Ariane Racicot is a jazz pianist and composer from Montreal who mixes metal, Latin and classical styles.
She released her first album Envolée in May of 2022, which was met with widespread critical acclaim from Canadian and international critics alike.
Shortly after the release, she was invited to open for Wynton Marsalis at Place des Arts as part of the 2022 Montreal International Jazz Festival and was also named by Radio-Canada as one of their Revelations of the year for 2022-2023.
The genesis of the album comes from many years of listening to her favourite players, such as Hiromi Uehara, Tigran Hamasyan, Avishai Cohen and Keith Jarrett. Ariane is also influenced by her favorite metal bands, which she has been listening to since her teenage years.