- Samuel Gaudreault – Guitar
- Jonathan Turgeon – Piano
- Alex Dodier – Saxophone
- Levi Dover — Bass
- Louis-Vincent Hamel – Drums
Montreal-based guitarist, composer and educator, Samuel Gaudreault has studied with world-class musicians such as John Hollenbeck, Matthew Stevens, Joe Sullivan, Rémi Bolduc and Kenny Bibace. He holds a Master’s degree from McGill’s Schulich School of Music. While performing with his previous band, St-Roch Quartet, he won the new talent award at the 2015 Festi Jazz International de Rimouski, which led to his performance at on the “Cybèle” scene of the “Jazz à Vienne” festival in France.
Combining a classical background and a passion for jazz, Jonathan Turgeon, pianist for the next generation of the Montreal jazz scene, has been highly praised for his creativity and dexterity. “Newcomer on the Montreal scene, the musical universe of Jonathan Turgeon is marked by the swing, bebop and modern jazz. His compositions are melodic and rhythmically ingenious, and Johnathan does not hesitate to explore new horizons, while remaining accessible.” It is a musical journey not to be missed.” (John Roney, one of the best-known and most respected names in the world of Jazz Piano).
Recently, these two amazing talents have combined their creative forces to establish the Gaudreault/Turgeon ensemble. This new project features compositions of its two founders. Arranged for a sextet comprised of some of Montreal’s best young musicians, they draw inspiration from jazz in the 60’s, while also exploring more contemporary jazz. In February 2018, the group’s launched their first album, Jonctions, comprised of “finely crafted compositions” by “two young musicians (who) know their jazz history well.” (Christophe Rodriguez, SortieJazzNights.com).