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“…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

I will be performing as part of Stage West Calgary’s Production of Pure90s, subbing in as musical director from December 3-13, 2017, and January 16-February 4, 2018. Click here for more info and tickets.

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Michelle Grégoire Sextet at the Cliff Bungalow Mission Jazz Series on
Wednesday, January 3, 2018.
Michelle Grégoire (piano), Mike Rud (special guest on guitar), Al Muirhead (trumpet), Mark Dejong (sax), Jeremy Coates (bass), Tyler Hornby (drums).

Show is at 8 pm, tickets are avail at the door for $15/$10. For the January 3rd performance at the Mission Jazz Series, Michelle will be presenting original compositions and fresh arrangements, and will feature an impressive lineup of local performers with the addition of a special guest from Montréal, guitarist Mike Rud! This promises to be a fantastic evening of beautiful music and stellar performances.

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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

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I will be performing as part of Theatre Calgary’s The Secret Garden in the Spring of 2018. More info and tickets.

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In November 2017, I performed in Winnipeg with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra as part of their Canada 150 Suite, featuring composers form across Canada. They performed one movement from my Métis Suite.

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