Jazz – Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Cliff Bungalow – Mission Jazz Series presents:

Jazz under the Cliff


The Michelle Grégoire Sextet

Wednesday January 3 (2018), 8 pm

Cliff Bungalow – Mission Community Centre

Cover: $15 cash (Seniors, Students, CBMCA Members $10)

Doors open at 7:30 pm ; Music starts at 8 pm

No reservations taken; rush seating only

 We recommend you come early, enjoy a beverage and get a good seat

Poster:  JazzNightPoster180103

Michelle Grégoire – piano

Al Muirhead – trumpet

Mark DeJong – saxophone

Jeremy Coates – bass

Tyler Hornby – drums

Special guest from Montreal: Mike Rud on guitar

Pianist and composer Michelle Grégoire’s music has been described as “ingenious”, “elegant”, “balanced”,  and “original with great depth and imagination”. She has toured across Canada with her jazz quintet and her music is heard regularly on XM Radio and various jazz programs across North America. An active freelance musician since 1984, Michelle Grégoire maintains a solid reputation as a leader and backup musician having recorded her own music (Diversity and Reaching), and having worked with several artists from across Canada and beyond. Grégoire holds jazz degrees from St. Francis Xavier University (1988, 1990), a Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from the Florida State University (1993). She has studied with world-renowned composers Maria Schneider, Kenny Wheeler and Bob Brookmeyer. Since the Fall of 2014, Grégoire has been on faculty at Ambrose University in Calgary teaching Jazz Piano.

For the January 3rd performance at the CBM Jazz Series, Michelle will be presenting original compositions and fresh arrangements, and will feature an impressive lineup of local performers with the addition of a special guest from Montréal, guitarist Mike Rud! This promises to be a fantastic evening of beautiful music and stellar performances.

Performance Schedule: 2017/ 2018 

January 3 (2018)  Pianist Michelle Grégoire and her sextet

February 7 Guitarist John McRory and his group

March 7 Saxophonist Oliver Miguel and guests

April 4 Vocal jazz night with Deanne Matley

May 2 Bassist Rubim de Toledo and guests

June 6  Season conclusion with the Jazz Winds Composers Collective