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October 15, 2009

Monday Night Jazz Series Features Michelle Gregoire Quintet

Written by
cindy mcleod

live jazz, Canada

Michelle Gregoire

University of Calgary
Monday Night Jazz Series
Michelle Gregoire Quintet
Monday, November 30 at 8pm
Beat Niq, Calgary

Michelle Gregoire Quintet to Appear at Beat Niq

Now in its sixth season, the University of Calgary’s Monday Night Jazz Series features pianist Michelle Gregoire in quintet at Beat Niq Jazz Club on Monday, November 30th.

Led by Gregoire, the quintet also features Kirk MacDonald (saxophones), Kevin Turcotte (trumpet), Jim Vivian (bass) and Ted Warren (drums).

Jazz pianist, composer and educator Michelle Gregoire is currently based in Winnipeg, where she is an active freelance musician and in-demand player, performing with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Stefan Bauer, Larry Roy, Walle Larsson and Fred Penner, to name a few.

She has also shared the stage with renowned artists such as Marc Jordan, Tom Jackson, Daniel Lavoie and Marie-Denise Pelletier and prominent jazz figures such as Dave Young, Rob McConnell, and Peter Appleyard.

As well as recording with various local artists, Michelle released her debut recording Reaching (Boat House Records) after winning the Project COOL 2004 jazz competition which awarded her a $15 000 recording grant.

Michelle acts as musical director for various CBC francophone radio and television productions, and her big band arrangements have been aired on numerous programs.

for more info visit www.michellegregoire.com

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