The next Mercredimusics will host Lori Freedman (clarinets), Jean René (viola), Rémy Bélanger (cello), Jane Lazarovic (doublebass) and their guests on April 4, 2007 at the Casa Obscura in Montréal. Listen to some audio clips of the new releases 3 and Cordes à danser… suite saguenayenne.
Many musicians and ensembles from the Ambiances Magnétiques label will take part in the 12th Guelph Jazz Festival (Ontario), to be held from September 7 — 11, 2005. Acts featured in this forthcoming edition include L’Ensemble Pierre Labbé on September 7; the trio of André Duchesne, Jean René and Pierre Tanguay as well as the Pierre Cartier Ensemble on September 8; Lori Freedman solo and the trio Évidence on September 9; and finally, the Fanfare Pourpour will parade through the city on September 10.
In the SuperOption concert series, SuperMusique presents Pierre Cartier and his “Chansons de la belle espérance.” With musicians Pierre Cartier (voice and double bass), Jean Derome (alto saxophone and flute), Jean René (alto violin), Tom Walsh (trombone), Bernard Falaise, (electric guitar) and Pierre Tanguay (drums). At Montréal’s La Sala Rossa (Montréal), on Friday March 14 and Saturday March 15, 2003.
A new creation of “improvised contact-dance” by Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood, Ani*males juxtaposes dance, music and visual arts. Several DAME musicians participates, of which Jean René, Pierre Tanguay and Martin Tétreault. At Monument national from November 5 to 16, 2002.
The micro collective presents Ragù BOréal, a meeting between musicians from Bologna and Montréal held at the Cinémathèque québécoise (Montréal) from November 13 to 17, 2002. Ragù BOréal proposes 4 musical meetings between bolognese (Paolo Angeli, Andrea Martignoni, Mirko Sabatini and Vincenzo Vasi) and Montréalers (Bernard Falaise, Jean-Pierre Gauthier, Jean Derome, Jean René and Sam Shalabi). Also, don’t miss the CD launch of À chacun son dépanneur by Andrea Martignoni November 13, 2002 at 5pm.
“… an interesting context for him, as the music is all about modern chamber music and improvisation.” (Vital, The Netherlands) André Duchesne, Pierre Tanguay and Jean René are three gifted musicians who don’t have to give proof of their talents anymore. Three musicians concerned with details, attentive to the subtle variations and back on Polaroïde with beautiful jazz improvisations, calm and refined. Tenth album by André Duchesne, Polaroïde is in constant equilibrum between chamber jazz and classic improvisation. A warm coloured album, precious snapshots made with pleasant memories.