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JULY 25TH 2014

Paulo Ramos Trio

Paulo Ramos, a versatile Brazilian guitarist, singer, and composer was born in Sao Paulo. Raised in a family of musicians, he started playing percussion at nine years old.

 

JULY 26TH 2014

Carlos Jimenez Trio

Carlos Jimenez Trio featuring Carlos Jimenez on guitar, Fraser Hollins on bass and Richard Irwin on drums

 

JULY 27TH 2014

Nicolas Lossen Quartet

Nicolas Lossen produces a body of work that borrows from many diverse styles; jazz, reggae, nu soul, and zouk, to name a few

 

JULY 28TH 2014

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Mike Rud

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Mike Rud (guitar), and special guests Dave Laing (drums) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

JULY 29TH 2014

Thia & Coco

Duo père et fille, voix, guitare, percussion offre un éventail de pièces originales à saveurs afro, jazz et caraïbes.

 

JULY 30TH 2014

Vocal wednesday:
Andrea Superstein

A range of songs spanning almost a century: from old-time 1920’s juke joints, to contemporary pop tunes, plus some swingin’ originals all wrapped up with a sassy ribbon.

 

JULY 30TH 2014

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students.

Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

JULY 31ST 2014

Vintage Thursdays:
Barb Diab & The Smoked Meat Band

Blues singer, Barbara Diab, has such a joy in expressing herself, her energy radiates to all those who are in her presence.

 

AUGUST 1ST 2014

Marie-Fatima Rudolf Quartet - Tribute to Monk & Coltrane

Tribute to Monk & Coltrane feat. Marie-Fatima Rudolf (piano), Al McLean (sax), Dave Watts (double bass) Andre White (drums)

 

AUGUST 2ND 2014

Guillaume Martineau Electric Trio

Guillaume Martineau Electric Trio featuring Guillaume Martineau (piano/keys), Simon Pagé (electric bass), Alain Bourgeois (drums)

 

AUGUST 3RD 2014

Matinda Kamuena et Moïse Yawo Matey

Matinda Kamuena et Moïse Yawo Matey

 

AUGUST 4TH 2014

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Paul Shrofel & Morgan Moore

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Paul Shrofel (piano) & Morgan Moore (double bass)

 

AUGUST 5TH 2014

Mona Lissa & Félix Desbiens

Mona Lissa is a songwriter who mingles her own fresh new material with timeless classics.

 

AUGUST 6TH 2014

Dawn Tyler Watson Quartet & Vocal Jam Session

8pm: Dawn Tyler Watson Quartet featuring John Sadowy (piano), Morgan Moore (bass) and Sam Harrison (drums) 9pm: Vocal jam session hosted by Dawn !!!

 

AUGUST 6TH 2014

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students.

Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

AUGUST 7TH 2014

The Souldiers

The Souldiers is a Montreal-based Jazz, Funk and Swing band. They also play all the necessary pop-classics (with a Souldiers' twist) because those songs are loved by all.

 

AUGUST 8TH 2014

Kevin Warren - East West Project

The group’s sound is a fusion of Kevin’s main influences; rock and modern jazz.

 

AUGUST 9TH 2014

Alex Bellegarde Latin Jazz Quartet

Original compositions, free improvisations, savy grooves, bassist Alex Bellegarde, fuses contemporary jazz with Afro‐Cuban music.  

 

AUGUST 10TH 2014

Declan O'Donovan

Declan O'Donovan is influenced by the sounds of Americana, blues, folk and roots, finding inspiration from artists such as Bob Dylan and Randy Newman.

 

AUGUST 11TH 2014

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Paul Shrofel & Morgan Moore

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Paul Shrofel (piano) & Morgan Moore (double bass)

 

AUGUST 12TH 2014

New Aires Tango

Argentinian singer, Malena Dayen with pianist and arranger, David Rosenmeyer offer a repertoire drawn from the golden age of Tango singers and writers.

 

AUGUST 13TH 2014

Jaron Freeman-Fox

Having produced and played on more than 40 albums and toured the world as a solo artist and collaborator, Freeman Fox fuses his fiddle music roots with world music and jazz.

 

AUGUST 14TH 2014

Vintage Thursdays:
Blue Moon Marquee

A.W. Cardinal (vocals, guitar, harmonica.) and Jasmine Colette (vocals, bass, drums.) primarily write and perform original compositions.

 

AUGUST 15TH 2014

Fred Pauze Quartet

Fred Pauze Quartet Featuring: Fred Pauze - bass, Samuel Blais - saxophones, Gregory Burton - piano, Mark Nelson - drums

 

AUGUST 16TH 2014

Yoel Diaz Latin Jazz Trio

Yoel Diaz, an evening all about jazz!

 

AUGUST 17TH 2014

Marin Nasturica and Laurent Djintcharadze

An evening featuring accordion player Marin Nasturica and pianist Laurent Djintcharadze at Upstairs

 

AUGUST 18TH 2014

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Geoff Lapp & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Geoff Lapp (piano) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

AUGUST 19TH 2014

Trio SVD

The Trio SVD, with Sébastien Pellerin on upright bass, Vincent Duhaime-Perreault on guitar and Daniel Bédard on drums.

 

AUGUST 21ST 2014

Vintage Thursdays:
Steve Rowe

Blues guitarist Steve Rowe has earned his title of Guitar Hero through media and fans alike.

 

AUGUST 22ND 2014

Matthew Barber/Justin Rutledge

 

AUGUST 23RD 2014

KALMUNITY JAZZ PROJECT

Live & organic flavors of R&B, hip-hop, afrobeat, funk, reggae and soul...all rooted in a jazz conception.

 

AUGUST 24TH 2014

Bebop Bettie Quartet

Bebop Bettie jazz Duet featuring Bebop Bettie and Iuri Ostrikov

 

AUGUST 25TH 2014

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Geoff Lapp & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Geoff Lapp (piano) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

AUGUST 26TH 2014

Jérôme Beaulieu & Rémi-Jean Leblanc

Duo featuring Jérôme Beaulieu on piano and Rémi-Jean Leblanc on bass

 

AUGUST 27TH 2014

Impulso Flamenco

Formed by Mexican percussionist and singer Sergio Barrenechea, Impulso Flamenco presents a mix repertoire of traditional Flamenco in fusion with Latino and Arab musics, with Jazz accents.

 

AUGUST 28TH 2014

Vintage Thursdays:
Ol' Blue Eyes

These Montreal musicians find themselves to recreate the atmosphere of the concerts of Frank Sinatra and his big band in a more intimate group.

 

AUGUST 29TH 2014

The Teresina Quartet - A "jazz" take on Brasilian music

A "jazz" tribute to Brasilian vocal music feat: Mikhaelle Salazar - vocals, violin / David Ryshpan - piano, vocals /Samuel Cournoyer - bass / Jim Hillman - drums

 

AUGUST 30TH 2014

Le Boeuf Brothers

Concert by pianist Pascal Le Boeuf and saxophonist Remy Le Boeuf and their quintet.

 

AUGUST 31ST 2014

Soley Trio (Babaz-Beaulieu-Matey)

Soley Trio (Babaz-Beaulieu-Matey) plays a unique blend of Jazz and improvied music inspired by irresistible west Africa and Indian Ocean rythms.

 

SEPTEMBER 1ST 2014

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Jeff Johnston & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Jeff Johnston (piano) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

SEPTEMBER 2ND 2014

Isaac Neto Trio Feat. Moïse Yawo Matey

The guitar player and composer Isaac Neto comes from São Luis do Maranhão, Brazil and brings a great variety of influences and rhythm.

 

SEPTEMBER 3RD 2014

Dawn Tyler Watson Quartet & Vocal Jam Session

8pm: Dawn Tyler Watson Quartet featuring John Sadowy (piano), Morgan Moore (bass) and Sam Harrison (drums) 9pm: Vocal jam session hosted by Dawn !!!

 

SEPTEMBER 4TH 2014

Vintage Thursdays:
Bharath and his Rhythm Four

Their time-stamped authentic style, purist approach and incomparable energy, is inspired by the great American bluesmen who once scoured the juke joints of Chicago and the Midwest.

 

SEPTEMBER 5TH 2014

Colin Hunter

A huge fan of the 1950s crooner-jazz repertoire, Colin Hunter has launched a few CDs and has hit the stage many times with the ever-talented vocal singer Kim Richardson.

 

SEPTEMBER 6TH 2014

Colin Hunter

A huge fan of the 1950s crooner-jazz repertoire, Colin Hunter has launched a few CDs and has hit the stage many times with the ever-talented vocal singer Kim Richardson.

 

SEPTEMBER 7TH 2014

Sylvestre Trio

Jean-Philippe Sylvestre is a classical pianist and he also excels in jazz music and several other styles. He is recipient of the Virginia Parker 2008.

 

SEPTEMBER 8TH 2014

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Jeff Johnston & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Jeff Johnston (piano) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

SEPTEMBER 9TH 2014

Matt Herskowitz - Piano Solo

A wonderful evening with Matt Herskowitz

 

SEPTEMBER 10TH 2014

Alex Bellegarde Latin Jazz Trio

Original compositions, free improvisations, savy grooves, bassist Alex Bellegarde, fuses contemporary jazz with Afro‐Cuban music.  

 

SEPTEMBER 10TH 2014

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students.

Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

SEPTEMBER 11TH 2014

Vintage Thursdays:
Shlomo & Julie

Montreal duo Shlomo and Julie perform a repertoire of country blues and gospel standards, drawing inspiration from the likes of Mississippi John Hurt, Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal.

 

SEPTEMBER 12TH 2014

Nadia Theobal: Tribute to Nina Simone

Misunderstood marks Nadia’s debut as a solo artist, emerging on the jazz scene with this tribute to the incomparable Nina Simone.

 

SEPTEMBER 13TH 2014

Marion

Immersing herself into the world of Latin music, her second album (Ahora Existo) to be released in Fall 2014 is in Spanish and will be released with Canadian label Purple Irony.

 

SEPTEMBER 14TH 2014

The Marcel A Trio

The Marcel A Trio featuring Marcel Anicic - guitar, Alex Lefaivre - bass and Orest Harmatiuk - drums

 

SEPTEMBER 15TH 2014

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Jeff Johnston & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Jeff Johnston (piano) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

SEPTEMBER 16TH 2014

François Jalbert & Jérôme Beaulieu

Duo featuring Jérôme Beaulieu on piano and François Jalbert on acoustic guitar

 

SEPTEMBER 17TH 2014

Vocal wednesday:
Ria Reece

Featuring J-P Bouffard on piano and Sylvain Lamothe on contrabass, Ria Reece will be performing a jazzed out version of her repertoire.

 

SEPTEMBER 18TH 2014

Vintage Thursdays:
The Stephen Barry Band

The Stephen Barry Band has long been established as one of Canada's finest blues and folk-blues ensembles performing at home and abroad for the last thirty-eight years.

 

SEPTEMBER 19TH 2014

Paulo Ramos Brazilian Jazz Quartet

Paulo Ramos, a versatile Brazilian guitarist, singer, and composer was born in Sao Paulo. Raised in a family of musicians, he started playing percussion at nine years old.

 

SEPTEMBER 20TH 2014

TEVET SELA SERIE:
TEVET SELA QUARTET F : YOTAM SILBERSTEIN

Tel – Aviv native Yotam Silberstein began playing guitar at age 10. This young prodigy was soon invited to perform with many of the nation’s top jazz musicians.

 

SEPTEMBER 21ST 2014

Félix Tellier Pouliot Trio + Dave Turner

The Félix Tellier Pouliot Trio will have the chance to play with a great Montreal sax player, Dave Turner.

 

SEPTEMBER 22ND 2014

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Josh Rager & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Josh Rager (piano) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

SEPTEMBER 23RD 2014

Marin Nasturica and Laurent Djintcharadze

An evening featuring accordion player Marin Nasturica and pianist Laurent Djintcharadze at Upstairs

 

SEPTEMBER 24TH 2014

Vocal wednesday:
Fuat Tuaç Quartet

Fuat Tuaç and his band will be performing well-known jazz standards as well as their own compositions and the band will be joined by special guests for the evening.

 

SEPTEMBER 24TH 2014

Vocal wednesday:
Fuat Tuaç Quartet

Fuat Tuaç and his band will be performing well-known jazz standards as well as their own compositions and the band will be joined by special guests for the evening.

 

SEPTEMBER 26TH 2014

Renée Yoxon

Young vocalist Renée Yoxon is a central figure in Ottawa’s jazz scene thanks to her grace, captivating presence and beautiful voice.

 

SEPTEMBER 27TH 2014

Hichem Khalfa Quintet

The Hichem Khalfa 5tet will feature an evening of standards and original compositions. Joined by all-stars of the local Montreal scene, the young trumpeter offers a musical voyage deep into the heart of his influences.

 

SEPTEMBER 28TH 2014

Sam Kirmayer Quartet plays Monk

Sam Kirmayer, Montreal jazz guitarist, brings these young musicians together to celebrate the music of Bud Powell.

 

SEPTEMBER 29TH 2014

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Andrew Boudreau & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Andrew Boudreau (piano) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

SEPTEMBER 30TH 2014

Jessica Vigneault - Tribute to Tonny Bennett & Bill Evans

Jessica offers herself the pleasure of being accompanied by the excellent pianist John Sadowy, for this homage to Tony Bennett and Bill Evans.

 

SEPTEMBER 30TH 2014

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

OCTOBER 1ST 2014

Dawn Tyler Watson Quartet & Vocal Jam Session

8pm: Dawn Tyler Watson Quartet featuring John Sadowy (piano), Morgan Moore (bass) and Sam Harrison (drums) 9pm: Vocal jam session hosted by Dawn !!!

 

OCTOBER 2ND 2014

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

OCTOBER 2ND 2014

Vintage Thursdays:
The Steady Swagger

The Steady Swagger is a power trio based out of Montreal that play music self defined as Whiskeybillie; heavy folk rock reminiscent of Gogol Bordello, Tom Waits and Primus fermenting in a charred oak cask.

 

OCTOBER 3RD 2014

Ellen Doty - Album Lunch

Ellen Doty is a soulful vocalist and songwriter from Calgary, Alberta with a world-class voice and a classic sound. Doty’s music is an organic blend of traditional jazz and easy-listening pop.

 

OCTOBER 4TH 2014

Off festival de Jazz presents: Roddy Ellias Trio

Renowed for his unique approach to the classical guitar, this Ottawa composer defies classification with his music featuring rich and enticing textures.

 

OCTOBER 5TH 2014

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

OCTOBER 5TH 2014

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

OCTOBER 6TH 2014

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Kate Wyatt & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Kate Wyatt (piano) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

OCTOBER 7TH 2014

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

OCTOBER 7TH 2014

The Rossy/MacDonald Quintet

Sarah & Evan are honoured and delighted to be bringing their quintet for a special evening at Upstairs, where they will treat you with a classy evening of jazz standards.

 

OCTOBER 8TH 2014

Vocal wednesday:
Mona Lissa Jazz Trio

Mona Lissa merges her own East Indian and German heritage with the never-ending enrichments of traditional jazz.

 

OCTOBER 8TH 2014

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students.

Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

OCTOBER 9TH 2014

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

OCTOBER 9TH 2014

Vintage Thursdays:
Bharath and his Rhythm Four

Their time-stamped authentic style, purist approach and incomparable energy, is inspired by the great American bluesmen who once scoured the juke joints of Chicago and the Midwest.

 

OCTOBER 10TH 2014

Soley Trio (Babaz-Martineau-Matey)

Soley Trio (Babaz-Martineau-Matey) plays a unique blend of Jazz and improvied music inspired by irresistible west Africa and Indian Ocean rythms.

 

OCTOBER 11TH 2014

TEVET SELA SERIE:
TEVET SELA QUARTET F : ROY ASSAF

For celebrating his new release ‘Lying sun’, Montreal based saxophonist & composer Tevet Sela invites special guest Roy Assaf

 

OCTOBER 12TH 2014

Abdou Mbaye

Afro-Jazz at Upstairs

 

OCTOBER 13TH 2014

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Kate Wyatt & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Kate Wyatt (piano) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

OCTOBER 14TH 2014

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

OCTOBER 14TH 2014

Kevin Dean Presents The Next Generation

Trumpeter Kevin Dean is a Professor of Music (Jazz Studies) at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University. He presents The Next Generation!!

 

OCTOBER 15TH 2014

Vocal wednesday:
Dawn Tyler Watson & Paul Shrofel

Dawn Tyler Watson is a six-time consecutive winner of the Quebec Lys Blues Award for Best Female Artist.

 

OCTOBER 16TH 2014

Vintage Thursdays:
Martin Goyette

This blues singer is one of the hidden treasures in the Quebec blues scene. With is powerful voice in addition of being an outstanding harmonicist.

 

OCTOBER 16TH 2014

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

OCTOBER 17TH 2014

Le festival de Jazz de Québec presents:
5 for Trio (ALBUM LAUNCH)

5 for Trio was formed in Quebec City by the desire of Sylvain St‐Onge, Mathieu Rancourt and Jean­‐François Gingras to create a new flavor in jazz.

 

OCTOBER 18TH 2014

Le festival de Jazz de Québec presents:
Gabriel Palatchi Argentine Trio

With deep roots in Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz, he has fused together an original sound and style of music that includes Tango, Arabian, Salsa, Funk and Electronics.

 

OCTOBER 19TH 2014

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

OCTOBER 20TH 2014

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. François Bourassa & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests François Bourassa (piano) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

OCTOBER 21ST 2014

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

OCTOBER 21ST 2014

Shy Shy Schullie

Shy Shy Schullie's sumptuous style hearkens back to the boudoir era of dames, dolls and delicious devils.

 

OCTOBER 22ND 2014

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students.

Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

OCTOBER 22ND 2014

Tim & Skip

7pm-8.30pm "PLAYING AROUND" CD LAUNCH
9pm Public Jam Session

 

OCTOBER 23RD 2014

Marcos Ariel Brazilian Quartet f. Jean-Pierre Zanella

Marcos is indefatigable as a pianist, flutist and composer, with his musical style purely “Carioca” splashed with a passion for Classical and Jazz.

 

OCTOBER 23RD 2014

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

OCTOBER 24TH 2014

Le festival de Jazz de Québec
presents: Ariel Pocock

A polished and virtuosic jazz pianist, Pocock is an equally compelling vocalist.

 

OCTOBER 25TH 2014

Le festival de Jazz de Québec presents
Sarah Mk

Montreal's singer-songwriter Sarah MK is back with the acclaimed MK PROJECT for an exclusif performance at the Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill!

 

OCTOBER 26TH 2014

Marin Nasturica and Laurent Djintcharadze

An evening featuring accordion player Marin Nasturica and pianist Laurent Djintcharadze at Upstairs

 

OCTOBER 27TH 2014

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Carlos Jiménez & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Carlos Jiménez (guitar) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

OCTOBER 28TH 2014

FTP 4

Félix Tellier Pouliot is a Jazz student at Concordia University and was always interested by composition. His music is influenced by modern and traditional Jazz.

 

OCTOBER 28TH 2014

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

OCTOBER 29TH 2014

Christopher Thomas, Jr.

Calm & cool, Christopher Thomas is a performer with a flair for interpretive torch ballads and up-tempo, swinging masterpieces.

 

OCTOBER 30TH 2014

Le festival de Jazz de Québec presents
Halie Loren

Loren has uniqueness in her music that transcends genres and opens up new ways of thinking about familiar and original songs, whether they are jazz standards, pop, classic rock, or folk.

 

OCTOBER 31ST 2014

Cyrille Aimée "Halloween costume partie"

Winner of the Montreux Festival vocal competition and the Sarah Vaughan Jazz Vocal Competition, Cyrille Aimée is one of the most brilliant lights of the new generation.

 

NOVEMBER 1ST 2014

Stranahan/ Zaleski/ Rosato Quartet feat. Gilad Heksleman

Featuring: Colin Stranahan: drums, Glenn Zaleski: piano Rick Rosato: bass & Gilad Hekselman: guitar

 

NOVEMBER 2ND 2014

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

NOVEMBER 3RD 2014

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Rémi-Jean Leblanc & Jean-Pierre Zanella

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Rémi-Jean Leblanc (bass) & Jean-Pierre Zanella (sax)

 

NOVEMBER 4TH 2014

Flugzeug Trio

The bass-less trio performs originals, which can best be described as very melodic with insane dynamics!

 

NOVEMBER 4TH 2014

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

NOVEMBER 5TH 2014

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students.

Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

NOVEMBER 5TH 2014

Dawn Tyler Watson Quartet & Vocal Jam Session

8pm: Dawn Tyler Watson Quartet featuring John Sadowy (piano), Morgan Moore (bass) and Sam Harrison (drums) 9pm: Vocal jam session hosted by Dawn !!!

 

NOVEMBER 6TH 2014

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

NOVEMBER 6TH 2014

Dan Livingstone Duo

Don`t miss this evening of rare blues with Dan Livingstone. He recreates the 1920s and 30s with a mix of early ragtime blues, folk blues and swing.

 

NOVEMBER 7TH 2014

Alex Pangman - Album Launch

This show is the Quebec launch for her "New" album, a collection of songs recorded in New Orleans in early 2014.

 

NOVEMBER 8TH 2014

TEVET SELA SERIE:
TEVET SELA QUARTET (ALBUM LUNCH)

In his repertoire, Tevet weaves Jazz together with elements of Klezmer, African and Middle Eastern music.

 

NOVEMBER 9TH 2014

Moïse Yawo Matey / Zal Sissokho / Olivier Babaz

Featuring Moïse Yawo Matey on percussions, Zal Sissokho on Kora and Olivier Babaz on bass

 

NOVEMBER 10TH 2014

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Rémi-Jean Leblanc & Frank Lozano

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Rémi-Jean Leblanc (bass) & Frank Lozano (sax)

 

NOVEMBER 11TH 2014

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

NOVEMBER 11TH 2014

Kevin Dean Presents The Next Generation

Trumpeter Kevin Dean is a Professor of Music (Jazz Studies) at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University. He presents The Next Generation!!

 

NOVEMBER 12TH 2014

Vocal wednesday:
Kim Beyea Trio

Kim Beyea is a versatile, sultry, seasoned jazz singer and flutist. Known for her sense of rhythm and back phrasing, she has a sincere, romantic and creative approach to the standards.

 

NOVEMBER 12TH 2014

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students.

Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

NOVEMBER 13TH 2014

Vintage Thursdays:
TchaBadjo

Le groupe est dédié au jazz manouche, musique héritée du mythique guitariste gipsy Django Reinhardt.

 

NOVEMBER 13TH 2014

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

NOVEMBER 14TH 2014

The Urban Turbans

Special reunion gig featuring Peter Hum (piano), Alec Walkington (bass), Dan Rowswell (alto sax), Dave Grott (trombone) & special guests : Frank Lozano (tenor sax) & André White (drums).

 

NOVEMBER 15TH 2014

Gypsophilia

The band started in 2004 as a Django Reinhardt tribute, but soon found itself mixing gypsy jazz with klezmer, funk, classical music, swing, and world rhythms.

 

NOVEMBER 16TH 2014

Latin Jazz Nights

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

NOVEMBER 17TH 2014

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Joel Miller & Fraser Hollins

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Joel Miller (sax) & Fraser Hollins (bass)

 

NOVEMBER 18TH 2014

SOA

SOA is the common voice of a musical bet: back to the basics and focusing on the primary instruments: human voice, percussions, piano.

 

NOVEMBER 19TH 2014

Kavita Shah

Shah's debut album VISIONS combines the sounds of the traditional Indian tablas and West African kora with those of a jazz quintet.

 

NOVEMBER 20TH 2014

Magillah presents Tur Malka

Featuring: Voice: Karen Young / Violin & Mandolin: Vanessa Marcoux / Accordion and Guitar and Voice: Henri Oppenheim / Percussion and Laptop: Michael Emenau

 

NOVEMBER 20TH 2014

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

NOVEMBER 21ST 2014

Denis Chang Tcha Limberger (Gypsy Jazz)

Featuring: Tcha Limberger - Violin / Guitar, Denis Chang - Guitar, Will Dicerson - Rhythm Guitar & Paul Van Dyk - Bass

 

NOVEMBER 22ND 2014

Pram Trio

Described as “edgy and interactive”, this group combines elements of the traditional jazz piano trio with contemporary styles of music beyond the jazz genre.

 

NOVEMBER 23RD 2014

Guillaume Martineau Quintet - Album Launch

Guillaume Martineau Quintet featuring: Guillaume Martineau (piano), Tevet Sela (saxophone), François Jalbert (guitare), Simon Pagé (bass) & Raphael Pannier (drums)

 

NOVEMBER 24TH 2014

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Joel Miller & Fraser Hollins

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Joel Miller (sax) & Fraser Hollins (bass)

 

NOVEMBER 25TH 2014

François Jalbert & Charles Trudel

Featuring François Jalbert (guitar) and Charles Trudel (piano)

 

NOVEMBER 25TH 2014

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

NOVEMBER 26TH 2014

Vocal wednesday:
Fuat Tuaç Quartet

Fuat Tuaç and his band will be performing well-known jazz standards as well as their own compositions and the band will be joined by special guests for the evening.

 

NOVEMBER 27TH 2014

Vintage Thursdays: Adam Karch

Montreal native, Adam Karch discovered the guitar at age 12, an instrument that would become his best friend and musical partner.

 

NOVEMBER 27TH 2014

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

NOVEMBER 28TH 2014

Rachel Therrien Quintet

The creative young trumpet player and composer, Rachel Therrien is as well new for her musical abilities as well as her rigorous work ethic.

 

NOVEMBER 29TH 2014

Kevin Dean

Trumpeter Kevin Dean will be performing with his quintet featuring Alec Walkington (bass), André White (piano), Dave Laing (drums) & Janis Steprans (sax)

 

NOVEMBER 30TH 2014

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

DECEMBER 1ST 2014

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by André White, Geoff Lapp & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by André White (drums), Geoff Lapp (piano) & Adrian Vedady (bass)

 

DECEMBER 2ND 2014

Grant Simpson & Kate Weekes

Grant’s background in traditional jazz, stride piano and vaudeville combines with Kate’s bold guitar playing and strong, sweet voice as they put their unique spin on gems from the 1920s, 30s and 40s.

 

DECEMBER 2ND 2014

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

DECEMBER 3RD 2014

Kim Richardson - Vocal Jam Session

8pm: Show
9pm: Vocal jam session hosted by Kim!!!

 

DECEMBER 4TH 2014

Vintage Thursdays:
Rick L. Blues

On stage, his warm and colorful voice mixed with exceptional harmonica playing blend to produce a unique swing that is beyond comparison.

 

DECEMBER 4TH 2014

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

DECEMBER 5TH 2014

Montreal Hard Bop Five

From Monk to Coltrane, Blakey to Byrd, with the band's own compositions thrown in for good measure, these guys swing baby !

 

DECEMBER 6TH 2014

Christopher Thomas, Jr.

Calm & cool, Christopher Thomas is a performer with a flair for interpretive torch ballads and up-tempo, swinging masterpieces.

 

DECEMBER 7TH 2014

De Masi / Kirmayer Quartet Plays Oscar Pettiford

Mike De Masi and Sam Kirmayer present a night of music in honour of the great Bassist/Composer/Cellist Oscar Pettiford.

 

DECEMBER 8TH 2014

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Adrian Vedady, André White & Dave Laing

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Adrian Vedady (bass), André White (piano) & Dave Laing (drums)

 

DECEMBER 9TH 2014

Jessica Vigneault & André White duo

Some pieces by Thelonious Monk, Tony Bennett and Bill Evans duo, as well as the John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman collaboration… and yes, a few good Christmas standards!

 

DECEMBER 10TH 2014

Jowee

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and teacher, Jowee Omicil brings an Afro-soul and modern flavor to jazz music.

 

DECEMBER 10TH 2014

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students.

Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

DECEMBER 11TH 2014

Vintage Thursdays:
Jedi Motocrosse

They interpret gipsy swing standards, american folk pieces along with original compositions, always delivering their music using surprising performance-based Jedi energy.

 

DECEMBER 12TH 2014

Colin Hunter

A huge fan of the 1950s crooner-jazz repertoire, Colin Hunter has launched a few CDs and has hit the stage many times with the ever-talented vocal singer Kim Richardson.

 

DECEMBER 13TH 2014

Colin Hunter

A huge fan of the 1950s crooner-jazz repertoire, Colin Hunter has launched a few CDs and has hit the stage many times with the ever-talented vocal singer Kim Richardson.

 

DECEMBER 14TH 2014

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

DECEMBER 14TH 2014

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

DECEMBER 16TH 2014

Arden Arapyan

Arden Arapyan returns to the Upstairs Jazz Club to perform his unique blend of jazz, fused with influences of Armenia, Cuba, the Middle-East and Latin-America.

 

DECEMBER 16TH 2014

Arden Arapyan

Arden Arapyan returns to the Upstairs Jazz Club to perform his unique blend of jazz, fused with influences of Armenia, Cuba, the Middle-East and Latin-America.

 

DECEMBER 17TH 2014

Yoel Diaz Latin Jazz Trio

Yoel Diaz, an evening all about jazz!

 

DECEMBER 18TH 2014

Vintage Thursdays:
Steve Rowe

Blues guitarist Steve Rowe has earned his title of Guitar Hero through media and fans alike.

 

DECEMBER 19TH 2014

Malika Tirolien

Malika's solo project is a delicate mix of soul, jazz, R&B, hip-hop and Afro-Caribbean influences.

 

DECEMBER 20TH 2014

Nadia Theobal: Tribute to Nina Simone

Misunderstood marks Nadia’s debut as a solo artist, emerging on the jazz scene with this tribute to the incomparable Nina Simone.

 

DECEMBER 21ST 2014

Jason Rosenblatt blues trio

Composer, producer, pianist, vocalist and harmonica player Jason Rosenblatt is one of the world’s foremost harmonica innovators.

 

DECEMBER 22ND 2014

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Kenny Bibace

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Kenny Bibace (guitar)

 

DECEMBER 22ND 2014

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Kenny Bibace

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Kenny Bibace (guitar)

 

DECEMBER 22ND 2014

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Kenny Bibace

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Kenny Bibace (guitar)

 

DECEMBER 23RD 2014

Closed - Happy Holidays!!

 

DECEMBER 24TH 2014

Closed - Happy Holidays!!

 

DECEMBER 25TH 2014

Closed - Happy Holidays!!

 

DECEMBER 26TH 2014

Kim Zombik Quartet

Kim Zombik Quartet featuring Kim Zombik (voice), Kate Wyatt (piano), Adrian Vedady (bass) & Martin Auguste (drums)

 

DECEMBER 28TH 2014

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

DECEMBER 29TH 2014

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Daniel Thouin

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Daniel Thouin (piano)

 

DECEMBER 30TH 2014

Jim Zeller acoustic duo

A dominant figure on the Quebec blues scene, Jim Zeller has the nasty habit of getting people in a frenzy everywhere he plays his harmonica.

 

DECEMBER 31ST 2014

Dawn Tyler Watson - New Years Eve Party

Celebrate New Year's Eve at the Upstairs with vocalist Dawn Tyler Watson and her band!

 

JANUARY 1ST 2015

Closed - Happy Holidays!!

 

JANUARY 2ND 2015

Soley Trio (Babaz-Roney-Matey)

Soley Trio (Babaz-Roney-Matey) plays a unique blend of Jazz and improvied music inspired by irresistible west Africa and Indian Ocean rythms.

 

JANUARY 2ND 2015

Soley Trio (Babaz-Roney-Matey)

Soley Trio (Babaz-Roney-Matey) plays a unique blend of Jazz and improvied music inspired by irresistible west Africa and Indian Ocean rythms.

 

JANUARY 3RD 2015

Jeff Johnston Trio

Jeff Johnston trio featuring Jeff Johnston (piano), Fraser Hollins (bass), Greg Ritchie (drums)

 

JANUARY 4TH 2015

Matt Herskowitz - Piano Solo

A wonderful evening with Matt Herskowitz

 

JANUARY 5TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Mike Rud

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Mike Rud (guitar)

 

JANUARY 6TH 2015

Duo Serie: Guillaume Martineau invites Éric Lagacé Classic Jazz

Duo Serie: Guillaume Martineau (piano) invites Éric Lagacé (double bass) Classic Jazz

 

JANUARY 7TH 2015

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students.

Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

JANUARY 7TH 2015

Dawn Tyler Watson Quartet & Vocal Jam Session

8pm: Dawn Tyler Watson Quartet featuring John Sadowy (piano), Morgan Moore (bass) and Sam Harrison (drums) 9pm: Vocal jam session hosted by Dawn !!!

 

JANUARY 8TH 2015

Frim Fram (swing manouche)

A Canadian singer and a Hungarian musician that play a mix of swing, blues, folk and gypsy jazz. What’s that? We call it Frim Fram!

 

JANUARY 9TH 2015

THE HOMEBREW DIXIELAND BAND

The Homebrew Dixieland Band invites you to travel with them with their toe-tapping, hand-clapping music from New Orleans and with their original traditional jazz inspired tunes.

 

JANUARY 10TH 2015

Dave Turner & The Earthtones

Saxophonist and composer Dave Turner leads a quartet of some of the best performers in town playing original compositions and standard tunes in hard bop and latin jazz styles.

 

JANUARY 11TH 2015

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

JANUARY 12TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Mike Rud

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Mike Rud (guitar)

 

JANUARY 13TH 2015

Duo Serie: Guillaume Martineau invites Paul Picard World Jazz

Duo Serie: Guillaume Martineau (piano) invites Paul Picard (percussions) World Jazz

 

JANUARY 14TH 2015

Vocal wednesday:
Fuat Tuaç Quintet

Fuat Tuaç and his band will be performing well-known jazz standards as well as their own compositions and the band will be joined by special guests for the evening.

 

JANUARY 15TH 2015

Vintage Thursdays:
Bharath and his Rhythm Four

Their time-stamped authentic style, purist approach and incomparable energy, is inspired by the great American bluesmen who once scoured the juke joints of Chicago and the Midwest.

 

JANUARY 16TH 2015

Ellison/Rager quintet plays the music of Billy Strayhorn

Josh is a pianist, arranger, composer, and teacher based in Montreal, Canada. Throughout his 10 year career he has performed extensively in Japan, Europe and North America.

 

JANUARY 17TH 2015

Eric Ricard Trio
The dark sight of light

Inspired by big names in music such as Joe Pass, Léo Brouwer, Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, and John Coltrane, the trio explores the light, and sometimes dark, side of jazz.

 

JANUARY 18TH 2015

Jean-Félix Mailloux Trio

Jean-Félix Mailloux Trio featuring Jean-Félix Mailloux (double bass), Jérôme Beaulieu (piano) & Ziya Tabassian (percussions)

 

JANUARY 19TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Jérôme Beaulieu

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Jérôme Beaulieu (piano)

 

JANUARY 20TH 2015

Duo Serie: Guillaume Martineau invites Hichem Khalfa Electro Jazz

Duo Serie: Guillaume Martineau (piano) invites Hichem Khalfa (trumpet) Electro Jazz

 

JANUARY 20TH 2015

5.30pm - 7.30pm: Jonathan Turgeon Trio
Album Launch

Jonathan Turgeon Trio
Album Launch : "Au fil des feuilles qui craquent"

 

JANUARY 21ST 2015

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students.

Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

JANUARY 21ST 2015

Vocal wednesdays:
Davida Syne

Her clearly recognizable voice spans three and a half octaves, and sounds particularly great in the swing style. Davida combines the sounds of yesterday with a fresh new vibe that is sure to get your feet tapping.

 

JANUARY 22ND 2015

The Robert's creek saloon

Bring your cordial, your hearts and bodies, our minds will merge into a single party. We play ska-swing. Join us and welcome to the Robert’s Creek Saloon.

 

JANUARY 23RD 2015

Jacques Kuba Séguin Trio Feat. Yannik Rieu

Winner of the 2012 Révélation Jazz Radio-Canada prize, this Canadian trumpeter and composer of Polish origins is turning heads.

 

JANUARY 24TH 2015

Trio Derome Guilbeault Tanguay

Trio Derome Guilbeault Tanguay is a longtime working trio featuring Jean Derome on alto & bar sax & flute, Normand Guilbeault on contrabass and Pierre Tanguay on drums.

 

JANUARY 25TH 2015

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

JANUARY 26TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Jérôme Beaulieu

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Jérôme Beaulieu (piano)

 

JANUARY 27TH 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

JANUARY 27TH 2015

Duo Serie: Guillaume Martineau invites Janna Kate Vocal Jazz

Duo Serie: Guillaume Martineau (piano) invites Janna Kate (vocal) Vocal Jazz

 

JANUARY 28TH 2015

Vocal wednesday:
Helena Allan Trio

A native of Switzerland, singer and composer Helena Allan is blazing a trail into contemporary acoustic jazz by blending her European musical influences with the Afro-American heritage that is so dear to her.

 

JANUARY 29TH 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

JANUARY 29TH 2015

Samuel Bonnet DiaspoRapsodie

Virtuoso guitarist Samuel Bonnet mixes all his musical influences: classical, jazz, soul, blues, Brazilian, Jewish and Indian-American music, to create his own style.

 

JANUARY 30TH 2015

Robert Stefaniuk

Feat: Gabriel Desjardins - Piano, Mathieu McConnell-Enright - Bass, Louis-Vincent Hamel - Drums // FEATURED MUSICIANS: Felix Blackburn - Guitar, Remi Cormier - Trumpet, Jules Payette - Alto sax, Thomas Morelli - Trombone, Ginela Gonzalez - Voice

 

JANUARY 31ST 2015

Beth McKenna Quartet

An emerging artist on the Montreal music scene, Beth McKenna returns to Upstairs with her quartet and brand new compositions.

 

FEBRUARY 1ST 2015

Kevin Dean Presents The Next Generation

Trumpeter Kevin Dean is a Professor of Music (Jazz Studies) at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University. He presents The Next Generation!!

 

FEBRUARY 2ND 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Jeff Johnston & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Jeff Johnston (piano) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

FEBRUARY 3RD 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

FEBRUARY 3RD 2015

Duo Serie: Carlos Jiménez invites Jessica Vigneault Brazilian Jazz

Montreal guitarist Carlos Jiménez teams up with vocalist Jessica Vigneault for an evening of brazilian music and jazz standards.

 

FEBRUARY 4TH 2015

Dawn Tyler Watson Quartet & Vocal Jam Session

8pm: Dawn Tyler Watson Quartet featuring John Sadowy (piano), Morgan Moore (bass) and Sam Harrison (drums) 9pm: Vocal jam session hosted by Dawn !!!

 

FEBRUARY 4TH 2015

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students.

Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

FEBRUARY 5TH 2015

Jean-Michel Pilc trio

Jean-Michel Pilc Trio feat. Jean-Michel Pilc (piano), Or Bareket (double bass), Jerad Lippi (drums)

 

FEBRUARY 6TH 2015

Matt Wilson Quartet

Matt Wilson Quartet featuring Jeff Lederer - saxophone, Kirk Knuffke - cornet, John Geggie - bass & Matt Wilson - drums

 

FEBRUARY 7TH 2015

Kevin Dean

Trumpeter Kevin Dean will be performing with his quintet featuring Alec Walkington (bass), André White (piano), Dave Laing (drums) & Janis Steprans (sax)

 

FEBRUARY 8TH 2015

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

FEBRUARY 8TH 2015

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

FEBRUARY 8TH 2015

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

FEBRUARY 9TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Jeff Johnston & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Jeff Johnston (piano) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

FEBRUARY 9TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Jeff Johnston & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Jeff Johnston (piano) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

FEBRUARY 9TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Jeff Johnston & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Jeff Johnston (piano) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

FEBRUARY 10TH 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

FEBRUARY 10TH 2015

Duo Serie: Carlos Jiménez invites Fraser Hollins Acoustic Jazz

An evening of acoustic jazz in a duo setting. Guitarist Carlos Jiménez and his guest, bassist Fraser Hollins.

 

FEBRUARY 11TH 2015

Vocal wednesday:
Young/Trudel duo

On the program are jazz standards, rare brazilian songs, Joni Mitchell…. intimate and atmospheric.

 

FEBRUARY 12TH 2015

Chantal De Villiers (Album Launch 5 to 7pm)

Chantal will perform, on tenor sax, some pieces from her new album Funky Princess. She will be accompanied by Taurey Butler on piano, Fraser Hollins on bass and Rich Irwin on drums. With surprise guest!

 

FEBRUARY 12TH 2015

Vintage Thursdays:
Bharath and his Rhythm Four

Their time-stamped authentic style, purist approach and incomparable energy, is inspired by the great American bluesmen who once scoured the juke joints of Chicago and the Midwest.

 

FEBRUARY 13TH 2015

Valentine's Day: Jessica Vigneault

Jessica Vigneault proposes an evening of music and words under the theme of love, in an homage to Johnny Hartman, more specifically through the repertoire of the collaborative album John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman

 

FEBRUARY 14TH 2015

Valentine's Day: Dorothée Berryman

A mid-winter ritual, singer, actress Dorothée Berryman performing ballads in the intimate setting of Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill for Valentine’s Day

 

FEBRUARY 15TH 2015

Intakto

Created in July 1995, Intakto is the result of a fortuitous encounter between a southern guitar and a northern violin.

 

FEBRUARY 16TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Andrew Boudreau & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Andrew Boudreau (piano) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

FEBRUARY 17TH 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

FEBRUARY 17TH 2015

Duo Serie: Moïse Yawo Matey invites Zal Sissokho

Duo Serie: Moïse Yawo Matey (percussions) invites Zal Sissokho (kora)

 

FEBRUARY 18TH 2015

Vocal wednesday:
Greg Noel Neo Soul

Greg Noel (piano & vocals) feat. Remy Saminadin (Drums & percussions), Mike Bass (bass guitar), Frank O'Sullivan (electric guitar)

 

FEBRUARY 19TH 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

FEBRUARY 19TH 2015

Vintage Thursdays:
Ol' Blue Eyes

These Montreal musicians find themselves to recreate the atmosphere of the concerts of Frank Sinatra and his big band in a more intimate group.

 

FEBRUARY 19TH 2015

Vintage Thursdays:
Ol' Blue Eyes

These Montreal musicians find themselves to recreate the atmosphere of the concerts of Frank Sinatra and his big band in a more intimate group.

 

FEBRUARY 20TH 2015

Normand Guilbeault Ensemble : Hommage à Mingus

The Normand Guilbeault Ensemble will present the very first concert in 2015 of the 20th anniversary of their Mingus Tribute at the Upstairs for what is expected to be a very special night of music and celebration.

 

FEBRUARY 21ST 2015

Miguel de Armas Latin Jazz Quartet

MDA Latin Jazz Quartet bring tasty and head turning musical arrangements of the classic Jazz standards, Cuban traditional music as well as from their own.

 

FEBRUARY 22ND 2015

Mark Nelson’s Sympathetic Frequencies

Questing to communicate through their music of all things human, Mark Nelson’s Sympathetic Frequencies is a band on mission!

 

FEBRUARY 23RD 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Andrew Boudreau & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Andrew Boudreau (piano) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

FEBRUARY 23RD 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Andrew Boudreau & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Andrew Boudreau (piano) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

FEBRUARY 24TH 2015

Duo Serie: Moïse Yawo Matey invites Guillaume Martineau

Duo Serie: Moïse Yawo Matey (percussions) invites Guillaume Martineau (piano)

 

FEBRUARY 25TH 2015

Vocal wednesday:
Senaya

Senaya’s cross-cultural and multilingual attributes have enabled her to create music synonymous with her image and worldview

 

FEBRUARY 26TH 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

FEBRUARY 26TH 2015

Trio BBQ Gipsy Jazz

Featuring Jean-Michel Bérubé: Guitar, Mathieu Beaudet: Guitar, Vincent Quirion: Bass, Katerine Desrochers: Voice

 

FEBRUARY 27TH 2015

Rafael Zaldivar - The Afro-Cuban Revival Project

Musicians: Rafael Zaldivar - piano, Rémi-Jean LeBlanc - bass, Eugenio Osorio - percussions, Dave Laing - drums, Michel Medrano - drums

 

FEBRUARY 28TH 2015

Nuit Blanche: Jowee Omicil

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and teacher, Jowee Omicil brings an Afro-soul and modern flavor to jazz music.

 

MARCH 1ST 2015

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

MARCH 2ND 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Erik Hove & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Erik Hove (sax) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

MARCH 3RD 2015

Duo Serie: Jérôme Beaulieu invites Mathieu Désy

It will be a first meeting between bass player Mathieu Désy and pianist Jérôme Beaulieu, in an acoustic setting with diversified repertoire and influences.

 

MARCH 3RD 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

MARCH 4TH 2015

Vocal wednesday:
Dawn Tyler Watson & John Sadowy

Dawn Tyler Watson is a six-time consecutive winner of the Quebec Lys Blues Award for Best Female Artist.

 

MARCH 5TH 2015

Vintage Thursdays:
Roxanne Potvin

JUNO-nominated singer-songwriter Roxanne Potvin's newest album Play is instant pop, but the blues, soul and R&B influences cut through quickly and beautifully.

 

MARCH 6TH 2015

Masson Stomp

A musical journey to New Orleans in the 20s and 40s, this is what Masson Stomp is all about: Dixieland jazz and Swing styles.

 

MARCH 7TH 2015

Azar Lawrence

A deeply spiritual musician, Azar Lawrence was chosen by McCoy Tyner to replace John Coltrane upon his death, touring and recording with Tyner, Miles Davis and Woody Shaw.

 

MARCH 8TH 2015

Trio Jonathan Turgeon

Led by Jonathan Turgeon on piano, the trio was created in 2012 when he met bassist Hugo Blouin and drummer Jean Philippe Godbout.

 

MARCH 9TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Erik Hove & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Erik Hove (sax) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

MARCH 10TH 2015

Duo Serie: Jérôme Beaulieu invites Rémi-Jean Leblanc

For this acoustic duo concert, the repertoire will be composed mainly of standards, setting the stage for a game of lively and organic interactions between the two musicians.

 

MARCH 10TH 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

MARCH 11TH 2015

Vocal wednesday:
Fuat Tuaç Quartet

Fuat Tuaç and his band will be performing well-known jazz standards as well as their own compositions and the band will be joined by special guests for the evening.

 

MARCH 12TH 2015

CORDÂME - Migration CD re-edition launch

Migration is an odyssey through the world, imagined by Jean Félix Mailloux who composed the music of the show.

 

MARCH 12TH 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

MARCH 13TH 2015

B's Bees Album Launch Party

Montreal group B`s Bees is a hard swinging jazz outfit that brings a high energy interpretation to the music of past masters.

 

MARCH 14TH 2015

Les Belles soirées presents:
Jacques Schwarz-Bart Quartet

Jacques Schwarz-Bart will be on stage with Milan Milanović on piano, Adrian Vedady on double-basse and Kevin Warren on drums.

 

MARCH 15TH 2015

Sam Kirmayer Quartet

Featuring music by Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane as well as songbook standards and original compositions.

 

MARCH 16TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Greg Amirault & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Greg Amirault (guitar) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

MARCH 17TH 2015

Duo Serie: Jérôme Beaulieu invites Emma Frank

For this second meeting between Emma Frank and pianist Jérôme Beaulieu, they will perform original compositions and covers from the jazz and popular music repertoire.

 

MARCH 17TH 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

MARCH 18TH 2015

Marie-Claire Durand Trio

Marie-Claire Durand is a Montreal musician. With her trio, she interprets her original vocal and instrumental compositions, released on the albums Peu de mots and Mai.

 

MARCH 19TH 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

MARCH 19TH 2015

Bobby Stagg

“Mean Business” travels down a roots and blues road with a healthy dose of Stagg humour thrown into the mix.

 

MARCH 20TH 2015

Jason Stillman Quartet

The Jason Stillman Quartet features Stillman on alto saxophone along with one of Montreal's finest rhythm sections: Josh Rager, piano; Fraser Hollins, bass; and Dave Laing, drums.

 

MARCH 21ST 2015

Hichem Khalfa Quintet
Album launch

Come to the launch of Hichem Khalfa quintet's album. Inspired by differents life moments, "Histoires sans mots" offers a colorful music. A journey which will please everyone.

 

MARCH 22ND 2015

Kevin Dean Presents The Next Generation

Trumpeter Kevin Dean is a Professor of Music (Jazz Studies) at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University. He presents The Next Generation!!

 

MARCH 23RD 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Greg Amirault & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Greg Amirault (guitar) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

MARCH 24TH 2015

Duo Serie: Jérôme Beaulieu invites Jacques Kuba Séguin

Trumpeter Jacques Kuba Séguin and pianist Jérôme Beaulieu will bring to the stage a diverse and exciting repertoire.

 

MARCH 24TH 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

MARCH 25TH 2015

Vocal wednesday:
Bohdanna Novak Trio

Montreal-based vocalist Bohdanna Novak is a captivating and deeply passionate performer.

 

MARCH 26TH 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

MARCH 26TH 2015

Vintage Thursdays:
Shlomo & Julie

Montreal duo Shlomo and Julie perform a repertoire of country blues and gospel standards, drawing inspiration from the likes of Mississippi John Hurt, Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal.

 

MARCH 27TH 2015

ROBI BOTOS QUARTET
MOVIN’ FORWARD ALBUM LAUNCH EVENT

Featuring Robi Botos - Piano / Seamus Blake - Saxophones / Robert Hurst - Acoustic Bass / Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts - Drums

 

MARCH 28TH 2015

Jazz en Rafale presents:
Emie R Roussel Trio feat. Maxence Ravelomanantsoa

This creative and dynamic trio skillfully blends influences from both European and North American jazz.

 

MARCH 29TH 2015

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

MARCH 30TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Samuel Blais & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Samuel Blais (sax) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

MARCH 31ST 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

MARCH 31ST 2015

Duo Serie: Jérôme Beaulieu invites Alex Bellegarde

Jérôme Beaulieu & Alex Bellegarde will be playing for an evening of various, unpredictable influences brought together by a driving and infectious energy.

 

APRIL 1ST 2015

Jason Rosenblatt & Tevet Sela Quartet

Replete with groove, seat-of-your-pants improvisation and intensity this quartet delves into an entirely original repertoire influenced by meditative prayer, raucous chassidic song and the Mizrahi music of South Tel Aviv.

 

APRIL 2ND 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

APRIL 2ND 2015

Vintage Thursdays:
Bharath and his Rhythm Four

Their time-stamped authentic style, purist approach and incomparable energy, is inspired by the great American bluesmen who once scoured the juke joints of Chicago and the Midwest.

 

APRIL 3RD 2015

Lisanne Tremblay
Album Launch VIOLINIZATION

Described as an imaginative and agile Quebecoise violinist by JazzTimes, Lisanne Tremblay has a striking approach to melody, rhythm and improvising and her music has a rare level of intensity.

 

APRIL 4TH 2015

Bjorn Solli and Kevin Dean Quartet

Featuring: Kevin Dean (trumpet), Bjorn Vidar Solli (guitar), Dave Laing (drums), Alec Walkington (bass)

 

APRIL 5TH 2015

Dave Turner presents the next generation

Saxophonist and composer Dave Turner presents the next generation

 

APRIL 6TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Sam Dickinson & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Sam Dickinson (guitar) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

APRIL 7TH 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

APRIL 7TH 2015

Matt Herskowitz - Piano Solo

A wonderful evening with Matt Herskowitz

 

APRIL 8TH 2015

Vocal wednesdays:
Davida Syne

Her clearly recognizable voice spans three and a half octaves, and sounds particularly great in the swing style. Davida combines the sounds of yesterday with a fresh new vibe that is sure to get your feet tapping.

 

APRIL 9TH 2015

Bogdan Gumenyuk and Unity Project

Bogdan Gumenyuk- Tenor saxophone, Alex Francoeur - Tenor saxophone, Sandy Eldred - Upright bass, Andrew Boudreau - Piano, John Buck - Drums

 

APRIL 9TH 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

APRIL 10TH 2015

The Evan Shay Standards Band

The night will be filled with selections by Cannonball Adderley, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, Donny Kennedy, and others!

 

APRIL 11TH 2015

Montreal Hard Bop Five

From Monk to Coltrane, Blakey to Byrd, with the band's own compositions thrown in for good measure, these guys swing baby !

 

APRIL 12TH 2015

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

APRIL 13TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Sam Dickinson & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Sam Dickinson (guitar) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

APRIL 14TH 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

APRIL 15TH 2015

EnPortée Jazz

Discover EnPortée Jazz and the soft voice of Anne Duchesne, singing to the beautiful arrangements of pianist Pierre-Armand Tremblay.

 

APRIL 16TH 2015

Concordia alumni & Music Therapy Students
Benefice Concert

Benefice concert featuring : Jaclyn Bell, Sarah Bell, Dominique Gauthier, Kay Ko, Alana Goldscheid, Elizabeth Janzen, Alexis Messier, Eliane Gendron, Sam Minevich, Mary Parkinson, Raquel Ravaglioli, Christina Sciascia, Nadine Thiruchelvam

 

APRIL 16TH 2015

Concordia alumni & Music Therapy Students
Benefice Concert

Benefice concert featuring : Jaclyn Bell, Sarah Bell, Dominique Gauthier, Kay Ko, Alana Goldscheid, Elizabeth Janzen, Alexis Messier, Eliane Gendron, Sam Minevich, Mary Parkinson, Raquel Ravaglioli, Christina Sciascia, Nadine Thiruchelvam

 

APRIL 17TH 2015

Sébastien Giniaux & Denis Chang
Gipsy Jazz

French guitarist Sébastien Giniaux is one of the most renowned guitar players from the new generation of guitar players inspired by Django Reinhardt.

 

APRIL 18TH 2015

Paulo Ramos Brazilian Jazz Quartet

Paulo Ramos, a versatile Brazilian guitarist, singer, and composer was born in Sao Paulo. Raised in a family of musicians, he started playing percussion at nine years old.

 

APRIL 19TH 2015

Rébecca Anne Rowley

Present in the Montreal singing scene for several years now, Rebecca Rowley carries a deep appreciation for jazz music, bossa nova and French classics.

 

APRIL 20TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. David Bellemare & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests David Bellemare (sax) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

APRIL 21ST 2015

Sam Kirmayer Duo feat. Carlos Jiménez

Sam Kirmayer was born in 1990 in Montreal. He began playing guitar at age seven and spent his teenage years performing throughout Quebec and Ontario with various bands.

 

APRIL 22ND 2015

Vocal wednesday:
Dawn Tyler Watson Duo

Dawn Tyler Watson is a six-time consecutive winner of the Quebec Lys Blues Award for Best Female Artist.

 

APRIL 23RD 2015

Norton Rose Fulbright Benefit feat
Kim Adams & The house cats

Kim Adams and the House Cats specialize in blues, sprinkled with jazz, soul and gospel.

 

APRIL 24TH 2015

Colin Hunter

A huge fan of the 1950s crooner-jazz repertoire, Colin Hunter has launched a few CDs and has hit the stage many times with the ever-talented vocal singer Kim Richardson.

 

APRIL 25TH 2015

Colin Hunter

A huge fan of the 1950s crooner-jazz repertoire, Colin Hunter has launched a few CDs and has hit the stage many times with the ever-talented vocal singer Kim Richardson.

 

APRIL 25TH 2015

Colin Hunter

A huge fan of the 1950s crooner-jazz repertoire, Colin Hunter has launched a few CDs and has hit the stage many times with the ever-talented vocal singer Kim Richardson.

 

APRIL 25TH 2015

Colin Hunter

A huge fan of the 1950s crooner-jazz repertoire, Colin Hunter has launched a few CDs and has hit the stage many times with the ever-talented vocal singer Kim Richardson.

 

APRIL 26TH 2015

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

APRIL 27TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. David Bellemare & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests David Bellemare (sax) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

APRIL 28TH 2015

JP3 - Jivko Petrov Trio

JP3 brings together the three of the most well established musicians of the bulgarian jazz and pop scene - Jivko Petrov, Vesselin Vesselinov and Dimitar Semov.

 

APRIL 29TH 2015

Vocal wednesday:
Anne Bisson Trio

Anne Bisson is a many-sided artist. She first became known as a captivating and charismatic television personality, but in recent years she has been concentrating on music, her first love.

 

APRIL 30TH 2015

Masson Stomp
Album launch

A musical journey to New Orleans in the 20s and 40s, this is what Masson Stomp is all about: Dixieland jazz and Swing styles.

 

MAY 1ST 2015

Alex Pangman

Although Alex Pangman grew up a couple of generations late to have sung with Teddy Wilson, the vibrant young vocalist is proud to be known as Canada's Sweetheart of Swing.

 

MAY 2ND 2015

Nadia Theobal: Tribute to Nina Simone

Misunderstood marks Nadia’s debut as a solo artist, emerging on the jazz scene with this tribute to the incomparable Nina Simone.

 

MAY 3RD 2015

Matt Herskowitz - Piano Solo

A wonderful evening with Matt Herskowitz

 

MAY 4TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Colin Power & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Colin Power (sax) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

MAY 5TH 2015

Duo Serie: Rémi-Jean Leblanc invites Marianne Trudel

Duo Serie Rémi-Jean Leblanc: Marianne Trudel (05/05), Jean-Pierre Zanella (05/12), Michel Donato (05/19), Malika Tirolien (05/26)

 

MAY 6TH 2015

Vocal wednesday:
Mireille Boily duo feat. Kenny Bibace

Letting my fingers wander on the piano since childhood, I find myself singing Jazz Today.

 

MAY 7TH 2015

Duchesse - Gypsy Quartet

Gypsy Quartet: Guitar / Guitar / Clarinet / Double Bass

 

MAY 8TH 2015

LAILA BIALI & The Radiance Project
Album launch

For this special album release concert, Laila is backed by a stellar ensemble featuring Kate Bevan-Baker (violin, vocals), Christopher Cargnello (guitar, vocals), Chris Tarry (electric bass) and Ben Wittman (drums).

 

MAY 9TH 2015

Kim Zombik Quartet

Kim Zombik Quartet featuring Kim Zombik (voice), Kate Wyatt (piano), Adrian Vedady (bass) & André White (drums)

 

MAY 10TH 2015

Renée Yoxon

Young vocalist Renée Yoxon is a central figure in Ottawa’s jazz scene thanks to her grace, captivating presence and beautiful voice.

 

MAY 11TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Colin Power & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Colin Power (sax) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

MAY 12TH 2015

Duo Serie: Rémi-Jean Leblanc invites Jean-Pierre Zanella

Duo Serie Rémi-Jean Leblanc: Marianne Trudel (05/05), Jean-Pierre Zanella (05/12), Michel Donato (05/19), Malika Tirolien (05/26)

 

MAY 13TH 2015

Vocal wednesday:
Fuat Tuaç Quartet

Fuat Tuaç and his band will be performing well-known jazz standards as well as their own compositions and the band will be joined by special guests for the evening.

 

MAY 14TH 2015

Lev-Yulzari Duo + Tevet Sela

Lev-Yulzari duo present a program that brings forth their cross-genre virtuosity and versatility, combining Ethnic, Classical and Jewish music traditions to create their distinct, personal sound.

 

MAY 15TH 2015

Dawn Tyler Watson Quartet

Dawn Tyler Watson is a six-time consecutive winner of the Quebec Lys Blues Award for Best Female Artist.

 

MAY 16TH 2015

Dave Turner & Earthtones

Saxophonist and composer Dave Turner leads a quartet of some of the best performers in town playing original compositions and standard tunes in hard bop and latin jazz styles.

 

MAY 17TH 2015

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

MAY 18TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Al McLean & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Al McLean (sax) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

MAY 18TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Al McLean & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Al McLean (sax) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

MAY 19TH 2015

Duo Serie: Rémi-Jean Leblanc invites Michel Donato

Duo Serie Rémi-Jean Leblanc: Marianne Trudel (05/05), Jean-Pierre Zanella (05/12), Michel Donato (05/19), Malika Tirolien (05/26)

 

MAY 20TH 2015

Geraldine Hunt & Gary Lindner

Upstairs will feature an intimate setting of voice and piano which will portray choice arrangements from the jazz and pop songbook.

 

MAY 21ST 2015

Shtreiml & Ismail Fenicoglu:
Jewish Roots & Turkish Blues

the ensemble performs compelling original music rooted in the Jewish and Ottoman traditions, but brimming with hard rock sensibilities and dextrous improvisational know-how.

 

MAY 22ND 2015

Tevet Sela

Tevet Sela weaves Jazz together with elements of Klezmer, African and Middle Eastern music.

 

MAY 23RD 2015

Paulo Ramos Brazilian Jazz Quartet

Paulo Ramos, a versatile Brazilian guitarist, singer, and composer was born in Sao Paulo. Raised in a family of musicians, he started playing percussion at nine years old.

 

MAY 24TH 2015

Benefit concert for Nepal earthquake relief

Jam session hosted by Alec Walkington, Andre White and Dave Laing

 

MAY 25TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Al McLean & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Al McLean (sax) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

MAY 26TH 2015

Duo Serie: Rémi-Jean Leblanc invites Malika Tirolien

Duo Serie Rémi-Jean Leblanc: Marianne Trudel (05/05), Jean-Pierre Zanella (05/12), Michel Donato (05/19), Malika Tirolien (05/26)

 

MAY 27TH 2015

Simon Denizart Trio

Influenced by European jazz and world music, SD3 brings forward a fresh and modern sound, making jazz accessible to everyone.

 

MAY 28TH 2015

Steve Rowe
Album launch

Steve will be celebrating this summer with the release of an Anthology CD of his favourite songs entitled "The Urban Bluesman".

 

MAY 29TH 2015

Laura Crema

Laura Crema has a rare interpretive gift that allows her to inhabit a song and dive deeply into the lyrics of an old standard to suggest new meanings with the sultry warmth of her voice.

 

MAY 30TH 2015

Rafael Zaldivar & IFA:
featuring Afro-Cuban sacred songs

Feat.: Rafael Zaldivar - piano, Rémi-Jean LeBlanc - electric bass, Michel Medrano - drums, Amado Dedeu Garcias - vocals and percussions

 

MAY 31ST 2015

Daphné Faná / Victoria Doyon

Daphné has a profound passion for Bossa Nova and has led, sang and played flute in her own Bossa project. Daphné looks forward to her Upstairs debut.

 

JUNE 1ST 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Frank Lozano & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Frank Lozano (sax) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

JUNE 2ND 2015

Duo Serie: Jean-Félix Mailloux invites Guillaume Martineau

Musicians: Jean-Félix Mailloux :double bass, Guillaume Martineau : piano

 

JUNE 3RD 2015

Jessica Vigneault Trio

Jessica Vigneault, her hands and her voice free, will be accompanied by Joshua Rager on piano and Mike De Masi on acoustic bass, for a jazz evening full of subtlety and contrast.

 

JUNE 4TH 2015

The Heart Marshalls

The Heart Marshalls are a Montreal based band whose sound is a delicious mix of indie, folk, pop and jazz.

 

JUNE 5TH 2015

Violette

The artist will perform song off her latest album, 'Falling Strong'. A collection of originals that, although rooted in jazz, reflect the young artist’s eclectic range of musical influences from pop to rock and R&B.

 

JUNE 6TH 2015

A La Vino Tinto

A LA VINO TINTO Is a five piece latin music band that exposes a variety of styles from spanish rumba to brazilian bossa nova along with cuban son and reggae.

 

JUNE 7TH 2015

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

JUNE 8TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Frank Lozano & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Frank Lozano (sax) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

JUNE 9TH 2015

Duo Serie: Jean-Félix Mailloux invites Éveline Grégoire-Rousseau

Musicians: Jean-Félix Mailloux :double bass, Éveline Grégoire-Rousseau : harp

 

JUNE 10TH 2015

Annie Dominique Quintet

In the context of the release of her first album Tout Autour, Annie Dominique will present her compositions qualified as modern jazz, intense and soft.

 

JUNE 11TH 2015

Renée Yoxon Trio

Young vocalist Renée Yoxon is a central figure in Ottawa’s jazz scene thanks to her grace, captivating presence and beautiful voice.

 

JUNE 12TH 2015

THE HOMEBREW DIXIELAND BAND

The Homebrew Dixieland Band invites you to travel with them with their toe-tapping, hand-clapping music from New Orleans and with their original traditional jazz inspired tunes.

 

JUNE 13TH 2015

Malika Tirolien Quintet

Malika's solo project is a delicate mix of soul, jazz, R&B, hip-hop and Afro-Caribbean influences.

 

JUNE 14TH 2015

Closed - Private Event

 

JUNE 15TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Josh Rager & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Josh Rager (piano) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

JUNE 16TH 2015

Vocal wednesday:
Bohdanna Novak Duo

Montreal-based vocalist Bohdanna Novak is a captivating and deeply passionate performer.

 

JUNE 17TH 2015

Carlos Jimenez Trio

Carlos Jimenez Trio featuring Carlos Jimenez on guitar, Dave Watts on bass and Greg Ritchie on drums

 

JUNE 18TH 2015

Combo Royale

Combo Royale serves up a grand jambalaya of Old Time Foot Stompin' Jazz.

 

JUNE 19TH 2015

Vocal wednesdays:
Kathryn Samman Quintet

Whether you've seen her on stage in different jazz venues of the city, performing with her trio The Brunettes or singing backvocals for Gregory Charles, vocalist Kathryn Samman is no newcomer to Montreal's music scene.

 

JUNE 20TH 2015

Dawn Tyler Watson Quartet

Dawn Tyler Watson is a six-time consecutive winner of the Quebec Lys Blues Award for Best Female Artist.

 

JUNE 21ST 2015

The Marcel A Trio

The Marcel A Trio featuring Marcel Anicic - guitar, Alex Lefaivre - bass and Orest Harmatiuk - drums

 

JUNE 22ND 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Josh Rager & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Josh Rager (piano) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

JUNE 23RD 2015

Shlomo & Julie

Montreal duo Shlomo and Julie perform a repertoire of country blues and gospel standards, drawing inspiration from the likes of Mississippi John Hurt, Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal.

 

JUNE 24TH 2015

Mike Moreno & Jean-Pierre Zanella Quartet

Saxophonist, composer and arranger Jean-Pierre Zanella needs no introduction, with a reputation that speaks for itself.

 

JUNE 25TH 2015

Bogdan Gumenyuk and Unity Project

Bogdan Gumenyuk- Tenor saxophone, Alex Francoeur - Tenor saxophone, Sandy Eldred - Upright bass, Andrew Boudreau - Piano, John Buck - Drums

 

JUNE 26TH 2015

Montreal International Jazz Festival:
Omer Avital Quintet

Musicians: Omer Avital (double bass), Greg Tardy (tenor sax & clarinet), Joel Frahm (tenor & soprano sax), Yonathan Avishai (piano) & Johnatan Blake (drums)

Les soirées Jazz à l'Upstairs in collaboration with Consulat Général d'Israël, Sunwing Travel Group, The 270 Sessions, Le Nouvel Hotel

 

JUNE 27TH 2015

Montreal International Jazz Festival:
Halie Loren Trio

Oregon native Halie Loren is an internationally recognized artist whose rich and sensitively delivered vocals have garnered her numerous awards and fans from around the world.

Les soirées Jazz à l'Upstairs in collaboration with Consulat Général d'Israël, Sunwing Travel Group, The 270 Sessions, Le Nouvel Hotel

 

JUNE 28TH 2015

Montreal International Jazz festival:
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

New Orleans native Christian Scott was only 12 when he received his first trumpet.

Les soirées Jazz à l'Upstairs in collaboration with Consulat Général d'Israël, Sunwing Travel Group, The 270 Sessions, Le Nouvel Hotel

 

JUNE 29TH 2015

Montreal International Jazz festival:
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

New Orleans native Christian Scott was only 12 when he received his first trumpet.

Les soirées Jazz à l'Upstairs in collaboration with Consulat Général d'Israël, Sunwing Travel Group, The 270 Sessions, Le Nouvel Hotel

 

JUNE 30TH 2015

Montreal International Jazz Festival:
Harold Mabern / Jeremy Pelt / Brandi Disterheft / Joe Farnsworth

Featuring: Harold Mabern (piano), Brandi Disterheft (bass) Jeremy Pelt (trumpet), Joe Farnsworth (drums)

Les soirées Jazz à l'Upstairs in collaboration with Consulat Général d'Israël, Sunwing Travel Group, The 270 Sessions, Le Nouvel Hotel

 

JULY 1ST 2015

Montreal International Jazz Festival:
Gilad Hekselman Quartet feat. Mark Turner

Gilad Hekselman has earned a reputation as one of New York City’s most promising guitarists.

Les soirées Jazz à l'Upstairs in collaboration with Consulat Général d'Israël, Sunwing Travel Group, The 270 Sessions, Le Nouvel Hotel

 

JULY 2ND 2015

Montreal International Jazz Festival:
Russell Malone Quartet

This self-taught guitarist learned to play on a toy guitar, listening to George Benson, Wes Montgomery and Charlie Christian records.

Les soirées Jazz à l'Upstairs in collaboration with Consulat Général d'Israël, Sunwing Travel Group, The 270 Sessions, Le Nouvel Hotel

 

JULY 3RD 2015

Montreal International Jazz Festival:
Russell Malone Quartet

This self-taught guitarist learned to play on a toy guitar, listening to George Benson, Wes Montgomery and Charlie Christian records.

Les soirées Jazz à l'Upstairs in collaboration with Consulat Général d'Israël, Sunwing Travel Group, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Nederburg, The 270 Sessions, Le Nouvel Hotel

 

JULY 4TH 2015

Montreal International Jazz Festival:
Hichem Khalfa Quintet

Joined by all-stars of the local Montreal scene, the young trumpeter offers a musical voyage deep into the heart of his influences.

Les soirées Jazz à l'Upstairs in collaboration with Consulat Général d'Israël, Sunwing Travel Group, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Nederburg, The 270 Sessions, Le Nouvel Hotel

 

JULY 5TH 2015

Montreal International Jazz Festival:
Ranee Lee

Ranee Lee is now celebrating thirty-five years in Montreal, Canada, where she enjoys a successful, multi faceted career as one of Canada's most popular jazz vocalists.

Les soirées Jazz à l'Upstairs in collaboration with Consulat Général d'Israël, Sunwing Travel Group, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Nederburg, The 270 Sessions, Le Nouvel Hotel

 

JULY 6TH 2015

Closed

 

JULY 7TH 2015

Duo Serie: Michel Donato invites Jonathan Arsenau

Michel Donato (double bass) invites Jonathan Arsenau (electric bass)

 

JULY 8TH 2015

Closed at night

 

JULY 9TH 2015

Dawn Tyler Watson trio

Dawn Tyler Watson is a six-time consecutive winner of the Quebec Lys Blues Award for Best Female Artist.

 

JULY 10TH 2015

Kim Zombik Quartet

Kim Zombik Quartet featuring Kim Zombik (voice), Kate Wyatt (piano), Adrian Vedady (bass) & André White (drums)

 

JULY 11TH 2015

Ron Seguin Trio feat. Fred Henke & Greg Ritchie

The groups repertoire will consist of mostly original music composed by Ron and some rearanged modern standards.

 

JULY 12TH 2015

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

JULY 13TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas, Rich White & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests : Rich White (guitare) & Adrian Vedady (bass)

 

JULY 14TH 2015

Duo Serie: Michel Donato invites Michaël Marcotte

Michel Donato (double bass) invites Michaël Marcotte (trombone)

 

JULY 15TH 2015

Katie Krawczyk Trio

Up-and-coming jazz vocalist Katie Krawczyk is thrilled to be playing alongside upright bassist Mike de Masi and guitarist Felix Tellier Pouliot for a night of smooth swinging standards.

 

JULY 16TH 2015

Denis Chang Gypsy Jazz Trio

Taiwanese-Canadian guitarist Denis Chang’s formative years were spent alongside the Gypsies of Europe, where he learned to play the style of music that is now known as Gypsy Jazz.

 

JULY 17TH 2015

The Mike Rud Quartet

Featuring: Claude Lavergne on drums, Joshua Rager on piano, Alec Walkington, bass.

 

JULY 18TH 2015

Luke Maxim

Luke’s lyrical compositions and musical arrangements aim to modernize old jazz standards by introducing the sensual flavours of R&B and new age rock.

 

JULY 19TH 2015

Matt Herskowitz - Piano Solo

A wonderful evening with Matt Herskowitz

 

JULY 20TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas, Rich White & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests : Rich White (guitare) & Adrian Vedady (bass)

 

JULY 21ST 2015

Sussex

This incarnation features the rare mix of acoustic fingerstyle guitar, vibraphone and trumpet. With Rob Lutes (guitar, vocal), Michael Emenau (vibraphone) and Ivanhoé Jolicoeur (trumpet).

 

JULY 22ND 2015

Vocal wednesday:
Fuat Tuaç Quartet

Fuat Tuaç and his band will be performing well-known jazz standards as well as their own compositions and the band will be joined by special guests for the evening.

 

JULY 23RD 2015

Ol' Blue Eyes

These Montreal musicians find themselves to recreate the atmosphere of the concerts of Frank Sinatra and his big band in a more intimate group.

 

JULY 24TH 2015

Suzi Silva Brazilian Jazz Quartet

When a fado singer crosses paths with a jazz guitarist inspired by world music, it necessarily makes some musical sparks!

 

JULY 25TH 2015

Paulo Ramos Brazilian Jazz Quartet

Paulo Ramos, a versatile Brazilian guitarist, singer, and composer was born in Sao Paulo. Raised in a family of musicians, he started playing percussion at nine years old.

 

JULY 26TH 2015

Closed - Private Event

 

JULY 27TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas, Jason Stillman & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests : Jason Stillman (sax) & Adrian Vedady (bass)

 

JULY 28TH 2015

Jérôme Beaulieu Solo

Trio Jérôme Beaulieu, the project for which he is the pianist and composer, has received many awards, winning the 2011 “Jazz en Rafale” competition and Festi-Jazz de Rimouski's “Grand Prix” as well as Radio-Canada Revelation 2013-2014

 

JULY 29TH 2015

Dawn Tyler Watson Duo

Dawn Tyler Watson is a six-time consecutive winner of the Quebec Lys Blues Award for Best Female Artist.

 

JULY 30TH 2015

Trio BBQ Gipsy Jazz

Featuring Jean-Michel Bérubé: Guitar, Mathieu Beaudet: Guitar, Vincent Quirion: Bass, Katerine Desrochers: Voice

 

JULY 31ST 2015

Sule Heitner -Tribute to B. B. King

Tribute to B. B. King with Sule Heitner and Roger Walls

 

AUGUST 1ST 2015

The Lucas Haneman Express

The Lucas Haneman Express is a soulful, fun filled and electrifying musical ride. The groups frontman, Lucas Haneman, has long been widely regarded for his distinctive guitar work.

 

AUGUST 2ND 2015

Vera Marijt Trio

Vera Marijt is a young Jazz pianist from the Netherlands. She obtained her graduate degree in Jazz piano at McGill and released her debut album 'Insight Out' earlier this year.

 

AUGUST 3RD 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas, Jason Stillman & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests : Jason Stillman (sax) & Adrian Vedady (bass)

 

AUGUST 4TH 2015

Duo Serie: Rachel Therrien invites Julie Lamontagne

Rachel Therrien (trumpet) invites Julie Lamontagne (piano)

 

AUGUST 5TH 2015

Cari Burdett

British Columbia chanteuse, Cari Burdett, performs a timeless, genre-defying, european fusion of opera, folk, jazz and world music.

 

AUGUST 6TH 2015

Jason Rosenblatt & Tevet Sela Quartet

Replete with groove, seat-of-your-pants improvisation and intensity this quartet delves into an entirely original repertoire influenced by meditative prayer, raucous chassidic song and the Mizrahi music of South Tel Aviv.

 

AUGUST 7TH 2015

Tia Brazda

Much like her attire, Tia Brazda pairs the old with the new - combining elements of vintage jazz and blues and rockabilly with modern pop influences.

 

AUGUST 8TH 2015

Benny Sharoni Quartet

Sharoni fuses together classic bop influences of Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Steve Grossman, and flavors his music with Latin rhythms and an energetic drive.

 

AUGUST 9TH 2015

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

AUGUST 10TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas, Ben Charest & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests : Ben Charest (guitar) & Adrian Vedady (bass)

 

AUGUST 11TH 2015

Duo Serie: Rachel Therrien invites Salif dit Lasso

Rachel Therrien (trumpet) invites Salif dit Lasso (Kora & african flute)

 

AUGUST 12TH 2015

Irem Bekter

This new project is a celebration of South American an Turkish music set in a jazz context, combining works from the repertoire with original pieces.

 

AUGUST 13TH 2015

Drumhand

Hands, sticks and mallets pound out old and new rhythms on weathered skins: global beats for dancing bodies and curious ears!

 

AUGUST 14TH 2015

Kimberley Beyea Quartet - Album release party

The soulful Canadian jazz band, Kimberley Beyea Quartet will be performing a passionate repertoire from their new jazz release, A Tribute to Sarah Vaughan “Memories of Sarah and New Beginnings”.

 

AUGUST 15TH 2015

Arden Arapyan Latin Jazz Group

Arden Arapyan returns to the Upstairs Jazz Club to perform his unique blend of jazz, fused with influences of Armenia, Cuba, the Middle-East and Latin-America.

 

AUGUST 16TH 2015

Noumoucounda Cissoko

Senegalese kora player Nomoucounda Cissoko weaves together his griot heritage with mbalax, blues, jazz, hip-hop and rock inspired improvisations.

 

AUGUST 17TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas, Ben Charest & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests : Ben Charest (guitar) & Adrian Vedady (bass)

 

AUGUST 18TH 2015

Duo Serie: Rachel Therrien invites Thomas Carbou

Rachel Therrien (trumpet) invites Thomas Carbou (guitar)

 

AUGUST 19TH 2015

Vocal wednesday:
Ria Reece

Featuring Sylvain Lamothe on contrabass and J-P Bouffard on piano, this 19th of August at the Upstairs, Ria Reece will be performing a jazzed out version of her repertoire.

 

AUGUST 19TH 2015

Vocal wednesday:
Ria Reece

Featuring Sylvain Lamothe on contrabass and J-P Bouffard on piano, this 19th of August at the Upstairs, Ria Reece will be performing a jazzed out version of her repertoire.

 

AUGUST 20TH 2015

Sophie Lapierre Trio

Sophie Lapierre never fails to win over audiences with her tasteful repertoire, engaging stage presence and original singing style.

 

AUGUST 21ST 2015

Sam Kirmayer Quartet

Featuring music by Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane as well as songbook standards and original compositions.

 

AUGUST 22ND 2015

Eric Harding Quartet

Featuring: Eric Harding: Piano, Dave Watts: Bass, Carlos Jimènez: Guitar, Michel Berthiaume: drums

 

AUGUST 23RD 2015

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

AUGUST 24TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas, Nicolas Ferron Geoffroy & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests : Nicolas Ferron Geoffroy (guitar) & Adrian Vedady (bass)

 

AUGUST 25TH 2015

Duo Serie: Rachel Therrien invites Fred Alarie

Rachel Therrien (trumpet) invites Fred Alarie (double bass)

 

AUGUST 26TH 2015

Ali Levy

Ali plays and sings jazz standards written/made popular by Blossom Dearie, Peggy Lee, Charles Trenet, Nat King Cole and more.

 

AUGUST 26TH 2015

Ali Levy

Ali plays and sings jazz standards written/made popular by Blossom Dearie, Peggy Lee, Charles Trenet, Nat King Cole and more.

 

AUGUST 27TH 2015

Senaya

Senaya’s cross-cultural and multilingual attributes have enabled her to create music synonymous with her image and worldview

 

AUGUST 28TH 2015

Paulo Ramos Brazilian Jazz Quartet

Paulo Ramos, a versatile Brazilian guitarist, singer, and composer was born in Sao Paulo. Raised in a family of musicians, he started playing percussion at nine years old.

 

AUGUST 29TH 2015

BRENDA NAVARRETE

With roots in jazz, Afro-Cuban and traditional Cuban music, Brenda also embraces contemporary styles of World Music.

 

AUGUST 30TH 2015

Mike Rud MINIATURES, CD Launch

Guitarist, singer and songwriter Mike Rud, winner of the 2014 JUNO award, debuts his new solo guitar and vocal CD, Miniatures.

 

AUGUST 31ST 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas, Nicolas Ferron Geoffroy & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests : Nicolas Ferron Geoffroy (guitar) & Adrian Vedady (bass)

 

SEPTEMBER 1ST 2015

Duo Serie: Tevet Sela invites Guillaume Martineau

In this special meeting, Tevet Sela and Guillaume Martineau will play both their original compositions.

 

SEPTEMBER 2ND 2015

Uptake

Featuring; Bastien Brison (piano/rhodes), Pierre Gibbe (bass), Robinson Khoury (trombone/effects), Paul Berne (drums)

 

SEPTEMBER 3RD 2015

Bharath and his Rhythm Four

Their time-stamped authentic style, purist approach and incomparable energy, is inspired by the great American bluesmen who once scoured the juke joints of Chicago and the Midwest.

 

SEPTEMBER 4TH 2015

Colin Hunter

A huge fan of the 1950s crooner-jazz repertoire, Colin Hunter has launched a few CDs and has hit the stage many times with the ever-talented vocal singer Kim Richardson.

 

SEPTEMBER 5TH 2015

Colin Hunter

A huge fan of the 1950s crooner-jazz repertoire, Colin Hunter has launched a few CDs and has hit the stage many times with the ever-talented vocal singer Kim Richardson.

 

SEPTEMBER 6TH 2015

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

SEPTEMBER 7TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas, Bogdan Gumenyuk & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests : Bogdan Gumenyuk (sax) & Adrian Vedady (bass)

 

SEPTEMBER 8TH 2015

Duo Serie: Dave Watts invites Richard Ring

Dave Watts has played with international jazz stars such as Donny McCaslin, Sheila Jordan, Kenny Wheeler, Houston Pearson, Joel Frahm and Adam Rogers.

 

SEPTEMBER 9TH 2015

Michael Greilsammer

Israeli-born violinist & singer/songwriter, Michael Greilsammer has been called a musical phenomenon by the world press.

 

SEPTEMBER 10TH 2015

Steve Rowe

Blues guitarist Steve Rowe has earned his title of Guitar Hero through media and fans alike.

 

SEPTEMBER 11TH 2015

Kennedy / King Quintet

Friends and musical collaborators since childhood, Andy King and Donny Kennedy are two of the most celebrated instrumentalists on Canada’s jazz scene.

 

SEPTEMBER 12TH 2015

Brecker Steps - Tribute to The Brecker Brothers

Featuring: Paul Brochu - drums / André Leroux - saxophone / Aron Doyle - trumpet / MIchel Laplante - bass / Jean-Benoit Lasanté - guitar / Pierre Bélisle - keyboards

 

SEPTEMBER 13TH 2015

Cerbère

Cerbère's member share a passion for jazz and are similarly influenced by artists such as Brian Blade's Fellowship, Dave Binney and Kurt Rosenwinkel.

 

SEPTEMBER 14TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas, Bogdan Gumenyuk & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests : Bogdan Gumenyuk (sax) & Adrian Vedady (bass)

 

SEPTEMBER 15TH 2015

Duo Serie: Sonia Johnson invites Rémi-Jean Leblanc

Sonia Johnson is one of the best Canadian jazz vocalists and her eclectic career eloquently testifies this.

 

SEPTEMBER 16TH 2015

Irem Bekter

Featuring: Irem Bekter, vocals ; David Ryshpan, piano ; Kullak Viger-Rojas, percussions

 

SEPTEMBER 16TH 2015

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

SEPTEMBER 17TH 2015

Simon Denizart Trio
album launch

Influenced by European jazz and world music, SD3 brings forward a fresh and modern sound, making jazz accessible to everyone.

 

SEPTEMBER 18TH 2015

Gas Station Mentality

The unique and refreshing vibe of this band will have you moving in your seat and begging for more.

 

SEPTEMBER 19TH 2015

Paulo Ramos Brazilian Jazz Quartet + special guest: Jean-Pierre Zanella

Paulo Ramos, a versatile Brazilian guitarist, singer, and composer was born in Sao Paulo. Raised in a family of musicians, he started playing percussion at nine years old.

 

SEPTEMBER 20TH 2015

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

SEPTEMBER 21ST 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas, Sam Dickinson & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests : Sam Dickinson (guitar) & Adrian Vedady (bass)

 

SEPTEMBER 22ND 2015

Duo Serie: Sonia Johnson invites Marianne Trudel

Sonia Johnson is one of the best Canadian jazz vocalists and her eclectic career eloquently testifies this.

 

SEPTEMBER 23RD 2015

Peter Hum - Album Launch

Ottawa-based pianist Peter Hum reunites with long-time friends and collaborators to launch his second CD, Alpha Moment.

 

SEPTEMBER 23RD 2015

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

SEPTEMBER 24TH 2015

Ouroboros

Ouroboros is a five-piece band armed with a smorgasbord of melodies and grooves inspired by cultures from around the world.

 

SEPTEMBER 25TH 2015

The Kevin Dean Quintet - 25th Anniversary

This year they celebrate the twenty fifth anniversary of their first CD, Minor Indiscretions with a weekend engagement at the Upstairs Jazz bar on Friday and Saturday September 25/26.

 

SEPTEMBER 26TH 2015

The Kevin Dean Quintet

The personel is Kevin Dean trumpet, Mike Murley tenor sax, André White piano, Neil Swainson bass, Dave Laing drums. Please come join us for a weekend of exciting and original jazz music!

 

SEPTEMBER 26TH 2015

The Kevin Dean Quintet - 25th Anniversary

This year they celebrate the twenty fifth anniversary of their first CD, Minor Indiscretions with a weekend engagement at the Upstairs Jazz bar on Friday and Saturday September 25/26.

 

SEPTEMBER 27TH 2015

Laetitia Zonzambé

Combining musical elements from the Central African vibe with jazz, blues and soul, Laetitia makes a «Sanza», which is the name of her latest project.

 

SEPTEMBER 28TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas, Sam Dickinson & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests : Sam Dickinson (guitar) & Adrian Vedady (bass)

 

SEPTEMBER 29TH 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

SEPTEMBER 29TH 2015

Duo Serie: Tevet Sela invites John Roney

In this special meeting, Tevet Sela and John Roney will play both their original compositions.

 

SEPTEMBER 30TH 2015

Vocal wednesday:
Bohdanna Novak Trio

Montreal-based vocalist Bohdanna Novak is a captivating and deeply passionate performer.

 

SEPTEMBER 30TH 2015

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

OCTOBER 1ST 2015

Ariel Pocock

A polished and virtuosic jazz pianist, Pocock is an equally compelling vocalist.

 

OCTOBER 2ND 2015

Beth McKenna Quartet

Featuring: Beth McKenna – Tenor Sax, EWI, Guillaume Martineau – Piano, Olivier Babaz – Bass, Peter Colantonio – Drums

 

OCTOBER 3RD 2015

Off festival de Jazz presents:
TOM VAN SETERS - VARIABLES

A Montrealer who now calls Edmonton home, the pianist Tom Van Seters now graces us with a rare visit.

 

OCTOBER 4TH 2015

Off festival de Jazz presents:
ALEX BELLEGARDE TRIO AND GUESTS

Blessed with an indomitable dynamic spirit, the bassist Alex Bellegarde presents his new album, “Floating”, brimming with powerful jazz that is intense and energetic.

 

OCTOBER 5TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Kate Wyatt & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Kate Wyatt (piano) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

OCTOBER 6TH 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

OCTOBER 6TH 2015

Mireille Boily duo feat. Kenny Bibace

With the guitar player Kenny Bibace, they will offer interpretations of beautiful standards from different times and different traditions, and original compositions.

 

OCTOBER 7TH 2015

The Good Lovelies

With Burn The Plan, a long-awaited new album, Good Lovelies are both fulfilling and defying their so-called musical destiny as a “folk trio.”

 

OCTOBER 8TH 2015

Bharath and his Rhythm Four

Their time-stamped authentic style, purist approach and incomparable energy, is inspired by the great American bluesmen who once scoured the juke joints of Chicago and the Midwest.

 

OCTOBER 8TH 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

OCTOBER 9TH 2015

Gabriel Palatchi Argentine Trio

With deep roots in Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz, he has fused together an original sound and style of music that includes Tango, Arabian, Salsa, Funk and Electronics.

 

OCTOBER 10TH 2015

The Evan Shay Standards Band

Featuring: Evan Shay- Tenor Saxophone, Jean-Nicolas Trottier - trombone, Sam Dickinson- Guitar, Joshua Rager- Piano, Mathieu McConnell-Enright- Bass, Jim Doxas- Drums

 

OCTOBER 11TH 2015

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

OCTOBER 12TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Kate Wyatt & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Kate Wyatt (piano) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

OCTOBER 13TH 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

OCTOBER 13TH 2015

Trio Jonathan Turgeon

Led by Jonathan Turgeon on piano, the trio was created in 2012 when he met bassist Hugo Blouin and drummer Jean Philippe Godbout.

 

OCTOBER 14TH 2015

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

OCTOBER 14TH 2015

Vocal wednesday:
Fuat Tuaç Quartet

Fuat Tuaç and his band will be performing well-known jazz standards as well as their own compositions and the band will be joined by special guests for the evening.

 

OCTOBER 15TH 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

OCTOBER 15TH 2015

Johnny Beaudine & Deep Blue

Deep Blue entertains with its mix of blues classics, New Orleans style renditions of Duke Ellington standards and jazz compositions from innovators like Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Bird.

 

OCTOBER 16TH 2015

Rager/Ellison quintet: the music of Billy Strayhorn

The Ellison/Rager quintet brings a fresh interpretation to the works of this great jazz master.

 

OCTOBER 17TH 2015

Michael Rabinowitz Quartet

For the last 40 years Michael's improvisatory skills on the bassoon have opened the door for the instrument to enter a variety of musical environments not associated with the instrument.

 

OCTOBER 18TH 2015

Guffman 5

Guffman 5 brings a special blend of lush arrangements and playful whimsy to their love of vocal harmonies and classic jazz.

 

OCTOBER 19TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Andrew Boudreau & Levi Dover

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Andrew Boudreau (piano) & Levi Dover (double bass)

 

OCTOBER 20TH 2015

Fern Lindzon

Fern Lindzon moves comfortably and creatively through a highly personal repertoire of her own arrangements of jazz standards, pop songs, Brazilian and klezmer/Yiddish traditions, as well as her own compositions.

 

OCTOBER 20TH 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

OCTOBER 21ST 2015

Sussex

This incarnation features the rare mix of acoustic fingerstyle guitar, vibraphone and trumpet. With Rob Lutes (guitar, vocal), Michael Emenau (vibraphone) and Ivanhoé Jolicoeur (trumpet).

 

OCTOBER 21ST 2015

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

OCTOBER 22ND 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

OCTOBER 22ND 2015

Aurelia O'Leary

Aurelia O’Leary presents her self-titled 4th album, her first composed of expertly re-arranged Jazz standards.

 

OCTOBER 23RD 2015

Bourassa-Donato-Lozano-Tanguay
Autour de Bill Evans

Thirty-five years after the death of jazz pianist Bill Evans, the music he played or composed is reinterpreted by Michel Donato, Francois Bourassa, Frank and Pierre Tanguay.

 

OCTOBER 25TH 2015

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

OCTOBER 26TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Andrew Boudreau & Levi Dover

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Andrew Boudreau (piano) & Levi Dover (double bass)

 

OCTOBER 27TH 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

OCTOBER 27TH 2015

Mira Choquette & Andres Vial

Mira Choquette offers listeners an authentic vocal Jazz experience reminiscent of a bygone era, all the while leaving room in her performances for the discovery and appreciation of more recent compositions.

 

OCTOBER 28TH 2015

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

OCTOBER 28TH 2015

Irem Bekter

Featuring: Irem Bekter, vocals ; David Ryshpan, piano ; Kullak Viger-Rojas, percussions

 

OCTOBER 29TH 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

OCTOBER 29TH 2015

Bobby Stagg

“Mean Business” travels down a roots and blues road with a healthy dose of Stagg humour thrown into the mix.

 

OCTOBER 30TH 2015

Rafael Zaldivar - "Evolution"

the pianist presents Evolution surrounded by excellent Janis Steprans (alto sax), Gabriel Hamel (guitar), Adrian Vedady (upright-bass), and Louis-Vincent Hamel (drums).

 

OCTOBER 31ST 2015

Dave Turner & Scary Earthtones
Halloween Party

Saxophonist and composer Dave Turner leads a quartet of some of the best performers in town playing original compositions and standard tunes in hard bop and latin jazz styles.

 

NOVEMBER 1ST 2015

Marcotte/Tellier/Donato/Hamel

Featuring: Michael Marcotte - Trombone , Felix tellier - Guitar, Michel Donato - bass, Louis-vincent Hamel - Drums

 

NOVEMBER 2ND 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Daniel Thouin

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Daniel Thouin (piano)

 

NOVEMBER 3RD 2015

Trio Rud / Miller / Vedady

Featuring: Mike Rud (guitar), Joel Miller (saxophones), Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

NOVEMBER 3RD 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

NOVEMBER 4TH 2015

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

NOVEMBER 4TH 2015

Vocal wednesday:
Helena Allan Quartet

A native of Switzerland, singer and composer Helena Allan is blazing a trail into contemporary acoustic jazz by blending her European musical influences with the Afro-American heritage that is so dear to her.

 

NOVEMBER 5TH 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

NOVEMBER 5TH 2015

Bharath and his Rhythm Four

Their time-stamped authentic style, purist approach and incomparable energy, is inspired by the great American bluesmen who once scoured the juke joints of Chicago and the Midwest.

 

NOVEMBER 6TH 2015

Sharada Banman - Album Launch

Featuring: Sharada Banman - vocal / Paul Shrofel- Piano / Jim Doxas- Drums / Adrian Vedady- Bass

 

NOVEMBER 7TH 2015

Dawn Tyler Watson Quartet

Dawn Tyler Watson is a six-time consecutive winner of the Quebec Lys Blues Award for Best Female Artist.

 

NOVEMBER 8TH 2015

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

NOVEMBER 9TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Daniel Thouin

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Daniel Thouin (piano)

 

NOVEMBER 10TH 2015

Closed - Private Event

 

NOVEMBER 11TH 2015

JANNA KATE & GUILLAUME MARTINEAU

Fall is being the month of harvest but also the best moment to launch the album "Golden Berries" that will feeds everyone's heart with emotion.

 

NOVEMBER 12TH 2015

Upstairs' 20 year anniversary:
Pilc / Hoenig / Hollins Trio

Jean-Michel Pilc, piano - Fraser Hollins, bass - Ari Hoenig, drums

 

NOVEMBER 12TH 2015

Upstairs' 20 year anniversary:
November 12 to 22

Our 20 year anniversary program.

 

NOVEMBER 13TH 2015

Upstairs' 20 year anniversary:
Edmar Castaneda

Since his move to the United States in 1994, Edmar has quite literally taken New York and the world stage by storm with the sheer force of his virtuosic command of the harp.

 

NOVEMBER 14TH 2015

Upstairs' 20 year anniversary:
Ranee Lee - Tribute to Billie Holiday

Ranee Lee is now celebrating over 40 years in Montreal where she enjoys a successful, multi-faceted career as one of Canada’s most popular jazz vocalists

 

NOVEMBER 15TH 2015

Upstairs' 20 year anniversary:
Emilie-Claire Barlow

Canada's incomparable vocal jazz jewel - is dazzling the world! Her energetic live performances and exquisite recordings thrill sold-out audiences from Tokyo to Montreal!

 

NOVEMBER 16TH 2015

Upstairs' 20 year anniversary:
Jam Session: Jim Doxas Trio

One of Canada’s most sought after musicians, Jim Doxas plays extensively both nationally and overseas.

 

NOVEMBER 17TH 2015

Upstairs' 20 year anniversary:
Jim Black Trio

Jim Black is at the forefront of a new generation of musicians bringing jazz into the 21st century.

 

NOVEMBER 18TH 2015

Upstairs' 20 year anniversary:
Oliver Jones Trio

In a career filled with superlative achievements, Oliver Jones remains one of Canada's finest musicians.

 

NOVEMBER 19TH 2015

Upstairs' 20 year anniversary:
John Abercrombie Organ Trio

Featuring: John Abercrombie – guitars; Gary Versace – organ; Adam Nussbaum – drums

 

NOVEMBER 20TH 2015

Upstairs' 20 year anniversary:
John Abercrombie Organ Trio

Featuring: John Abercrombie – guitars; Gary Versace – organ; Adam Nussbaum – drums

 

NOVEMBER 21ST 2015

Upstairs' 20 year anniversary:

Oran Etkin Quartet feat. Aaron Goldberg, Steve Nelson & Jim doxas

Acclaimed bandleader, composer and clarinetist Oran Etkin pays a distinctly modern homage to the “King of Swing​,​” Benny Goodman.

 

NOVEMBER 22ND 2015

Upstairs' 20 year anniversary:
Houston Person & Julie Lamontagne Trio

In a 50+ year career, Houston Person has played it all (from pop to disco and R&B); and so has Julie Lamontagne

 

NOVEMBER 23RD 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Steve Raegele

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Steve Raegele (guitar)

 

NOVEMBER 24TH 2015

Kevin Dean Presents The Next Generation

Trumpeter Kevin Dean is a Professor of Music (Jazz Studies) at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University. He presents The Next Generation!!

 

NOVEMBER 24TH 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

NOVEMBER 25TH 2015

Samuel Bonnet Trio

Virtuoso guitarist Samuel Bonnet mixes all his musical influences: classical, jazz, soul, blues, Brazilian, Jewish and Indian-American music, to create his own style.

 

NOVEMBER 25TH 2015

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

NOVEMBER 26TH 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

NOVEMBER 26TH 2015

Carolyn Fe

This debut will start with Jazz Standards and will surely develop into something quite interesting with some original material.

 

NOVEMBER 27TH 2015

Jason Stillman Quartet with invited guest Kelly Jefferson

Feat.: Jason Stillman, alto sax / Kelly Jefferson, tenor sax / Josh Rager, piano / Adrian Vedady, bass / Jim Doxas, drums

 

NOVEMBER 28TH 2015

Montreal Hard Bop Five

From Monk to Coltrane, Blakey to Byrd, with the band's own compositions thrown in for good measure, these guys swing baby !

 

NOVEMBER 29TH 2015

Olivier Babaz Trio

With Mark Nelson on Drums and Francois Jalbert on guitar, the trio plays a subtle mix of jazz, folk, rock and world music.

 

NOVEMBER 30TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Steve Raegele

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Steve Raegele (guitar)

 

DECEMBER 1ST 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

DECEMBER 1ST 2015

Matt Herskowitz - Piano Solo

A wonderful evening with Matt Herskowitz

 

DECEMBER 2ND 2015

Jennifer Gasoi

Juno nominated and award-winning singer/songwriter Jennifer Gasoi is a talented musician with a passion for music and living life to the fullest.

 

DECEMBER 2ND 2015

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

DECEMBER 3RD 2015

Myreille Bédard Quartet

Singer, lyricist and actress Myreille Bédard offers a sparkling live performance without artifice. Blending jazz, chanson and world music, she carries the audience with joy.

 

DECEMBER 3RD 2015

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

DECEMBER 4TH 2015

Joel Miller & Honeycomb

It includes virtuosos, Cuban born Kiko Osorio on drum kit, Kullak Viger Rojas on Cajon and Congas, Simon pagé plays electric bass and John Roney mixes in electronics and keyboards.

 

DECEMBER 5TH 2015

Norman Marshall Villeneuve's Jazz Message:
Tribute to Art Blakey

Feat: Norman Marshall Villeneuve, drums / Chad Linsley, piano / Olivier Babaz, bass / Andy King, trumpet / Al McLean, tenor sax

 

DECEMBER 6TH 2015

Impulso Flamenco

Formed by Mexican percussionist and singer Sergio Barrenechea, Impulso Flamenco presents a mix repertoire of traditional Flamenco in fusion with Latino and Arab musics, with Jazz accents.

 

DECEMBER 7TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Andres Vial

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Andres Vial (piano)

 

DECEMBER 8TH 2015

MAZAAG

Mazaag's music is partly inspired by classical Arabic repertoire as well as compositions by more contemporary artists whose origins can be anywhere from the east to the west.

 

DECEMBER 9TH 2015

Laura Godin

Through her quartet, she captivates you into her musical universe with the help of Rémi-Jean Leblanc on bass, Kevin Warren on drums and John Roney on piano.

 

DECEMBER 9TH 2015

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

DECEMBER 10TH 2015

Steve Rowe

Blues guitarist Steve Rowe has earned his title of Guitar Hero through media and fans alike.

 

DECEMBER 11TH 2015

Miguel de Armas Latin Jazz Quartet

MDA Latin Jazz Quartet bring tasty and head turning musical arrangements of the classic Jazz standards, Cuban traditional music as well as from their own.

 

DECEMBER 12TH 2015

Christopher Thomas, Jr.

Calm & cool, Christopher Thomas is a performer with a flair for interpretive torch ballads and up-tempo, swinging masterpieces.

 

DECEMBER 13TH 2015

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

DECEMBER 14TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Andres Vial

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Andres Vial (piano)

 

DECEMBER 15TH 2015

Sam Kirmayer Duo feat. Andreas Vial

Sam Kirmayer was born in 1990 in Montreal. He began playing guitar at age seven and spent his teenage years performing throughout Quebec and Ontario with various bands.

 

DECEMBER 16TH 2015

Frim Fram

A Canadian singer and a Hungarian musician that play a mix of swing, blues, folk and gypsy jazz. What’s that? We call it Frim Fram!

 

DECEMBER 16TH 2015

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

DECEMBER 17TH 2015

Bharath and his Rhythm Four

Their time-stamped authentic style, purist approach and incomparable energy, is inspired by the great American bluesmen who once scoured the juke joints of Chicago and the Midwest.

 

DECEMBER 18TH 2015

Jeri Brown Baron Tymas Ensemble

Featuring: Jeri Brown, voice / Baron Tymas, guitar / Josh Rager, piano / Remi-Jean Leblanc, bass / Greg Ritchie, drums

 

DECEMBER 19TH 2015

Mira Choquette

Mira Choquette offers listeners an authentic vocal Jazz experience reminiscent of a bygone era, all the while leaving room in her performances for the discovery and appreciation of more recent compositions.

 

DECEMBER 20TH 2015

Catherine Leblanc Quartet

Catherine and her mates invite us to a very well paced and enchanting show where the public will become an accomplice of the musicians.

 

DECEMBER 21ST 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Kenny Bibace

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Kenny Bibace (guitar)

 

DECEMBER 22ND 2015

Moïse Yawo Matey & Isaac Neto

Moïse Yawo Matey (percussions) invites Isaac Neto (guitar)

 

DECEMBER 23RD 2015

Closed at night - Happy Holidays!!

Open for lunch

 

DECEMBER 24TH 2015

Closed at night - Happy Holidays!!

Open for lunch

 

DECEMBER 25TH 2015

Closed - Happy Holidays!!

 

DECEMBER 26TH 2015

Paulo Ramos Brazilian Jazz Quartet

Paulo Ramos, a versatile Brazilian guitarist, singer, and composer was born in Sao Paulo. Raised in a family of musicians, he started playing percussion at nine years old.

 

DECEMBER 27TH 2015

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

DECEMBER 28TH 2015

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Kenny Bibace

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Kenny Bibace (guitar)

 

DECEMBER 29TH 2015

Trio Jalbert-Babaz-Beaulieu

Jérôme Beaulieu, François Jalbert and Olivier Babaz team up as a trio to offer an acoustic repertoire of compositions and standards mixing swing, gypsy and folk jazz flavors.

 

DECEMBER 30TH 2015

Jim Zeller acoustic duo

A dominant figure on the Quebec blues scene, Jim Zeller has the nasty habit of getting people in a frenzy everywhere he plays his harmonica.

 

DECEMBER 31ST 2015

Dawn Tyler Watson - New Years Eve Party

Celebrate New Year's Eve at the Upstairs with vocalist Dawn Tyler Watson and her band!

 

JANUARY 1ST 2016

Mike Rud feat. Kevin Dean Swing That Thing

Mike Rud LOVES playing and singing standards. There’ll be a special focus on SWINGING them really hard.

 

JANUARY 2ND 2016

Yoel Diaz Cubarteto Cuban Jazz

Feat.: Yoel Diaz : piano, Simon Pagé : bass, Diomer Gonzalez : congas & cajón, Michel Medrano : drums

 

JANUARY 2ND 2016

Yoel Diaz Cubarteto Cuban Jazz

Feat.: Yoel Diaz : piano, Simon Pagé : bass, Diomer Gonzalez : congas & cajón, Michel Medrano : drums

 

JANUARY 3RD 2016

Bogdan Gumenyuk

Bogdan Gumenyuk- tenor saxophone, Alex Francoeur - tenor saxophone, Gentiane Gagnon - piano, Adrian Vedady - bass, Jim Doxas - drums

 

JANUARY 4TH 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Erik Hove

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Erik Hove (sax)

 

JANUARY 5TH 2016

Sienna Dahlen & Fraser Hollins

Sienna Dahlen is one of Canada's most versatile and original singer-composer-multiinstrumentalists.

 

JANUARY 6TH 2016

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

JANUARY 6TH 2016

Irem Bekter Trio

Featuring: Irem Bekter, vocals ; David Ryshpan, piano ; Kullak Viger-Rojas, percussions

 

JANUARY 7TH 2016

Ria Reece

Featuring Sylvain Lamothe on contrabass and J-P Bouffard on piano, this 19th of August at the Upstairs, Ria Reece will be performing a jazzed out version of her repertoire.

 

JANUARY 8TH 2016

Tellier/Marcotte/Luneau/
McConnell/Doxas

Feat.: Michael Marcotte - Trombone, Patrice Luneau - Alto Sax, Félix Tellier Pouliot - Guitar, Mathieu McConnell-Enright - Double Bass, Jim Doxas - Drums

 

JANUARY 9TH 2016

Shtreiml & Ismail Fenicoglu:
Jewish Roots & Turkish Blues

the ensemble performs compelling original music rooted in the Jewish and Ottoman traditions, but brimming with hard rock sensibilities and dextrous improvisational know-how.

 

JANUARY 10TH 2016

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

JANUARY 11TH 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Roberto Murray

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Roberto Murray (sax)

 

JANUARY 12TH 2016

Schinasi/Vedady/Ritchie Trio

Feat.: Andrew Schinasi - Alto Saxophone, Adrian Vedady - Double Bass, Greg Ritchie - Drums

 

JANUARY 13TH 2016

Geraldine Hunt

Geraldine Hunt has made her mark on music having sung on countless records and having shared it with the world.

 

JANUARY 13TH 2016

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

JANUARY 14TH 2016

Wray Downes & Friends
Wray's 85th birthday party

Wray Downes has indeed earned the title of Grand Man of the piano. His career has spanned one-half of a century and his accomplishments & awards are certainly too numerous to recite.

 

JANUARY 15TH 2016

Jean-Michel Pilc trio

Featuring: Jean-Michel Pilc (piano), Adrian Vedady (double bass) & Jim Doxas (drums)

 

JANUARY 16TH 2016

Christine Jensen Quartet

Christine Jensen Quartet feat. Jeff Johnston (piano), Adrian Vedady (bass), Greg Ritchie (drums)

 

JANUARY 17TH 2016

Jeff Johnston & Mark Fewer

Concert by pianist Jeff Johnston with special guest violinist Mark Fewer.

 

JANUARY 18TH 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Frank Lozano

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Frank Lozano (sax)

 

JANUARY 19TH 2016

François Jalbert Duo feat. Guillaume Martineau

Young Montreal guitarist François Jalbert made his debut through the music of Django Reinhardt.

 

JANUARY 20TH 2016

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

JANUARY 20TH 2016

Vocal wednesday:
Fuat Tuaç Quartet

Fuat Tuaç and his band will be performing well-known jazz standards as well as their own compositions and the band will be joined by special guests for the evening.

 

JANUARY 21ST 2016

5 for Trio
Album launch

5 for Trio was formed in Quebec City by the desire of Sylvain St‐Onge, Mathieu Rancourt and Jean‐François Gingras to create a new flavor in jazz.They present their 2nd album "Garder la tension".

 

JANUARY 22ND 2016

Paulo Ramos Brazilian Jazz Quartet

Paulo Ramos, a versatile Brazilian guitarist, singer, and composer was born in Sao Paulo. Raised in a family of musicians, he started playing percussion at nine years old.

 

JANUARY 23RD 2016

Éric Saint-Laurent Trio
Album Launch

Afro-Cuban rhythms combined with Jazz and Blues elements are the heart of the trio's music.

 

JANUARY 24TH 2016

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

JANUARY 25TH 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Frank Lozano

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Frank Lozano (sax)

 

JANUARY 26TH 2016

Sienna Dahlen & François Jalbert

Sienna Dahlen is one of Canada's most versatile and original singer-composer-multiinstrumentalists.

 

JANUARY 27TH 2016

Trio Geneviève Neuville, Mike Rud & Alain Picotte

Geneviève interprets jazz standards in Brazilian, French and English as well as more folk-ish pieces from the new album.

 

JANUARY 27TH 2016

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

JANUARY 28TH 2016

Robin Gorn's Softwing

A formidable song-writer, Robin’s immense emotional range is heart shatteringly intimate while she is capable of knocking you over with her full-throated intensity.

 

JANUARY 28TH 2016

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

JANUARY 29TH 2016

Rémi-Jean LeBlanc invites Ben Wendel

Feat.: Rémi-Jean LeBlanc (bass), Ben Wendel (saxophone), Rafael Zaldivar (piano) & Greg Ritchie (drums)

 

JANUARY 30TH 2016

Rémi-Jean LeBlanc invites Ben Wendel

Feat.: Rémi-Jean LeBlanc (bass), Ben Wendel (saxophone), Rafael Zaldivar (piano) & Greg Ritchie (drums)

 

JANUARY 31ST 2016

Davy Saks and his little Big Band

Davy Saks and his little Big Band reunited after 10 years! Feat: Joel Miller - Sax, Bill Mahar - Trumpet, Andrew Boudreau - Piano, Dave Watts - Bass, Jim Doxas - Drums

 

FEBRUARY 1ST 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Nick Di Giovanni

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Nick Di Giovanni (guitar)

 

FEBRUARY 2ND 2016

Daniel Arthur Trio

The Daniel Arthur Trio represents a new generation of creative music which adventurously explores all contemporary genres in a jazz setting.

 

FEBRUARY 2ND 2016

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

FEBRUARY 3RD 2016

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

FEBRUARY 3RD 2016

Kaisha Lee & Ali El Farouk

Voice, Guitar and maybe some piano. A night of jazz, roots and soul.

 

FEBRUARY 4TH 2016

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

FEBRUARY 4TH 2016

Bharath and his Rhythm Four

Their time-stamped authentic style, purist approach and incomparable energy, is inspired by the great American bluesmen who once scoured the juke joints of Chicago and the Midwest.

 

FEBRUARY 5TH 2016

Carol Welsman

An Intimate Evening Alone Together with Jazz Singer/Pianist Carol Welsman

 

FEBRUARY 6TH 2016

Fraser Hollins invites Brian Blade, Jon Cowherd and Joel Miller

Upstairs presents a dynamic quartet featuring Fraser Hollins, Joel Miller, Jon Cowherd and Brian Blade.

 

FEBRUARY 7TH 2016

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

FEBRUARY 8TH 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Nick Di Giovanni

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Nick Di Giovanni (guitar)

 

FEBRUARY 9TH 2016

Tones from Israel:
Wine tasting & Jazz

Wine tasting animated by SERGE DAHAN, sommelier

 

FEBRUARY 10TH 2016

Gary Schwartz & Jeff Johnston Duo

The Gary Schwartz & Jeff Johnston Duo explores the piano/guitar format.

 

FEBRUARY 10TH 2016

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

FEBRUARY 11TH 2016

Mike Rud Lester and Charlie Calling

"Lester and Charlie Calling" Benny Goodman’s band in the late 30s featured guitarist Charlie Christian and saxophonist Lester Young. We’ll be saluting their music.

 

FEBRUARY 11TH 2016

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

FEBRUARY 12TH 2016

Dawn Tyler Watson Quartet

Dawn Tyler Watson is a six-time consecutive winner of the Quebec Lys Blues Award for Best Female Artist.

 

FEBRUARY 13TH 2016

Valentine's Day: Dorothée Berryman

A mid-winter ritual, singer, actress Dorothée Berryman performing ballads in the intimate setting of Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill for Valentine’s Day

 

FEBRUARY 14TH 2016

Valentine's Day: Jessica Vigneault

Jessica Vigneault proposes an evening of music and words under the theme of love, in an homage to Johnny Hartman, more specifically through the repertoire of the collaborative album John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman

 

FEBRUARY 15TH 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Sam Dickinson

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Sam Dickinson (guitar)

 

FEBRUARY 16TH 2016

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

FEBRUARY 16TH 2016

Tevet Sela/John Roney Duo

In this special meeting, Tevet and John will play both their original compositions.

 

FEBRUARY 17TH 2016

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

FEBRUARY 17TH 2016

Irem Bekter Trio

Born in Istanbul, her multidisciplinary talent was nurtured in the UK before an extensive period in Argentina developing her own take on South American music.

 

FEBRUARY 18TH 2016

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

FEBRUARY 18TH 2016

Carlos Placeres - Soirée cubaine

Cuban night, featuring: Carlos Placeres - Guitar & vocals, David Lepage - Drums, Yoel Diaz - Piano & Michel Laplante - Bass

 

FEBRUARY 19TH 2016

Montréal en Lumière presents:
Makaya - Album Launch

MAKAYA, one of Haiti's highest mountains, is also a Montreal-based creole jazz quintet.

 

FEBRUARY 20TH 2016

Jean-Michel Pilc trio

Featuring: Jean-Michel Pilc (piano), Fraser Hollins (double bass) & Jim Doxas (drums)

 

FEBRUARY 21ST 2016

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

FEBRUARY 22ND 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Sam Dickinson

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Sam Dickinson (guitar)

 

FEBRUARY 23RD 2016

Simon Denizart invites Mikhaëlle Salazar

Featuring: Simon Denizart - piano, Mikhaëlle Salazar - violin and vocals

 

FEBRUARY 23RD 2016

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

FEBRUARY 24TH 2016

House of Three

House of Three is comprised of three musicians with varied musical experiences. The group was made as they studying Jazz at Concordia University.

 

FEBRUARY 24TH 2016

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

FEBRUARY 25TH 2016

EDU KRIEGER & MARCELO CALDI - Brazilian night

 

FEBRUARY 25TH 2016

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

FEBRUARY 26TH 2016

Sam Kirmayer - Tribute to Wes Montgomery

Wes Montgomery is widely recognized as one of the most important jazz guitarists of all time.

 

FEBRUARY 27TH 2016

NUIT BLANCHE
JACQUES SCHWARZ-BART: JEWAZZ PROJECT

The Jewazz Project is a tribute to my late father, the writer, André Schwarz-Bart.

 

FEBRUARY 28TH 2016

Bogdan Gumenyuk quintet
Tribute to Chet Baker

The group includes some of Montreal`s fines musicians. The band will pay a tribute to one of the most lyrical vocalist and trumpetist in the history of jazz.

 

FEBRUARY 29TH 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Sam Dickinson

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Sam Dickinson (guitar)

 

MARCH 1ST 2016

Jessica Vigneault & Paul Shrofel Duo

Featuring Jessica Vigneault (vocals) & Paul Shrofel (piano)

 

MARCH 1ST 2016

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

MARCH 2ND 2016

Jason Rosenblatt Quartet
Blues, roots & early jazz

Featuring genre-busting harmonica, Jason Rosenblatt’s latest album, Wiseman’s Rag delivers a slightly twisted take on blues, roots and early jazz.

 

MARCH 2ND 2016

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

MARCH 3RD 2016

Bharath and his Rhythm Four

Their time-stamped authentic style, purist approach and incomparable energy, is inspired by the great American bluesmen who once scoured the juke joints of Chicago and the Midwest.

 

MARCH 4TH 2016

Rémi-Jean LeBlanc invites David Binney & Nir Felder

Featuring: Nir Felder - guitar / Dave Binney - sax / Sam Joly - drum / RJ Leblanc- bass

 

MARCH 5TH 2016

Rémi-Jean LeBlanc invites David Binney & Nir Felder

Featuring: Nir Felder - guitar / Dave Binney - sax / Sam Joly - drum / RJ Leblanc- bass

 

MARCH 6TH 2016

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

MARCH 7TH 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Geoff Lapp

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Geoff Lapp (piano)

 

MARCH 8TH 2016

Simon Denizart invites Juan Pablo Carmona

Featuring: Simon Denizart - piano, Juan Pablo Carmona - double bass

 

MARCH 8TH 2016

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

MARCH 9TH 2016

Benefit concert for the Montreal Children's Library
Renée Yoxon & Chad Linsley Duo

The talented vocal-piano duo Renée Yoxon & Chad Linsley (first collaborative work: Impossible: Live at Musideum) will share their imaginative interpretations of Jazz Age classics.

 

MARCH 10TH 2016

Bossa 1 Brazilian night

Along with a repertoire of bossa classics by Tom Jobim and other traditional sambas, the group also covers styles from across the country, namely Baião, Moda de Viola, and Maracatu

 

MARCH 10TH 2016

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

MARCH 11TH 2016

Paulo Ramos Brazilian Jazz Quartet
Feat. Jean-Pierre Zanella

Paulo Ramos, a versatile Brazilian guitarist, singer, and composer was born in Sao Paulo. Raised in a family of musicians, he started playing percussion at nine years old.

 

MARCH 12TH 2016

Jeff Johnston Trio

This celebrated trio, originating from Newfoundland and now based in central Canada, has been together for 30 years and have recently released their fifth studio album.

 

MARCH 13TH 2016

François Richard Quartet

Feat: François Richard: Flute / Guillaume Martineau : Piano / Martin Auguste: Drums / Rémi- Jean Leblanc: Bass

 

MARCH 14TH 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Geoff Lapp

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Geoff Lapp (piano)

 

MARCH 15TH 2016

Dave Turner presents the next generation

Saxophonist and composer Dave Turner presents the next generation

 

MARCH 15TH 2016

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

MARCH 16TH 2016

Closed at night - Private Event

 

MARCH 17TH 2016

Robin Gorn and the Great American Songbook feat. Mike Rud

Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen Mcrae, were all masters of the Great American songbook. Mike and bassist Adrian Vedady will be joining Montreal vocalist Robin Gorn, who interprets this music beautifully, and in her own way.

 

MARCH 17TH 2016

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

MARCH 18TH 2016

Emma Frank Quintet

Depending on when you walk in on a song, the Emma Frank Quartet might sound like folk or jazz, even R&B. It’s music that never stays put, full of moving parts, shifting tempos, winding melodies.

 

MARCH 19TH 2016

George Colligan Quartet ft. Christine Jensen

George Colligan is an American jazz pianist, drummer, trumpeter, organist, keyboardist, composer, bassist, singer-songwriter, educator, writer, and bandleader.

 

MARCH 20TH 2016

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

MARCH 21ST 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Bogdan Gumenyuk

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Bogdan Gumenyuk (sax)

 

MARCH 22ND 2016

Mireille Boily duo feat. Kenny Bibace

With the guitar player Kenny Bibace, they will offer interpretations of beautiful standards from different times and different traditions, and original compositions.

 

MARCH 22ND 2016

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

MARCH 23RD 2016

Gentiane MG Trio

Gentiane is inspired by a range of influences, from Classical Music to Modern Jazz. In a trio context, improvisation is a big part of the music.

 

MARCH 23RD 2016

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

MARCH 24TH 2016

PAX - Guillaume Martineau / Tevet Sela / Joannie Labelle

The Pax Trio offers a celebration of rhythms and melodies influenced by African, Middle-Eastern, Klezmer and other traditions played by three unique musicians.

 

MARCH 24TH 2016

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

MARCH 25TH 2016

The Kevin Dean Quintet feat. Mike Murley & Neil Swanson

The personel is Kevin Dean trumpet, Mike Murley tenor sax, André White piano, Neil Swainson bass, Dave Laing drums. Please come join us for a weekend of exciting and original jazz music!

 

MARCH 26TH 2016

The Kevin Dean Quintet feat. Mike Murley & Neil Swanson

The personel is Kevin Dean trumpet, Mike Murley tenor sax, André White piano, Neil Swainson bass, Dave Laing drums. Please come join us for a weekend of exciting and original jazz music!

 

MARCH 27TH 2016

Impulso Flamenco

Formed by Mexican percussionist and singer Sergio Barrenechea, Impulso Flamenco presents a mix repertoire of traditional Flamenco in fusion with Latino and Arab musics, with Jazz accents.

 

MARCH 28TH 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Adrian Vedady & Bogdan Gumenyuk

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Adrian Vedady (bass) & Bogdan Gumenyuk (sax)

 

MARCH 29TH 2016

Jonathan Cayer & Jean-Nicolas Trottier Duo

Tinted with classical influences, it is trough a world of contemporary and jazz tradition that these two express there originality. Complicity and interaction is on the program.

 

MARCH 29TH 2016

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

MARCH 30TH 2016

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

MARCH 30TH 2016

Vocal wednesday:
Fuat Tuaç Quartet

Fuat Tuaç and his band will be performing well-known jazz standards as well as their own compositions and the band will be joined by special guests for the evening.

 

MARCH 31ST 2016

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

MARCH 31ST 2016

Sam Dickinson Trio

Featuring: Sam Dickinson - guitar / Mathieu McConnell-Enright - bass / Jim Doxas - drums

 

APRIL 1ST 2016

Dawn Tyler Watson Quartet

Dawn Tyler Watson is a six-time consecutive winner of the Quebec Lys Blues Award for Best Female Artist.

 

APRIL 2ND 2016

Paulo Ramos Brazilian Jazz Quartet

Paulo Ramos, a versatile Brazilian guitarist, singer, and composer was born in Sao Paulo. Raised in a family of musicians, he started playing percussion at nine years old.

 

APRIL 3RD 2016

Kate McGarry & Keith Ganz Duo

Grammy™ nominated duo, vocalist Kate McGarry and guitarist Keith Ganz have been traveling the globe for almost a dozen years.

 

APRIL 4TH 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Andrew Boudreau & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Andrew Boudreau (piano) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

APRIL 5TH 2016

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

APRIL 5TH 2016

Beth McKenna & Guillaume Martineau Duo

Beth McKenna and Guillaume Martineau are versatile as composers, bandleaders and performers in a variety of genres and known for spontaneous, enhancing musical ideas and creation above what is written on a page.

 

APRIL 5TH 2016

Beth McKenna & Guillaume Martineau Duo

Beth McKenna and Guillaume Martineau are versatile as composers, bandleaders and performers in a variety of genres and known for spontaneous, enhancing musical ideas and creation above what is written on a page.

 

APRIL 6TH 2016

Jonathan Pelletier & Jérôme Leblanc-Cyr

BAC End show: Jonathan Pelletier and Jérôme Leblanc-Cyr

 

APRIL 7TH 2016

Ol' Blue Eyes

These Montreal musicians find themselves to recreate the atmosphere of the concerts of Frank Sinatra and his big band in a more intimate group.

 

APRIL 7TH 2016

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

APRIL 8TH 2016

Jean-Michel Pilc trio

Featuring: Jean-Michel Pilc (piano), Adrian Vedady (double bass) & Jim Doxas (drums)

 

APRIL 8TH 2016

Jean-Michel Pilc trio

Featuring: Jean-Michel Pilc (piano), Adrian Vedady (double bass) & Jim Doxas (drums)

 

APRIL 9TH 2016

Thrio Feat. Gary Schwartz, Alex Coté & Jim Doxas

Thrio continues the bass-less trio tradition of Paul Motian, Joe Lovano and Bill Frisell.

 

APRIL 10TH 2016

Aex Francoeur Quintet

Feat: Alex Francoeur - Tenor Saxophone, Samuel Blais - Alto Saxophone, Pierre François - Piano, Levi Dover - Bass, Guillaume Pilote - Drums

 

APRIL 11TH 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Andrew Boudreau & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Andrew Boudreau (piano) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

APRIL 12TH 2016

Mélissa Fortin trio + Vincent P. Ravary & guests

Pour souligner la fin de son baccalauréat en piano jazz, Mélissa Fortin nous invite à un panorama de son univers musical personnel à travers quelques-unes de ses compositions et arrangements.

 

APRIL 12TH 2016

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

APRIL 13TH 2016

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

APRIL 13TH 2016

Concordia alumni & Music Therapy Students
Benefice Concert

Benefice concert featuring : Dan Kruger, Liz French, Swing Theory with Andy MacDonald, Sam Stevens, Dan Bevan-Baker, Trio Marie Fatima Rudolf , Andrew Dudley and Caro Dupont.

 

APRIL 14TH 2016

Jim Zeller acoustic duo

A dominant figure on the Quebec blues scene, Jim Zeller has the nasty habit of getting people in a frenzy everywhere he plays his harmonica.

 

APRIL 14TH 2016

McGill Jazz combo

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Upstairs showcases McGill University’s Schulich School of Music students.

 

APRIL 15TH 2016

ANGELO DEBARRE

In Gypsy Jazz, the legendary French guitarist, Angelo Debarre needs no introduction. He is one of the absolute contemporary masters of jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt.

 

APRIL 16TH 2016

Aurelia O'Leary

Aurelia O’Leary is as comfortble delivering slow and sultry ballads as she is rocking the house with harder hitting material.

 

APRIL 17TH 2016

Colin & The Gnu Sextet feat. Christine Jensen

feat. vocalist Sarah Rossy, trombonist Colin Lloyd, guitarist Nicolas Gaumand, pianist David Osei-Afrifa, bassist Jono Thorpe, and drummer Greg Kustka-Tsimbidis.

 

APRIL 18TH 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Samuel Blais & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Samuel Blais (sax) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

APRIL 19TH 2016

Sam Kirmayer & Andres Vial Duo

Sam Kirmayer and Andres Vial interpret music by Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen and more.

 

APRIL 20TH 2016

Daphne Cattellat

Montreal-based jazz singer Daphné Cattellat blends her sensitivity to South-American melodic lines with a touch of soul.

 

APRIL 20TH 2016

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

APRIL 21ST 2016

The Park avenue syncopators

Excitement ! Jazz ! This Swinging Band will play some of jazz's greatest hit's from the 20's & 30's.

 

APRIL 22ND 2016

Alain Caron Trio

To this day, Alain Caron has released more than 20 records, solo or with the group UZEB and in collaboration or as a guest artist on more than 25 recordings.

 

APRIL 23RD 2016

Tevet Sela Quartet

Alto saxophonist Tevet Sela brings a wealth and breadth of influences to his playing that few musicians possess.

 

APRIL 24TH 2016

LA ALIANZA CARMONA - Album Launch

United around a creative and mixed music, La Alianza Carmona gave birth to an original and innovative Jazz highlighting the talent of its five musicians.

 

APRIL 25TH 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Gary Schwartz & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Gary Schwartz (guitar) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

APRIL 26TH 2016

Eric Harding & Carlos Jiménez Duo

Eric Harding grew up in Montreal and pursued musical studies at McGill University.

 

APRIL 27TH 2016

Irem Bekter Quartet

Born in Istanbul, her multidisciplinary talent was nurtured in the UK before an extensive period in Argentina developing her own take on South American music.

 

APRIL 27TH 2016

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

APRIL 28TH 2016

Soley Trio (Babaz-Roney-Matey)

Soley Trio (Babaz-Roney-Matey) plays a unique blend of Jazz and improvied music inspired by irresistible west Africa and Indian Ocean rythms.

 

APRIL 29TH 2016

Josh Rager Quartet

Featuring: Josh Rager - Piano / Frank Lozano - Saxophone / Dave Watts - Bass / Greg Ritchie - Drums

 

APRIL 30TH 2016

Erin Costelo - Album Launch

Bringing a full band to the Upstairs stage, she will make your heart break and your booty shake.

 

MAY 1ST 2016

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

MAY 2ND 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Jason Stillman & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Jason Stillman (sax) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

MAY 3RD 2016

Trio Jonathan Turgeon

Led by Jonathan Turgeon on piano, the trio was created in 2012 when he met bassist Hugo Blouin and drummer Jean Philippe Godbout.

 

MAY 4TH 2016

Helena Allan Quartet

A native of Switzerland, singer and composer Helena Allan is blazing a trail into contemporary acoustic jazz by blending her European musical influences with the Afro-American heritage that is so dear to her.

 

MAY 4TH 2016

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

MAY 5TH 2016

Bharath and his Rhythm Four

Their time-stamped authentic style, purist approach and incomparable energy, is inspired by the great American bluesmen who once scoured the juke joints of Chicago and the Midwest.

 

MAY 6TH 2016

Kim Zombik Quartet - Tribute to Shirley Horn

Kim Zombik Quartet featuring Kim Zombik (voice), Andres Vial (piano), Adrian Vedady (bass) & Martin Auguste (drums)

 

MAY 7TH 2016

Dawn Tyler Watson Quartet

Dawn Tyler Watson is a six-time consecutive winner of the Quebec Lys Blues Award for Best Female Artist.

 

MAY 8TH 2016

Bogdan Gumenyuk Quintet

Bogdan Gumenyuk tenor sax,flute / Nicolas Ferron Geoffroy guitar / Andrew Boudreau piano / Levi Dover bass / Mark Nelson drums

 

MAY 9TH 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Jason Stillman & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Jason Stillman (sax) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

MAY 10TH 2016

Simon Denizart & Olivier Grenier-Bédard Duo

Featuring Simon Denizart - Piano & Olivier Grenier Bédard - Guitar

 

MAY 11TH 2016

Fuat Tuaç Quartet

Fuat Tuaç and his band will be performing well-known jazz standards as well as their own compositions and the band will be joined by special guests for the evening.

 

MAY 11TH 2016

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

MAY 12TH 2016

Fawn Fritzen

Fawn’s second album, Pairings, is an ambitious collection of vocal + instrument duets, collaborating with the best Canadian jazz musicians, including George Koller and David Restivo.

 

MAY 13TH 2016

Andre Dequech Ensemble

Jean-Pierre Zanella - saxophone and flute / Ron Di Lauro - trumpet and flugelhorn / Mohammad AlKhabbyr - trombone / Rémi Jean Leblanc - bass / Paul Brochu - drums / Andre Dequech - piano

 

MAY 14TH 2016

Jean-Michel Pilc trio

Featuring: Jean-Michel Pilc (piano), Rémi-Jean Leblanc (double bass) & Jim Doxas (drums)

 

MAY 15TH 2016

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

MAY 16TH 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Al McLean & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Al McLean (sax) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

MAY 17TH 2016

Mira Choquette & Andres Vial Duo

Mira Choquette offers listeners an authentic vocal Jazz experience reminiscent of a bygone era, all the while leaving room in her performances for the discovery and appreciation of more recent compositions.

 

MAY 18TH 2016

Eric Harding Trio

Featuring: Eric Harding: Piano, Afo Fapojuwo: drums, Mathieu McConnell-Enright - bass

 

MAY 19TH 2016

Mike Rud Standards Plus

These three gentlemen love the standards, so much that they love to play them in new keys, with spontaneous arrangements, in shifting metres.

 

MAY 20TH 2016

Wendy Lands

Singer-songwriter Wendy Lands has earned a reputation as a nuanced performer with a penchant for rich harmonies, sophisticated textures and killer musicianship.

 

MAY 21ST 2016

Natasha Shannon Quartet with Rafael Zaldivar

Natasha Shannon’s music is an intoxicating mix of smooth, dreamy lounge standards, retro Latin-swing and the late nineteenth century French art song.

 

MAY 22ND 2016

Double bill: Durham County Poets // Steve Dawson
Celebrating the release of Steve’s new album

Durham County Poets are from the Chateauguay valley located in Quebec, Canada. Their influences are varied, from blues to folk, from jazz to ragtime.

 

MAY 23RD 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Al McLean & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Al McLean (sax) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

MAY 24TH 2016

François Jalbert & Jérôme Beaulieu Duo

Collaborating together since a few years back, François Jalbert and Jérôme Beaulieu now wish to present an acoustic duo whose influences and sounds are as varied as they are original.

 

MAY 25TH 2016

Ria Reece

Featuring Sylvain Lamothe on contrabass and J-P Bouffard on piano, Ria Reece will be performing a jazzed out version of her repertoire.

 

MAY 25TH 2016

Closed for Lunch

 

MAY 26TH 2016

Steve Rowe

Blues guitarist Steve Rowe has earned his title of Guitar Hero through media and fans alike.

 

MAY 27TH 2016

Malika Tirolien Quintet

Malika's solo project is a delicate mix of soul, jazz, R&B, hip-hop and Afro-Caribbean influences.

 

MAY 28TH 2016

Miguel de Armas Latin Jazz Quartet

MDA Latin Jazz Quartet bring tasty and head turning musical arrangements of the classic Jazz standards, Cuban traditional music as well as from their own.

 

MAY 29TH 2016

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

MAY 30TH 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas feat. Al McLean & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests Al McLean (sax) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

MAY 31ST 2016

Simon Denizart & Jonathan Arseneau Duo

Featuring Simon Denizart: Piano & Jonathan Arseneau: Bass

 

JUNE 1ST 2016

Luce Bélanger trio

The Luce Bélanger Trio presents their debut, Geranium, at the edge of where Jazz, Classical and Singer Songwriter music intersect.

 

JUNE 1ST 2016

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

JUNE 2ND 2016

Amos Hoffman Quartet

Amos Hoffman is an Israeli Jazz Oudist and Guitarist known worldwide as a pioneer in fusing the rhythms and melodic themes of the Middle East with Modern Jazz.

 

JUNE 3RD 2016

Paulo Ramos Brazilian Jazz Quartet

Paulo Ramos, a versatile Brazilian guitarist, singer, and composer was born in Sao Paulo. Raised in a family of musicians, he started playing percussion at nine years old.

 

JUNE 4TH 2016

The Evan Shay Standards Band

Featuring: Evan Shay- Tenor Sax, Sam Dickinson- Guitar, Rafael Zaldivar- Piano, Mathieu McConnell- Bass, Jim Doxas- Drums

 

JUNE 5TH 2016

Carn/Davidson/Rager Quintet

Juno Award winners Tara Davidson and William Carn from Toronto collaborate with Montreal's own Josh Rager to perform originals and standards.

 

JUNE 6TH 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Thom Gossage, Frank Lozano & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Thom Gossage (drums), and special guests Frank Lozano (sax) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

JUNE 7TH 2016

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

JUNE 7TH 2016

Matt Herskowitz - Piano Solo

A wonderful evening with Matt Herskowitz

 

JUNE 8TH 2016

The Dustbowl Revival

Bluegrass. Swing. Hot jazz. Pre-war blues. Southern soul. New Orleans funk. The Dustbowl Revival is what you could call an American roots orchestra.

 

JUNE 9TH 2016

Chaim Tannenbaum

Chaim Tannenbaum: guitar, banjo, Joel Zifkin: violin, Tom Mennier: accordion, piano

 

JUNE 10TH 2016

Nadia Theobal: Tribute to Nina Simone

Misunderstood marks Nadia’s debut as a solo artist, emerging on the jazz scene with this tribute to the incomparable Nina Simone.

 

JUNE 11TH 2016

Antoine Boyer & Denis Chang Gypsy Jazz

One of the rare musical geniuses of our times, Antoine Boyer, 19 years old, will be giving his first concert in Canada at the Upstairs Jazz Club.

 

JUNE 12TH 2016

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

JUNE 13TH 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Thom Gossage, Steve Raegele & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Thom Gossage (drums), and special guests Frank Lozano (guitar) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

JUNE 14TH 2016

Beth McKenna & Guillaume Martineau Duo

Beth McKenna and Guillaume Martineau are versatile as composers, bandleaders and performers in a variety of genres and known for spontaneous, enhancing musical ideas and creation above what is written on a page.

 

JUNE 15TH 2016

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

JUNE 15TH 2016

Marie-Fatima Rudolf Trio

Marie-Fatima Rudolf is a much appreciated presence on the Montreal jazz scene graduating from McGill, recording and performing with various groups.

 

JUNE 16TH 2016

Kim Adams & The House Cats

Rockin’ blues, sultry jazz, provocative soul. Enjoy the 1-2-3 knockout: powerhouse vocals, talented musicians, exceptional repertoire.

 

JUNE 17TH 2016

THE HOMEBREW DIXIELAND BAND

The Homebrew Dixieland Band invites you to travel with them with their toe-tapping, hand-clapping music from New Orleans and with their original traditional jazz inspired tunes.

 

JUNE 18TH 2016

Yoel Diaz Cubarteto Cuban Jazz

Feat.: Yoel Diaz : piano, Luis Izquierdo : bass, Diomer Gonzalez : congas & cajón, Michel Medrano : drums

 

JUNE 19TH 2016

Mira Choquette

Featuring: Mira Choquette - Vocals, Andres Vial - Piano, Alec Walkington - Bass, Andre White - Drums

 

JUNE 20TH 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Thom Gossage, Frank Lozano & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Thom Gossage (drums), and special guests Frank Lozano (sax) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

JUNE 21ST 2016

Ali Levy Trio

Ali plays and sings jazz standards written/made popular by Blossom Dearie, Peggy Lee, Charles Trenet, Nat King Cole and more.

 

JUNE 22ND 2016

Irem Bekter - Sounds of Argentina

When the jazz pianist David Ryshpan and the guitarist Pablo Bonacina crossed paths with Irem Bekter, a vibrant new sound was born.

 

JUNE 22ND 2016

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

JUNE 23RD 2016

SOA

SOA is a jazz project of Toronto-based French vocalist and songwriter Chrystelle Maechler. The basis of SOA comprises the unorthodox combination of piano, percussion and voice.

 

JUNE 24TH 2016

Bharath and his Rhythm Four

Their time-stamped authentic style, purist approach and incomparable energy, is inspired by the great American bluesmen who once scoured the juke joints of Chicago and the Midwest.

 

JUNE 25TH 2016

ABEL MAXWELL

Nominated as Best Male Performer at 2015 Trille-Or Awards Gala by Radio-Canada & APCM, Abel Maxwell is an artist increasingly recognized on the North American platform.

 

JUNE 26TH 2016

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

JUNE 27TH 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Thom Gossage, Steve Raegele & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Thom Gossage (drums), and special guests Frank Lozano (guitar) & Adrian Vedady (double bass)

 

JUNE 28TH 2016

Tatiana Eva Marie & the Avalon Jazz Band

Avalon Jazz Band is the ambassador of vocal French Swing in the United States and the world.

 

JUNE 29TH 2016

Montreal International Jazz Festival:
Total Madness

Featuring: Jean-Michel Pilc (piano), François Moutin (double bass), Ari Hoenig (drums), Joel Frahm (sax) & Jacques Schwarz-Bart (sax)

 

JUNE 30TH 2016

Montreal International Jazz Festival:
Trio Pilc / Moutin / Hoenig

Featuring: Jean-Michel Pilc (piano), François Moutin (double bass), Ari Hoenig (drums)

 

JULY 1ST 2016

Montreal International Jazz Festival:
Itamar Borochov Quartet

Featuring Itamar Borochov (trumpet), Shai Maestro (piano), Rick Rosato (bass), Jay Sawyer (drums)

 

JULY 2ND 2016

Montreal International Jazz Festival:
THE ROBI BOTOS / SEAMUS BLAKE QUARTET

Expect an evening of original compositions, Roma-influenced songs as well as straight-ahead swing and bebop compositions, featuring four of the great jazz musicians in the world in a rare club appearance.

 

JULY 3RD 2016

Montreal International Jazz Festival:
Peter Bernstein & The Mike Rud Trio

Jazz guitarist Peter Bernstein has been a part of the jazz scene since 1989. During that time he has participated in over 80 recordings and numerous festival, with musicians from all generations.

 

JULY 4TH 2016

Montreal International Jazz Festival:
Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio

Dr. Lonnie Smith is considered a living legend of jazz and his visit to Montreal is clearly a major event. Not to be missed!

 

JULY 5TH 2016

Montreal International Jazz Festival:
Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio

Dr. Lonnie Smith is considered a living legend of jazz and his visit to Montreal is clearly a major event. Not to be missed!

 

JULY 6TH 2016

Montreal International Jazz Festival:
Roy Hargrove Quintet

Featuring Roy Hargrove (trumpet), Sullivan Fortner (piano), Aleem Saleem (double bass), Justin Robinson (sax), Quincy Philips (drums)

 

JULY 7TH 2016

Montreal International Jazz Festival:
Roy Hargrove Quintet

Featuring Roy Hargrove (trumpet), Sullivan Fortner (piano), Aleem Saleem (double bass), Justin Robinson (sax), Quincy Philips (drums)

 

JULY 8TH 2016

Montreal International Jazz Festival:
Roberta Gambarini Band - A Tribute to Len Dobbin

Born into a jazz-loving family in Torin, vocalist Robert Gambarini grew up listening to her father's record collection and was enthralled by singers such as Ella Fitzgerald or Billie Holiday.

 

JULY 9TH 2016

Montreal International Jazz Festival:
Ranee Lee

Ranee Lee is now celebrating thirty-five years in Montreal, Canada, where she enjoys a successful, multi faceted career as one of Canada's most popular jazz vocalists.

 

JULY 10TH 2016

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

JULY 11TH 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Gentiane MG, Guillaume Pilote & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Gentiane MG, Guillaume Pilote & Adrian Vedady

 

JULY 12TH 2016

Matt Herskowitz - Piano Solo

A wonderful evening with Matt Herskowitz

 

JULY 13TH 2016

Fuat Tuaç Quartet

Fuat Tuaç and his band will be performing well-known jazz standards as well as their own compositions and the band will be joined by special guests for the evening.

 

JULY 14TH 2016

Bharath and his Rhythm Four

Their time-stamped authentic style, purist approach and incomparable energy, is inspired by the great American bluesmen who once scoured the juke joints of Chicago and the Midwest.

 

JULY 15TH 2016

Blake Hawley Quartet

Feat.: Blake Hawley - Guitar / Frank Lozano - Tenor Saxophone / Dominic Sbrega - Bass / Louis-Vincent Hamel - Drums

 

JULY 16TH 2016

Sharada Banman & the Dave Turner Quartet

Saturday July 16 will be a great evening of jazz, both vocal and instrumental featuring Sharada Banman, Dave Turner on alto sax, Eric Harding on piano, Dave Gelfand on bass and Claude Lavergne on drums.

 

JULY 17TH 2016

Jordan Marchand

Jordan Marchand, a performer from Montreal, has been singing for over 14 years singing rock, jazz, musical theatre in and around Montreal.

 

JULY 18TH 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas with Mario Allard & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests

 

JULY 19TH 2016

Ariel Pocock

A polished and virtuosic jazz pianist, Pocock is an equally compelling vocalist.

 

JULY 20TH 2016

Ali Levy Trio

Ali plays and sings jazz standards written/made popular by Blossom Dearie, Peggy Lee, Charles Trenet, Nat King Cole and more.

 

JULY 20TH 2016

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

JULY 21ST 2016

Bobby Stagg

“Mean Business” travels down a roots and blues road with a healthy dose of Stagg humour thrown into the mix.

 

JULY 22ND 2016

Masson Stomp

A musical journey to New Orleans in the 20s and 40s, this is what Masson Stomp is all about: Dixieland jazz and Swing styles.

 

JULY 23RD 2016

Paulo Ramos Brazilian Jazz Quartet

Paulo Ramos, a versatile Brazilian guitarist, singer, and composer was born in Sao Paulo. Raised in a family of musicians, he started playing percussion at nine years old.

 

JULY 24TH 2016

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

JULY 25TH 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas with Mario Allard & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests

 

JULY 26TH 2016

Geoff Lapp Trio

Featuring: Geoff Lapp (piano) / Paul Johnston (bass) / Dave Laing (drums)

 

JULY 27TH 2016

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

JULY 27TH 2016

Irem Bekter - Sounds of Istanbul/i>

When the jazz pianist David Ryshpan and the guitarist Pablo Bonacina crossed paths with Irem Bekter, a vibrant new sound was born.

 

JULY 28TH 2016

Mike Rud Trio Tribute to George Benson

George Benson is doubly famous, as both an influential vocalist and one of the all time greatest jazz guitarists.

 

JULY 29TH 2016

Arden Arapyan World Esemble

Arden Arapyan returns to the Upstairs Jazz Club to perform his unique blend of jazz, fused with influences of Armenia, Cuba, the Middle-East and Latin-America.

 

JULY 30TH 2016

Ron Seguin Quartet

Feat: Ron Seguin, bass ; Jeff Johnston, piano ; Ben Charest, guitar ; Michel Lambert, drums

 

JULY 31ST 2016

Simon Legault Quintet

Winner of the Jazz en Rafale competition, Simon Legault will be recording his third CD with this new quintet this summer. All original music by the guitarist.

 

AUGUST 1ST 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas with Jonathan Cayer & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests

 

AUGUST 2ND 2016

Christine Tassan Gypsy Trio

Featuring: Christine Tassan (lead guitar), Lise-Anne Ross (rhythm guitar) and Olivier Babaz (bass)

 

AUGUST 3RD 2016

Irem Bekter - From East to West

When the jazz pianist David Ryshpan and the guitarist Pablo Bonacina crossed paths with Irem Bekter, a vibrant new sound was born.

 

AUGUST 3RD 2016

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

AUGUST 4TH 2016

Steve Rowe

Blues guitarist Steve Rowe has earned his title of Guitar Hero through media and fans alike.

 

AUGUST 5TH 2016

Ben Racine

Ben’s soulful voice is reminiscent of the greatest Rhythm and Blues vocalists of the ‘50s and ‘60s.

 

AUGUST 6TH 2016

Gabriel Palatchi Argentine Trio

Join Argentinian pianist, composer, and Billboard Magazine Emerging Artist Gabriel Palatchi for an eclectic musical journey.

 

AUGUST 7TH 2016

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

AUGUST 8TH 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas with Jonathan Cayer & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests

 

AUGUST 10TH 2016

Carlos Jimenez Quartet

Surrounded by Montreal heavyweights Jeff Johnston on piano, Dave Watts on bass and Richard Irwin on drums, Carlos Jiménez presents a joyful set of music, exploring various styles and grooves.

 

AUGUST 10TH 2016

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

AUGUST 11TH 2016

Nico Sarbanes Sextet

Feat.: Nico Sarbanes- trumpet/vocals, Benjamin Deschamps- alto saxophone, Evan Shay- tenor saxophone, Andrew Boudreau- piano, Levi Dover- bass, Kyle Hutchins- drums

 

AUGUST 12TH 2016

Colin Hunter

A huge fan of the 1950s crooner-jazz repertoire, Colin Hunter has launched a few CDs and has hit the stage many times with the ever-talented vocal singer Kim Richardson.

 

AUGUST 13TH 2016

Colin Hunter

A huge fan of the 1950s crooner-jazz repertoire, Colin Hunter has launched a few CDs and has hit the stage many times with the ever-talented vocal singer Kim Richardson.

 

AUGUST 14TH 2016

Impulso Flamenco

Formed by Mexican percussionist and singer Sergio Barrenechea, Impulso Flamenco presents a mix repertoire of traditional Flamenco in fusion with Latino and Arab musics, with Jazz accents.

 

AUGUST 15TH 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas with Jonathan Cayer & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests

 

AUGUST 16TH 2016

Jérôme Beaulieu Solo

For this solo concert, he will play a personal selection of pieces including compositions as well as jazz and non-jazz covers.

 

AUGUST 17TH 2016

Sara Latendresse

Listening to Sara Latendresse, you get the feeling of being in a beautiful, warm embrace.

 

AUGUST 17TH 2016

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

AUGUST 18TH 2016

Johnny Beaudine & Deep Blue

Deep Blue entertains with its mix of blues classics, New Orleans style renditions of Duke Ellington standards and jazz compositions from innovators like Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Bird.

 

AUGUST 19TH 2016

Chris Maskell Quartet

Chris Maskell is an emerging voice in the Montreal and Ottawa jazz scenes.

 

AUGUST 20TH 2016

Norman Marshall Villeneuve's Jazz Message

Feat: Norman Marshall Villeneuve, drums / Joe Ferracuti, piano / Eric Lagacé, bass / Andy King, trumpet / Dave Turner, alto sax

 

AUGUST 21ST 2016

Latin Jazz Night

Featuring: Domier Gonzales (percussions), Michel Cantero (piano), Nestor Rodriguez (sax), Jesus Cantero (vocales), Alex Bellegarde (bass)

 

AUGUST 22ND 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas with Wray Downes & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests

 

AUGUST 23RD 2016

Ali Levy Trio

Ali plays and sings jazz standards written/made popular by Blossom Dearie, Peggy Lee, Charles Trenet, Nat King Cole and more.

 

AUGUST 24TH 2016

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

AUGUST 25TH 2016

Dawn Tyler Watson

Dawn Tyler Watson is a six-time consecutive winner of the Quebec Lys Blues Award for Best Female Artist.

 

AUGUST 26TH 2016

Min Rager Quartet

Featuring: Min Rager: Piano, Kenji Omae: Tenor Sax, Fraser Hollins: Bass, Dave Laing: Drums

 

AUGUST 27TH 2016

Paulo Ramos Brazilian Jazz Quartet

Paulo Ramos, a versatile Brazilian guitarist, singer, and composer was born in Sao Paulo. Raised in a family of musicians, he started playing percussion at nine years old.

 

AUGUST 28TH 2016

Devlin/Marijt Quartet

Claire Devlin – tenor sax, Vera Marijt – piano, Mathieu McConnell-Enright - bass, Afolabi Fapojuwo - drums

 

AUGUST 29TH 2016

Upstairs Jam Session hosted by Jim Doxas with Wray Downes & Adrian Vedady

This week: The Upstairs Jam session is hosted by Jim Doxas (drums), and special guests

 

AUGUST 30TH 2016

Tevet Sela/John Roney Duo

In this special meeting, Tevet and John will play both their original compositions.

 

AUGUST 31ST 2016

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

SEPTEMBER 1ST 2016

Bharath and his Rhythm Four

Their time-stamped authentic style, purist approach and incomparable energy, is inspired by the great American bluesmen who once scoured the juke joints of Chicago and the Midwest.

 

SEPTEMBER 2ND 2016

Undecover Quartet

Feat.: Paul Brochu (Drums), Jean-Benoit Lasanté (Guitar), Jean-François Groulx (Piano), Peter Kisilenko (Bass)

 

SEPTEMBER 3RD 2016

Gilad Hekselman Trio

Gilad Hekselman has earned a reputation as one of New York City’s most promising guitarists.

 

SEPTEMBER 7TH 2016

Jam Session with the Concordia Jazz Students

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday, students in the jazz program at Concordia University will play at Upstairs.

 

SEPTEMBER 7TH 2016

Jason Rosenblatt & Tevet Sela Quartet

Replete with groove, seat-of-your-pants improvisation and intensity this quartet delves into an entirely original repertoire influenced by meditative prayer, raucous chassidic song and the Mizrahi music of South Tel Aviv.

 

SEPTEMBER 9TH 2016

Jean-Michel Pilc trio

Featuring: Jean-Michel Pilc (piano), Rémi-Jean Leblanc (double bass) & Jim Doxas (drums)

 

SEPTEMBER 10TH 2016

Rafael Zaldivar Afro-Cuban Quartet

feat. Rafael Zaldivar - piano, Rémi-Jean LeBlanc - bass, Eugenio Osorio - percussions, Ahmed Mitchel - drums

 

SEPTEMBER 14TH 2016

Fuat Tuaç Quartet

Fuat Tuaç and his band will be performing well-known jazz standards as well as their own compositions and the band will be joined by special guests for the evening.

 

SEPTEMBER 16TH 2016

Kurt Rosenwinkel

Since Philadelphia native Kurt Rosenwinkel was first invited on tour by his dean, vibraphonist and jazz icon Gary Burton, in 1991, he has left an indelible mark on today’s jazz as a guitarist, a composer and a bandleader.

 

SEPTEMBER 17TH 2016

Isabelle Young Quartet with Rafael Zaldivar

Featuring: Isabelle Young - vocals, Rafael Zaldivar - piano, Levi Dover - upright-bass, Greg Ritchie - drums

 

SEPTEMBER 24TH 2016

John Stetch with special guest Mike Rud

From Mozart to Ukrainian folk music to the theme from The Love Boat.

 

SEPTEMBER 25TH 2016

Beaulieu-Garbulinski-Nelson

A part of the Montreal music scene for 8 years now, Jerome plays in many local bands while being the frontman of his own trio

 

SEPTEMBER 30TH 2016

Colin Hunter

A huge fan of the 1950s crooner-jazz repertoire, Colin Hunter has launched a few CDs and has hit the stage many times with the ever-talented vocal singer Kim Richardson.

 

OCTOBER 1ST 2016

Colin Hunter

A huge fan of the 1950s crooner-jazz repertoire, Colin Hunter has launched a few CDs and has hit the stage many times with the ever-talented vocal singer Kim Richardson.

 

OCTOBER 7TH 2016

Jean-Michel Pilc trio

Featuring: Jean-Michel Pilc (piano), Rémi-Jean Leblanc (double bass) & Jim Doxas (drums)

 

OCTOBER 9TH 2016

Mike Bruzzese Quartet

The quartet comprised of some of the finest young musicians in town will be performing various original composition and repertoire from the acclaimed album "Invisible Cinema" by Aaron Parks.

 

OCTOBER 19TH 2016

Pablo Held Trio

The intentions of pianist Pablo Held, bassist Robert Landfermann and drummer Jonas Burgwinkel flow together in one common stream, the course and density of which time and again is full of surprises.

 

OCTOBER 21ST 2016

Oliver Jones Trio

In a career filled with superlative achievements, Oliver Jones remains one of Canada's finest musicians.

 

OCTOBER 26TH 2016

Fuat Tuaç Quartet

Fuat Tuaç and his band will be performing well-known jazz standards as well as their own compositions and the band will be joined by special guests for the evening.

 

NOVEMBER 12TH 2016

Bourassa-Donato-Lozano-Tanguay
Autour de Bill Evans

Thirty-five years after the death of jazz pianist Bill Evans, the music he played or composed is reinterpreted by Michel Donato, Francois Bourassa, Frank and Pierre Tanguay.

 

DECEMBER 3RD 2016

Jean-Michel Pilc - Songs project

Feat: Renée Yoxon, vocals - Matt Schultz, guitar - Jean-Michel Pilc, piano - Adrian Vedady, bass - Eric Maillet, drums

 

     
 
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