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Jacques Kuba Séguin

1977 -

Origin: Quebec, Canada

Main instrument: Trumpet

Genre: Jazz

Born in Montreal to a Polish mother and Quebecois father, Jacques Kuba Seguin learned trumpet from the greats: Pat Labarbera and Don Thompson at Humber College (Toronto); Dave Douglas, Jim Black, Chris Potter, Kenny Werner and Django Bates at the Banff Center for the Arts. Working with Cirque du Soleil for two years, he packed his CV performing with Tiken Jah Fakoly, Carlos Placeres, Vic Vogel and Pierre Lapointe, collaborating with Jean Leloup, Caiman Fu, Rene Simard and Ariane Moffatt, and touring South Africa, Europe and North America. He and the Odd Lot ensemble released The Oddlot (2005) and Odd Lot 2:3 (2010), blending Eastern European music, jazz and electronica. An encounter with double bassist Frederic Alarie and violinist Adam Baldych led to the formation of the Litania Projekt quartet, and an eponymous album in 2012. Named the 2012-2013 Revelation Jazz Radio-Canada,he released L’Élévation du point de chute in 2014.

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Jacques Kuba Séguin Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8 p.m.
L'Astral (Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan)
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