TOUR

  • Jam Sessions / Alex Bellegarde Trio with guest Masashi Usui

    at Dièse Onze
    2018.11.20
    OPEN 21:00 / START 21:30
    Live charge Suggested Contribution

    JAM SESSION ANIMé PAR ALEX BELLEGARDE TRIO

    Alex Bellegarde’s dynamic Tuesday jam session has become one of Montreal’s hippest weekly jazz events. The first set fires up with Bellegarde and his trio, playing host to a range of well known talents from the Montreal scene as well as musicians from out of town. The jam opens in the second set, to any jazz musician with the confidence to step up and play…there’s an unspoken rule though: “If you can’t keep up, you shouldn’t be on stage”. A great place to play and chill…. the jam continues on into the early hours!

    Alex Bellegarde Trio and guest: Masashi Usui

    Address: 4115 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2W 2M7
    Tell: (514) 223-3543

  • Kevin Dean & Friends

    at Café Resonance
    2018.10.27
    OPEN 17:00 / START 18:00
    Live charge Suggested Contribution

    Come and hear the amazing Kevin Dean this coming Saturday at Cafe Resonance. Lots of great tunes, food and drinks on the menu.

    Musicians:
    Kevin Dean -Trumpet
    Masashi Usui - Tenor Saxophone
    Geoff Lapp - Piano
    Marshal Herridge - Bass
    Camil Bélisle - Drums

    Address : 5175A Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4G3 CANADA
    Tel : (514) 360-9629

  • Laura Anglade Quintet at Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill

    at Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill
    2018.10.19
    OPEN 19:00 / START 20:30
    Live charge 8:30pm $15; 10:15pm 10$; 11:30pm: Free For reservations: 514 931 6808

    Laura Anglade Quintet at Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill

    Musicians:
    Laura Anglade - Vocals
    Sam Kirmayer - Guitar
    Jonathan Chapman - Contrabass
    Valérie Lacombe - Drums
    Masashi Usui - Tenor Saxophone

    Originally from a small village in the south of France and raised in Connecticut, Laura is influenced by her parents’ gypsy jazz and classical backgrounds. At just 22 years old, she has made a big impression on the Montreal Jazz scene within the last year. She participated in the Montreal Jazz festival and Zones Musiques project last summer and performs regularly at local jazz bars around the city. She has plans to record and tour with her band in the near future. Her style branches from traditional jazz roots, some of her idols include Carmen Mcrae, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, Anita O’Day, Chet Baker and Blossom Dearie. Benjamin Goron wrote: “An amazing talent is born halfway between Julie London, Helen Merrill and Cyrille Aimée”

    Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill
    Address: 1254 MACKAY STREET MONTREAL, QC H3G 2H4, CANADA

    RESERVATIONS: 514 931 6808
    INDOOR PARKING $5, PLEASE ASK YOUR SERVER
    1255 MACKAY STREET

  • Merrickville Jazz Festival Ori Dagan & His Quartet

    at Baldachin Inn Restaurant
    2018.10.13
    OPEN 17:00 / START 18:00
    Live charge Reservations required with ticket or pass

    Merrickville Jazz Festival Ori Dagon & His Quartet

    Featuring:
    Ori Dagan – Vocals
    Alex Bellegarde– Bass
    Nick Di Giovanni – Guitar
    Masashi Usui- Saxophone

    Toronto-based, award-winning jazz singer, songwriter, recording artist and teacher, Ori Dagan is taking jazz to new, exciting places. His rich baritone voice and abilities as an improviser produce an instantly recognizable sound, and a mix of material which is always fresh and in the moment. In recent years he has won numerous accolades for his witty original songs; his anthem for the rhythmically challenged, “Clap on the 2 and the 4,” was screened at 15 film festivals worldwide, netting “Best Educational Jazz Short” at the inaugural New York City Jazz Film Festival.

    Dagan’s third album, Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole (2017 Silver Medal Winner for “Best Album,” Global Music Awards) is a unique homage to the legendary jazz musician and pop icon. It includes five original songs inspired by facets of Cole’s life, music and legacy, and features esteemed special guests Sheila Jordan, Alex Pangman and Jane Bunnett. With its’ collection of 12 music videos, it is the first visual album in the jazz genre and has been screened at 36 film and music festivals worldwide.

    Baldachin Inn Restaurant
    Address: 111 St. Lawrence Street, Merrickville, ON

  • Jazz Music at La Terrazza

    at La Terrazza
    2018.10.06
    OPEN 18:00 / START 19:00
    Live charge Suggested Contribution

    La Terrazza assures its guests a typical Italian dinner-show experience with live jazz music. Every week, you are invited to enjoy an excellent Italian meal with your date or some friends, in our indoor 2nd floor atrium.

    Every Friday and Saturday starting at 7pm, discover the Jazz Band “Ricochet Trio”

    La Terrazza
    Address: 436 Place Jacques-Cartier, Montréal, QC H2Y 3B3
    TEL: (514) 876-8844

  • Jazz Music at La Terrazza

    at La Terrazza
    2018.10.05
    OPEN 18:00 / START 19:00
    Live charge Suggested Contribution

    La Terrazza assures its guests a typical Italian dinner-show experience with live jazz music. Every week, you are invited to enjoy an excellent Italian meal with your date or some friends, in our indoor 2nd floor atrium.

    Every Friday and Saturday starting at 7pm, discover the Jazz Band “Ricochet Trio”

    La Terrazza
    Address: 436 Place Jacques-Cartier, Montréal, QC H2Y 3B3
    TEL: (514) 876-8844

  • San Murata and his friends at Jazz Bistro Toronto

    at Jazz Bistro
    2018.09.23
    OPEN 18:00 / START 19:30
    Live charge $25.00

    San Murata and his friends at Jazz Bistro Toronto

    Musicians:
    San Murata - Violin
    Naomi Samejima - Vocals
    Yasuichiro Yamaguchi - Piano
    Takahiro Toyota - Piano
    Reg Schwager - Guitar
    Neil Swainson - Contrabass
    Masashi Usui - Tenor Saxophone

    Jazz Bistro
    Address: 251 Victoria Street, Toronto, On
    TEL: (416) 363-5299

    San Murata, Violin
    One of a handful of people playing this unique instrument, San Murata has become one of the most in-demand and appreciated musicians on the Toronto jazz scene. San’s approach to jazz violin is one that emphasizes pure melody and romantic lyricism. His charming music evokes the atmosphere of a Paris salon or a Manhattan tea room.

    San has played with most of Toronto’s top jazz musicians, including Norm Amadio, Jake Langley, Bernie Senesky, Neil Swainson, Mark Kieswetter, Tony Quarrington, Danny McErlain, and the late Bob George, to name a few. The National Jazz Awards has nominated San as “Best Violinist of the Year” four times. San has appeared at the Downtown Toronto Jazz Festival every year since 1994, at the All Canadian Jazz Festival in Port Hope, the Picton Jazz Festival, and has also performed four tours of Japan. He lives in an historic small town east of Toronto just outside of Trent Hills.

    San will be joined by two of the country’s finest: Reg Schwager on guitar and Neil Swainson on bass.

  • The Canada Japan Jazz Exchange 2018 Afternoon Concert in Cobourg

    at The Concert Hall At Victoria Hall
    2018.09.22
    OPEN 13:00 / START 14:00
    Live charge $35.00 + handling

    Ken Prue and San Murata present Diana Panton in Concert Saturday, September 22, 2018, at 2:00 PM
    Concert Hall at Victoria Hall 55 King St. West, Cobourg
    Tickets $35.00 + handling / also please set up a 7 PM ticket

    Musicians:
    San Murata - Violin
    Diana Panton – Vocal
    Reg Schwager - Guitar
    Neil Swainson - Contrabass
    Masashi Usui - Tenor Saxophone

    Address: The Concert Hall At Victoria Hall
    55 King St. W. Cobourg Ontario K9A 2M2

    Ken Prue writes: Two years ago my good friend San Murata (78) and I shook hands on a plan to stage a Canada-Japan Jazz Exchange here in Northumberland. Japanese-born and educated, San, a career graphic artist, and 50+ year Canadian has self-trained since age 50 to become a successful jazz violinist in the style of Stephane Grappelli. And he has played and recorded alongside some truly great jazz players, a sign of mastery in the jazz world. For the past several years San has spent the winter months in Kumamoto, Japan, in a bohemian quarter where he plays in jazz clubs almost every night. He has toured the region with some of his Canadian jazz friends and Canada-Japan relationships have formed. It will come as a surprise to many that Japan's Jazz Culture is booming. Performance Clubs, recording studios, and record stores abound and this concert's feature artists have toured, won prestigious prizes and sold lots of records in Japan. San Murata wears three hats for this important cultural exchange as a performer, co-producer, and co-promoter.

  • The Canada Japan Jazz Exchange 2018 concert in Cobourg

    at The Concert Hall At Victoria Hall
    2018.09.22
    OPEN 18:00 / START 19:00
    Live charge $35.00 + handling

    Ken Prue and San Murata present Diana Panton in Concert Saturday, September 22, 2018, at 7:00 PM
    Concert Hall at Victoria Hall 55 King St. West, Cobourg
    Tickets $35.00 + handling / also please set up a 2 PM ticket

    Musicians:
    San Murata - Violin
    Diana Panton – Vocal
    Reg Schwager - Guitar
    Neil Swainson - Contrabass
    Masashi Usui - Tenor Saxophone

    Address: The Concert Hall At Victoria Hall
    55 King St. W. Cobourg Ontario K9A 2M2

    Ken Prue writes: Two years ago my good friend San Murata (78) and I shook hands on a plan to stage a Canada-Japan Jazz Exchange here in Northumberland. Japanese-born and educated, San, a career graphic artist, and 50+ year Canadian has self-trained since age 50 to become a successful jazz violinist in the style of Stephane Grappelli. And he has played and recorded alongside some truly great jazz players, a sign of mastery in the jazz world. For the past several years San has spent the winter months in Kumamoto, Japan, in a bohemian quarter where he plays in jazz clubs almost every night. He has toured the region with some of his Canadian jazz friends and Canada-Japan relationships have formed. It will come as a surprise to many that Japan's Jazz Culture is booming. Performance Clubs, recording studios, and record stores abound and this concert's feature artists have toured, won prestigious prizes and sold lots of records in Japan. San Murata wears three hats for this important cultural exchange as a performer, co-producer, and co-promoter.

  • The Jazz Cafe: San Murata & Masashi Usui & Steve Holt

    at The Natural
    2018.09.21
    OPEN 18:00 / START 19:00
    Live charge $15

    The Jazz Cafe: San Murata & Masashi Usui & Steve Holt

    One of a handful of people playing this unique instrument, San Murata has become one of the most in-demand and appreciated musicians on the Toronto jazz scene. San’s approach to jazz violin is one that emphasizes pure melody and romantic lyricism. His charming music evokes the atmosphere of a Paris salon or a Manhattan tea room.

    San has played with most of Toronto’s top jazz musicians, including Norm Amadio, Jake Langley, Bernie Senesky, Neil Swainson, Mark Kieswetter, Tony Quarrington, Danny McErlain, and the late Bob George, to name a few. The National Jazz Awards has nominated San as “Best Violinist of the Year” four times. San has appeared at the Downtown Toronto Jazz Festival every year since 1994, at the All Canadian Jazz Festival in Port Hope, the Picton Jazz Festival, and has also performed four tours of Japan. He lives in an historic small town east of Toronto just outside of Trent Hills.

    Musicians:
    San Murata - Violin
    Masashi Usui - Tenor Saxophone
    Steve Holt - Piano

    The Natural
    Address: 18 Main Street, Trent Hills, Ontario K0K 3K0
    TEL: +1 705-304-2270

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