“…an intense and engaging performer…” – Geoff Chapman – The WholeNote, Toronto.

Pianist and composer Michelle Grégoire’s music has been described as “ingenious”, “elegant”,  “balanced”,  and “original with great depth and imagination”. She has toured across Canada with her jazz quintet and her music is heard regularly on XM Radio and Galaxie satellite jazz programs. An active freelance musician since 1984, Michelle Grégoire maintains a solid reputation as a sideperson and band leader having backed up artists in all genres. She has worked regularly in the pit orchestras of local theatre companies like Theatre Calgary, StageWest, and Winnipeg’s Rainbow Stage. Grégoire holds two jazz degrees from St. Francis Xavier University (1988, 1990), a Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from the Florida State University (1993) and has attended the Hugh Fraser Jazz Orchestra Residency in Banff where she worked with Maria Schneider in 2002 and Kenny Wheeler in 2004. Grégoire has also studied privately with world-renowned composer Bob Brookmeyer. Since the Fall 2014, she has been on faculty at Ambrose University in Calgary teaching Jazz Piano.  More bio information here.

“Her ingenious creations are all of interest” – Toronto Star
“One of Canada’s most intriguing jazz composers” – Ottawa Citizen

Michelle Grégoire Trio at the Polish Canadian Cultural Centre

Featuring Robin Tufts (drums) and Simon Fisk (bass)!! It’s gonna be a wonderful musical ride with those two. I can’t wait! Calgary is rich with great bass players and drummers. This is one of my favourite combinations! See you on October 11!

Michelle Gregoire


Register for Jazz Piano Lessons

I am accepting registrations for new weekly students for the 2017 Winter term, Spring and Fall 2017 terms. II can accept some Summer term students if there is some demand. If you are interested in jazz piano lessons, please download the form and contact me to get started.

2017 Lesson Registration Form




2017 has been busy and productive year so far. In February 2017, I toured with opera tenor Ken Levigne hitting many US states.


I also had a great time performing with Theatre Calgary’s award winning production of Crazy For You in April and May 2017.


Since 2014, I’ve been an adjunct faculty member at Ambrose University in Calgary teaching Applied Jazz PianoFaculty bio here. Ambrose offers several sized programs, from 3 – 4 year music degrees. They also offer a Jazz Focus. More info on Ambrose Music Programs.

2014 through to Winter 2015 was a busy time filled with wonderful contracts, mostly in the world of Musical Theatre. Last Spring I played Keys 1 in Theatre Calgary’s Mary Poppins and the production earned a Betty for Best Musical Production. From November 2014-February 2015 I spent three fun-filled months with Stage West’s Production of 80′s Solid Gold.

(In the pit for Theatre Calgary’s Mary Poppins, Spring 2014)