Emie R Roussel Trio
LEADER
BIOGRAPHY

Winner of the 2015 Félix for jazz album of the year for their 3rd album Quantum, and the 2013-14Opus prize for jazz album of the year for their preceding release, TRANSIT, the Emie R Roussel Trio has experienced a dizzying ascent since 2010, and is now an unstoppable force in the Canadian jazz scene. With Emie R Roussel on piano (Révélation Radio-Canada Jazz 2014-2015), Nicolas Bédard on bass, and Dominic Cloutier on drums, the trio delivers creative and captivating jazz with passion and undeniable chemistry. Having also garnered special mention from the jury of the TD Grand Jazz Award at the 34th Montreal Jazz Fest and having won theAudience choice award at the 2013 Festi Jazz International de Rimouski, the group has not only been doing more and more concerts in Canada, but has begun making its mark around the world, winning admiration in eleven countries and on four continents.  During a 2014 tour of Australia and New Zealand, they performed at the Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival and in the cities of Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland and Wellington. In 2015, the trio went on a European tour that took them to Italy, Estonia and France; they also presented Quantum in the U.S. and Mexico. In the fall of 2015, the Emie R Roussel Trio was back in Europe at the invitation of the festivals Éclats d'Émail in Limoges, and Jazzy Colors in Paris. In 2016, following the invitation of the Canadian Independant Music Association (CIMA), the trio presented a concert during Jazzahead in Bremen, Germany. A few months later, the trio completed a first Japanese tour with five concerts in Tokyo and Yokohama. In the fall of 2016, the group embarked on a third European tour, bringing them to the famous Duc des Lombards in Paris, and to the Festival Jazz à Verviers in Belgium, in addition to presenting a concert in Torino, Italy.

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