Jean Derome

A leading light of Québec’s new music scene, composer and multi-instrumentalist Jean Derome has been regularly performing throughout Canada, the United States of America and Europe and has appeared on more than a hundred records since 1978.

Jean Derome has won several distinctions in recognition of his creative spirit, both in Québec and abroad, including the Freddie Stone Award (1992) for his work in the field of creative music in Canada, the prestigious Bourse de carrière (Career Grant) from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec in 2012, as well as three Prix Opus awarded by the Conseil québécois de la musique: International Achievement in 2001; Musique Actuelle Record of the Year (Chamber Music category) in 2016; Event of the Year (for the Année Jean Derome 15-16) in 2017.

The reed and wind instruments player — who co-founded the label Ambiances Magnétiques — celebrated his 45-year long career in 2015 with the Année Jean Derome (AJD), a series of 18 concerts performed throughout Québec from May 2015 to June 2016 that focused on his various activities as musician, improviser, composer and archivist. Richard Jutras feature-length documentary Derome ou les turbulences musicales was launched in 2015 as part of the event.

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Jean Derome

Montréal (Québec), 1955

Residence: Montréal (Québec)

  • Composer
  • Performer (saxophones (alto, baritone, soprano), flutes (flute, bass flute, piccolo, alto flute, recorders), keyboard, small wind instruments (ocarinas, jew’s harp, game calls, toys…), percussion, invented instruments, voice)
  • Improviser

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On disc

Works

Past concerts

17 Octo 2021
20h00
CheungHétuOesterle
In person
L’Isle-Verte (Québec)
16 Octo 2021
20h00
Bélanger de BeauportHétu
In person
Quebec City (Québec)
5 Octo 2018
20h00
Série QB
BasantaBouchardDeromeHétuNormand
In person
Montréal (Québec)
21 Janu 2018
13h00 – 17h00
AperghisBouchardBoudreauCageCompagneDeromeEvangelistaGougeonHétuJulien-RobertLaporteMartinMorinNormandeauOesterleSarkissianToninatoVivierXenakis
In person Free admission
Montréal (Québec)
16 Dece 2017
20h30
Corbeil-PerronCsapóDeromeMorinOtsukaThiessenToninatoWiens
In person Free admission
Montréal (Québec)
12 May 2017
19h00
DeromeLepageMah
In person Workshop
Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
23 Apri 2015
20h00
Série QB
CeccarelliFrithHétuMyhrWolff
In person
Montréal (Québec)
25 Janu 2015
13h30 – 18h30
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In person Free admission
Montréal (Québec)
15 June 2014
20h00
BerthiaumeBradyDeromeFrithHétuRogerThomsonWiens
In person
Montréal (Québec)
5 Sept 2012
19h00
Série QB
Cage
In person Free admission
Montréal (Québec)
21 Febr 2011
20h00
DeromeHétu
In person
Montréal (Québec)
17 Nove 2008
DeromeGoldsteinHétu
In person
Vienna (Austria)
24 June 2008
17h30
DeromeHétu
In person
Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
3 June 2008
20h00
DeromeGoldsteinHétu
In person
Montréal (Québec)
6 Apri 2008
DeromeHétu
In person
Cologne (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)
5 Dece 2007
21h00
In person Voluntary contribution
Montréal (Québec)
21 Apri 2007
20h00
Série QB
Tenney
In person
Montréal (Québec)