Rachel Therrien launches WDYT on August 29th, join us at the Upstairs from 5-7pm

This August 29th the intimate and cozy Upstairs Jazz Bar will be hosting the Rachel Therrien Quintet, who will launch Why Don’t You Try – Rachel Therrien’s 4th opus. Between 5pm and 7pm, the jazz quintet, lead by trumpeter Rachel Therrien, will present their new energetic repertoire, a mix of eclectic compositions originating from each member of the formation.

Recorded by Robert Langlois at Studio 270 and mixed at Studio Tone Bender by Olivier St-Pierre, this record unites tasty jazz-rock with creative arrangements and offers a beautiful cohesion between the musicians. Co-produced by Rachel Therrien and Kim Neundorf for Free Run Artists Productions, the record will be released by Multiple Chord Music label. Emphasising the sounds of Simon Pagé‘s groovy electric bass, Charles Trudel’s virtuoso keys, Alain Bourgeois‘s energetic drums, Benjamin Deschamps‘s inventive saxophone and Rachel Therrien‘s incendiary trumpet, Why Don’t You Try is woven of bold musical proposals, great moments of improvisation and a humorous touch.

Once again, Rachel Therrien focuses on the crossbreeding of genres and the spirited energy that is known to her, which will undoubtedly seduce the audience.

Simply put, a major player of the new generation jazz scene!

 

Rachel invited by Tony Allen, Roberto Fonseca, Beth McKenna…

It was an amazing week for Rachel Therrien at this year’s Montreal Jazz Festival! The highlight of course: her 9 piece combo performing PENSAMIENTO: PROYECTO COLOMBIA at a full Astral, receiving numerous of ravishing reviews.

Rachel also shared the stage with Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca, was 1st trumpeter on Beth McKenna’s Orchestra at the outside main stage and, woot woot, played a few soli with legendary drummer Tony Allen at the Monument National on the closing July 8th!

Her 4th album will be released on August 29th!

“Trumpeter Rachel Therrien performed on a number of stages: first as a featured soloist in Beth McKenna’s Jazz Orchestra (which played the leader’s eight-part suite Home: Montréal); later the same night accompanying Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca and again as a surprise guest during Tony Allen’s Blakey tribute. She presented her fiery new Afro-Colombian project Pensamiento at L’Astral, with a local band that included Colombian marimba player La Wey Segura (one of the 12 Colombian musicians featured on the album, recorded in Bogota), playing original compositions as well as arrangements of “Prende La Vela” and “¿Por qué me pega?.” (Jazz Times review)

 

Rachel Therrien’s “Pensamiento” premiers at Montreal’s International Jazz Festival – July 7th

For the first time ever, “Pensamiento: Proyecto Colombia” will be performed live on July 7th, 6pm, at l’Astral. Special guest, Colombian marimba player La Wey, will join Rachel and the other 7 musicos on stage.

Meet you at the party!

For more info and tickets click HERE

Gravacion, pacificoJazz, Bogota 2014, ©AntoniaZennaro

Gravacion, pacificoJazz, Bogota 2014, ©AntoniaZennaro

Gravacion, pacificoJazz, Bogota 2014, ©AntoniaZennaro

And the BAFTA goes to: CRISTOBAL TAPIA DE VEER !!

We had the greatest time at The Brewery in London last night! Huge thanks go the BAFTA jury who honoured Cristo with this most prestigious award!

We’d also like to thank our friends Marc Munden and Lisa Marie Russo and all the National Treasures that worked on the production of this amazing project!

Big thanks go to George Ormond and the whole team at The Forge.

CHEERS!!

CRISTO nominated at this year’s BAFTA Craft Awards for NATIONAL TREASURE

We are insanely happy and honoured that Cristo got recognized by the British Academy for Film and Television!

Team NATIONAL TREASURE is up for 4 awards at this year’s craft awards: Marc Munden (best director / fiction), Luke Dunkley (editing / fiction), Ole Birkeland (photography & lighting, fiction) and Cristo for best original music!

Congrats to everybody!!

National Treasure crowned at last night’s RTS awards, UK

The annual awards of the Royal Television Society, whose members include the crème de la crème of British television executives, have crowned the drama National Treasure as best miniseries last night in London. Another win for NT: Robbie Coltrane has won the award for best male actor ! Besides, co-star Julie Walters was honoured with a lifetime achievement award.

Congrats all!! 🙂

US folks: Watch National Treasure on HULU starting 1st of March

IndieWire, Feb 28th, 2017

Hulu released an exclusive clip from its upcoming miniseries “National Treasure,” a show revolving around a famed comedic performer, played by Robbie Coltrane (“Harry Potter“), whose life is turned upside down when he is accused of a sexual abuse scandal. Two-time Oscar nominee Julie Walters(“Brooklyn“) also stars in the series as Coltrane’s wife, while Andrea Riseborough (“Birdman“) plays their daughter. Hulu has also unveiled a dramatic new poster for the series.

The clip, titled “The Search,” comes from the show’s first episode and reveals an intense and intimate conversation between Coltrane and Walters. Paul Finchley (Coltrane) has already been swept up in the scandal, while his wife is starting to feel the pressure alongside her husband. The scene promises stellar performance from the two actors, and adds a layer of mystery as to whether or not Finchley can be trusted.

Coltrane and Walters both starred together in the “Harry Potter” franchise, known for their lovable roles as Hagrid and Molly Weasley, respectively. This series serves as a departure from those roles, but the subject matter is as timely as ever, and the show certainly has the potential to deliver a compelling narrative.

All four of the show’s episodes are set to debut on March 1, which were directed by Marc Munden (“Utopia”) and written by Jack Thorne (“The Last Panthers,” “Glue”). Watch the clip below to get a taste of the series.