Alain Bédard - Auguste quartet

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Alain Bédard began his professional career in the 1980s, when he integrates naturaly some various Quebec formations of the time. His participation in various major events around the world, today it provides a fascinating experience. With a passage in the Word Beat with DADJE (Senegal-Quebec group), dancing alongside Martinique dancer Josianne Antourel, the classic with Marc Denis at the University of Quebec in Montreal and violinist Martin Foster (member of the UQAM Chamber Music Orchestra) and jazz with a variety of groups in Quebec and international artists including; Donny McCaslin, Stéphane Belmondo, Julien Loureau, Ted Nash, etc., Alain Bédard continues an interesting career with his own jazz quartet AUGUSTE training, he walks for almost 20 years on all continents. After giving hundreds of concerts and edited 4 albums whose CD “Auguste” (1997), “Sphere Reflection” (2006), “Bluesy Lunedi” (2008) nominated for an ADISQ and JUNO Award for Best Album of 2010 and “Homos Pugnax” (2011), we will see and hear soon music of 5th disc is “Circum Continuum” (2015). Alain with l’Auguste (trio, quartet and quintet) also played many times on CBC radio recordings and CBC, Radio France, Radio Belgium.
Alain Bédard is also artistic director and musician Jazzlab Orchestra, which was founded in 2003 and is recognized as one of the leading bands of Canadian jazz. He is also founder of the Effendi label active since 1999 and has published 144 albums.
Recently, Rimouski Festijazz handed him his “Heron d’Or” for its participation in the development of Quebec jazz in the world.

Auguste the group, led Alain Bédard and for whom he is a composer, celebrating its 20th anniversary of creation this season 2015-2016. In order to celebrate the launch of the new album “Circum Continuum” and this particular event in his career, he would like to showcase new music give concerts across Quebec.
The unique combination of creative ideas of the musicians of the group and their performance due to their musical experiences and influences, ensures that the newest product stands out for its originality and quality. The appearance melodic hard parts, as well as the rhythmic foundation and advanced harmonics, more complex forms provide a sound and a voice as unique and modern, with a coherent ensemble. The various criticisms received by all, over the years, as evidenced now describe the group has particular potential.

Alain Bédard began his professional career in the 1980s, when he integrates naturaly some various Quebec formations of the time. His participation in various major events around the world, today it provides a fascinating experience. With a passage in the Word Beat with DADJE (Senegal-Quebec group), dancing alongside Martinique dancer Josianne Antourel, the classic with Marc Denis at the University of Quebec in Montreal and violinist Martin Foster (member of the UQAM Chamber Music Orchestra) and jazz with a variety of groups in Quebec and international artists including; Donny McCaslin, Stéphane Belmondo, Julien Loureau, Ted Nash, etc., Ala...

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Past Gigs Alain Bédard - Auguste quartet

  • 11 | 2016 Turin Turino Jazz Club
  • 11 | 2016 Bologne Jazz fest
  • 11 | 2016 Limoges Eclat d'Émail
  • 10 | 2016 China Tour (7 concerts)
  • 10 | 2016 Japon Tour (6 concerts)
  • 09 | 2016 Verviers Jazz fest
  • 07 | 2016 Queretaro Jazz fest
  • 06 | 2016 Montreal Jazz fest
  • 06 | 2016 Canada tour (5 concerts)
  • 03 | 2016 Budapest Opus Jazz Club
  • 03 | 2016 Turin Turino Jazz Club
  • 03 | 2016 Rennes Jazz à l'étage
  • 03 | 2016 Paris Sunside
  • 03 | 2016 Montreal Jazz en Rafale fest
  • 09 | 2015 Montréal Diese Onze
  • 09 | 2015 New York Flushing Town Hall
  • 09 | 2015 New York Lincoln Center
  • 08 | 2015 New York Shape Shifter Lab
  • 06 | 2015 Europe Tour (6 concerts)
  • 05 | 2015 Europe Tour (7 concerts)
  • 02 | 2015 Japon Tour (5 concerts)
  • 09 | 2014 Québec Québec Jazz fest
  • 09 | 2014 Montréal Astral
  • 09 | 2013 Canada Tour (5 concerts)
  • 10 | 2012 Europe Tour (15 concerts)
  • 09 | 2011 Europe / Canada Tour (20 concerts)

Discography Alain Bédard - Auguste quartet

  • 2016 Circum Continum Album | Effendi Records
  • 2011 Homo Pugnax Album | Independant
  • 2008 Bluesy Lunedi Album | Effendi Records
  • 2006 Sphere Reflexion Album | Effendi Records
  • 1997 Auguste Album | UQAM collection

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Origin

  • Montréal CA

Founded

  • 1995

Members

  • Samuel Blais (saxophones)
  • Felix Stussi (piano)
  • Alain Bedard (bass)
  • Michel Lambert (drums)