Born: June 5, 1961
Alto and soprano saxophonist, composer and improviser François Carrier was awarded the Juno Award for “Best Contemporary Jazz Album” in March 2001 for his Compassion album on Naxos Jazz.
In his 35 years musical career François has played in numerous jazz festivals around the world, including the Festival de Jazz de Montreux, the Jazz à Vienne in France, the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Jazzmandu Festival, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Vancouver Jazz Festival, to name a few.
In 2002 François stayed six months in the Quebec Studio in Rome (CALQ), where he composed new works and got acquainted with the Italian musical milieu....
AwardsJuno Award / Best Contemporary Jazz Album 2000 / Compassion - Naxos Jazz
Entrance 3Ayler Records
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