Huu Bac Group

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Huu Bac Group - Worldmusic Live Act in Montreal

Huu Bac Group Short Info

Of Vietnamese origins, Huu Bac Quach masters a wide array of musical instruments, including the dan bau (single chord Vietnamese instrument), the erhu (Chinese fiddle), the quena (Peruvian flute) and the guitar. In concert, he presents his compositions recorded on his first album, "On the Steps of St-Paul's", released in 2014. His music skillfully combines his Vietnamese and Chinese heritages to North-American jazz music. He performs his music accompanied by his quartet.

Huu Bac was born in Vietnam. At the age of 2, his family moved to Montreal, Canada. He is a disciple of Pham Duc Thanh, master of dan bau, vietnamese monochord. He studied jazz guitar at McGill University, and chinese erhu at Shanghai Conservatory. With the group Sonidos Vivos, led by composer Lucho Quequezana, he performed regularly in Peru and learned to play the quena. He performed for televison programms on TFO, and ARTV; for radio on CBC radio 1. In 2009, he recorded for the show “Totem” of Cirque du Soleil, and for “Canotgraphie”, a show by artistic director Robert Lepage. In 2010, he was a finalist for the “Montreal Arts Council Diversity Award”. In 2011, he performed at the “Africa-Asia” festival, in Paris. In 2011 and 2012, he was awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts in composition. In 2013, he performed at “Mundial Montreal”. His first album, On the Steps of St-Paul's, was released in 2014 and is a set of original compositions. His music skillfully combines his Vietnamese and Chinese heritages to North-American jazz music.

Of Vietnamese origins, Huu Bac Quach masters a wide array of musical instruments, including the dan bau (single chord Vietnamese instrument), the erhu (Chinese fiddle), the quena (Peruvian flute) and the guitar. In concert, he presents his compositions recorded on his first album, "On the Steps of St-Paul's", released in 2014. His music skillfully combines his Vietnamese and Chinese heritages to North-American jazz music. He performs his music accompanied by his quartet.

Huu Bac was born in Vietnam. At the age of 2, his family moved to Montreal, Canada. He is a disciple of Pham Duc Thanh, master of dan bau, vietnamese monochord. He s...

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Past Gigs Huu Bac Group

  • 08 | 2014 Sherbrooke, Canada Sherbrooke, World Traditions Fest
  • 07 | 2014 Hamilton, Canada Hamilton World Music Fest
  • 06 | 2014 Montreal, Canada Pointe-Nord en Scène
  • 11 | 2013 Montreal Mundial Montreal

Discography Huu Bac Group

  • 2014 On the Steps of St-Paul's Album | independent

Media

  • Video Huu Bac Quintet - presentation
  • Video "Whistling of the Trees" - ...
  • Video "Mekong Waters" - Huu Bac Q...
  • Video "Sunshine on the Valley Fie...
  • Video "Sea Roads" - Huu Bac Quintet

Origin

  • Montreal CA

Founded

  • 2012

Members

  • Huu Bac Quach leader, composer, multi-instrumentalist(dan bau, erhu, quena, guitar)
  • Guillaume Martineau pianist
  • Jean Félix Mailloux bassist
  • Étienne Mason drummer