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Yardbird Festival of Canadian Jazz - Thursday, November 7

Yardbird Festival of Canadian Jazz - Thursday, November 7

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About the Yardbird Suite

The Yardbird Suite has been Edmonton's jazz venue since 1957. It is the performance venue of the Edmonton Jazz Society, and is an intimate, volunteer-run lounge specializing in...

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YARDBIRD FESTIVAL OF CANADIAN JAZZ

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2019
Doors at 7:00 p.m.; Show at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets - $22.00 for EJS members; $26.00 for non-members/guests

GENTIANE MG TRIO
From Montreal

Gentiane MG – piano
Levi Dover – bass
Louis-Vincent Hamel – drums

www.gentianemg.com

Gentiane MG (Michaud-Gagnon) is a young pianist who has been active on the Canadian jazz scene for several years. Originally from Saguenay, Quebec, Gentiane studied in Chicoutimi before leaving for Montreal to pursue her studies in Jazz Performance. Twice a McGill award winner, she studied with Jan Jarczyk, Rémi Bolduc, Andre White and internationally renowned pianist Jean-Michel Pilc. She has performed alongside numerous highly-regarded musicians including Jim Doxas, Adrian Vedady, Yannick Rieu, Dave Laing and John Hollenbeck.

Her first trio album “Eternal Cycle” featuring bassist Levi Dover and drummer Louis-Vincent Hamel was named by CBC Music as being one of the ten outstanding jazz releases of 2017. The unconventional forms of the pieces lay out a framework which inspires creative freedom. The depth of lyricism in the compositions is met by an equal force of unpredictability and openness, allowing the musicians to express their three personalities, at once unique and complementary. The recording also received the Prix François-Marcaurelle de la Guilde des Musiciens du Québec.

Gentiane’s second album “Wonderland” was released earlier this year. She describes “Wonderland “ as “a place of endless possibilities. A place where things can be different. A place reminding me every day that there is something larger than myself, larger than art, larger than life and death. It is a place where all things meet and keep growing infinitely.”

You Tube videos:
https://youtu.be/Xp0ZGfsQpDU
https://youtu.be/c69Z2WpfPrY

Date & Times

  • Thu 11/7/2019 8:00 PM