Chantale Gagne

Chantale Gagne

 New York City, New York, USA
BandJazzFolk

Wisdom Of The Water :This enthralling album has an incredibly fresh and deep jazz/folk tone. Both the music and the compositions are strong and will inspire you like no other.

"In addition to becoming a very fine pianist, Ms. Gagne is also developing into a quite a composer" -Kenny Barron

Biography

A native of Quebec, Canada, jazz pianist Chantale Gagné began studying music at the age of 8. At 15, the piano becomes Chantale’s passion.
From 1997 to 1999, she studied jazz piano with James Gelfand at College Marie-Victorin in Montreal, followed by 4 years at McGill University where she received her degree in “Jazz Piano Performance”.
In 2005, Chantale met famous pianist Kenny Barron and although she studied with him for a short period of time, this encounter proved to be so inspiring to Chantale both as a pianist and composer that she realized jazz had become her deepest calling.
For the past years, Chantale has been busy performing in Canada, U.S. and Europe from trio, quartet to piano solo and big bands.
Silent Strength her self-produced debut recording album with Peter Washington on bass and Lewis Nash on drums, has been met with great reviews and features many of her original compositions.
After releasing Silent Strength, the music of Chantale Gagné has been played on radio in the following countries further to the media attention which she received: Australia, Argentina, Colombia, Greece, New Zealand, Poland, Byelorussia, Canada, the United States, Netherlands, Scotland, England, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Macedonia.
In October, 2008, Chantale is honored by Radio-Canada in receiving the distinction Révélation Radio- Canada Musique 2008-09. This recognition allows her to benefit from a privileged support and from a particular visibility on all the platforms of the public diffuser. She was moreover invited to perform along with Peter Washington and Lewis Nash, during the launch of Espace Jazz.
In 2009, the American jazz magazines, Jazz Times, Cadence and JazzWax.com, as well as the German Magazine, Jazz Podium have been positively reviewing the album Silent Strength.
2009 and 2010 have been decisive as far as Chantale’s growing interest in composition. Wisdom Of The Water, her new album, released in September 2010, demonstrates a totally different sound with a strong folk/heartland influence that she reveals as a composer as well as a pianist. Vibes player Joe Locke is featured on this album along with Peter Washington on bass and Lewis Nash on drums.

Lyrics

Wisdom Of The Water

Written By: Chantale Gagne

Wisdom Of The Water

Lullaby For Winter

Written By: Chantale Gagne

Lullaby For Winter

The Light We Need

Written By: Chantale Gagne

The Light We Need

Discography

Chantale Gagne Trio/ Peter Washington, bass ; Lewis Nash, drums
"Silent Strength"

Chantale Gagne w/Joe Locke, vibes; Peter Washington, bass; Lewis Nash, drums
"Wisdom Of The Water"

My CDs are getting radio airplay in
Australia, Argentina, Colombia, Greece, New Zealand, Poland, Belarus, Canada, USA, Netherlands, Scotland, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Macedonia.

Set List

Typical set: 45 minutes/1 hour
1-Beautiful Love
2-The Way You Look Tonight
3-Wave
4-Blue Monk
5-Someday My Prince Will Come
6-Honeysuckle Rose
7-Black Orpheus
8-Don't Get Around Much Anymore
9-What Is This Thing Called Love

LIST OF STANDARDS

Peri’s Scope
Easy Living
If I Were A Bell
I’ll Remember April
Star Eyes
Alice In Wonderland
All Blues
Oleo
In Walked bud
Isfahan
I Mean You
A Foggy Day
Perdido
My Shining Hour
In A Mellow Tone
Lover
I Love You
Woody and You
There Will Never Be Another You
C Jam Blues
All Of Me
Autum Leaves
All The Things You Are
Black Orpheus
Body And Soul
Gentle Rain
Stella By Starlight
Witchcraft
Girl From Ipanema
There is No Greater Love
Someday My Prince Will Come
Recordame
Bluesette
Besame Mucho
‘Round Midnight
Take The A Train
What Is This Thing Called Love
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Solar
Blue Bossa
Days Of Wine And Roses
Beautiful Love
Have Yoy Met Miss Jones
Lullaby Of Birdland
Night and Day
Alon