Clubnight – Benjamin Deschamps

Saxophonist and composer Benjamin Deschamps, 2019 TD Grand Jazz Award Winner,  has established himself as a staple of the Canadian jazz scene with his first 3 albums: What Do We Know (2014), Demi-Nuit (2017) and No Codes (2018). He has successfully presented his music across Canada, performing at several jazz festivals across the country, in France and the US. His new project, Augmented Reality (2021), awarded the 2023 Prix Opus, takes a more electric, powerful, and lyrical direction. Deschamps is inspired by the works of musicians who are fond of this fiery jazz, such as Donny McCaslin and Ben Wendel. This new album is introspective, more robust, more mature, but just as ingenious as the previous ones.