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Sun. November 16th 2008 @  The Cellar Restaurant/Jazz Club (All Ages)
$10 General Admission‡
Tickets at: All Ticketmaster Locations, Highlife Records, Coastal Jazz & Blues Society
Presented by: Coastal Jazz & Blues Society, The Cellar Restaurant/Jazz Club
Montreal bassist Alain Bédard has been a force on Quebec’s music scene since the ’80s. The president and founder of the important jazz label Effendi, he formed his acclaimed Auguste Quintet in 1994 and since then has performed numerous times throughout Quebec as well as abroad. Alain recently performed at the Jazz Festival in Vancouver with Jazzlab and Chinese jazz vocalist/instrumentalist Coco Zhao. Auguste Quintet’s current CD, Sphere Reflexion, is inspired by the music of Thelonious Monk. While paying homage to the great jazz pianist/composer, Bédard and company add their own contemporary twist to the tradition. This hip ensemble plays contemporary acoustic jazz informed by rich and modern, soaring and dynamic compositions. With Frank Lozano saxophones, Jean-Christophe Béney sax, Alexandre Grogg piano, Pierre Tanguay drums.


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