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Les Poules à Colin aux Jeux de la Francophonie et en Europe

Summer delight tour   It’s a busy summer for Les Poules à Colin. They  have played their first concerts ever in Africa, representing Canada at Les Jeux de la Francophonie in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. TV5 produced a short portrait video about the band which you can watch here. Les Poules were also interviewed by RFI […]

Wesli at offWOMEX 2017

Bringing Hatian rara, Reggae and Afrobeat from Canada to Katowice   We are very happy to announce that Wesli, on our roster since January, will play an offWOMEX showcase at this year’s WOMEX edition in Katowice, Poland. Presented by Mundial Montreal, this showcase will be supported by FACTOR, MUSICACTION, SODEC and The Canada Council of […]

François Bourassa Quartet en studio

Coming up: 9th album   The François Bourassa Quartet is in the studio this week, recording the music for their forthcoming album which will be François’ 9th release as a leader. For this album, which will be released on Effendi in the autumn this year, François intends to explore different musical atmospheres. Classical music will […]

Wesli on tour

Haitian rara, Afrobeat and more   We are happy to announce that Wesli, the newest world music artist on our roster (for anglophone Canada), is going to perform at festivals and venues across North America with his band this summer. Here are the tour dates: 1 July 2017 – Canada Day at the Canadian Museum of […]

Christine Jensen receives Oscar Peterson Award

Montréal International Jazz Festival 2017 Christine Jensen is this year’s recipient of the Montréal International Jazz Festival’s Oscar Peterson Award. The prize has been awarded by the festival since 1989, first to Oscar Peterson and subsequently to Canadian musicians who made « outstanding contributions to jazz in this country and for the quality of their art. […]

Tribute to / Hommage à Penny Lang

Celebrating Montréal’s Queen of Folk – June 15, 2017 Honoring the legacy of Penny Lang who passed away on July 31, 2016, Famgroup and Folk Fest sur le Canal produced an event bringing together the folk community of Montréal and beyond. This special evening at the Maison de la Culture Marie Uguay saw fellow musicians, […]

Jazz summer tours – Les tournées jazz d’été

  Infinitude and Dream Cassette touring across Canada   Infinitude Canadian Summer Tour 2017 Sun June 25 TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival Mon June 26 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival Tues June 27 Victoria International Jazzfest Weds June 28 SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival Thurs June 29 TD Toronto Jazz Festival Fri June 30 Montreal International […]

Les Poules à Colin: Australia – Canada – Sweden

Busy touring schedule Right after returning from a 9-week tour of Australia (see photos on the right below), and a few concerts in Québec, Les Poules à Colin are going on tour again, this time in Sweden. They are playing five dates in the Halland region which is in the West of the country. Here’s […]

Durham Country Poets’ album 3: Grimshaw Road

Released today! Produced by John McColgan (of Stephen Barry Band fame) the album is jam-packed with groovy original tracks going from moody ballads to swinging up-tempo tunes, and a thoughtful nod to Blind Willie Johnson. The album name refers to a haunted road in the Poets’ local area. Durham County Poets are five seasoned musicians and songwriters […]

Joel Miller – jazz ECMA!

Dream Cassette « Jazz Album of the Year » at East Coast Music Awards 2017   Saxophonist-composer Joel Miller is a native of New Brunswick who is now based in Montréal. His latest album « Dream Cassette » is a collaboration with the vocalist Sienna Dahlen who contributed the lyrics. Featuring a group of Montréal jazz musicians including François […]