• All times are MST
     Monday, May 18th, 2020
     7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Jeremy Gignoux (Violin)

Jeremy Gignoux is ever oscillating between calling himself a violinist or a fiddler. Playing in between those lines, in many different styles (jazz, bluegrass, classical, Eastern European folk, North American folk, improvisation, etc.), he has developed an original sound and technique.

Originally from France, Jeremy studied classical violin and piano from the age of seven. He emigrated to Canada in the 2010s, studied classical and jazz music writing techniques in Montreal, and is now based in Calgary where he has been part of two Decidedly Jazz Danceworks productions – New Universe with William Parker and Juliet & Romeo with Nick Fraser – both directed by Kimberley Cooper. Further developing his relationship with dance, in July 2017 he was part of Catherine Hayward’s piece “form, act, cease, ensue” with Dancers Studio West, where he played music as he moved in between and around the dancers.

Jeremy’s primary project is the Acoustic Ensemble, which features gypsy jazz instrumentation. With the Ensemble, he and his accomplices push the boundaries of the style into modern jazz, free jazz, but also Ragtime and Eastern European traditional music.

Dominique Fils-Aime (Vocals)

Dominique Fils-Aimé is a Polaris Music prize-nominated singer-songwriter from Montreal whose inspiration is drawn from soul icons of the ’40s and the ’60s the likes of Billie Holiday, Etta James and Nina Simone.

Moving on from her 2018 debut full-length blues-tinged Nameless—which boldly confronted historical silences and sorrows—Stay Tuned! is both a call for and reminder of revolution expressed with the fury of red-hot jazz. Wanting to break away from the standards of traditional compositions, Dominique presents a body of work focused on liberating herself from musical forms.

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