WBGO Blog
  • Parc-X Trio Interview: Montreal Jazz Festival

    June 29, 2010. Posted by David Tallacksen.

    UPDATE: Parc-X Trio was announced the winner of the Jazz Festival Competition. Congratulations!

    One of the contenders in this year's Festival Competition is the Parc-X Trio, named after their Montreal neighborhood Park Extension. They're making a return performance at the Festival, with hopes of walking away with the grand prize of a recording contract. Listen to Michael's conversation with the three members:

  • Christine and Ingrid Jensen Interview: Montreal Jazz Festival

    June 29, 2010. Posted by David Tallacksen.

    Michael Bourne speaks with the very talented Jensen sisters, saxophonist Christine and trumpeter Ingrid.

  • Daniel Mille, Accordionist from France

    June 29, 2010. Posted by Becca Pulliam.

    Daniel Mille with Alfio Origlio, Jerome Regard, Julien Alour and Andy Barron, at Gesu - Centre de Creativite, June 27, 2010
    Daniel Mille with Alfio Origlio, Jerome Regard, Julien Alour and Andy Barron, at Gesu - Centre de Creativite, June 27, 2010

    Some of the most flowing, breathing music of the festival has come from this quintet led by Daniel Mille, who  sings in harmony over his accordion. Inside his quintet, he finds trios of accordion, bass and trumpet, or piano, bass and drums, or a duo of piano with drums alone. Yet these shifts of focus are subtle. Michael Bourne interviews the artist with Hugo Leclerc translating from French to English, and David Tallacksen's photos of the performance are on our flickr site.