In a city rich with jazz talent, bassist Alex Bellegarde is surely one of the best players around, constantly finding new types of projects and new musicians with which to extend the range of his jazz vocabulary › Neil Brouillet. Montreal.com
Energetic player, composer and Grand Jazz Award winner at the Montreal Jazz Festival, 26th ed, Alex Bellegarde creates music drawn from a wealth of sources. He heads a number of formations and participates in a range of projects: jazz, Latin music and multidisciplinary (theatre, film, poetry and dance to multimedia). With several albums to his credit: Floating, Caminando, Quintet and Quartet "Live , he is also guest contributor to a wide array of artists' recordings and performs regularly throughout Canada and internationally (Europe, Mexico, U.S). A well known figure on Montreal's effervescent jazz scene, he hosts a dynamic, weekly jam session that draws promising talents and renowned jazz musicians from near and afar.
CIBL 101.5 Jazzologie… ‹ "Bravo for this fine cd. A mature work, inspired and inspiring..." › Richard Thérien · CIBL 101.5
Wondering Sound… Alex Bellegarde Trio - Floating, AB Productions “…Nifty piano trio session from bassist Bellegarde, drummer Martin Auguste and pianist Jerome Beaulieu. A series of chipper and nicely shaped melodies, from first song to last! Songs have an appealing structure to them, a bit of the traditional on a two-feet-in-modern-territory album… › Dave Sumner, wonderingsound.com, New York
The Whole Note, It's our Jazz… Alex Bellegarde Quintet Live, Chien Noir ‹ This band plays with impetus and conviction, aided by miraculously layered textures and a sensitive range of inflections, with Bellegarde's bass a brilliantly crucial inner voice… › Geoff Chapman, Toronto
Voir, Montreal Alex Bellegarde Quintet Live, Chien Noir ‹ a formidable musical journey that by moments is playful, contemplative or downright exploratory… › Stanley Péan, Montreal
Jazz FM 91 Toronto… Caminando, Alex Bellegarde Quartet, JT Records ‹ A fine collection of work and with time I expect that two or three of these will become 'timeless' pieces in my collection!… › Reiner Schwarz, Toronto
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