Emie R Roussel Trio - Wed. 17 December - 8.00pM
Emie Rioux-Roussel - piano
Nicolas Bédard - bass
Dominic Cloutier - drums
Rewarded with a special mention by the jury of the TD Grand Jazz Award at the 34th Montreal international Jazz Festival and winners of the People’s Choice Award at the 2013 Festi Jazz International de Rimouski, the Emie R Roussel Trio features Emie Rioux-Roussel on piano, Nicolas Bédard on bass and Dominic Cloutier on drums.
The group is rapidly building a commanding presence on the Canadian jazz scene. This creative and dynamic trio skillfully blends influences from both European and North American jazz.
Pianist Emie Rioux-Roussel was named Révélation Radio-Canada Jazz 2014-2015, and her compositions are performed with passion and sensitivity by these three talented musicians whose chemistry and authenticity never fail to charm audiences. The coming year promises to be particularly busy with the release of a third album as well as concerts in Canada, Australia, New-Zealand and Europe. They are proud to present their latest show, Quantum.
In physics, a Quantum is the smallest indivisible unit. It also provides a perfect illustration of the trio: an ensemble composed of three individuals, with similarities as well as differences, joining together to create a unique and indivisible core. The pieces are like atoms, simple individual elements uniting and combining with each other to form a whole, a complete experience. Drawing more than ever upon the creativity and cohesion of all three members, this very personal opus is marked both by the group’s singular acoustic sound and a more pronounced "groove" colour. In this environment of sharing and exchange, Quantum was born, where the search for sounds and textures links our beginnings to our present.