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François Bourassa

Origin: Quebec, Canada

Main instrument: Piano

Genre: Jazz

Forming his own trio in 1983, only two years later, he won the Grand Prize at the Festival for emerging artist. Over the years, this Québec pianist has developed innate chemistry with the members of his trio, brothers Yves and Guy Boisvert. Whether he plays solo, duet, trio or quartet, he generally prefers a nuanced approach, seeking a balance between emotion and serenity. In 2007, Bourassa won the Oscar Peterson Award for his contribution to Canadian jazz and for the quality of his art. Rasstones came out the same year. In 2010 and 2011, the pianist collaborated with Frank Lozano, Michel Donato and Pierre Tanguay for a Bill Evans concert tribute. He released the album Idiosyncrasie in June 2011.



  • Major artists talk about the Festival
  • François Bourassa Quartet - 2011 Concert
  • Bourassa, Lozano, Donato, Tanguay - 2010 Concert
  • François Bourassa & Frank Lozano - Interview 2010
  • François Bourassa - Interview  2010
  • François Bourassa & André Leroux (1997) - Médiathèque Jazz

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