Saxophonist, flutist and clarinettist Annie Dominique has been working as a professional musician on the Montreal scene for over 15 years. In 2007, she won the first prize of the Jazz en Rafale contest with the Simon Legault Quartet. She is also featured on various recording by other artists such as: Jean- Nicolas Trottier Big Band and Tentet (Blue Lines), Beth McKenna Jazz Orchestra (Start), Simon Legault Quartet (Misrememberings), the ID jazz quintet as well as Plants and Animals (Park Avenue). In the fall of 2011, thanks to a grant from the Arts Council of Longueuil, Annie Dominique led a collaborative project featuring Jonathan Cayer (piano) and Catherine K. Laflamme (visual artist) combining music, paintings and the poetry of Pierre Perrault. Annie graduated with honours in jazz performance from McGill University. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in 2004 as well as her Master’s degree in 2014.
Annie Dominique founded her own jazz quintet in 2013 and will release her first album, Tout Autour, in June 2015. For this recording, she has enlisted the help of many old friends such as Jean-Nicolas Trottier on trombone, Jonathan Cayer on piano, Sébastien Pellerin on bass and Éric Thibodeau on drums. The sound is a warm blend of modern jazz that can brew with a fiery intensity as well leave room for softer, more introspective moments.