Singing Pianist

Johanne Desforges Jazz Piano and Voice

Johanne Desforges Jazz Official Website

Today

Jazz Singer Pianist based in Montreal
Johanne Desforges performs as a solo act in piano bars, restaurants and coprorate events. She also performs with bass as a duo formula and trio or quartet combination. With a style all her own, interpreting the best of jazz standards and top popular classics she injects her original material. With great musicians such as Ron Seguin on bass, Michel Berthiaume on Drums and Eric Harding at the piano her performance are versatile, warm and entertaining.

Recording

4 CDs since 2001
From the Montreal International Jazz Festival where she performed 10 times to Special Events and Concerts, she released 4 jazz CDs between 2001 and today. Recorded 5 singles during the late 70s and 80s. Leading an 18 woman choir, during the 90s she recorded for them in her studio 3 albums, along with many other projects.

Teaching

Private Voice Teacher since 1976.
Johanne became is passionate about the instrument of the voice. Her personal studies started in 1970 while on the road in the US. She has refined her understanding of the vocal instrument through daily practice, to later sharing the knowledge and give private voice lessons in Montreal. She now teaches at Vanier College in Montreal as well as in private.

Jazz Singer Pianist based in Montreal Quebec with a passion for teaching, Johanne Desforges has been dishing it out since the 70s. On stage with a trio or by herself at the piano or duo with bass, she performs the best of classic jazz standards, original music and contemporary songs with style and a personnal twist !

1969 Johanne Desforges

Today

Performing and teaching voice in private since 1976 and at Vanier College in Montreal since 2002.

1969 Johanne Desforges

Mtl Jazz Festival

Performed at the Montreal International Jazz Festival 10 times between 1981 and 2007.

1969 Johanne Desforges

In The Studio

Released 4 CDs between 2001 and 2008 / 5 singles during the 70s and 80s.

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Midi Studio

Conducted an 18 woman choir for 8 years in the late 90s producing 3 albums in her studio.

1969 Johanne Desforges

Early Career

On the road in the US for 5 years during the early 70s, then in France 2 years and Quebec since then.

Photo Galery

Photos taken by Paul Eifert of a performance with Eric Harding on piano, Ron Seguin on Bass and Michel Berthiaume on Drums. Live photos taken at Robin Des Bois Restaurant in Montreal with Ron Seguin on Electric Bass taken by Micah Desforges.

 

Videos

These Video Clips, recorded during October 2016 where created to give a preview of the Duo and Solo style offered for concert or Corporate Events. Contact us by phone or email for booking information. It will be our pleasure to get back to you asap. Download the Song List PDF with this link

 

I've Got The World on a String

Harold Arlen

Ron Seguin on Bass

 

What's New

Bob Haggart / Johnny Burke

Ron Seguin on Bass

 

Edith and the Kingpin

Joni Mitchel's Great song. This version recorded by Herbie Hancock

Ron Seguin on Bass

 

And I love Her (Him)

Beatles

Solo Piano and Voice

 

Ain't No Sunshine

Bill Withers

Recorded October 2016.
A great classic

 

Ce n'est que de l'eau

Carlos Jobim / Pierre Barouh

Recorded October 2016

 


Music

Outstanding musicians and wonderful people where involved in producing these 4 CDs. Many Original songs have made it onto the projects recorded between 2001 and 2007 and it is much appreciated.

Thank you to all involved !

White Lights

White Lights Recorded in 2001

Recorded in 2001
Andre White Piano, Brian Hurley on Bass and Jon McCaslin Drums

Excerpts

White Lights (J. Desforges)

Lazy Afternoon ()

Honey Suckle Rose (Full Version) Fats Waller


Quiet Times

Quiet Times 2004

Recorded in 2005
Jeff Johnson Piano, Dave Watts Bass and Jon McCaslin Drums

Exerpts

Quiet Times (J. Desforges)

Get Out Of Town

Communication Breakdown (J.Desforges)


XMAS Johanne Desforges

XMas Johanne Desforges

Recorded in 2004
with Josh Rager Piano, Daniel Lessard Bass.

Excerpts

Depuis Hier (J. Desforges)

Have Yourself A Merry Chrismass

Mon Beau Sapin


Live with her Trio

Live in Concert

Recorded in 2007
with Eric Harding, Fraser Hollins and Claude Lavergne

Excerpts

Astrology (J.Desforges)

Quiet Times Live version (Arr: Jeff Johnson)

Pennier From Heaven


Johanne Desforges Recordings

Contact

Based in Montreal Quebec. For information on our availabilities for concerts or to perform at your event, please call or email and it will be our pleasure to get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you and have a great day !


Phone

514.817.5838

Email