A native of Quebec, Canada, jazz pianist Chantale Gagné began studying music at the age of 8. At 15, the piano becomes Chantale’s passion.
From 1997 to 1999, she studied jazz piano with James Gelfand at College Marie-Victorin in Montreal, followed by 4 years at McGill University where she received her degree in “Jazz Piano Performance”.
In 2005, Chantale met famous pianist Kenny Barron and although she studied with him for a short period of time, this encounter proved to be so inspiring to Chantale both as a pianist and composer that she realized jazz had become her deepest calling. For the past years, Chantale has been busy performing in Canada, U.S. and Europe from trio, quartet to piano solo and big bands.
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“There is a spiritual strength and feeling of humanity within the compositions
and playing of Chantale Gagné, and The Left Side Of The Moon is further
confirmation of this Quebec’s impressive talent”
Chantale’s writing is so beautiful, that every time I play her music, I come
away feeling better than I did before the session.”
In addition to becoming a very fine pianist, Ms. Gagné is also developing
into quite a composer.