Named "Révélation Jazz Radio-Canada 2018-2019", Gentiane Michaud-Gagnon studied for several years at the Conservatoire de Musique du Québec in Chicoutimi before pursuing graduate studies in jazz performance in Montreal. A two-time McGill University scholarship recipient, she studied there with Jan Yarczyk, Rémi Bolduc, André White and internationally renowned pianist Jean-Michel Pilc, who accompanied her during her two-year master's degree.
Michaud-Gagnon has been active on the Canadian jazz scene for several years. She has performed with many acclaimed musicians such as Jim Doxas, Adrian Vedady, Yannick Rieu, André White, Dave Laing and John Hollenbeck.
CBC Music ranked Eternal Cycle, her first original music album recorded with her main ensemble, the Gentiane MG Trio, with bassist Levi Dover and drummer Louis-Vincent Hamel, among the top 10 jazz recordings in Canada in 2017.
After the release of this CD, Gentiane performed with her trio at the Festival international de Jazz de Montréal, the OFF Festival de Jazz de Montréal, where she won the François-Marcaurelle prize from the Guilde des musiciens du Québec, the Festival de Jazz de Rimouski and the Festival international de Jazz UV (Mexico). She has also played in many jazz clubs such as the Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill (Montreal), Dièse Onze (Montreal), Emmet Rey (Toronto), Zinco Jazz Club (Mexico City), Casa Franca (Mexico City) and Sainte-Angèle (Quebec City).
Her trio released their second album, Wonderland, in May 2019 and went on tour across Canada in the fall of 2019. In 2020, she collaborated with saxophonist Frank Lozano. The duo released their album Convergence in April of that year.
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