A Hard­bop start to the New Year with Mon­treal Hard Bop 5 in Ban­deen Hall

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Led by dou­ble bassist Frédéric Gre­nier, Mon­treal Hard Bop 5 re­turns to Bishop’s Univer­sity to present mu­sic from its fifth and lat­est record­ing Case No. 5, on Fri­day, Jan­uary 18 at 8 pm in Ban­deen Hall to launch the win­ter por­tion of the Musique Chez Nous Se­ries. A sec­ond per­for­mance is sched­uled on Saturday, Jan­uary 19 at 7:30 pm in Stanstead at the Nev­er­was Church as part of a new mu­sic se­ries pre­sented by the Cen­tre des arts de Stanstead.

Founded in 2011, the Mon­treal-based quin­tet en­sures the per­for­mance and cre­ation of harp bop com­po­si­tions while ad­ding a mod­ern twist and a new sound. An en­sem­ble of well-re­spected mu­si­cians who have toured Que­bec and Canada ex­ten­sively through­out the years joins ban­dleader Frédéric Gre­nier: David Car­bon­neau (trum­pet), Jonathan Cayer (pi­ano), Alain Bour­geois (drums) and Cameron Wal­lis (sax­o­phone).

Fol­low­ing their ini­tial per­for­mance at the Mon­treal Jazz Fes­ti­val, MTL HB 5 was en­cour­aged by the pos­i­tive re­cep­tion of the au­di­ence and by their own en­thu­si­asm. Very soon, more projects be­gan to emerge. In 2012, they launched a pro­mo­tional al­bum, which of­fered au­di­ences some great clas­sics of hard bop masters such as Ho­race Sil­ver, Don­ald Byrd, Hank Mob­ley along­side some orig­i­nal pieces.

Cel­e­brate the taste of the New Year with a revival of an ex­cit­ing era in jazz with the Mon­treal Hard Bop 5 in Ban­deen Hall on Fri­day, Jan­uary 18 at 8 pm on the cam­pus of Bishop’s Univer­sity. Tick­ets are $20 for adults, $15 for se­niors and free for all stu­dents with the pre­sen­ta­tion of a valid stu­dent ID. You can also pur­chase an ex­cep­tional sub­scrip­tion pack­age of six tick­ets for one or more shows (BU Singers’ con­cert not in­cluded). Tick­ets will be avail­able at the door on the evening of the con­cert or in ad­vance at the Cen­ten­nial The­atre box of­fice 819-822-9692. Tick­ets for the Jan­uary 19 con­cert in Stanstead can be pur­chased at the door for $15.

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