Young Montreal guitarist François Jalbert made his debut through the music of Django Reinhardt. He later studied at the University of Montreal in Jazz Performance where he distinguished himself in winning two consecutive years, the Scholarship in Jazz Guitar, offered by the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal (FIJM). Since then, he continues to increase its presence on the Quebec scene, especially with multiple performances at FIJM: in 2008 with his own quartet in 2009 and 2010 with the combos of the University of Montreal. In addition, François Jalbert had the opportunity to work with many influential artists, not only in Quebec, but also in France and in the United States. Very active on the Montreal jazz scene, in 2012 he completed a Master’s degree at McGill University in composition and jazz performance. François Jalbert has also won the Grand Prix of Montreal guitar in the jazz category in 2006 and 2008. He launched his first solo album as Band Leader in May 2012.
Born in the Eastern Townships, Jérôme discovers music at a very young age. After taking many years of classical lessons on the piano and the violon, he decides to pursue his college studies in jazz piano. As of today, Jérôme holds a Jazz Interpretation Bachelor's degree from University of Montreal. He continues to hone his playing, arranging and composing skills through various world, jazz and pop projects. His personal project, Trio Jérôme Beaulieu, came up with their first album in 2012 on Effendi Records. You can also hear him playing with the François Jalbert Quartet, the Lo-Fi Octet, Antoine Pelegrin, Nicolas Bédard, Bomata, Wetsuit, Les Brunettes, Zale Seck and other Montreal-based artists.