RJ LeBlanc featuring Nir Felder, Rafael Zaldivar, Sam Joly

TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival

Thursday February 7 @ 7:30pm, La Nouvelle Scène Studio B $25 + HST and fees


Rémi-Jean LeBlanc - bass
Nir Felder - guitar
Rafael Zaldivar - piano
Samuel Joly - drums

Rémi-Jean LeBlanc is a first class bassist from Montreal playing with artists like Yannick Rieu, Jean-Michel Pilc, David Binney, Seamus Blake, Greg Osby, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ari Hoenig, Gilad Hekselman and Ben Wendel. He is known for his virtuosity as much as his groove factor and musicality. His recent recording as a leader features an impressive band of like-minded musicians including one of Canada’s premier Cuban pianists Rafael Zaldivar and Samuel Joly, a well known fiery drummer on the Quebec scene. The group features the flowing virtuosic lines of guitarist Nir Felder from New York City, who has performed with everyone from Jack Dejohnette to Esperanza Spalding. Together the group plays circles around each other putting their own stamp on rock-infused jazz.