Rising star, violin, Downbeat magazine, critics poll 2015 & 2016
“A leader with a fine future” ****1/2 Downbeat magazine, Joe Tangari
"Rhythmically vibrant and melodically satisfying, Omura merges two distinct traditions with passion and panache; the result is music that's bold in design and beautiful in execution.” All About Jazz, Ian Patterson “Roots” review.
“ECDYSES” Lisanne Tremblay's latest project "Ecdyses" explores the ongoing processes of self-transformation through a journey that travels organically from chamber music inspirations to free collective improvisations.
LISANNE TREMBLAY - Described as an “imaginative and agile Québécoise violinist” by JazzTimes, New York-based Lisanne Tremblay has shared the stage with outstanding artists such as Danilo Pérez, Greg Osby, and John Korsrud. Pioneering the rare field of modern jazz violin, she is an instructor at McGill University and a recipient of several artistic grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. Tremblay's distinctive approach captured the attention of many through her debut album "Violinization," which was released in 2015 on Greg Osby’s Inner Circle Music label.
“Lisanne Tremblay’s tone is impressively pure, she displays superb articulation and she’s not afraid to use the full range of her instrument."- James Hale, DownBeat Magazine“A star on the rise. Her compositions sound like no one else.”- Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz
“This violinist has an original language, a strong technique, and a very interesting sound.”- Didier Lockwood