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07.2014 | LATI, WTG, On Ensemble & Los Angeles

I had a wonderful time this past week in Los Angeles. I spent some quality time with Kris Bergstrom of On Ensemble and the recently established Los Angeles Taiko Institute working on a new taiko-oriented arrangement of my composition ‘King   More…


04.2014 | Brooklyn & Bremen

April is a busy month, with two exciting trips in the works. First off is a visit to Brooklyn, to teach at Kaoru Watanabe’s Taiko Center, April 11-12-13. I’ll be sharing a weekend intensive program with the fantastic taiko artist   More…


02.2014 | 2014 Starts with ‘Otofure’

Happy New Year! I was extremely happy to recently spend two weeks in Japan with my good friend, the unique dancer and choreographer Hideo Arai. We’ve created a new project entitled  ‘Otofure’, which we performed at the Kimitsu civic theatre   More…

12.2013 | New Trifolia Video

Check-out this new live video from Trifolia‘s recent October performance at the Festival de Jazz de Québec: Marianne Trudel’s composition, ‘La Rivière’, with Étienne Lafrance (bass) and myself (percussion). The film was created by fantastic film-maker and jazz aficionado, Randy   More…

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09.2013 | New Music Harvest, Fall 2013

2013 has been an exceptionally fruitful year for CD releases. Several of the groups I perform with regularly have new recordings out, including La Nef, Trifolia, Small World Project and Bomata. In all, I’ve added a total of 8 new   More…

Upcoming Events

27.08.2014 | 8:00pm Trifolia in Concert

Trifolia, featuring Marianne Trudel and Etienne Lafrance, performs a full concert at Au Vieux Treuil, les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Québec.

29.08.2014 | 4:30pm Festi Jazz International de Rimouski

Trifolia will be performing a concert at the Festi Jazz International de Rimouski on August 29th. The concert will be held at the Salle Bouchard-Morrisset of the  Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski.

05.09.2014 | 8:00pm Small World Project at Musideum, Toronto

Tiny trio Small World Project will perform an intimate ‘living-room’ concert at Toronto’s famed Musideum. The Musideum is a rare blend of exotic music shop and beautiful venue for some of the country’s most interesting music.

06.09.2014 | 5:30pm Small World Project at Guelph Jazz Festival

Delighted to be returning again this year to the Guelph Jazz Festival with my comrades in the Small World Project. We’ll be performing a free outdoor show on September 6th, at 5:30pm.

26.09.2014 | 8:00pm Trifolia- CAM en tournée

Trifolia, featuring pianist Marianne Trudel and bassist Etienne Lafrance, will be performing 10 shows around the island of Montréal throughout the fall of 2014 and spring 2015. Sponsored by the Conseil des arts de Montréal and L’OFF Festival de Jazz de Montréal.

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