«A devastating presentation of fusion jazz at its most visceral. (...) UZEB should be enormously successful someday.» - Mark Miller (Globe & Mail) This 1982 prediction has since been proven an understatement. UZEB today is established on the international jazz scene, and sells as many records in France as Miles Davis! The Festival is proud to welcome them back this year.
Montreal-based, and founded in the small Quebec city of Drummondville, this astounding quartet is now the top album seller, in the jazz category, in France. It's been a long and rocky road for Alain Caron, Michel Cusson, Paul Brochu and Jean St-Jacques, but it was worth it, from small clubs, to arenas, Uzeb has built its reputation on a music that is deeply modem, high powered and strongly melodic. Es¬caping all the clichés of "fusion" they try to keep the emotion alive even if the chord changes are complex and the pulse keeps on shifting.