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Jean Derome (alto & baritone saxophone and flute), Félix Stüssi (piano), Normand Guilbeault (double bass), and Pierre Tanguay (drums) invite you to a journey towards their luminous musical galaxies.

The Quebec quartet will present a repertoire of only original compositions that are rooted in the traditions of jazz and blues… The ones we particularly like. Because, the fundamentals are there !

And at the same time, the jazz proposed here is resolutely modern, its telescope pointed towards the future and the cosmos. The music distilled is rich, subtle, intense and catchy.

It is at the same time a tribute to the life on our blue planet, but the glance turned towards stars. We can detect the fragility of the Little Prince but also his freshness, his false naivety, his features, his choruses that go straight to the point.

There is also humor and love of melody. Authentic jazz that will undoubtedly return to the Sunset before the next millennium. So don’t miss this next visit announced on May 4, 2023 at 9:30 pm (according to scientists), from our cousins both Swiss and Quebecers.

This intense music is also catchy, soft and fragile, often funny, always fresh and authentic. In composing for SuperNova 4, Félix Stüssiand Jean Derome have been able to create pieces based on concise musical ideas, often juxtaposing tradition and modernity while playing with conventional forms.

With each performance, the musicians reinvent the pieces and the audience takes part in a musical adventure that is always new, captivating and surprising. The uninitiated are likely to become addicted because the music of SuperNova 4 hits your heart. So you will not leave this musical adventure unscathed!

Since April 2020, when it was released, SuperNova 4 is of course selected on Couleurs Jazz Radio!

Line Up: 

Jean Derome (alto and baritone saxophone, flute)

A leading figure in Quebec creative music, composer, multi-instrumentalist, he performs regularly throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. More than 100 appearances on albums since 1978. Derome has shared the stage with Fred Frith, Louis Sclavis, Han Bennink, John Zorn and Misha Mengelberg among others.

Félix Stüssi (piano)
Twenty-five years ago, Felix crossed the Atlantic on a cargo ship to try his luck in the New World. In 2007, his quintet won the prestigious Grand Prix of the Montreal Jazzfest. He is currently leading duo projects (with American trombonist and singer Ray Anderson and with Jean Derome). In Canada, Stüssi is also a member of the Jazzlab Orchestra and the Auguste Quartet, well known to us! He regularly returns to Europe where he has played with Bruno Spoerri, Nils Wogram or Christy Doran…

Normand Guilbeault (double bass)

His captivating sound, his unerring sense of rhythm and his original style have led him to accompany many great international names such as Paul Bley, Marilyn Crispell, Sheila Jordan, Kurt Rozenwinkel or Christian Escoudé… Of Anishnabee-Kaskaskia descent, Guilbeault is very much involved in the Aboriginal community of Quebec, not only as a pow-wow performer, but also as a spiritual caregiver in the Waseskun halfway house for Aboriginal offenders.

Pierre Tanguay (drums)

Ingenious percussionist, composer and optimist before the eternal, he is very much in demand by the various formations in Quebec. Instigator of the “musique actuelle” movement, he can be heard on hundreds of albums. Internationally, he has collaborated with Fred Frith, Daniel Mille, Marilyn Crispell, Louis Sclavis, John Surman, Barre Phillips or Nana Vasconcelos.

Take your tickets right now for the Sunset/Sunside ! 

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