Award-winning jazz sax performer, bandleader, and composer, Benjamin Deschamps brings a sense of augmented reality to Montreal jazz.
Benjamin’s gregarious spirit led him to collaborate with several ensembles such as the Rachel Therrien Quintet, Odd Lot (Jacques Kuba Séguin), the Joe Sullivan Big Band, the Orchestre national de jazz de Montréal and JazzLab Orchestra (Effendi) before diving headfirst into his own projects. From trio to sextet, he plays with variable ensemble sizes to give the most fitting touch to each work.
He is is recognized by his peers in the Canadian jazz scene, as well as by Canada’s cultural industry. He was named “Révélation jazz Radio-Canada” in 2017-2018, and won the TD Grand Prize at the Festival international de Jazz de Montréal in 2019.
As the leader of the No Codes collective, he released in 2018 an album of the same name, his third to date. “Augmented Reality” is his latest project, with the Benjamin Deschamps Quintet.
Check out the video below for a taste of Benjamin’s chill, accessible, adventurous sound.
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