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Marie-Véronique (MV) Bourque

Showcasing at Contact Ouest 20 2.0

On November 2020 at 13:20 Manitoba Normal Time

Contact Ouest 20 2.0

Marie-Véronique will have the great pleasure to present a showcase during Contact Ouest 20 2.0. She will be accompanied by Ted Crawford, Fred Foerster and Craig Salkeld!

www.reseaugrandsespaces.ca

COVID-19 Facebook shows now here!

COVID-19 Video Marie-Véronique Bourque
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Marie-Véronique has been recording short live shows on facebook, hoping to bring comfort, peace and joy to all during these difficult times!

Videos of more than 20 shows are now available to view on this website under the Audio/Video tab.

BreakOut West 2020, Highlight Artist

Highlight Artist
The BreakOut West

Marie-Véronique is very proud to be one of the Highlight Artists of the 2020 Edition!

breakoutwest.ca

Bossa for a Rough Time

Bossa pour un temps difficile for a rough time
It is Marie-Véronique's great pleasure to announce the release of Bossa for a Rough Time / Bossa pour un Temps Difficile.

This song was written for Carol. Today, it is intended for all those who are going through a rough time with the current state of the world.

Recorded in Regina, the song brings together Saskatchewan artists Marie-Véronique Bourque (flute and voice), Jack Semple (guitar), Craig Salkeld (piano), Ted Crawford (drums) and Fred Foerster (double bass). Sound Engineer, mixing and mastering: Keiran Semple

open.spotify.com/album/4qHYnnVncyvA2Yajnk8S5R

A Darkling Shore

A Darkling Shore - Will Cox
Marie-Véronique is thrilled to share the release of Will Cox's first album. She took part in the recording in September 2019, in Oxford, UK with the following artists: Will Cox, Christian Mountney, Damon Sawyer, Jerry Soffe, Nick Moorbath, Orlando Harrison, Hammond Rhodes, Jon Fletcher, Jane Griffiths, Barney Morse-Brown, Lily Dior, Lisa Fitzgibbon, Lina Horner,and Harry Osborne.

Produced by Nick Moorbath & Lisa Fitzgibbon at Evolution Recording Studios, Oxford, UK, Engineered & mixed by Nick Moorbath, Mastered by Tim Turan at Turan Audio.

You can hear Marie-Véronique on the following tracks: Kick, Sandman in our Street, Philomel, Stormy Sky and Note to Self.

Album available on Spotify, CD Baby and Deezer.

open.spotify.com/album/0plyHAObzI4cyLgFRA1mM7

Semi-Finalist, 2019 Unsigned Only Music Competition

Semi-Finalist, 2019 Unsigned Only Music Competition
The Unsigned Only Music Competition is an international competition for Unsigned artists. Finalists will be announced in few weeks.

Unsigned Only is a unique music competition designed for solo artists, bands, and singers all over the world who are not signed to a major label record company or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, or imprints. The goal of Unsigned Only is to find an outstanding, talented performer: a band, singer, or solo artist...a newcomer or veteran...raw or polished - the “gem” that needs to be discovered. Unsigned Only is looking for the total package.

Conceived of and produced by the team who bring you the prestigious International Songwriting Competition (ISC), Unsigned Only is a fresh and novel approach to other music competitions.

Link to Unsigned Only Semi-Finalists


#5 Position, 2018 Best Saskatchewan Album of The Year

saskmusic best album 2018 - 5 Une porte s'ouvre
It is with great pleasure that share with you the #5 position my album ''Une porte s'ouvre'' was awarded for the 2018 Best Saskatchewan Album of the Year. I huge thank you to everyone who voted for my album. It means so much to me. Congratulations to Belle Plaine who was awarded the 1st position and to all the other artists who made it to the Top 10!

THE BEST SASKATCHEWAN ALBUMS OF 2018

MV Bourque - flûtiste is a flutist who has been active on the music scene for more than 25 years. Boasting an impressive array of accolades including awards, education accomplishments and symphony gigs, Une porte s'ouvre (‘A door opens') is her debut album, produced by Tyler Hornby at OCL Studios, Calgary. Dedicated to French jazz, the album is composed of nine tracks - three original pieces mixed with an assortment of covers from artists such as Charles Aznavour, Serge Gainsbourg, Michel Legrand and Moe Koffman. The track “Excusez-Moi” (featuring Marie-Noëlle Claveau on vocals), was written in collaboration with Michelle Gregoire, and was a Semi-Finalist in the 2018 Canadian Songwriting Competition.

Marie-Véronique calls on some heavy hitters to accompany her flawless flute playing on the album, incredible musicians from Calgary, Regina and Quebec: Michelle Grégoire (piano), Jeremy Coates (double bass), Tyler Hornby (drums), Jack Semple (electric guitar), Mark DeJong (tenor sax), Marie-Noëlle Claveau (voice). This instrumental album is a treat to listen to from beginning to end, and is a welcome addition to the versatile musician's experiences with classical, Baroque, folk, world, traditional French, cabaret and blues stylings. With such a wide array of instrumental capabilities and stylistic elements, we can't wait to see what she does next.

www.saskmusic.org/programs/best-sask-albums

Saskatchewan Music Awards 2018

Saskatchewan Music Awards
I am very thankful to have been nominated for the 2018 Saskatchewan Music Award in the category Avant Garde / Experimental Artist of the Year. Congratulations to Respectfulchild who won the Award in this category and to all other Awards winners.






Une Porte s'ouvre

CD Cover - Une porte s'ouvre
I am very happy to share the new release of my first Jazz album!

Une Porte s'ouvre is dedicated to French Jazz and features herself on flute. I am accompanied by incredible musicians: Michelle Grégoire, Jeremy Coates, Tyler Hornby, Jack Semple, Mark DeJong, and Marie-Noëlle Claveau

The album contains nine tracks. Three of them are originals and include ‘'Excusez-moi'' written in collaboration with Michelle Gregoire. This song won a semi-final award at the Canadian songwriting Competition 2018. Other tracks include songs from Charles Aznavour, Serge Gainsbourg, Claude Nougaro, Michel Legrand, Maurice Ravel, and Moe Koffman.

More info: bourque.red/Porte
Plus d'information: bourque.red/Album (en français)



Order

You can buy this album now.

The CD, online with
Paypal (20$ + 5$ shipping)


Digital version on
iTunes

Logo Download iTunes

Digital version on
Google Play

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Digital version on
Spotify

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Marie-Véronique (MV) Bourque

Showcasing at Contact Ouest 20 2.0

On November 2020 at 13:20 Manitoba Normal Time

Contact Ouest 20 2.0

Marie-Véronique will have the great pleasure to present a showcase during Contact Ouest 20 2.0. She will be accompanied by Ted Crawford, Fred Foerster and Craig Salkeld!

www.reseaugrandsespaces.ca

COVID-19 Facebook shows now here!

COVID-19 Video Marie-Véronique Bourque
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Marie-Véronique has been recording short live shows on facebook, hoping to bring comfort, peace and joy to all during these difficult times!

Videos of more than 20 shows are now available to view on this website under the Audio/Video tab.

BreakOut West 2020, Highlight Artist

Highlight Artist
The BreakOut West

Marie-Véronique is very proud to be one of the Highlight Artists of the 2020 Edition!

breakoutwest.ca

Bossa for a Rough Time

Bossa pour un temps difficile for a rough time
It is Marie-Véronique's great pleasure to announce the release of Bossa for a Rough Time / Bossa pour un Temps Difficile.

This song was written for Carol. Today, it is intended for all those who are going through a rough time with the current state of the world.

Recorded in Regina, the song brings together Saskatchewan artists Marie-Véronique Bourque (flute and voice), Jack Semple (guitar), Craig Salkeld (piano), Ted Crawford (drums) and Fred Foerster (double bass). Sound Engineer, mixing and mastering: Keiran Semple

open.spotify.com/album/4qHYnnVncyvA2Yajnk8S5R

A Darkling Shore

A Darkling Shore - Will Cox
Marie-Véronique is thrilled to share the release of Will Cox's first album. She took part in the recording in September 2019, in Oxford, UK with the following artists: Will Cox, Christian Mountney, Damon Sawyer, Jerry Soffe, Nick Moorbath, Orlando Harrison, Hammond Rhodes, Jon Fletcher, Jane Griffiths, Barney Morse-Brown, Lily Dior, Lisa Fitzgibbon, Lina Horner,and Harry Osborne.

Produced by Nick Moorbath & Lisa Fitzgibbon at Evolution Recording Studios, Oxford, UK, Engineered & mixed by Nick Moorbath, Mastered by Tim Turan at Turan Audio.

You can hear Marie-Véronique on the following tracks: Kick, Sandman in our Street, Philomel, Stormy Sky and Note to Self.

Album available on Spotify, CD Baby and Deezer.

open.spotify.com/album/0plyHAObzI4cyLgFRA1mM7

Semi-Finalist, 2019 Unsigned Only Music Competition

Semi-Finalist, 2019 Unsigned Only Music Competition
The Unsigned Only Music Competition is an international competition for Unsigned artists. Finalists will be announced in few weeks.

Unsigned Only is a unique music competition designed for solo artists, bands, and singers all over the world who are not signed to a major label record company or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, or imprints. The goal of Unsigned Only is to find an outstanding, talented performer: a band, singer, or solo artist...a newcomer or veteran...raw or polished - the “gem” that needs to be discovered. Unsigned Only is looking for the total package.

Conceived of and produced by the team who bring you the prestigious International Songwriting Competition (ISC), Unsigned Only is a fresh and novel approach to other music competitions.

Link to Unsigned Only Semi-Finalists


#5 Position, 2018 Best Saskatchewan Album of The Year

saskmusic best album 2018 - 5 Une porte s'ouvre
It is with great pleasure that share with you the #5 position my album ''Une porte s'ouvre'' was awarded for the 2018 Best Saskatchewan Album of the Year. I huge thank you to everyone who voted for my album. It means so much to me. Congratulations to Belle Plaine who was awarded the 1st position and to all the other artists who made it to the Top 10!

THE BEST SASKATCHEWAN ALBUMS OF 2018

MV Bourque - flûtiste is a flutist who has been active on the music scene for more than 25 years. Boasting an impressive array of accolades including awards, education accomplishments and symphony gigs, Une porte s'ouvre (‘A door opens') is her debut album, produced by Tyler Hornby at OCL Studios, Calgary. Dedicated to French jazz, the album is composed of nine tracks - three original pieces mixed with an assortment of covers from artists such as Charles Aznavour, Serge Gainsbourg, Michel Legrand and Moe Koffman. The track “Excusez-Moi” (featuring Marie-Noëlle Claveau on vocals), was written in collaboration with Michelle Gregoire, and was a Semi-Finalist in the 2018 Canadian Songwriting Competition.

Marie-Véronique calls on some heavy hitters to accompany her flawless flute playing on the album, incredible musicians from Calgary, Regina and Quebec: Michelle Grégoire (piano), Jeremy Coates (double bass), Tyler Hornby (drums), Jack Semple (electric guitar), Mark DeJong (tenor sax), Marie-Noëlle Claveau (voice). This instrumental album is a treat to listen to from beginning to end, and is a welcome addition to the versatile musician's experiences with classical, Baroque, folk, world, traditional French, cabaret and blues stylings. With such a wide array of instrumental capabilities and stylistic elements, we can't wait to see what she does next.

www.saskmusic.org/programs/best-sask-albums

Saskatchewan Music Awards 2018

Saskatchewan Music Awards
I am very thankful to have been nominated for the 2018 Saskatchewan Music Award in the category Avant Garde / Experimental Artist of the Year. Congratulations to Respectfulchild who won the Award in this category and to all other Awards winners.






Une Porte s'ouvre

CD Cover - Une porte s'ouvre
I am very happy to share the new release of my first Jazz album!

Une Porte s'ouvre is dedicated to French Jazz and features herself on flute. I am accompanied by incredible musicians: Michelle Grégoire, Jeremy Coates, Tyler Hornby, Jack Semple, Mark DeJong, and Marie-Noëlle Claveau

The album contains nine tracks. Three of them are originals and include ‘'Excusez-moi'' written in collaboration with Michelle Gregoire. This song won a semi-final award at the Canadian songwriting Competition 2018. Other tracks include songs from Charles Aznavour, Serge Gainsbourg, Claude Nougaro, Michel Legrand, Maurice Ravel, and Moe Koffman.

More info: bourque.red/Porte
Plus d'information: bourque.red/Album (en français)



Order

You can buy this album now.

The CD, online with
Paypal (20$ + 5$ shipping)


Digital version on
iTunes

Logo Download iTunes

Digital version on
Google Play

Logo Google Play

Digital version on
Spotify

Logo Spotify




Jazz
Classic
World

Biography

Marie-Véronique (MV) Bourque is a Saskatchewan artist who is not scared from stepping outside the normal path. Her French interpretation of jazz standards and original songs paired with a natural ability to adapt and perform in different genres makes her brand unique and coveted. To her credit, MV is a 2020 highlight at both the BOW 2020 and the Contact Ouest. She is the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts (Quarter Tones Flute Ensemble), the Saskatchewan Arts Board, SOCAN, and the Conseil Culturel Fransaskois.Marie-Véronique just finished the recording of two new jazz albums, to be released in 2021. The first one with Chapman Stick player Brian Baggett, the second one with a variety of players, including Jack Semple of Saskatchewan and Clement Robichaud of Quebec.In 2019, MV was invited to Oxford, UK to record Will Cox's rock album “A Darkling Shore” (released in 2020), along with some incredibly accomplished artists including Orlando Harrison (Alabama 3) and Lina Horner, among many others. The invitation came following Marie-Véronique's participation in Pro7ect, a songwriters and producers retreat, held in Brighton, UK.In 2019, MV was a featured artist during the Winnipeg International Jazz Festival with singer Suzanne Kennelly. She has toured in Switzerland, France and Quebec.In 2018, Marie-Véronique released her first jazz album ‘Une Porte S'ouvre' dedicated to French Jazz. With this album, she was nominated in the Avant-Garde Experimental Artist of the Year Category at the 2018 Saskatchewan Music Awards. The album was voted #5 in the 2018 Best Saskatchewan Album of the Year list. ‘Une Porte S'ouvre' landed twice on the National Jazz Charts on !Earshot . The song ‘Excusez-moi', composed by Marie-Véronique and Michelle Grégoire and featured on the album, won a semi-finalist award at the Canadian Songwriting Competition and at the Unsigned OnlyInternational Music Competition.In 2016, MV was invited as guest artist on Bev Zizzy's album ‘Standing on a Platform ofKindness' (song: What about the Children, World music).Marie-Véronique has performed with the following groups:? The Quarter Tones Flute Ensemble (classical, member since 2007) Album Combine, New worksfor Flute Quartet (released in 2015)? The Regina Symphony Orchestra (member since 2007, Flute Utility)? The Jeff Mertick Band (blues, 2018-2019)? The Folk Sanctuary Band (folk and world music, 2016-2017)MV was a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for more than 25 years after winning an audition to join the RCMP band in 1992. After their disbanding in 1993, Marie-Véronique decided to follow her musical career while carrying the duties of a full-time police officer.Born and raised in Québec, she studied classical music at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec where she was awarded First Prizes in flute and chamber music. She made her first encounter with jazz in 2012 and trained in this genre by attending the Ali Ryerson Jazz Flute Seminar in California, USA (2018-2019), the Ambrose University Jazz Camp, AB (2017), the Dordogne International Jazz Summer School, FR (2016) and the Carleton University Jazz Camp (2015).

Biography

Marie-Véronique (MV) Bourque is a Saskatchewan artist who is not scared from stepping outside the normal path. Her French interpretation of jazz standards and original songs paired with a natural ability to adapt and perform in different genres makes her brand unique and coveted. To her credit, MV is a 2020 highlight at both the BOW 2020 and the Contact Ouest. She is the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts (Quarter Tones Flute Ensemble), the Saskatchewan Arts Board, SOCAN, and the Conseil Culturel Fransaskois.Marie-Véronique just finished the recording of two new jazz albums, to be released in 2021. The first one with Chapman Stick player Brian Baggett, the second one with a variety of players, including Jack Semple of Saskatchewan and Clement Robichaud of Quebec.In 2019, MV was invited to Oxford, UK to record Will Cox's rock album “A Darkling Shore” (released in 2020), along with some incredibly accomplished artists including Orlando Harrison (Alabama 3) and Lina Horner, among many others. The invitation came following Marie-Véronique's participation in Pro7ect, a songwriters and producers retreat, held in Brighton, UK.In 2019, MV was a featured artist during the Winnipeg International Jazz Festival with singer Suzanne Kennelly. She has toured in Switzerland, France and Quebec.In 2018, Marie-Véronique released her first jazz album ‘Une Porte S'ouvre' dedicated to French Jazz. With this album, she was nominated in the Avant-Garde Experimental Artist of the Year Category at the 2018 Saskatchewan Music Awards. The album was voted #5 in the 2018 Best Saskatchewan Album of the Year list. ‘Une Porte S'ouvre' landed twice on the National Jazz Charts on !Earshot . The song ‘Excusez-moi', composed by Marie-Véronique and Michelle Grégoire and featured on the album, won a semi-finalist award at the Canadian Songwriting Competition and at the Unsigned OnlyInternational Music Competition.In 2016, MV was invited as guest artist on Bev Zizzy's album ‘Standing on a Platform ofKindness' (song: What about the Children, World music).Marie-Véronique has performed with the following groups:? The Quarter Tones Flute Ensemble (classical, member since 2007) Album Combine, New worksfor Flute Quartet (released in 2015)? The Regina Symphony Orchestra (member since 2007, Flute Utility)? The Jeff Mertick Band (blues, 2018-2019)? The Folk Sanctuary Band (folk and world music, 2016-2017)MV was a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for more than 25 years after winning an audition to join the RCMP band in 1992. After their disbanding in 1993, Marie-Véronique decided to follow her musical career while carrying the duties of a full-time police officer.Born and raised in Québec, she studied classical music at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec where she was awarded First Prizes in flute and chamber music. She made her first encounter with jazz in 2012 and trained in this genre by attending the Ali Ryerson Jazz Flute Seminar in California, USA (2018-2019), the Ambrose University Jazz Camp, AB (2017), the Dordogne International Jazz Summer School, FR (2016) and the Carleton University Jazz Camp (2015).
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Acknowledgment

         
   


We want to thank for their support: The Canada Council for the Arts, SOCAN, l' APCM, MusicAction, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Le Conseil Culturel Fransaskois, SaskMusic, Creative Sask et le Creative City Centre.

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