Mario Canonge

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The pianist Mario Canonge is undoubtedly one of the greatest representatives of the Caribbean music. He came to settle in Paris since 1979, co-founder of the famous group Ultramarine, accompanist of Dee Dee Bridgewater, Nicole Croisille ...; he also collaborated with Kassav, Malavoi, Michel Jonasz, Laurent Voulzy, Richard Bona, Manu Dibango ... In 2004, he made a jazz shift with Rhizome (Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Antonio Sanchez, Roy Hargrove); in 2011, he published "mitan" - "the mitan of my life and in reality, the beginning of a richer coming" - in 2014 released CAB (Caribbean, Africa, Brazil) with Cameroonian singer Blick Bassy and in 2018 two albums: Quint'Up with Michel Zenino as co-leader and "Zouk Out" under his name.
 
Disruptive, Zouk Out is a jazz album that reflects the pressing need to abolish conventions, an inexhaustible thirst to reinvent the original combinations of the genre.
"This fourteenth opus is my personal conception of a jazz with Caribbean influences. It respects our musical traditions punctuated by this powerful original marker that is the drum. Less popular than its Spanish-speaking and English-speaking island counterparts, the syncopations of the French West Indies are no less melodious. They are still forgotten that many renowned musicians have their inspiration.
In the end, Zouk Out is a reflection of an introspective jazz paying tribute to the origins of zouk. It is the expression of what I am, a jazzman close to his roots that invites to the discovery of authentic phrasings resolutely modern."
 
Mario Canonge piano, percussions, choeurs
Michel Alibo basse, percussions,choeurs
Arnaud Dolmen batterie, percussions
Adriano Tenorio percussions

News

New album Zouk out - Release in November 2018

Videos

Mario Canonge, du jazz au zouk
Murmures rebelles
Karnaval Blues
Behind the notes

Archived concerts

07 Mar 2020
TUNISIE - Duo avec Annick Tangorra
23 Feb 2020
MAZAMET (81), FRANCE - Espace Apollo
22 Feb 2020
CAUNES-MINERVOIS (11), FRANCE - jazz au caveau
06 Feb 2020
LES ULIS (91), FRANCE - Le Radazik
01 Feb 2020
PARIS (75), FRANCE - Baiser salé
19 Jan 2020
PORT-AU-PRINCE ( 6), HAïTI - PAP Jazz Festival
02 Nov 2019
RéMIRE-MONTJOLY (10), GUYANE - T Lounge
01 Nov 2019
RéMIRE-MONTJOLY (10), GUYANE - T Lounge
18 Oct 2019
TOURCOING (59) - Tourcoing Jazz Festival
17 Oct 2019
PARIS (75), FRANCE - Le Baiser Salé
15 Oct 2019
EAUBONNE (95), FRANCE - Eaubonne Jazz
13 Oct 2019
AUBERVILLIERS (93), FRANCE - Festival Banlieues Tropicales
28 Jun 2019
Wolfisheim (67) - Wolfi Festival
09 Jun 2019
GUYANE - L'encre
01 Jun 2019
GROSLAY - Groslay jazz Color Festival
31 May 2019
Paris (75) - Cabaret Sauvage