Music producer Steve Bellamy

Reconnect with an old friend: music

MTL Jazz Notes The act of listening to music has changed monumentally over the last 20 years. The once tangible process of physically placing an LP on a turn table or putting a CD in the tray of a player h...
Ben Charest - Film Scores

Film Scores: Expect the Unexpected

MTL Jazz Notes I think that there is always a cinematic aspect to music. Great musicians and great artists from all walks of life tell a story within their chosen genre. Some express their thoughts through w...
Lex French - Destination: YUL

Destination: YUL

MTL Jazz Notes Jazz musicians from different parts of the globe are attracted to Montréal The city of Montréal affords an atmosphere that is diverse and inclusive; this provides an excellent backdrop for ...
A composer’s sound

An art unto itself: A composer’s sound

MTL Jazz Notes As a musician, I constantly strive to find a balance between practicing and performing as well as some small ensemble composing. Like many other musicians, I believe that my identity is most g...
Steve Amirault - The sound of experience

It’s personal: the sound of experience

MTL Jazz Notes Perched behind my drum set, I often think that I have the best seat in the house. I am in the middle of the action, visually and aurally. The clarity on stage is pure, balanced and offers dire...