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2018 Oscar Peterson Award: Renee Rosnes

This year, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal highlights the exceptional contributions to music made by Zakir Hussain, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Renee Rosnes, George Thorogood, Ben Harper and Ry Cooder. During this 39th edition of the Festival, our winners will be presented, respectively, with the B.B. King Award, Ella Fitzgerald Award, Miles Davis Award, Antonio Carlos Jobim Award, Oscar Peterson Award and Montreal Jazz Festival Spirit Award. Renee Rosnes is the 30th artist to receive the Oscar Peterson Award. This prize was created on the 10th anniversary of the Festival in 1989 to salute a Canadian musician who has made…
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Critical acclaim for BELOVED OF THE SKY

“Simply a superlative session that stimulates the senses on so many levels and provokes serious and rewarding listening for those willing to take the time.” — Notes on Jazz — “With Beloved of the Sky, Rosnes demonstrates yet again that she is not only a top-tier post-bop composer, but also one of Canada’s greatest living jazz exports...It has sophistication to spare, both baked into its compositions and arrangements and in the sparkling, heat-of-the-moment improvising.” — Ottawa Citizen — "She tosses cold splashes of harmony, sketches out little…
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ARTEMIS to perform at the Newport Jazz Festival, Sunday, August 5, 2018

Hailing from America, Canada, France, Chile, Israel and Japan, ARTEMIS is an extraordinary all-star group comprised of seven of the finest performers in jazz today, gender irrelevant. The band features a powerful front line of A-list musicians in trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana and clarinetist Anat Cohen; a virtuosic rhythm section of pianist and music director Renee Rosnes, bassist Noriko Ueda, Allison Miller on drums, and the brilliant vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant. This is a significant and serious band that performs with power, sensitivity and passion! Sunday, August…
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