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The LoFi Octet is the ideal blend be­tween clas­si­cal string or­ches­tra­tion and the vis­ceral en­ergy of a jazz band. Led by bass player and com­poser Olivier Hébert, the octet mixes itss many in­flu­ences rang­ing from clas­si­cal mu­sic, and world mu­sic. The band’s de­but al­bum was launched in March 2013 on the Odd Sound Records label and fea­tures eleven orig­i­nal com­po­si­tions by Oliver who also ar­ranged John Coltrane’s The ori­gin of the LoFi Octet pro­ject took place at the fi­nal con­cert of bass player and com­poser Olivier Hébert’s un­der­grad­u­ate de­gree (Jazz in­ter­pre­ta­tion, Couleur Jazz Grant for ex­cel­lent aca­demic re­sults, Univer­sity of Mon­treal, May 2008). The next year he com­pleted an or­ches­tral ex­cerpts spe­cial­ized Artist Diploma (D.E.S.S. Univer­sity of Mon­treal, De­cem­ber 2009). Tak­ing ad­van­tage of his ver­sa­til­ity, he pro­gres­sively gained ex­pe­ri­ence as an or­ches­tral bass player and as a jazz bass player as well. By then he was com­pos­ing for a hy­brid en­sem­ble mix­ing a jazz quar­tet to a string quar­tet. His com­pos­ing and ar­rang­ing tal­ents have since been re­vealed by his mu­si­cal orig­i­nal­ity, his sound shap­ing sin­gu­lar­ity and by the vir­tu­os­ity of his fel­low mu­si­cians. *FREE for churches events, ser­vice clubs events, and rec­og­nized char­i­ta­ble org. only. - Send all ac­tiv­i­ties or changes by Mon­day, 3 p.m., at least one week be­fore the event, only by email at jour­nal@stanstead-jour­nal.com (not re­spon­si­ble for typ­ing er­rors) GI­ANT PUMP­KIN & HAR­VEST FES­TI­VAL – Len­noxville in­vites the pub­lic to its tra­di­tional Gi­ant Pump­kin and Har­vest Fes­ti­val tak­ing place on Sun­day, Septem­ber 29th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the fire sta­tion lo­cated at 10 rue Sa­muel-Gratham. (Be­hind the Bor­ough of Len­noxville of­fice). ADOPT A BOOK – Bi­b­lio­theque Len­noxville Li­brary, Wed­nes­day Oc­to­ber 2nd, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Also reg­u­lar hours Thurs­day to Satur­day Oc­to­ber 3rd to 5th. BLOOD PRES­SURE CLIN­ICS – Water­ville: There will be no blood clinic for Septem­ber. BLOOD PRES­SURE CLIN­ICS – Len­noxville: Tues­day Oc­to­ber 8th, at the Ma­sonic Hall, 3002 Col­lege Street, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. BLOOD PRES­SURE CLIN­ICS – North Hat­ley: Fri­day Oc­to­ber 4th, at the li­brary, 165 Main Street N. from 10 to 11:30 a.m. ACEF ESTRIE – De­fense of con­sumers’ rights or­ga­ni­za­tion. Free ser­vices from third year stu­dents from Fac­ulty of Law, ready to an­swer ques­tions. Info ACEF Estrie 819-563-8144. FUN FEAR­LESS FIT­NESS – Women 16 and + highly qual­i­fied in­struc­tor. Ev­ery Mon­day, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Len­noxville French El­e­men­tary School, École St-An­toine’s Gym. Park­ing on Church and Speid St., Info Su­nita 819-563-9987. LEN­NOXVILLE – AS­COT HIS­TOR­I­CAL & MU­SEUM SO­CI­ETY – Open from Wed­nes­days to Sun­day from 1 to 4:30 p.m. 9, rue Speid, Len­noxville. Info 819-564-0409. WEL­COME WED­NES­DAYS – Or­ga­nized by Women›s Cen­tre. «Get to­gether» for cof­fee or tea or have a chat, meet friends, browse the li­brary and learn to cro­chet. Ac­tiv­ity room avail. 1:15 to 3:45 p.m. Bring knit­ting or crafts. UP­LANDS – The ex­hibit will run from Septem­ber 8th to Oc­to­ber 27th, 2013. Up­lands is open to the pub­lic Wed­nes­day to Sun­day from 1pm to 4:30pm. En­trance is Free. For more in­for­ma­tion call (819) 564-0409 or visit our web­site: www.up­lands.ca.

ThisThurs­day, Septem­ber 26th, 2013, come wit­ness the launch of an un­prece­dented cam­paign at Bishop’s Univer­sity. You’ll dis­cover that Fan­nie Gaudette, codi­rec­tor of the Bishop’s Univer­sity Singers, has man­aged to unite the en­tire univer­sity, from Panda Day­care to the Football team, from the

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