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Ensemble Joe Sullivan : Chansons et Poèmes @ L'OFF Festival de Jazz de Montréal 2020

Ensemble Joe Sullivan : Chansons et Poèmes

Ontario / Quebec

Thursday, September 30, 2021
  • $30: Regular price
  • $20: Students, seniors and Quebec musicians' Guild members (GMMQ)
+ applicable fees


Under the direction of the composer Joe Sullivan, this 11-piece chamber jazz ensemble performs a repertoire of songs based on poems that have influenced Sullivan over the years. Several of the pieces are based on the poetry of Patrice Desbiens, a fellow Franco-Ontarian from Timmins, Ontario, which is also the hometown of the composer. The ensemble has an orchestral sound with an emphasis on woodwinds and soft brass, blending perfectly with Sonia Johnson’s stellar voice.

Jean-Pierre Zanella - flute, alto saxophone
Yvan Belleau - clarinet, tenor saxophone
Jean Fréchette - bass clarinet, baryton saxophone
Sarah Amahrit - french horn
Jean-Nicolas Trottier - trombone
Jean-Sébastien Vachon - tuba, bass trombone
Kate Wyatt - piano
Adrian Vedady - upright bass
Jim Doxas - drums
Sonia Johnson - vocals
Joe Sullivan - trumpet, bugle, direction

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