Massey Hall presents
Montreal pianist Jean-Michel Blais’ enchanting instrumental compositions pair the melodic pop sensibilities of Amélie-era Yann Tiersen and Arts & Crafts alumni Chilly Gonzales with the breathtaking technical skill of classical minimalists like Philip Glass and Erik Satie. Blais’ Polaris Music Prize long-listed debut album of original compositions, Il, was released in 2016 via Arts & Crafts. Called “a masterpiece” by Exclaim! in their 9/10 review, the album was written over two years by improvising every day and was recorded in his living room.
With the Participation of the Government of Canada