Wed, 07/04/2018 - 18:00
A brief history of Jazz by Stanley Péan at the Montreal Jazz Fest.

Conference on the history of jazz presented by Stanley Pean, recorded "live" on the site of the Montreal Jazz Festival!

The house band:

Céline Bélair - voice

Martin Auguste - drums

Rémi-Jean Leblanc - doublebass

Samuel Blais - saxophone

Marianne Trudel - piano

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 20:00
The Jazzlab at the Montreal Jazz Festival

Performing with the Effendi Jazzlab at the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal on the Montreal Casino outdoor stage.  We are presenting Felix Stussi's new music!


Mario Allard - alto and clarinet

Jacques Kuba Séguin - trumpet

Alex Francoeur - tenor and flute

Louis-Vincent Hamel - drums

Alain Bédard - doublebass

Félix Stussi - piano and compositions

Samuel Blais - baritone

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 21:00
Samuel Blais quartet with François Bourassa at Diese Onze in Montreal

Back at Diese Onze with my quartet featuring the great François Bourassa on piano, Alain Bourgeois on drums and Olivier Babaz on bass.

We are presenting some new material as well as compositions by all band members.

Hope to see you there!

reservations 514-223-3543

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 20:00
Concert with the National Jazz Orchestra featuring Carla Bley and Steve Swallow.

Unfortunately Carla Bley and Steve Swallow won't be able to perform with us for health issues, but we will still play Carla's music as an hommage while featuring some amazing women in jazz: Ingrid Jensen, Helen Sung, Lorraine Desmarais, Christine Jensen, Marie Fatima Rudolf, Gentiane MG et François Bourassa.

Don't miss it!

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 20:00 to Sun, 03/13/2016 - 06:00
Split Cycle on tour in Quebec, 7 events not to be missed!

The band "Split Cycle", with members from Montreal and New York, will be touring the province of Quebec for 10 days! Don't miss this intense and passionate group of musicians as they embarque on yet another journey with brand new music and fun!

Aki Ishiguro - guitar
Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic - double bass
Alain Bourgeois - drums
Samuel Blais : baritone and alto sax

The concerts:
March 4th - St-Basile-le-grand at 8pm
March 5th - Diese Onze Jazz Club in Montréal at 9pm
March 6th - Studio recording for our second album
March 9th - Albion Brewery in Joliette at 8:30pm
March 10th - Masterclass at Cegep de Joliette at 1:00pm
March 11th and 12th - Bar Ste-Angele in Quebec City at 10:30pm

Feel free to contact me for more information! :-)

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 21:00
Dave Gossage Septet at Resonance Cafe

Dave Gossage Septet

Samuel Blais - alto,baritone sax
Frank Lozani - tenor sax
David Osei-Afrifa - piano/keys
Adrian Vedady - bass
Rich Irwin - drums
Rich White - guitar

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 20:30
Jazz Session at Albion in Joliette!

Every other Wednesday, come by the Albion Brewery in Joliette for the famous Jazz Session! In collaboration with the Cegep de Joliette, the house band features the teachers and their Montreal guests in a intense evening of music. The students and local musicians join the band for the jam part of the night, Don't miss it! :-)


Martin Auguste - drums
Philippe Drolet - piano
Alex Bellegarde - bass
Samuel Blais - saxophone

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 20:00
Concert/conference with Stanley Péan

It is always a pleasure to do this conference/concert with Stanley Péan on Jazz history and all of it's different styles.We will be in Joliette at salle Rolland-Brunelle!
Sonia Johnson - voice
Fraser Hollins - bass
Martin Auguste - drums
Stanley Péan - animation
Samuel Blais - saxophone
Marianne Trudel - piano

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 20:30
Jazz Session at Albion Brewery

Special evenning!

As our opening set, we will be playing the music of the great record "Moanin" by Art Blakey. We have a few special guest for the event, the jam will follow as usual, bring your instruments!

Martin Auguste - drums
Benoit Ricard - bass
David Carbonneau - trumpet
Philippe Drolet - piano
Samuel Blais - tenor and alto

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 20:00
Alain Bédard Quartet at Dizzy's Club featuring Donny McCaslin

Record Launch concert with Alain Bedard, Michel Lambert, Francois Bourassa and special guest Donny McCaslin