Fri, 10/05/2012 - 20:00
Montreal OFF Jazz: Record launch at Lion D'Or with Split Cycle!


Founded in 2008 by Samuel Blais, this collective featuring Montreal and New York jazz heavyweights has just recruited a new partner, the drummer Robbie Kuster. Modernism and epic improvisations are the order of the day in this musical grand slam. 

$20/$25  (includes the 9.30pm concert)

  • Samuel Blais, saxophone and composition
  • Aki Ishiguro, guitar and composition
  • Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic, bass and composition
  • Martin Auguste, drums

Lion d'or 1676 Rue Ontario Est  Montreal

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 05:00
OFF JAZZ Festival with Fred Pauze Quintet at Dièse Onze!


A bassist with a deadly swing, Fred Pauze will be premiering the original compositions of his quintet at the OFF JAZZ festival. Immediately afterwards, he will hole up in the studio, where he will record his first album as a bandleader.

Free (voluntary contribution), this show will be presented at Dièse Onze (4115-A St-Denis, Montreal)

  • Fred Pauze, doublebass
  • Samuel Blais, saxophones
  • Marie-Fatima Rudolf, piano
  • Nick DiGiovanni, guitar
  • Alain Bourgeois, drums
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 08:30
Stanley Péan and the 5th anniversary of Révélations jazz!



Presented by Stanley Péan, the Radio-Canada jazz "Révélations" from the past five years of the radio program will unite to play pieces from their respective repertoires together, as well as some of the grand standards of the genre. All combinations are possible between pianists Chantale Gagné and Rafael Zaldivar, double bassist Brandi Disterheft, saxophonist Samuel Blais and trumpeter Jacques Kuba Séguin! This remarkable event, celebrating the 5th anniversary of Révélations Radio-Canada jazz, is produced and will be recorded by Espace musique.

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Sun, 08/12/2012 - 14:00
Nota Bene Sax Quartet at Parc historique La Broquerie


Another free concert presented to you in Boucherville! Come join us!




Mathieu Gaulin - soprano

Étienne Thivierge - alto

Isabelle Choquette - tenor

Samuel Blais - baritone

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 11:30
The Nota Bene Saxophone Quartet at Parc du Vieux-Moulin!


The QNB is back in action! Come see this free concert in Pointe-aux-Trembles!




Mathieu Gaulin - soprano sax

Isabelle Choquette -  Tenor sax

Étienne Thivierge - alto sax

Samuel Blais - baritone sax

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 18:00
Samuel Blais Trio at Festi Jazz Mont-Tremblant!


Samuel Blais trio,

details to come!

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 12:00
Samuel Blais Quartet at place Émilie-Gamelin!


This event is in Park Émilie-Gamelin in Montreal, Berri-UQAM Metro.




Paul Shrofel - piano

Morgan Moore - bass

Jim Doxas - drums

Sam Blais - sax

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 20:00
Samuel Blais Quartet at the Montreal Jazz Festival!


It's great to be back at the Montreal International Jazz Festival with my group! We will be performing music from both my records as well as some brand new music, come by it's free!



Morgan Moore - bass

Paul Shrofel - piano

Jim Doxas - drums

Sam Blais - sax

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 22:00 to Sun, 06/24/2012 - 02:00
Special guest with the Trio Ste-Angèle in Quebec


It will be a pleasure to play with the legendary Ste-Angele Trio at the great Ste-Angele bar in Quebec CIty for two nights in a row! (June 22nd-23rd)

26 Rue Sainte Angèle  Québec, Qc.


Raynald Drouin - drums

Pierre Coté - bass

Gilles Bernard - piano

Special Guest:  Samuel Blais - sax

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 20:00
Jean-Nicolas Trottier's Masters recital, tentet music!


Come by McGill University on May 29th to check out Jean-Nicolas' Masters recital featuring his new tentet.



Jean-Nicolas Trottier - trombone, direction, compositions

David Carbonneau - trumpet

Christian Morissette - trumpet

Samuel Blais - alto, clarinet, flute

Annie Dominique - tenor, flute, bass clarinet

Jean-Francois Ouellet - baritone, flute

Jonathan Cayer - piano

Carlos Jimenez - guitar

Sebastien Pellerin - bass

Kevin Warren - drums