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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 […]

Les Poules à Colin – 9 week tour of Australia

Down Under is waiting Les Poules à Colin are going to bring their folk-trad to Australia, playing at festivals such as Fairbridge Folk Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Brunswick Festival and the National Folk Festival. They are planning to write material for their third album on the road. We are excited to see how their […]

« Infinitude » launch concert in New York

 Jazz Gallery sold out for both sets   Infinitude is the new quintet project of Ingrid Jensen, Christine Jensen and Ben Monder with Fraser Hollins on bass and Jon Wikan on drums. Their album of the same name, released in October 2016, was officially released in the USA in February 2017. The launch concert at The Jazz […]

Happy New Year / Bonne Année 2017

Happy New Year!   The Famgroup team wishes everyone a Happy New Year full of music. Here we go! Coming up from our side: the Infinitude US album launch, a new album by François Bourassa, a new album Les Poules à Colin and concerts in Australia, Europe and Africa for them, jazz summer tours and […]