TD Victoria International JazzFest Presents: GENTIANE MG TRIO
Tue. June 27th 2023 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM doors at 5:30 PM (All Ages)
Montreal-based award-winning pianist/ composer Gentiane MG perceives music, above all, as a powerful means of expression. Joined by bassist Levi Dover and drummer Louis-Vincent Hamel, the band has developed its own language, transcending genre and striving for creative freedom. The trio has released three albums: Eternal Cycle (2017), Wonderland (2019), and Walls Made of Glass (2022). She has received several awards for her work with her trio, including the “OPUS Award for Discovery of the Year” in 2020, the “CBC/Radio-Canada Jazz Award” in 2018 and the “François-Marcaurelle de la GMMQ Award” in 2017. MG’s compositions are rooted in the jazz tradition of songwriting and improvisation while influenced by impressionist and romantic classical music. In addition to her own projects, she has played with many musicians as an accompanist such as Christine Jensen, Andre White, Allison Au, Chet Doxas, Jim Doxas, and more.
"…her writing is phenomenally brilliant. She is a standout talent. Michaud-Gagnon’s music flows masterfully with poise and grace. She commands the piano with elegance, subtlety, and a refined quiet knowing." — All About Jazz