VIDEOS

“ Deschamps and his musicians take us elsewhere, to uncharted territories that music lovers will be delighted to discover. "

STANLEY PÉAN

2017

NEWS

NEW ALBUM

AUGMENTED REALITY

For this new project, Benjamin Deschamps takes a more electric and powerful turn. Nicolas Ferron on electric guitar joins the quintet. Deschamps is inspired by the works of musicians who are fond of this fiery jazz such as Donny McCaslin and Ben Wendel. The sextet promises an album that is introspective, robust, more mature, but just as ingenious as its predecessors. To be released in the fall of 2021!

PRIX OPUS BEST JAZZ ALBUM

Augmented Reality wins the Prix Opus for Best Jazz Album at the 2023 Conseil Québécois de la Musique Gala.

DISCOGRAPHY

NO CODES (2018)

Benjamin Deschamps – alto sax
Frank Lozano – tenor sax
Sébastien Pellerin – doublebass
Louis-Vincent Hamel – drums

DEMI-NUIT (2017)

Benjamin Deschamps – sax, composition
Jean-Nicolas Trottier – trombone
Charles Trudel – piano
Sébastien Pellerin – doublebass
Alain Bourgeois – drums

WHAT DO WE KNOW (2014)

Benjamin Deschamps – sax, composition
Charles Trudel – piano
Sébastien Pellerin – doublebass
Alain Bourgeois – drums

 

BUY AND LISTEN

BIOGRAPHY

∼ saxophonist and composer ∼

It was through his classical music background that Benjamin Deschamps discovered jazz to finally make it his own. Although he cumulates artistic mediums (he is a flutist, clarinetist and arranger), it is his talents as a saxophonist and composer that have put him in the spotlight. His gregarious spirit led him to collaborate with several ensembles such as the Rachel Therrien Quintet, Odd Lot (Jacques Kuba Séguin), the Joe Sullivan Big Band, the Orchestre national de jazz de Montréal and JazzLab Orchestra (Effendi) before diving headfirst into his own projects. From trio to sextet, he plays with variable ensemble sizes to give the most fitting touch to each work.

 Benjamin is recognized by his peers in the Canadian jazz scene, but also by the cultural industry. He was named “Révélation jazz Radio-Canada” in 2017-2018, and won the TD Grand Prize at the Festival international de Jazz de Montréal in 2019.[read more]

 As the leader of the No Codes collective, he released in 2018 an album of the same name, his third to date. Ever on the lookout for his next musical venture, he is currently working on a sextet project with a more electric sound, to be released in the fall of 2021.[/read]


 

SHOWS

UPCOMING

  • Altsys Orchestra

    19 Mar 2024  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Dièse Onze 4115A St-Denis, Montréal QC H2W 2M7, Canada

  • Ben Deschamps Big Band - Dièse Onze

    26 Mar 2024  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    4115 R. Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2W 2M7, Canada

  • Dans l'univers d'Astor - Maison de la culture Claude-Léveillé

    28 Mar 2024  1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

    911 Rue Jean-Talon Est Montréal, QC, Canada

  • Augmented Reality - The Myrna Loy - Helena, MT USA

    18 Apr 2024

    The Myrna Loy 15 N Ewing St, Helena, MT 59601, United States

  • Augmented Reality - The Bucking Jam Palace - Calgary, AB

    20 Apr 2024

    BuckingJam Palace 2101 8 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  • Augmented Reality - Continental Treat Fine Bistro - Edmonton, AB

    21 Apr 2024

    Continental Treat Fine Bistro 9698 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton AB T5H 3V5, Canada

PAST

  • Stranger in the Night

    14 Dec 2023  8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Casino de Montréal 1 Avenue du Casino, Montréal QC H3C 4W7, Canada

  • Stranger in the Night

    15 Dec 2023  8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Casino de Montréal 1 Avenue du Casino, Montréal QC H3C 4W7, Canada

  • Stranger in the Night

    16 Dec 2023  8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Casino de Montréal 1 Avenue du Casino, Montréal QC H3C 4W7, Canada

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