Education and Experience

Studies

  • Bachelor of Music from the University of Montreal (double bass jazz with Michel Donato)
  • Baccalaureate studies in music at Laval University (classical double bass with Zbigniew Borovicz)
  • DEC in classical double bass at CEGEP de Ste-Foy;

Teaching experience

  • Bass, double bass, guitar and banjo teacher (private tutoring) for 20 years, totaling nearly 20,000 hours of courses;
  • Music teacher in Carrefour high school in Gatineau and Pierre Laporte high school (private lessons) in Ville Mont Royal;
  • Teacher (private lessons) in various music schools.

Musician Experience

Bassist  for Marco Calliari 2003-2010:

  • Numerous tours throughout Quebec and Canada, Europe (France, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, Switzerland).
  • Several hundred shows in the biggest venues in Quebec whose Spectrum, Metropolis, Club Soda, La Tulipe, Medley, the Grand Théâtre de Québec, Granada in Sherbrooke, etc.
  • Participation in many festivals such as the Francofolies, the Quebec City Summer Festival, the International Festival de Lanaudière and numerous other region.
  • Recording the album Mia Dolce Vita (nominated at ADISQ for Best World Music Album), DVD Al Dente and several music videos.
  • TV and radio services (Bande à part, Samedi et rien d’autre, L’Auberge du chien noir, Les Soirées au Nationnal …). Participation in a television advertising campaign.

Bass and double bass player in various groups for 25 years:

  • Raid (development and production of two albums – Blitz and Cube – and five music videos);
  • Many bands in all styles of music:
    • rock, pop,many cover bands
    • jazz, blues, funk numerous jazz groups …
    • metal, alternative, world music
    • Classical (University of Montreal’s orchestra, Laval University’s harmony and orchestra)