Rémi Bolduc
LEADER
SIDEMAN
BIOGRAPHY

Rémi Bolduc comes from St-Hyacinthe, a city north of Montreal. By 15, he was already playing saxophone professionally. Back then, jazz was very much on his mind and by 19, he was to settle in Montreal where he would work on his trade with saxophonists Sayydd Abdul el Khabbyyr, Simon Stone and Bob Mover. Shortly after his arrival in town, he was noticed by big band leader and composer Vic Vogel, who would immediately praise his new protégé by saying that “he plays like the devil”!

In 1991, Rémi was awarded bursaries by the Canada Council and the Quebec’s Ministry of Cultural Affairs to pursue his studies in New York City with alto saxophonist Steve Coleman.
“ Fable” is his debut release as a leader,and this recording shows that he has magnificently met the challenge. In February 2000, he received financial help from FACTOR to produce his second CD "Renaissance" (1st on Effendi). Then, he was awarded a grant to study with the American pianist Keeny Werner.
In 2005, Rémi Bolduc brilliantly revamped well-loved Quebec TV theme songs with “Cote d'écoute”. In 2007, he has invited one of his idols, saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi, to join him on his third Effendi-produced album, “4 + 1”. Containing inspired compositions as well as old standards perfectly readapted, this album features two great saxmen joining forces in an outstanding display of virtuosity and complementarity.
He also teaches improvisation and saxophone at Concordia and McGill universities.

www.remibolduc.com

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