«Marianne Trudel can be moody and atmospheric or bright and persuasive, mixing elements of various genres into a journey through a quiet storm.» Bernard Perusse, The Gazette (Québec)
«If there is justice in the jazz world, pianist Marianne Trudel should be on the edge of a breakout. She is playing with confidence and creativity and her compositions bristle with fresh ideas and a real sense of purpose.» James Hale, Jazz Chronicles (Canada)
Trifolia is the result of a rich collaboration between three accomplished musicians, each with a different palette of colors from which to sketch. Jazz meets world music, meets classical, and the Montreal trio blurs, and then obliterates the boundaries genre expectation, although never straying far from the heartfelt.
The name “trifolia” is often applied to a plant that possesses three leaves. In the case of this trio, the three musicians of Trifolia form a dynamic, living unit, sharing with audiences everywhere their passion for heartfelt communication through sound. The encounter of three extraordinary artists of different horizons creates this astonishing musical overlapping of jazz, world music and classical music. A mesmerizing incursion into a sound universe both varied and rich. Brilliant compositions, overflowing passion and a remarkable complicity are the hallmark of this new group, which is garnering enthusiastic praise at every turn.
Recipient of the 2013 Opus for jazz album of the year, Juno nomination for Le Refuge (2013).