Bourgie Hall presents

Jacques Kuba Séguin and friends: Migrations

Jazz 5 à 7
A mosaic of jazz compositions inspired by diverse cultural horizons and immigrant persons in Quebec, Migrations illuminates the blending of cultures and elicits awareness and reflection on our openness to others.

With Migrations, Jacques Kuba Séguin and his collaborators won both the Juno and Félix awards for Best Jazz Album of the Year in 2020. Versatile and adventurous, the trumpeter is recognized as one of the most brilliant instrumentalists of his generation.

Jacques Kuba Séguin, trumpet and composer
Olivier Salazar, vibraphone

Yannick Rieu, tenor saxophone

Recognized as one of the most talented saxophonists on the world scene, notably by the highly regarded Down Beat Magazine in the USA, composer and saxophonist Yannick Rieu has performed around the world and reaped prizes and accolades for his records and for his performances on stage.

​Yannick Rieu does not leave audiences indifferent. He approaches music from multiple angles through his acoustic and electronic projects, improvisation remaining the cornerstone of his approach. Intense and intuitive musician, the tenor / soprano saxophonist and composer obeys his own philosophy of life, without any compromise: he is a creator in constant musical research who wants to give meaning to his music.

Jean-Michel Pilc, piano

Born in 1960 in Paris, now an American citizen, self-taught pianist and composer Jean-Michel Pilc has performed with numerous jazz giants: Roy Haynes, Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman, Jean Toussaint, Rick Margitza, Martial Solal, Michel Portal, Daniel Humair, Marcus Miller, Kenny Garrett, Lenny White, Chris Potter, John Abercrombie, Mingus Dynasty & Big Band, Lew Soloff, Richard Bona etc. He has also worked with Harry Belafonte, as his musical director and pianist, and has performed a duet with the legendary opera singer Jessye Norman.

Rémi-Jean Leblanc, double bass

Montreal-based Rémi-Jean LeBlanc has been active on the Canadian music scene since 2005 and has collaborated with an array of musicians in Montreal and in Canada including Yannick Rieu, Jean-Michel Pilc, Marianne Trudel, Steve Amirault, Carol Welsman, and Elizabeth Shepherd. RJ has also toured with different projects in Europe, China, Japan, Mexico, the US, and Canada and has performed with international artists passing through Montreal such as David Binney, Seamus Blake, Greg Osby, Terri Lyne Carrington, Jeff Ballard, Ari Hoenig, Ben Wendel, and Billy Hart.

Kevin Warren, drums

A Mission B.C. native, Kevin Warren is an in demand sideman and bandleader in the Montreal music scene. At 13, he began taking private lessons to study jazz, rock and fusion drumming. He moved to Montreal in 2003 to pursue a B.Mus in Jazz Performance from McGill University where his drumming style took shape with teachers Chris McCann and Dave Laing. Since 2008, he has been touring internationally with jazz artists Yannick Rieu, Jacques Kuba Séguin, Rafael Zaldivar, Joel Miller, Matt Herskowitz and Alexandre Côté as well as pop groups The Franklin Electric, Ian Kelly and Ladies of the Canyon.  He has also been seen on stage in and around Montreal performing with Florence K, Orchestre National de Jazz, Jean-Pierre Zanella, The Brooks, Benoit Charest Organ Trio, ALICE, John Roney Jazzlab, and the Jean-Nicolas Trottier Big Band.  In 2011, he won the “Prix du Festival” at the Montréal International Jazz Festival, as a member of the Alexandre Côté Quintet and was nominated for the “Rising Star” award at the 2011 CCMA Awards as a member of the country/rock group Ladies of the Canyon.

Bourgie Hall will be reopening its bar at 5 pm. Come have a drink before the concert starts and enjoy a real jazz 5 à 7!
Thursday April 7, 2022 at 6:00pm

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Presented as part of the festival ODD Sound – instrumental music and jazz

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