Yannick Rieu Spectrum4

Live Act Jazz
Yannick Rieu Spectrum4 - Jazz Live Act in Saint-Gabriel de Brandon, Quebec

Yannick Rieu Spectrum4 Short Info

Yannick Rieu, composer and saxophonist

Yannick Rieu was the 18th recipient of the Oscar Peterson Award, originally created during the 10th edition of Montreal International Jazz Festival, to celebrate the quality of his art and his outstanding contribution to the development of Canadian jazz.

Yannick was raised in the Gaspé and Saguenay regions (Québec). After studying at the Conservatoire de Rennes (France), then in Chicoutimi and Montreal, he began his jazz career in 1980. As early as 1988, Down Beat, the American bible of jazz, ranked him amongst the 20 most talented saxophonists in the world alongside Branford Marsalis, Joe Lovano and Courtney Pine. Since then, Yannick Rieu has played throughout the world and collects praise and awards, both for his recordings and his performances on stage.

A great admirer of the legendary sax players who marked the history of jazz over the last half-century, including Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Sidney Bechet, Wayne Shorter and Steve Lacy, Yannick absorbed their influences to forge his own style, skillfully mastered and highly personal. Rieu’s expression is utterly free of clichés and his phrasing is as much innovative and captivating, revealing the artist’s strong understanding and competence within the jazz idiom.

He received three Félix from ADISQ for the best jazz album of the year category for "What Is the Colour of Love", "Little Zab", and "I Is Memory".

"Contextually neither expressionist nor impressionist, avant-gardist nor neo-conservative, Yannick Rieu instead inhabits a middle ground, where inspiration is motivated by individual concern, a private vision. The choice he has made mark him as a musician of thoughtfull gesture and singular craft." Art Lange, New York

“Traits of a genius”, Christophe Rodriquez, Journal de Montréal

"The greatest poet of Canadian jazzmen." JAZZMAN, Paris

YANNICK RIEU SPECTRUM4

Spectrum, the jazz group founded in 2007 by saxophonist/composer Yannick Rieu has launched its first self-titled CD/DVD in may 2009 on Justin Time label. This set allows Yannick Rieu to move away from the traditional approach of jazz Quartet and reinvent the sound, a singular approach which makes him a Must-see artist. Voluptuous, his saxophone voice recalls both Coltrane and Getz. It is this unique voice which constantly touches many publics from Canada, Europe and Asia. For the occasion, Yannick Rieu offers a fully renewed repertoire.

Since May 2007, Spectrum gave more than 100 concerts and 8 tours in Quebec, the Canada and abroad.

www.yannickrieu.com
www.yariproductions.com

Yannick Rieu, composer and saxophonist

Yannick Rieu was the 18th recipient of the Oscar Peterson Award, originally created during the 10th edition of Montreal International Jazz Festival, to celebrate the quality of his art and his outstanding contribution to the development of Canadian jazz.

Yannick was raised in the Gaspé and Saguenay regions (Québec). After studying at the Conservatoire de Rennes (France), then in Chicoutimi and Montreal, he began his jazz career in 1980. As early as 1988, Down Beat, the American bible of jazz, ranked him amongst the 20 most talented saxophonists in the world alongside Branford Marsalis, Joe Lovano ...

Read more

Past Gigs Yannick Rieu Spectrum4

  • 02 | 2015 Beijing, Chine Yannick Rieu avec Xia Jia Trio
  • 02 | 2015 Beijing, Chine Yannick Rieu avec Xia Jia Trio
  • 01 | 2015 Montreal Yannick Rieu Trio
  • 01 | 2015 Montreal Yannick Rieu Spectrum4
  • 12 | 2014 Montreal Yannick Rieu Spectrum4
  • 12 | 2014 Montreal Yannick Rieu spectrum4
  • 11 | 2014 Quebec Yannick Rieu Duo
  • 10 | 2014 Montreal Yannick Rieu Trio avec Xia Jia
  • 10 | 2014 Quebec Quebec International Jazz Festival
  • 09 | 2014 Beijing, Chine Yannick Rieu avec Xia Jia Trio
  • 08 | 2014 Montreal Yannick Rieu Trio
  • 08 | 2014 Montreal Yannick Rieu Spectrum4
  • 07 | 2014 Montreal Yannick Rieu Spectrum4
  • 06 | 2014 Montreal Montreal International Jazz Festival
  • 06 | 2014 Domaine Forget, QC Festival du Domaine Forget
  • 05 | 2014 Montreal Yannick Rieu Spectrum4
  • 04 | 2014 Granby, QC Yannick Rieu Trio
  • 04 | 2014 Jonquiere, QC Yannick Rieu Trio
  • 04 | 2014 St-Prime, QC Yannick Rieu Trio
  • 04 | 2014 Repentigny, QC Yannick Rieu Trio
  • 03 | 2014 Ste-Genevieve, QC Yannick Rieu Trio
  • 03 | 2014 Mont-Laurier, QC Yannick Rieu Trio
  • 03 | 2014 Longueuil, QC Yannick Rieu Trio
  • 03 | 2014 Sherbrooke, QC Yannick Rieu Trio
  • 03 | 2014 Sorel Tracy, QC Yannick Rieu Trio
  • 03 | 2014 Toronto Yannick Rieu Trio
  • 02 | 2014 Montreal Yannick Rieu Spectrum4

Discography Yannick Rieu Spectrum4

  • 2014 Balade Ballades Album | Song Records
  • 2013 L'Art du Trio Album | Song Records
  • 2009 Yannick Rieu Spectrum Album | Justin Time
  • 2007 Saint-Gervais Album | Justin Time
  • 2005 I Is Memory Album | Effendi Records
  • 2002 Non Acoustic Projet/Jazz Album | Effendi Records
  • 2001 Little Zab 2 Album | Effendi Records
  • 1999 Little Zab Album | Effendi Records
  • 1995 What Is the Colour of Love Album | Flash Rose
  • 1994 Sweet Geom Album | Victo
  • 1991 In the Myth Album | Amplitude

Media

  • Video Yannick Rieu Spectrum 4 - N...
  • Video Yannick Rieu Spectrum4

Origin

  • Saint-Gabriel de Brandon, Quebec CA

Founded

  • 2007

Members

  • Yannick Rieu band's leader, saxophonist
  • Morgan Moore bass player
  • Samuel Joly drummer
  • Jean-Sebastien Williams guitar player