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Guy Nadon

1934 - 2016

Origin: Quebec, Canada

Main instrument: Drums/percussion

Genres: Big Band, Jazz

When he was just a little boy, Montrealer Guy Nadon made his first drum kit by assembling a random assortment of household objects. After a brief spell at the Conservatory, he ended up spending more time checking out the nightlife of the club scene. In the 1950s, he often accompanied stars from the jazz scene and the variety show circuit such as Charles Aznavour, Buddy Rich, and Zoot Sims. In 1975, he formed his own band, La Pollution des sons, recording his first LP. In 1993, his colourful history was captured in a documentary, Le roi du drum. Guy Nadon has been a mainstay of the Festival, performing almost 40 times. In 1998, he took home the Oscar Peterson Award.



  • Guy Nadon (2016-06-30)
  • Guy Nadon (2015-07-05) Scène TD
  • Guy Nadon Big Band - 2013 concert
  • Guy Nadon Quartet - 2011 Concert
  • Guy Nadon Septet - 2010 Concert
  • Guy Nadon band (1997) - Médiathèque Jazz

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