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La Série Power Jazz Series in the News

First Class Concert Jazz Series Comes to the Segal Centre
September 2008

Montreal’s newest concert Jazz venue to be launched,
September 28th, with The Chet Doxas Quartet

MONTREAL September 2008 – The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is proud to announce the creation of La Série Power Jazz Series, presented by the Power Corporation of Canada. The series will begin on September 28th with a premiere concert by the The Chet Doxas Quartet, followed thereafter by five more concerts featuring some of the finest names in Montreal Jazz: The Dave Watts Quintet; The Remi Jean Leblanc Ensemble, featuring Yannick Rieu; The John Gilbert Ensemble; Bill Mahar and the Altsys Big Band; and Jon Roney with the Silverbirch Jazz String Quartet

“The series is intended to expose Montrealers to the great jazz talent that exists in the city,” says Director of Music Education George Doxas, “and also to inspire the music students of our Academy to advance as professional performers.”

The creation of La Série Power Jazz Series hopefully marks the launch of Montreal’s next top jazz venue. Although the city’s jazz scene is traditionally experienced downtown, the Segal Centre’s intention is to expose a wider audience to Montreal’s great jazz artists by bringing them to the west end on a regular basis.

The series commences with The Chet Doxas Quartet. An accomplished saxophonist, composer, and arranger, Doxas’s work can be heard on over 80 CD’s. Most notably, Chet’s playing was featured on the Academy and Grammy Award nominated soundtrack of “Les Triplettes de Belleville”.

“This series offers a varied program, featuring the city’s finest artists and emerging talent,” said Bryna Wasserman, the Center’s Artistic and Executive Director. “It is sure to please jazz lovers as well as those newly initiated. This is yet another step towards placing the Segal Centre at the hub of Montreal’s performing arts scene.”

La Série Power Jazz Series

Show times: 8:00pm

September 28, 2008
Chet Doxas Quartet “Straight ahead Jazz at its best”, featuring
saxophonist Chet Doxas

October 19, 2008
Dave Watts Quintet “The colours of a Jazz Quintet”, featuring
bassist Dave Watts

November 23, 2008
The Rémi-Jean Leblanc Ensemble “The Fine Art of Fusion”

February 8, 2009
The Vocal Stylings of The John Gilbert Ensemble and
The American Songbook featuring pianist John Gilbert

April 26, 2009
The Altsys Big Band under the direction of trumpet player
Bill Mahar

May 10, 2009
John Roney and The Silverbirch Jazz String Quartet
“Jazz Suite”, featuring original compositions by pianist
John Roney

Tickets: $20 regular price
$15 for students and seniors
Buy the whole series and save up to 25%

Box Office: (515) 739-7944

Admission: (514) 790-1245