Benjamin Deschamps

Instrument: Saxophone, alto | Location: Montreal

Updated: December 20, 2018

Born: May 13, 1988

Very active on the Montreal music scene, Benjamin starts up in January 2010 the Atomic Big Band by calling on the new generation elite of Montreal. He also directed the Montreal All City Big Band during the 2012 winter session, the same year that he he received his Bachelor in jazz interpretation. A bit later, he flies to France to participate in the McGill Jazz Orchestra 1 tour. In 2013, he joins Jacques Kuba Séguin’s group the Odd Lot for a tour in Poland.

The year 2013 also marks the birth of the Benjamin Deschamps Quartet. The band quickly got noticed since on September 1st it won the Rimouski Festi Jazz Grand Prix. It is also with these same Quartet accomplices that Benjamin launched his first record What do we know with Montreal's label Oddsound Records in march 2014.

In 2015, Benjamin joins the production Forever Gentlemen as a multi-instrumentist (alto sax, bary sax and flute) and completes more than 75 shows in Québec, France, Belgium and in Switzerland above what he toured with Garou in Ukraine, Moldavia, l'Azerbaidjan, Belarus and Romania. Further more, 2016 marks the end of his Master's degree in Jazz Performance at McGill Univesity. Continuing his own projects, Benjamin obtains the Montreal's Arts Council to complete a second jazz record of original music : Demi-Nuit.

2017 is a strong year for Deschamps, recently named Révélation Radio-Canada Jazz, he performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival with his quintet and are part of the Montreal's Arts Council tour for the 2017-2018 season to feature their newest record.

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