Mario Canonge



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Pianist Mario Canonge is undoubtedly one of the greatest representatives of West Indian music, settled in Paris in 1979, co-founder of the famous group Ultramarine, played with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Nicole Croisille…; he also collaborated with Kassav, Malavoi, Michel Jonasz, Laurent Voulzy, Richard Bona, Manu Dibango…
Piano Mario Canonge


Zouk Out is a jazz album that conveys the pressing need to abolish convention, 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, but they are still forgotten as many renowned musicians draw their inspiration from them.
Ultimately, Zouk Out is the reflection of introspective jazz paying homage to the origins of zouk. This is the expression of who I am, a jazzman close to my roots who invites the discovery of authentic, resolutely modern phrasing. "
Piano Mario Canonge
Bass Michel Alibo 
Drums Arnaud Dolmen


For the Martinican pianist Mario Canonge, the creation of the Kann group in 1991 aimed to go back to the sources of biguine and mazurka brought up to date in the light of jazz and zouk. On the stage of Bal Blomet, historic temple of West Indian music, Mario Canonge, bassist Thierry Fanfant, drummer Jean-Philippe Fanfant and percussionist Bago will reconnect with the group's historical repertoire.
Piano Mario Canonge
Bass Thierry Fanfant
Drums Jean-Philippe Fanfant
Percussion Bago Balthazar
Guest Tony Hunter


Mario Canonge, the essential size of Caribbean jazz in France and on the international scene, surrounds himself with his accomplice Annick Tangorra.
Enchantress of Italian origin. Successive and multiple trips to Brazil and the Caribbean nourish and imbue it with these musical colors.
The heart as the swing: in turmoil, she mixes jazz and Caribbean Latinjazz.
Voice Annick Tangorra
Piano Mario Canonge


New album Zouk out - Released in November 2018