June 4

10:30 pm

Resto/Bar Le Cellier

Free entry
Presented by

About the show

Gathered around gypsy jazz, the trio pushes the boundaries of this style by integrating multiple influences (latin, blues, world music) and fully exploiting the instruments. Mostly composed of compositions by Christine Tassan, the repertoire also honours some standards of gypsy jazz and songs allowing an audience of all ages to discover this festive and dynamic style.

The trio put the focus on improvisations, virtuosity and creativity of the three musicians who will carry you in their musical passion. It swings, it’s original and it moves!


Christine Tassan is of French origin and has lived in Montreal since 1994. For more than 20 years, Christine Tassan, an outstanding guitarist, has been steering her ship with boundless enthusiasm and confidence. Blessed with an absolutely contagious dynamism, she is one of the rare female jazz and gypsy jazz guitar soloists; and she stands out for her sensitive playing, her quiet strength, and her irresistible audacity. As a singer, composer, writer, director, and producer, she has contributed to numerous musical projects in Quebec and internationally, both as a leader and as a guest musician.

Trained in classical guitar, she quickly became interested in many styles, studying folk, pop, jazz and developing an early and obvious talent as a singer-songwriter. Her interest in gypsy jazz, jazz and improvisation was definitely triggered by her discovery of Django Reinhardt’s music in 1998, a style she learned by joining the classes of masters such as Angelo Debarre, Emmanuel Kassimo or Yorgui Loeffler.

In 2003, she founded her gypsy jazz and swing band, Christine Tassan et les Imposteures. The band was an immediate success and became an unmissable part of the gypsy jazz scene. Unique in its kind, this all-woman band (for many years) has performed in over 600 festivals and venues in Quebec, Canada, Europe, the United States and China. Each time enthusiastically received by the public and the media. The quartet has 7 albums to its credit, including “Entre Félix et Django” which was awarded the Opus Prize for “Jazz Album of the Year” in 2017 as well as a nomination for “Show of the Year” in 2018. “Django Belles”, their most recent release in 2018, incorporated two new female musicians on horns for an original ode to Quebec winter.

In 2020, in parallel to the saga of Les Imposteures, she conceived Voyage intérieur, a new quintet project. This inner journey gathers ten instrumental compositions, fruits of an introspective and musical research at the same time. Aficionados will discover a new facet of the guitarist, in her exploration of electric and bebop sounds.