Two veteran improvisers bring a fresh approach to collaboration in the Electro-Acoustic style.
Bass and Voice have long been empathetic partners being in the "string/cord" family and these colleagues bring spontaneous energy to whatever famous or improvised material they approach.
Since his debut in Montreal's jazz scene at the end of the 1980s, Frédéric Alarie has incessantly deepened and enriched the art of doublebass. Reputed as a great builder, he relishes in deconstructing jazz's conventional scaffolds in order to erect new ones. His play is fluid, sensitive and audacious indeed.
Invited to play from Canada to China, by way of France, Belgium, Denmark, Austria, Germany, Poland and the United States, he has left his indelible mark as a top-notch bassist. He has had the great fortune to play alongside notable artists such as Oliver Jones, Sheila Jordan, John Abercrombie, Joe Lovano, Renaud Garcia-Fons, George Benson, ,Charles Aznavour and Michel Legrand.
Frédéric Alarie is one of the most sought-after stand-up bassists in Canada. He has recorded on 34 albums as an accompanist-soloist, and has played on about sixty other albums as a guest ; several of these albums have received awards, including the FELIX and JUNO AWARD. As a composer, Frédéric Alarie has nine albums under his belt, all of which have been greatly praised by critics.
Frédéric Alarie amazes as a musician, composer or soloist, he constantly pushes the limits of both his own expression and of jazz itself.
Judi Silvano is a singer, composer, lyricist and artist who
moved to New York from Philadelphia where she began her career as a modern
dancer and creative vocal musician.
Judi sings instrumentally, combining experience performing 19th and 20th
century choral music (under the batons of Eugene Ormandy and Robert Shaw) with
highly developed improvisational skills in an Ensemble Approach.
Silvano has toured and recorded with jazz greats Joe Lovano, Jack DeJohnette, Charlie Haden, Kenny Werner, Michael Abene and Gunther Schuller, written 45 pieces for chamber and jazz ensembles, released 12 albums of Original and classic material, won grants from Meet the Composer and NYS Council on the Arts, Top 10 Vocalist in DownBeat Magazine four times, leads “Freeing The Voice” Master Classes and is winning acclaim as a Painter.
Judi Silvano’s unique “wordless” style has influenced a generation of vocalists. www.judisilvano.com