Emie R Roussel trio

An unstoppable force in the Canadian jazz scene, the Emie R Roussel trio delivers creative and captivating jazz with passion and an undeniable chemistry.

Performing across four continents, these aficionados of their genre are winning admiration around the globe and are on their way to Cairns when they play the Tanks Arts Centre on Friday the 2nd of June as part of their “Jazz Up North” series of shows.

The trio brings together a blend of polished influences in pianist Emie R Roussel, bassist Nicolas Bédard and drummer Dominic Cloutier.

Originally from the South Shore of Montreal (Quebec, Canada) and adopted resident of Rimouski, Emie Rioux-Roussel discovered the world of music through her parents, themselves musicians and singers, and began studying classical piano at the age of five.

In 2010, Emie founded the Emie R Roussel Trio with whom she recorded her first album that same year, entitled Temps Inégal.

The trio were the winners of a Félix Award at l’ADISQ in Quebec for the 2015 jazz album of the year, which honoured Quantum, their 3rd CD.

The Emie R Roussel Trio is now an unstoppable force in the current Canadian jazz scene, having experienced a dizzying ascent since their inception.

Their success has led the trio on numerous world tours, playing jazz and music festivals all over Europe, Asia, and the US, however it was their 2014 tour of Australia and New Zealand, which left a particularly strong impression;

“Australia will always have a special place in our hearts as this was our first international tour,” Emie says.

“This will be our first time to Cairns and we have heard much about the Great Barrier Reef.”

This invigorating evening of jazz at the Tanks, as part of the 2017 Jazz Up North music series, will open with Australian jazz trio Estampa, who will evoke visions of Parisian laneways, South American sensuality and the unbridled joy of jazz in an energetic and internationally-inspired performance.

Tickets available through Ticketlink

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