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Alain Caron

1955 -

Origin: Quebec, Canada

Main instrument: Bass/double bass/cello

Genres: Fusion, Jazz

This Québec-born bassist first starred with the jazz fusion group UZEB. After the group disbanded, Caron launched a successful solo career, with a slew of personal projects and collabo­rations. He has recorded with Leni Stern, Didier Lockwood and Michel Donato as well as toured with Don Alias, Mike Stern and Tom Harrell, to name a few. The Festival has played host to some of Caron's career highlights. In 1996, he dazzled audiences as part of the Invitation series. In 2009, he marks the Festival's 30th edition with a performance alongside pianist François Bourassa. A year later, Caron shared the stage with guitarist Stern. He released Septentrion soon after. In 2013, the artist released new album Multiple Faces before being presented with the Oscar Peterson Award at the Festival.

Alain Caron, John Roney and Quatuor Alcan Friday, July 3, 2015 at 10:30 p.m.
Gesù — Centre de créativité

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