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Award winning jazz pianist Gentiane MG has been active on the Canadian jazz scene for several years. She founded her trio in 2014, alongside bassist Levi Dover and drummer Louis-Vincent Hamel, and has since released two albums with this ensemble: Eternal Cycle in 2017, which was named one of the 10 best Canadian Jazz albums of 2017 by CBC Music, and Wonderland in 2019.  The trio has toured extensively in Quebec, in Canada and in Mexico. They have performed in several international jazz festivals such as Montreal International Jazz Festival, YYC International Jazz Festival and Jazz UV International Jazz Festival (Mexico). 

Pianist and composer Gentiane MG takes part in a variety of other projects as an accompanist. She is an active member of world-class saxophonist Yannick Rieu's Generations Quartet with whom she has toured extensively in China. She is also an active member of the Orchestre National de Jazz de Montréal. She has performed alongside musicians such as Jean-Michel Pilc, André Leroux, Jim Doxas, Adrian Vedady, Remi-Jean Leblanc and Frank Lozano, with whom she co-produced an album entitled Convergence, released in 2020. 

 Gentiane's musical training began in her early youth, studying classical music at the Conservatoire de Musique de Saguenay, where she was deeply immersed in the works of the great classical composers from the 19th century. There, she had the opportunity to study with classical pianist Jacinthe Couture. During these years, she also developed a strong need to create, which moved her interests towards jazz and improvised music. After eight years of formal jazz studies, she graduated from McGill University in 2017. There, she had the opportunity to study the art of improvisation with internationally renowned pianist Jean-Michel Pilc while pursuing her master's degree and working as a course lecturer. 

ACCOLADES
  • 2013 McGill Schulich Scholarship - McGill University

  • 2017 Graduate Award Fellowship - McGill University

  • 2017 Prix François-Marcaurelle - GMMQ

  • 2018 Révélation Radio-Canada - ICI Musique

  • 2020 Découverte de l'année - Prix OPUS

@2020 Gentiane Michaud-Gagnon

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