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Jeremy Gignoux Acoustic Ensemble

19 Feb Posted by in Schedule | Comments
Jeremy Gignoux Acoustic Ensemble

Jeremy Gignoux is ever oscillating between calling himself a violinist or a fiddler. Playing in between those lines, he has developed an original sound and technique.

Originally from France, Jeremy studied classical violin and piano from the age of seven. He composed from an early age and got a few pieces played by various ensembles at his music school. Later on he picked up interest in Irish fiddle music as well as blues and rock ‘n roll, jazz and bluegrass. Particularly fond of Jimi Hendrix, he started imitating Jimi’s guitar playing on the violin. When moving to Canada in 2011, Jeremy got into jazz and old time musicAfter studying classical and jazz music writing techniques in Montreal he moved back to Calgary where he is now based Jeremy loves collaborating with other performing arts, and was part of the house band for two Decidedly Jazz Danceworks productions and a musical with Rosebud Theatre.

In 2017, he was the composer and sole musician for choreographer Catherine Hayward’s performance in Dancer’s Studio West’s Metamorphosis. He has also played alongside of many projects including Alex Ginella, Benjamin Longman, Carolina Slim, Liquor Mountain, Godfrey & Tod, Rotary Park, Matt Masters Band.

Jeremy’s primary project is the Acoustic Ensemble, which features a 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 musics.

For his February 19 concert, Jeremy Gignoux Acoustic Ensemble will feature Wayne Garrett on guitar and Ben Comeau on double bass. Jeremy Gignoux’s music has been described as “magical”, “cinematic”, “emotional”, “heart blowing”… They will present an assortment of instrumental tunes, some originals, some arrangements of jazz standards and some European traditionals.