Resume

    SYLVAIN MARCOTTE

 

 

1. Work Experience Related to Entertainment

 

2020-2021

  • New album release « Letter to My Friend » (orchestral music – September 18th 2021)

  • New band : Kelowna Rose Jazz Quartet

  • New album release « Against the Current Vol. 3 » (3/3), progressive rock (original music – May 25th  2021)

  • Lancement du EP « Against the Current Vol. 2 » (2/3), progressive rock (original music - January 25th  2020)

  • « Live Sessions » with many artists at SM Productions Studio

 

2019

  • Production & release of new EP « Against the Current Vol. » (1/3), progressive rock – original music October 25th)

  • « Tableaux de voyages III » intimate performance – original multimedia show

  • Musical directing and/or pianist for Frédérique Mousseau (La Voix 8), Maude Brodeur (La Voix 6), Johanne Blouin, Jean-Alexandre Boisclair (La Voix 6), Rosie Lafrance-Marcotte (La Voix 8) et Erika Yergeau – jazz singer.           

2018

  • Album release: Size Doesn’t Matter - jazz fusion duet EC/SM with Emmanuelle Caplette (May 25th 2018)

  • Concerts in the Czech Republic with EC/SM – Summer Music Camp & Education Festival in Karlovy Vary (August)

  • Music Coordinator for « Drummondville sur son 31 » - New Year’s Eve Celebration

  • Pianist at « Gala des Napoléon » Annual Business Awards Gala for the Chamber of Commerce of Drummondville

  • Music composer of « Toiles humaines » for Axart & François Bolduc

  • « Tableaux de voyages II » intimate performance – original multimedia show

  • Musical directing for Frédérique Mousseau, singer

  • Album production & recording for « Cheers » - rock band and Yves Granger – singer-songwriter

2017

  • Music Coordinator for « Drummondville sur son 31 » - New Year’s Eve Celebration

  • Pianist for François Boutin – Jazz Trumpet player from Trois-Rivières

  •  « Tableaux de voyages II » Live at « Salle Royal » in Drummondville

  • Musical direction, pianist and bass player for Frédérique Mousseau, singer

  • Member of the jury Prix at CALQ – Quebec Arts & Letters Council

2016

  • New release: french pop/rock/electro EP « Temps d'exil » - (November 25th)

  • New release: Piano solo album – Resolution, Piano Works II – (June 16th)

  • « Tableaux de voyages II » intimate performance – original multimedia show - during summer

  • Musical direction, pianist and bass player for Frédérique Mousseau, singer

  • VIP @ "La musique que j'aime" TV Cogeco, Drummondville

2015

  • Creation of « Tableaux de Voyages II » - Music composer & artistic direction

  • Musical direction and pianist for Frédérique Mousseau, singer

  • Musical direction for opening and closing ceremonies of Jeux du Québec 50th edition (The Quebec Games)

  • Show with my band Bliss - Living for Rock Music in Québec

2014

  • New Release: Bliss - Living for Rock Music « It's not Over » - December 15th

  • Theme composition of the 200th anniversary of the city of Drummondville

  • Theme and jingle composition for the city of Drummondville

  • Performance at NAMM 2014 in California with my band Bliss - Living for Rock Music

 

 

2013

  • Musical director for the contest « Fais-moi ta toune » 2013

  • Musical director Marie-Pier Hébert, singer

  • Freelancing contracts in Drummondville’s area

  • Music composition for Wasabi Communications – Montreal based advertising company

  • New Release: BLISS - Living for Rock Music debut album « Not Guilty » - May 22nd

 

2012

  • Musical director and pianist for Michel Cusson, guitarist and Stéphanie Bédard, singer

  • Musical arrangements, codirecting, musical directing for music box set « Pour l’instant, j’ai 20 ans », - Poetry

  • Member of the Board of Directors « Corporation d’animation Hériot » (2009 to 2012) – City of Drummondville

2011

  • Music composition for « La forêt chantée » park of sculptures « Essarts » - World famous sculptor Pierre Tessier

  • Music composer et director for Caval’ART 2011 – multimedia and equestrian show

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Cégep De Drummondville - 2009 to 2011

 

1988- 2010 Musical direction and other experiences

  • Musical director for the awards show Gal’Art 2010 du CDCCQ in Trois-Rivières

  • Musical director of multimedia shows “Légendes Fantastiques” and “AO, La fantastique Légende” - 1997 to 2010

  • Music composer et director for Caval’ART 2011 – multimedia and horse show

  • Music composition and production of Marie-Pier Hébert’s debut album Azur – 2010

  • Music composition for Wasabi Communications – Montreal based advertising company - 2010

  • Management and production for Marie-Pier Hébert, singer - 2005 to 2010

  • Solo show « La face cachée du compositeur » - Hidden Side of The Composer - 2009

  • Musical director for annual awards show Gala des Affaires of Chamber of Commerce of Drummondville and Gala du Réseau Industriel de Drummondville (2000 à 2009)

  • New album release « The Perfect Moment » Piano Works - december 2008

  • Tour in France with Marie-Pier Hébert, singer – May 2008

 

  • Musical director for singer and comedian Manuel Tadros for « Et maintenant… Bécaud » - Summer 2007

  • Musical director for annual awards show Gala Communautaire et le Gala du Réseau Industriel – May 2007

  • Creation and 1st release my solo multimedia show « Tableaux de voyages » March 2006

 

Musical director (piano, keys bass and guitar) for many events and artists:

              Gaston Mandeville - 1990 Brigitte Boisjoli – 1996 to 2000, Julie Lauzon – 98 to 2010, Johanne Blouin - 2003

  • Musical director for « Drummondville en Chansons » - 2002 to 2005

  • Album recording for African singer « Tangara » - 1999

  • Album recording for « Légendes Fantastiques » with Michel Cusson, composer - 1998

  • Tour in France with guitarist and composer Alexis Charrier – June 1998

  • Live radio recording for "Jazz sur le vif" at Radio-Canada Chicoutimi with le Richard Savoie Quartet -1997

 

Other composition and production musical projects (albums, enregistrements, radio, television)

 

  • Music composition for Emmanuelle Caplette, international reknown drummer

  • Musical Coordinator for « Era, The Intersection of Time » at Shanghai Circus World, with Michel Cusson

  • Recording and production of « Turbulence » high school project in Drummondville - 2004

            kids from de 5 to 17 years old from Collège St-Bernard de Drummondville

  • Composition and recording of « musical theme and jingle for TVA television - 2001

  • Music Composition Sylvette Brière, fashion designer - 2000

  • New release: 2nd Trio album « Over the Rainbow – with Jean-Bertrand Carbou et Matthias von Imhoff - 2005

  • New release: 1st Trio Album: Melodification with Jean-Bertrand Carbou et Matthias von Imhoff - 2002

  • « Live recording » 1st trio album « Melodification », Swiss drummer Matthias von Imhoff and French D-bass player Jean-Bertrand Carbou - 2001

  • Radio live Broadcast : Le Club de minuit, Chaîne Culturelle de Radio-Canada - 2004

  • Creation of a jazz festival : Drummond’Ville en Jazz - 1999 to 2001

  • Solo tour in France and Switzerland « These Days of Wine and Roses » - Fall 2000

  • Recording of my 2nd piano solo album « These Days of Wine and Roses » - 1999

  • Show in Drummondville with Pat Metheny Group ex-drummer, Paul Wertico -1999

  • New release: 1st solo album « Inspiration » - 1998

  • SM Productions debut – January 1997 (management, booking, recording & music production)

                                                                                                                                                              

  • 120 shows tour with jazz-fusion band Triaz (Québec, France, Belgique) - 1991-1992

  • Recording an album release of « Phase » Triaz debut album - 1990

  • Creation of Triaz - jazz fusion band, original music – 1988

 

 

 

Awards and Distinction

  • Mnetion of honour from  AQPC  (Quebec College Pedagogy Association) - 2020

  • Induction to Order of Drummondville - l’Ordre de Drummondville- (Recognition award for an exemplary commitment, initiatives, actions, realisations and remarkable successes of exceptional citizens) – 2019

  • Roch Nappert Award (teacher of the year) at Cégep de Drummondville – 2018-2019

  • Three times Finalist for Personality of the year at the “Napoleon Gala” for the Chamber of Commerce of Drummondville - 2004-2012-2004

  • Grant of 5 000$ from CALQ for BLISS Living For Rock Music @NAMM in California - 2014

  • Hommage Award at Gal’Art (CALQ, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec) - 2012

  • « Créativité artistique » Award – Rocognition Award from the City of Drummondville - 2010

  • Recipient of a 15 000$ grant from  Fond des Arts et des lettres du Centre-du-Québec (CALQ) for « La forêt chantée » collaboration international reknown sculptor Pierre Tessier (2011-2012)

  • Two times recipient of « Art de la scène » award from Gal’Art de Culture Centre-du-Québec - 2001-2010

  • Recipient of a 13 600$ grant from CALQ Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (2005-2006)

  • Recipient of a 3 500$ grant with TRIAZ from « Ministère des Affaires Culturelles » Support for professional artists program – 1994

  • Gagnant au concours international de Festival des musiques jumelées de La Roche-sur-Yon en France (1988)

  • Prize-winner of the contest in theme song composition for the 175th anniversary of the city of Drummondville Drummondville - 1988

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Teaching experiences - 1988-2020

  • Coordinator and professor in programme « Techniques professionnelles de musique et chanson » - Professionnal music and songwriting program at Cégep Drummondville -2005-2016

  • Coordinator and professor the soud technologies program at Cégep Drummondville – 2014-2016

  • Substitute teacher at Cegep de Trois-Rivières and UQTR (Yvon Bellemare replacement)  - 1999

  • Teacher at Asbestos Jazz Musical Summer Camp - 1991 to 1997

  • Teacher and creator of a course in keyboards harmony for the Des Chênes schoolboard in Drummondville –

1988-1992

 

4. Studies - 1988-1998

  • Obtained a D.E.C. (GÉGEP diploma) in Classical Piano at the Cégep de Drummondville (1988)

  • Studies in Jazz piano at the UQTR and at University of Montreal

  • Studies in Electric Bass at the UQTR

  • Self-taught for various techniques in jazz/pop piano

 

References available upon request

Sylvain Marcotte