Kiawah Arts Council – Chantale Gagne Quartet – January 17th

unnamed-9Chantale Gagne Quartet
featuring Steve Wilson on saxophones will perform on
Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 7:30pm at the Turtle Point Clubhouse.

Tickets available beginning Monday, October 26th Tickets are $20 and are available at or 843-766-8814.

Grammy-nominated musician/producer and world-renowned drummer QUENTIN BAXTER is coming to Kiawah and bringing some of his musician friends to share some fabulous music with us. The first artist on the agenda is jazz pianist CHANTALE GAGNE ( She will be appearing with her group, featuring Steve Wilson on saxophones. A native of Quebec, Canada, Chantale began studying music at the age of 8. At 15, the piano became her passion after hearing a Bill Evans recording. From 1997 to 1999, she studied jazz piano with James Gelfand at College Marie-Victorin in Montreal, followed by 4 years at McGill University where she received her degree in Jazz Piano Performance. In 2005, CHANTALE met famous pianist Kenny Barron and after studying with him for a short time, CHANTALE realized that, both as a pianist and composer, jazz had become her deepest calling. In recent years, she has been located in New York City and has been busy touring in Canada, U.S and Europe. Jazz Times says, “GAGNE plays with a clear, assertive touch and a balanced, intelligent sense of form.” New Issues says, “GAGNE establishes herself as a polished and more than competent Fifties- and Sixties-styled player, well-versed in the various streams of post-bop piano from Bobby Timmons to Bill Evans to, well, Kenny Barron. From JazzWax: “CHANTALE’S originals have depth and maturity and transcend her years.”

-Submitted by Tidelines Editor

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