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Jazz concerts 

To mark the 35th edition of 1001 Pots, we're offering a selection of professional jazz concerts every Saturday afternoon. The concerts are free of charge, and you can enjoy them seated or during your visit to the exhibition. 

Lumières étincelantes

Bal des lucioles evening concert

Friday July 5 2024
7 p.m to 10 p.m

Quartet 

Musicians:

Fred Darveau - Doublebasse

Robert Ménard - Guitar

Alain Bastien - Drums

Michel Dubeau - Sax

Open air jazz concert

Saturday July 6 2024
2 p.m to 5.30 p.m

Trio Repertoire consisting of jazz standards and 70s pop pieces with a jazz twist.

Musicians:

Fred Darveau - Doublebasse

Robert Ménard - Guitar

Alain Bastien - Drums

Violonistes à l'extérieur
Groupe de musique

Open air jazz concert

Saturday July 13 2024
2 p.m to 5.30 p.m

Jazz trio offering jazz standards with the swinging sounds of Oscar Peterson

Musicians:

Fred Darveau - Doublebasse

Robert Ménard - Guitar

Maxim Saint-Pierre - Trumpet

Open air jazz concert

Saturday July 20 2024
2 p.m to 5.30 p.m

 

Trio featuring jazz standards with saxophone in the spotlight

Musicians:

Fred Darveau - Doublebasse

Robert Ménard - Guitar

François D'Amour - Sax

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Open air jazz concert

Saturday July 27 2024
2 p.m to 5.30 p.m

Trio offering soulful tunes from the mowtown and funk repertoires.

Musicians:

Robert Ménard - Guitar

Lorrie Goodman - Organ

Alain Bastien - Drums

Open air jazz concert

Saturday August 3 2024
2 p.m to 5.30 p.m

Jazz trio, Jazz standard with Bluesy flavor

Musicians:

Robert Ménard - Guitar

Lorrie Goodman - Organ

Francois D'amour - Sax

Joueur Contrebasse
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Open air jazz concert

Saturday August 10 2024
2 p.m to 5.30 p.m

Trio, gypsy music

Musicians:

Fred Darveau - Doublebasse

Jeff Moseley - Guitar 

Alain Bastien - Drums

Open air jazz concert

Saturday August 17 2024
2 p.m to 5.30 p.m

Quartet Jazz standards  

Musicians:

Fred Darveau - Doublebasse

Robert Ménard - Guitar

Alain Bastien - Drums

Michel Dubeau - Sax

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François D'Amours is a highly sought-after saxophonist in both jazz and popular music circles. He has performed with Michel Cusson, Alain Caron, Gino Vannelli, Lulu Hughes, Michel Pagliaro, Whip Cream, Lynda Lemay, Bob Walsh, Lara Fabian, Marie-DenisePelletier, Paolo Ramos, Isabelle Boulay and many others. He has also appeared on many television and radio programs, and on numerous records with many Quebec and international artists.

Throughout his career, double bassist Michel Donato has collaborated with artists such as Oscar Peterson, Art Blakey, Bill Evans, Charles Aznavour, Jacques Brel, Félix Leclerc, Jean-Pierre Ferland, Karen Young, Louis Hayes, Lorraine Desmarais, Joe Morello, Oliver Jones, Ginette Reno, Zoot Sims, Benny Carter, etc., and is a member of the Order of Canada.

Michel Dubeau is a classically trained jazz musician who has played with Guy Nadon, Bernard Primeau, Michel Cusson, Oliver Jones, Andrée Boudreault and others. From 2008 to 2010, he was multi-ventist with Gilles Vigneault.

He is currently the multi-ventist in Premier Ciel ensemble, which plays the music of Harmonium. He also specializes in flutes and wind instruments from around the world, making him in demand for projects such as Cavalia (2011) and Cirque du Soleil (2014) by composers Michel Cusson, Benoit Charest and Anthony Rozankovic.

Robert Ménard, although mainly self-taught, studied jazz guitar at McGill University with Mike Gauthier. He performs regularly in establishments (bars, restaurants, etc.), music festivals, corporate events and concert halls throughout Quebec. For the past dozen years, he has had the privilege of collaborating with Michel Donato on the Simplement Jazz project. Two albums and over eighty concerts have resulted from this collaboration.

Alex Grogg is essentially self-taught. He worked as a pianist in clubs and restaurants in Montreal, and abroad on cruise ships. In 1999, he turned professional. At a very early age, he played with the late drummers Guy Nadon (at the Montreal Jazz Festival) and Bernard Primeau (on tour in Hungary), then with bassist Normand Guilbeault (at Radio-Canada). Later it was singer Sonia Johnson (Don't explain) and bassist Alain Bédard (numerous tours in Canada and Europe) with whom he made his first recordings.

Alain Bastien, who studied at UdeM, has performed both in Canada and abroad (USA, China, France, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Mexico, etc.), with artists as diverse as Jean Beaudet, Yves Léveillé, Yannick Rieu, Benoit Charest, J-S Williams, Joe Grass, Térez Montcalm, Abraham Barrera, Carl Naud, and many more.

Lorrie Goodman began playing professionally at the age of 17, drawing his influences from Ray Charles and other artists on the American soul and jazz scene. Recruited by the Quebec disco and funk scene, he played keyboards in discotheques and show bars throughout the 80's. He performs regularly in Montreal jazz clubs such as l'Airdu Temps, Biddles, Upstairs etc.... A master of the Hammond b3l organ, he has recorded several albums with Canadian and American collaborators.

Fred Darveau is a professional bassist and double bass player who has accompanied many artists in America and Europe. For over 20 years now, he has been the musical director of several projects, including Danse Lhasa Danse. With his company 1888MUSIQUE, he also devotes himself to music production and show design.

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