GENTIANE MG TRIO
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"The three musicians share a deep bond and a poised approach beyond their years"
- Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen, 2017
Award winning pianist and composer Gentiane MG founded the Gentiane MG Trio in 2014, alongside bassist Levi Dover and drummer Louis-Vincent Hamel. With this group, MG has toured extensively in Quebec, in Canada and in Mexico. The trio has released two albums of original music, Eternal Cycle (Arté Boréal, 2017) and Wonderland (Effendi, 2020). The three bandmates explore musical freedom and communication using MG’s pieces as a foundation to build upon, conceiving of instrumental music as a vehicle for profound expression. MG’s compositions are rooted in the jazz tradition of songwriting and improvisation while influenced by impressionistic and romantic classical music. MG has received several awards for her work with her trio, including the François Marcaurelle de la GMMQ Award in 2017, the Radio-Canada Jazz Award in 2018 and the OPUS Award: Discovery of the Year in 2020.
SELECTIONS FROM WONDERLAND (Effendi Records, FND 154)
"This album, with its many different ways of interpreting it,
has such depth and talent that it is undoubtedly a significant
testimony of an ever evolving prodigy. "
-Tony Tremblay, ICI Musique, 2019
SELECTIONS FROM ETERNAL CYCLE
(Arté Boréal Records)
"Throughout her debut record, Montreal-based pianist
Gentiane Michaud-Gagnon plays with striking musical maturity,
a nuanced touch and plenty of fire."
-Chris Maskel, CMC Music