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Opus Prize and concerts coming up!
Monday, January 27, 2020

Here we go again for 2020!

And what a start to the year! My record "Equilibrium", which came out on ODDsound records, was awarded the Prix Opus 2019 for Jazz record of the year during the Opus Prize gala presented by the Conseil Quebecois de la Musique.

Congratulation to all the nomminees and special thanks to my friends and collegues Jerome Beaulieu, Alain Bourgeois and Olivier Babaz for their devotion and musicality

 

As far as concerts that are coming up, here's the list of where you can find me in the next few months!

 

1 February - Altys Jazz Orchestra - Cafe Resonance

7 February - Jazzlab Orchestra - Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur

9 February - Jazzlab Orchestra - Festival JPL Victo Jazz

12 February - Jazz Session at l'Albion - Brasserie Artisanale Albion, Joliette

13 February - Samuel Blais Quartet - Club de Tennis de l'île des Soeurs

18 February - Classe de Maître - Cegep de Joliette

26 February - Jazz Session at l'Albion - Brasserie Artisanale Albion, Joliette

29 February - Orchestra National de Jazz - 5e Salle Place des Arts

4 March - Samuel Blais présente Vincent Bolduc et Béatrice Lortie - Aram, Salle Diane Dufresne

11 March - Jazz Session at l'Albion - Brasserie Artisanale Albion, Joliette

12 March - Jazzlab Orchestra - Maison de la Culture St-Laurent

14 March - Blais/Rieu/Trottier Sextet - Diese Onze

25 March - Jazz Session at l'Albion - Brasserie Artisanale Albion, Joliette

8 April - Jazz Session at l'Albion - Brasserie Artisanale Albion, Joliette

11 April - Orchestra National de Jazz - 5e Salle Place des Arts

23-24-25 April - JazzAhead - Bremen, Allemagne

29 April - Jazz Session at l'Albion - Brasserie Artisanale Albion, Joliette

2 May - Samuel Blais Quartet - Diese Onze

9 May - Orchestra National de Jazz - 5e Salle Place des Arts

Garzone/Binney/McCaslin/Blais sax quartet tour!
Monday, December 9, 2019

The Four Visions saxophone quartet record launch tour with George Garzone, David Binney and Donny McCaslin starts in 1 week!! Here's the full list of concerts and all the facebook events! Hope to see you at one of the shows and thanks for sharing!

Dec. 12 - Palais Montcalm, Quebec City, 8pm(Q & A at 6:30pm)
Dec. 13 - Dièse Onze, Montreal, 10pm
Dec. 14 - O Patro Vys, Montreal, Masterclass, 1pm
Dec. 14 - Dièse Onze, Montreal, 6:30pm
Dec. 15 - The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, Toronto, 9:30pm

 

Summer concerts!
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Summer is finally here and many concerts coming up!

Here are a few dates coming up with a bunch of different projects, hope to see you there and share these moments with you!

June 28th 6:00pm at L'Astral for the Montreal Jazz Festival with Ben Monder, Dan Weiss and  John Hollenbeck.

June 30th 5:00pm at Bar Social avec Fred Pauze 3

July 2nd 6:00pm at L'Astral for the Montreal Jazz Festival with Effendi Jazzlab

July 2nd 10:00pm at Dièse Onze with Alex Bellegarde quartet

July 3rd 8:00pm at Monument National for the Montreal Jazz Festival with Orchestre National de Jazz

July 4th 1:00pm with the Dave Gossage septet

July 13th 8:00pm at Centre des Arts Orford with Orchestre National de Jazz

July 20th 8:00pm at Festival Lanaudière with Orchestre National de Jazz

August 1st 8:00pm at FestiJazz Tremblant with Samuel Blais Trio

August 2nd 1:00pm at FestiJazz Tremblant Masterclass

August 2nd 8:00pm at FestiJazz Tremblant with Jazzlab Orchestra

August 9-10th 3:00pm at Coupe Rogers with Samuel Blais trio

August 12-13th 4:00pm at Mardi Jazz in Trois-Rivière

August 15th at Theatre de Verdure Montréal with Jazzlab Orchestra

August 28th at Cafe Resonance with Zach Fisher Back to School Special

Last chance to see the SBQ in 2018!
Thursday, December 13, 2018

2018 is almost over! But the good news is that you have one last chance to see the Samuel Blais Quartet in 2018! Come to Diese Onze Jazz club in Montreal on December 15th at 10pm to see Jerome Beaulieu on piano, Adrian Vedady on bass and Alain Bourgeois on drums!

Make sure to book your seat! See you there!