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IWP at Le Ministère 'L'Off Festival de Jazz de Montréal'

  • Le Ministère 4521 Boulevard Saint-Laurent Montréal, QC, H2T 1R2 Canada (map)

Improvisation Workshop Project featuring Jean-Michel Pilc, Kevin Dean and Rémi Bolduc plus special guest Elisabeth Kontomanou


Elisabeth Kontomanou (vocals) 

Jean-Michel Pilc (piano)

Kevin Dean (trumpet)

Rémi Bolduc (alto sax)

Claire Devlin (tenor sax)

Pierre Mendola (flute)

Ananda Suddath (guitar) 

Mike De Masi (bass)

Louis-Vincent Hamel (drums)

"There may be no more diverse, unpredictable jazz piano player, song to song, than Jean-Michel Pilc." - Thomas Conrad, Jazz Times

Elisabeth Kontomanou is “ soulful as Sarah Vaughan, as smooth and mellow as Dianne Reeves and comes equipped with a fighting spirit as passionate as Nina Simone’s (...) among the world’s great vocal-jazz practitioners (...)” - Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times

Jean-Michel Pilc, one of the world’s most exciting jazz pianists is spearheading a special concert at Le Ministère as part of the Off Jazz Festival of Montreal on October 10th, 2019. Within the context of the Improvisation Workshop Project (IWP), a research endeavor funded by Les Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Société et Culture (FRQSC), Pilc will be joined by fellow professors of the Schulich School of Music - some of Canada’s finest jazz musicians, Kevin Dean (trumpet) and Rémi Bolduc (alto saxophone). On this special occasion, they have invited jazz vocalist of international renown, Elisabeth Kontomanou from Sweden to join them on stage.

Accompanying musicians include: Claire Devlin (tenor sax), Pierre Mendola (flute), Ananda Suddath (guitar), Mike De Masi (bass) and Louis-Vincent Hamel (drums)

General admission: $30.00. Plus applicable fees.
Students & 65+ and members of the GMMQ: $20.00 Plus applicable fees. Buy tickets at

Earlier Event: September 24
IWP at Résonance Café
Later Event: October 29
IWP at Résonance Café