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May 27 to June 03 2017

Christine Tassan et les Imposteures

Sunday 27 May 2018
8:00 pm


Venues

Agora des Arts / Scène Hydro-Québec / Rouyn-Noranda

Show presented by : La Fabrique Culturelle / Télé-Québec

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Biography


It has been 15 years since Christine Tassan et les Imposteures started tending their craft in the gypsy jazz milieu and performing standards, and there  is no doubt that they are definitely here to stay. Pioneers in a domain usually reserved for men and precursors of the gypsy wave that swept across Québec, this all-woman quartet continues to reinvent this timeless music while integrating new ideas and influences with an originality and flair we have become familiar with.

From standards to original compositions, the Imposteures musical arrangements innovate, rejuvenate and leave room for unbridled creativity from four talented and accomplished young women. Since their inception in 2003 the group has solidified their reputation. With more than 500 concerts in various venues and festivals, including numerous appearances in major events and tours across Canada and France, they have cultivated the adoration and loyalty of an ever growing fan base. We have had the chance to see them at many festivals like the Montreal International Jazz Festival and the Guitar Festival in Rouyn-Noranda in 2008 and 2009. Over the years, the band has shared the stage with illustrious gypsy swing musicians, including John Jorgenson, Tchavolo Schmit, Angelo Debarre, Rodolphe Raffalli and David Reindhart. 

Their first three albums achieved rapid critical acclaim :

  • Only a few weeks after it was released, De bon matin (2007) went to the top of Radio-Canada’s Coup de Coeur hit list and reached number one on the Radio Couleur Jazz top 4.

  • In turn, Pas manouchec’est louche (2010) was nominated for Best Jazz Album Creation at the ADISQ awards, alongside other great artists such as Jordan Officer, Julie Lamontagne and Christine Jensen.

  • C’est l’heure de l’apéro (2012) has won an Opus Award nomination in the "Jazz and World Music" category.

This last album also marked a turning point in the career of the Imposteures. They conquered the English-speaking public from east to west of Canada. It is also with this eponymous show that the group has left important brands in European territory.

Their fourth and most recent album, Entre Félix et Django (2016), evokes a musical meeting between Félix Leclerc and Django Reinhardt. If the meeting is real, all the rest is the fruit of the imaginary and overflowing creativity of the four musicians: an abundant musical universe, an ode to creativity, to freedom, and of course, a splendid “tip of the hat” to two great artists who have, each on their continent, marked times and cultures. It is with this new album that they make a return to their origins and begin a new cycle, where the show inspired by Félix and Django’s work is brilliantly staged.


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