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Pianist Marianne Trudel Brings Her Juno-Nominated Trifolia Project to Victoria

June 1, 2015

Victoria audiences who recall Montreal pianist Marianne Trudel’s rapturous performances at Jazzfest International, Jazz at the Gallery and at Hermann’s have reason to celebrate.

Trudel returns to Victoria on Wednesday, June 10, 8 pm, at Hermann’s, with her trio Trifolia, an acclaimed project that in 2013 won Trudel her first of two Juno nominations. (The second was for a recent project with trumpeter Ingrid Jensen).

Trifolia features Trudel on piano, Etienne La France on bass and Patrick Graham on percussion. Her Victoria appearance is part of a tour that will also take her to Seattle, Washington, and LaJolla, California.

In describing her project, Trudel’s press material says, “The name “trifolia” is often applied to a plant that possesses three leaves. In the case of this trio, the three musicians of Trifolia form a dynamic, living unit, sharing with audiences everywhere their passion for heartfelt communication through sound.”

Radio-Canada’s Isabelle Craig has said of Trudel, “She takes the piano through all the musical styles, from jazz to classical, including a taste of rhythms from around the world. The pianist-composer-improviser explores and pushes her instrument to its limits and beyond.”

The Gobe and Mail has called her “the hottest young pianist on the Montreal jazz scene.”

I’ve seen Trudel perform at least three times in Victoria and all I can say is don’t miss this show. It promises to be one of the most exciting jazz performances you’ll see this year or any other.

Here’s a taste:

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