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Emie R Roussel Trio

Winner of the 2015 Félix for jazz album of the year for their 3rd album Quantum, and the 2013-14 Opus prize for jazz album of the year for their preceding release, TRANSIT, the Emie R Roussel Trio has experienced a dizzying ascent since 2010, and is now an unstoppable force in the Canadian jazz scene. With Emie R Roussel on piano (Révélation Radio-Canada Jazz 2014-2015), Nicolas Bédard on bass, and Dominic Cloutier on drums, the trio delivers creative and captivating jazz with passion and undeniable chemistry. Having also garnered special mention from the jury of the TD Grand Jazz Award at the 34th Montreal Jazz Fest and having won the Audience choice award at the 2013 Festi Jazz International de Rimouski, the group has not only been doing more and more concerts in Canada, but has begun making its mark around the world, winning admiration in eleven countries and on four continents. During a 2014 tour of Australia and New Zealand, they performed at the Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival and in the cities of Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland and Wellington. In 2015, the trio went on a European tour that took them to Italy, Estonia and France; they also presented Quantum in the U.S. and Mexico. In the fall of 2015, the Emie R Roussel Trio was back in Europe at the invitation of the festivals Éclats d'Émail in Limoges, and Jazzy Colors in Paris. In 2016, following the invitation of the Canadian Independant Music Association (CIMA), the trio presented a concert during Jazzahead in Bremen, Germany

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PDC, Jazz Magazine, France

« Quantum testifies to the coherence of a trio, which, far from over-structuring its music and locking it into a rigid framework, practices inventive interaction. »

Romain Grosman, Jazz News, France

« […] This trio has a kind of urgency and energy that sets them apart. Passion and freshness take the lead. »

Marc Myers, JazzWax, United States

« Trio jazz in the modern vernacular is featured here, with pulsating riffs and solos […]. Exciting music that packs a hypnotic fusion punch. »

Christophe Rodriguez, sortiesJAZZnights.com, Canada

Quantum is CDJazz #1 of the year 2015

Helena Smolak, Eastside 89.7 FM, Australia

« Their skills and talents blending together, will bedazzle you with lots of unbelievable Canadian jazz impressions

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