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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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