Contemporary jazz with varied influences that focuses on the ensemble instead of on individual virtuosity; this is played by the Trio Jérôme Beaulieu, made up of Jérôme Beaulieu on piano, Philippe Leduc on double bass and William Côté on drums.
Diversifying its palette of textures with the help of samples, unusual percussion instruments, effects and prepared instruments, the trio formed in 2011 when the three musicians met at the Université de Montréal.
Combining covers of pop-rock songs (Nirvana, Radiohead, etc.) with the rhythmic jazz compositions of the group’s pianist, the young trio quickly stood out on the Canadian scene, winning the Montreal “Jazz en Rafale” contest and the Grand Prix of the Festi-Jazz de Rimouski. Their debut album, L’Homme sur la Lune was released in the spring of 2012 and was nominated for the Opus jazz album of the year prize. Radio-Canada’s Révélation Jazz of 2013–14, the trio released its second album, Chercher l’Équilibre, this year.
Part of the Festival Jazzycolors / November 4–30