WHAT: In support of their new album “Bluesy Lunedi” and to the delight of jazz connoisseurs everywhere, Alain Bédard, Canada’s Premier Jazz Artist and his Auguste Quintet will be performing live at Boston’s Beehive for two exclusive shows on Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 8:00PM, and on Monday, November 3, 2008 at 8:30pm. Alain Bédard is an inspiring Canadian bassist and composer and will be accompanied by the Auguste Quintet adding a touch of mischievous humor to contemporary acoustic jazz through rich, modern, soaring, dynamic compositions.
Auguste Quintet:

Frank Lozano (tenor & soprano saxophones, bass clarinet)
Jean-Christophe Béney (tenor saxophone)
Alexandre Grogg (piano)
Alain Bédard (double bass)
Pierre Tanguay (drums)

WHERE: The Beehive, 541 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
P. 617.423.0069

Sunday, November 2, 2008 8:00 PM
Monday, November 3, 2008 at 8:30 PM and 9:00 PM – 1:00 PM

INFO: No Cover charge, Cash Bar, Dinner Reservations recommended - Call: 617-423-0069.

About The Beehive:
The Beehive or La Ruche -- "the beehive" in French for which it is named – was an early 20th-century artists' colony in Paris where the likes of Matisse and Chagall worked and made merry. Today The Beehive is an underground Bohemian bistro featuring amazing cuisine, libations, artwork and live music nightly. Nestled below the Boston Center for the Art’s historic Cyclorama in Boston’s South End, The Beehive serves the eclectic fare of Chef Rebecca Newell with an emphasis on rustic comfort foods with American, European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern influences. Open for dinner 5:30 pm to 1:00 am seven days a week, and with cocktails and live entertainment available nightly until 2:00 am; The Beehive is the perfect location for after-work cocktails, dinner, live music, events and more. Come to taste the cuisine, come to view the art, come to hear the music, or simply come to share in the merriment.

The Beehive is located at 541 Tremont Street in Boston, MA, 617-423-0069.
Dinner 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., bar to 2 a.m., entertainment nightly. Saturday and Sunday Brunch is now being served at The Beehive from 10:30 am until 3:00 pm, bar menu from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

About Alain Bédard:

Born in the town of Beauport near Quebec City, self-taught bassist Alain Bédard began his musical career in the eighties. He has since accompanied various Quebec ensembles, including Effendi JazzLab, Lapon Balèze, Carole Therrien, Dadjé (Quebecois and Senegalese musicians) B.C.J.S Quartet, Ivan Simons Group, Gilles Bernard Repertory Orchestra, Michel Lambert, Greg Clayton, Guadeloupean Frank Souriant, Thuryn Von Pranke trio, Ogane Song and many others.

He has participated in a number of high-profile projects with several of these ensembles, including numerous appearances at virtually every international jazz festival in Canada, as well as many in France (JVC Jazz Festival in Paris, Nantes Jazz Festival, Jazz entre les deux Tours in la Rochelle, Nancy Jazz Festival, Vienne Jazz Festival), and Belgium (Ciney and Brussels Jazz Festivals). Outside the realm of jazz, he has appeared at the Festival de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville and the Festival d'été de Québec. Touring France with the group Dadjé in 1987, he performed in such renowned Paris clubs as New Morning, Bataclan and Chapelle des Lombards.

The following year he appeared with the same group at the Iba Mar Diop Stadium and Club Kilimandjaro in Dakar, Senegal. He has accompanied internationally acclaimed Martinican dancer Josianne Antourel, most notably at the 1990 Marin Festival in Martinique (with Malian percussionist Yaya Dialo), as well as in sever- al shows across Canada. He toured Morocco in 1992 with singer Robert Robitaille and saxophonist Michel Côté. In 1994 he began studying classical double bass with Marc Denis at UQAM, becoming a mem- ber of the University's chamber music orchestra under the direction of violinist Martin Foster.

In 1994 he formed his own group, Auguste, performing numerous times across Quebec as well as abroad. The group appeared at the Vienne Jazz Festival in France in 1998, the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 1997, 2001 and 2005, and the Off Festival de Jazz in 2002 and 2004. Alain Bédard has played on more than twenty Radio-Canada and CBC recordings, and is a member as well as artistic director of the group Effendi JazzLab. Formed in 2002, this group has given over 50 concerts across Quebec, Canada, France and the USA.

Alain Bédard is the president and founder of the jazz label Effendi, established in 1999. As an accom- plished musician and sound technician, he has produced more than 45 jazz albums to date.


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