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Friday Night Blues Series

A rich and diverse journey taking us from blues to jazz and related styles.

$7

Misses Satchmo (Jazz)
September 30, 8 p.m.
Centre communautaire Elgar
Free admission as part of Culture Days
This bubbly quartet has adopted Louis Armstrong’s nickname of Satchmo and is breathing new life into the timeless lustre of the 1910-1960 repertoire. Three musicians (piano, double bass and snare drum), joining singer and trumpeteer Lysandre Champagne, bring generations together, as they take us, in style, from jazz to New Orleans and Broadway.

Dawn Tyler Watson Blues Project (Blues)
October 21, 8 p.m.
Centre communautaire Elgar
She writes, sings the blues and
jazzes it up, too! Collecting awards (Québec and Maple Blues award, Canadian Folk award, Trophée France Blues), she has also impressed movie buffs who have caught her performance in the movie Jack Paradise. Dawn Tyler Watson shares the stage with her blues band!

The Kitchen Shakers (Blues)
November 4, 8 p.m.
Centre culturel de Verdun
Roots music, energetic rhythms and an obvious talent for songwriting—you’ll find it all
when listening to the musician/singer duo of Dale Boyle and Kevin Marck, who sing, play guitar and percussion. The Kitchen Shakers cook us up a show to be savoured to the last note!

Chenart & McGale (Folk)
November 25, 8 p.m.
Centre culturel de Verdun
A brilliant idea, a real happening: Guitarists Mario Chenart and John McGale team up to offer us an anthology of key works for acoustic guitar. Whether its blues, folk, country rock or pop, these musicians, in solo or duet, surrounded by a wide range of string instruments, treat us to a grand tour of musical favourites—theirs and ours!

Guy Bélanger Quintet (Blues)
February 10, 8 p.m.
Centre communautaire Elgar
In complicity with the musicians forming a quintet, this composer and virtuoso harmonicist takes us to the crossroad of blues and folk music. Original material, revisited interpretations, instrumental and vocal numbers… and talent all the way!

Min Rager (Jazz)
First Steps
March 23, 8 p.m.
Centre culturel de Verdun
A chance to become acquainted with the music of composer and jazz pianist Min Rager, a native of Seoul. As revealed in her First Steps album, her talent skillfully carries us from blues to jazz, from bossa to ballads, with tributes along the way to Coltrane and Miles Davis. A captivating discovery in store!

Presented by the Conseil des arts de Montréal en tournée and the Verdun Borough

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