Charbonneau ou les valeurs à’bonne place - Volume 2 @ L'OFF Festival de Jazz de Montréal 2020

Charbonneau ou les valeurs à’bonne place - Volume 2

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Hugo Blouin and his orchestra celebrate the 10 th anniversary of the Charbonneau inquiry commission with a new jazz extravaganza that will get you both laughing and thinking.

On stage, four fantastic singers and a crafty quintet exercise their duty of memory in a unique, funny and relevant musical adventure with video clips. They sing the twisted new jazz of “Charbonneau ou les valeurs à’ bonne place, volume 2”, launched in February 2022 with Multiple Chord Music (Montreal) and Recommended Records (UK).

Rising from the archives of the famous political soap opera, their songs paint a disturbing, yet amusing portrait of Quebec society, initiated with “Volume 1”, winner of the 2018 GAMIQ Jazz Album of the Year Award and the 2019 OPUS Jazz Concert of the Year Award. Everything is covered, from Rambo’s remorse to the anxious whistleblowers, not to forget the absurd quotes that made everybody smile.

Does it mean bateau?

Montrealer Hugo Blouin loves the music of concrete sounds and writes songs from their transcription. His main focus is the sound of the spoken word and archives of social importance. As a bassist, he plays with the band L’abîme, with the Christine Tassan Quintet and with poet Veronique Bachand in “Avec le rire de ma grand-mère”. In the last 15 years, he toured in North America and Europe, and collaborated to 30 albums as performer, composer or producer.

OPENING NIGHT 2018 GAMIQ Jazz Album of the Year Award and 2019 OPUS Jazz Concert of the Year Award

Kathryn Samman - Vocals
Julie Hamelin - Vocals
JP Loignon - Vocals
AndréAne Robichaud - Vocals
Alex Dodier - Sax & flute
Jean-Philippe Godbout - Drums
Julie Houle - Tuba
Jonathan Turgeon - Keyboards
Hugo Blouin - Bass and composition


Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 8:00pm
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