Parc X trio

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Parc X trio - Jazz Modern Jazz Progressive Rock Live Act in Montreal

Parc X trio Short Info

****NEW ALBUM, NEVER GIVE UP, TO BE RECORDED IN DECEMBER 2015. To hear our pre-production demos, please write to us at parc-xtrio@live.ca****

Parc X trio, a Montreal-based instrumental jazz trio, winners of the TD Grand Prize for Jazz at Montréal International Jazz Festival in 2010, is composed of Gabriel Vinuela-Pelletier (piano and compositions), Alex Lefaivre (bass and compositions) and Alain Bourgeois (drums). Gabriel and Alex met while studying at University of Montreal. Within a year, they became close friends as well as neighbors in an old duplex in Parc Extension, Montreal’s most multicultural borough. Alex brought his drum kit kit and Fender Rhodes piano into the basement and that building became their local hub for playing, practicing and writing music 24/7. When it came time to chose a name for the band, the two young men decided to pay homage to their home base.

The trio’s current drummer, Al Bourgeois, is a Montreal transplant from Muncton, New Brunswick. His first tour of duty with the group dates back from 2010 when he toured Mexico with the band. He is the perfect foil for Gabriel and Alex and rounds out the trio nicely.

Parc X trio have toured across Canada, the USA, Mexico and Europe. They are known for their high energy live performances as well as their charisma on stage. The group has released it’s 5th record, PXT live in NYC. The album was recorded and filmed live at ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn. The sound is raw with no overdubs or edits and reflects Parc X trio’s refined passion and stunning musicality. The originally acoustic based trio dives full force into the electric rock world. A wealth of influences ranging from bebop, indie-rock, EDM, hip-hop and industrial metal are blended together fluidly by the three virtuoso musicians. Their love of melodic hooks and catchy rhythms are deeply explored in their own compositions and their ability to think together as one unit could be considered almost telepathic. Parc X trio has found its own unique voice in the contemporary jazz world with a sound heavily influenced by rock, urban beats and pop style melodies.

****NEW ALBUM, NEVER GIVE UP, TO BE RECORDED IN DECEMBER 2015. To hear our pre-production demos, please write to us at parc-xtrio@live.ca****

Parc X trio, a Montreal-based instrumental jazz trio, winners of the TD Grand Prize for Jazz at Montréal International Jazz Festival in 2010, is composed of Gabriel Vinuela-Pelletier (piano and compositions), Alex Lefaivre (bass and compositions) and Alain Bourgeois (drums). Gabriel and Alex met while studying at University of Montreal. Within a year, they became close friends as well as neighbors in an old duplex in Parc Extension, Montreal’s most multicultural borough. Alex brought his drum kit k...

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Past Gigs Parc X trio

  • 04 | 2016 Česká Lípa U Bílýho Černocha
  • 04 | 2016 Rýmařov SVC Rýmařov Jazz Club
  • 04 | 2016 Leipzig Horns Erben
  • 04 | 2016 Vienna Freifeld – Cafe 7*Stern
  • 04 | 2016 Berlin Cafe Tasso
  • 04 | 2016 Beaune Caves de l'Abbaye
  • 04 | 2016 Bordeaux Jazz at Caillou
  • 04 | 2016 Paris Cave du 38 Riv'
  • 09 | 2015 Quebec Scene Jazz Le Cercle
  • 08 | 2015 St-John's Wreckhouse Jazz and Blues International Jazz Festival
  • 06 | 2015 Toronto Beaches International Jazz Festival
  • 06 | 2015 St-Placide Société des Arts et Culture de St-Placide
  • 05 | 2015 Toronto Toronto International Jazz Festival/Club series
  • 03 | 2015 Bremen JazzAhead! Clubnight // Villa Sponte
  • 03 | 2015 Montreal Maison de la Culture Marie-Uguay
  • 02 | 2015 Montreal Maison de la Culture Frontenac
  • 02 | 2015 Montreal Maison de la Culture Rosemont
  • 11 | 2014 Paris L'Improviste
  • 11 | 2014 Berlin Fincan cafe
  • 11 | 2014 Krakow Piec'Art Acoustic Jazz Club
  • 10 | 2014 Krakow Piec'Art Acoustic Jazz Club
  • 10 | 2014 Beaune Caves de L'Abbaye
  • 09 | 2014 Bordeaux Le Comptoir du Jazz
  • 09 | 2014 Toulouse Bar L'Impro
  • 09 | 2014 Montreal Maison de la Culture Ahuntsic-Cartierville
  • 09 | 2014 Paris Cave du 38 Riv'
  • 08 | 2014 Toronto The Rex Jazz Club
  • 07 | 2014 Montreal Bleury bar à Vinyle

Discography Parc X trio

  • 2014 PXT Live in NYC Album | Multiple Chord Music Productions Inc.
  • 2013 D'Ouest en Est Album | Multiple Chord Music Productions Inc.
  • 2012 Parc X trio (3) Album | Multiple Chord Music Productions Inc.
  • 2011 Cent questions sans réponse Album | Multiple Chord Music Productions Inc.
  • 2009 Parc X trio Album | Multiple Chord Music Productions Inc.

Media

  • Video Parc X trio, The Russian Sp...
  • Video Body and Soul
  • Video Shervin
  • Video La La La
  • Video En retour
  • Video PARC X TRIO: Juggling Under...
  • Video PARC X TRIO: Good Intention...
  • Video Daybreak
  • Sound The Russian Spy
  • Sound Body and Soul
  • Sound Shervin
  • Sound Lydian Tune
  • Sound 2U
  • Sound How She Makes Me Feel
  • Sound Lalala
  • Sound En Retour

Origin

  • Montreal CA

Founded

  • 2007

Members

  • Alex Lefaivre bass
  • Alain Bourgeois drums
  • Gabriel Vinuela-Pelletier piano/keys