We are quite proud to announce that Cristo has been invited to be part of the jury at a brand new festival in Cannes:
CANNESERIES first edition from April 4 to 11
CANNESERIES aims to highlight series from all over the world and to give an international voice to this increasingly popular and fiercely creative new art form.
This event becomes a natural partner in a strong visual environment, taking place alongside the MIPTV market and with the support of the world renowned city of Cannes…
The very first Jury of the very first edition of CANNESERIES is now complete. On April 7-11, they will screen the first episodes of 10 international series and decide who will take home the 6 awards handed out on Wednesday 11 April, during an Awards Ceremony broadcast live on CANAL+.
Le jury réunissait cinq jeunes professionnels français et québécois du spectacle qui ont participé au projet croisé BIS de Nantes/Bourse RIDEAU. La trompettiste de jazz Rachel Therrien a été sélectionnée pour le prix 50e OFQJ, ce qui lui permettra d’effectuer un projet de développement de carrière en France.
La Bourse RIDEAU, le plus important marché francophone des arts de la scène en Amérique qui se déroule tous les ans au mois de février à Québec, est un incontournable des professionnels du spectacle.
Rachel Therrien, lauréate du prix 50e OFQJ
Originaire de Rimouski, Rachel Therrien est considérée comme l’une des musiciennes les plus prometteuses de la scène musicale québécoise. Trompettiste et compositrice, elle possède déjà un CV impressionnant. En solo ou à la tête de son quintette, elle s’est forgé une réputation d’artiste très talentueuse et polyvalente. Cette virtuose de la trompette a été lauréate du Grand Prix de Jazz TD 2015 au Festival International de Jazz de Montréal et du Prix Stingray Jazz Rising Star 2016. Elle vient de lancer “Pensamiento”, son nouvel album de jazz enregistré avec 12 musiciens à Bogota, en Colombie.
Album will be released by our friends at LAKESHORE RECORDS. Get a taste here:
The international success of screen composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer earned him the SOCAN International Achievement Award, marking the first time that a composer for film and television has been awarded the prize.
Well deserved Cristo!
Big thanks to SOCAN, especially to Geneviève Côté, Chief Affair Quebec Officer
We are super happy to announce that finally, we were able to make schedules work to score one of our all time favourites!
More on that subject later this fall, stay tuned –
Philip K. Dick is responsible for some of science fiction’s most iconic movies, such as Blade Runner, Minority Report, and Total Recall, and some of his short stories will be the basis for a new anthology show called Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.
The first images of Bryan Cranston starring in Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams have been released, and they’re giving off the same sinister vibes as the first trailer. The Breaking Bad star is executive producing the sci-fi anthology series and starring in one of the episodes, ‘Human Is’. Essie Davis (aka Lady Crane in Game of Thrones) and Liam Cunningham (aka Davos from Game of Thrones) will also feature in the episode.
Each episode is inspired by one of Philip K. Dick’s renowned shorts stories and has been adapted by an exciting list of leading British and American writers and directors. The series also features an all-star roster of cast who head up this thrilling, audacious and emotional journey into the far reaches of imagination, such as Steve Buscemi, Timothy Spall, Vera Farmiga, Terrence Howard, Anna Paquin, Richard Madden, Julia Davis and Jack Reynor.
Sony Pictures and the UK’s Channel 4 announced last year that they were teaming up to create the show, with Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, Justified’s Michael Dinner, and Battlestar Galactica’s Ronald D. Moore producing. The show will be distributed in the United States by Amazon Video, but interestingly, our first look at the show comes not from Amazon, but from Australian streaming company Stan.
(texts compiled from IndieWire, DigitalSpy, The Verge )
This August 29th the intimate and cozy Upstairs Jazz Bar will be hosting the Rachel Therrien Quintet, who will launch Why Don’t You Try – Rachel Therrien’s 4th opus. Between 5pm and 7pm, the jazz quintet, lead by trumpeter Rachel Therrien, will present their new energetic repertoire, a mix of eclectic compositions originating from each member of the formation.
Recorded by Robert Langlois at Studio 270 and mixed at Studio Tone Bender by Olivier St-Pierre, this record unites tasty jazz-rock with creative arrangements and offers a beautiful cohesion between the musicians. Co-produced by Rachel Therrien and Kim Neundorf for Free Run Artists Productions, the record will be released by Multiple Chord Music label. Emphasising the sounds of Simon Pagé‘s groovy electric bass, Charles Trudel’s virtuoso keys, Alain Bourgeois‘s energetic drums, Benjamin Deschamps‘s inventive saxophone and Rachel Therrien‘s incendiary trumpet, Why Don’t You Try is woven of bold musical proposals, great moments of improvisation and a humorous touch.
Once again, Rachel Therrien focuses on the crossbreeding of genres and the spirited energy that is known to her, which will undoubtedly seduce the audience.
Simply put, a major player of the new generation jazz scene!
It was an amazing week for Rachel Therrien at this year’s Montreal Jazz Festival! The highlight of course: her 9 piece combo performing PENSAMIENTO: PROYECTO COLOMBIA at a full Astral, receiving numerous of ravishing reviews.
Rachel also shared the stage with Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca, was 1st trumpeter on Beth McKenna’s Orchestra at the outside main stage and, woot woot, played a few soli with legendary drummer Tony Allen at the Monument National on the closing July 8th!
Her 4th album will be released on August 29th!
“Trumpeter Rachel Therrien performed on a number of stages: first as a featured soloist in Beth McKenna’s Jazz Orchestra (which played the leader’s eight-part suite Home: Montréal); later the same night accompanying Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca and again as a surprise guest during Tony Allen’s Blakey tribute. She presented her fiery new Afro-Colombian project Pensamiento at L’Astral, with a local band that included Colombian marimba player La Wey Segura (one of the 12 Colombian musicians featured on the album, recorded in Bogota), playing original compositions as well as arrangements of “Prende La Vela” and “¿Por qué me pega?.” (Jazz Times review)