Montreal Super Group | The Carl Mayotte Quintet


One of the highlights of our 2023 shows | Don’t miss this one!

Carl Mayotte and his group deliver a magical concert where solos and virtuoso flights follow one another as in an action film that would keep you awake on the edge of your seat. One of the great goals of the young jazzman is to democratize jazz by creating a concert where communication and the exchange of energy with the public are essential. Sometimes complex, melodic or even nostalgic, the music played by Revelation Jazz Radio-Canada and its band leaves no one indifferent.

Grand laureate of the 2020-2021 Radio-Canada Jazz Revelation title, Carl Mayotte is now one of the most popular young bassists and jazzmen in Quebec and Canada. Having started his professional career at the age of 16 and completed a master’s degree in jazz performance at McGill University, his virtuosity and versatility have been noticed by several musicians and critics from Alain Caron to Bass Magazine. He has just released his third album, Escale, which won him a Félix award for jazz album of the year in 2022. In addition, he creates, in the summer of 2022, a new jazz music camp at Kamouraska, bringing together musicians of all ages and levels. One of the goals of this young musician is to democratize jazz and bring this musical genre back to the fore.

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