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Marie-Véronique (MV) Bourque

2021 NFA Jazz Flute Big Band Concert

I am thrilled to share with you the Jazz Flute Big Band concert we presented during the National Flute Convention. I hope you enjoy it. I was very proud to be selected as one of the soloists on ''Impressions'' from John Coltrane.

Je suis ravie de partager avec vous le concert du Jazz Flute Big Band que nous avons présenté lors de la Convention nationale de flûte. J'espère que cette performance vous plaira. J'étais très fière d'avoir été sélectionnée en tant que soliste pour ''Impressions'' de John Coltrane.

youtu.be/hhJz36RPwfg

Nouvel album / New album ''Entre Québec & Saskatchewan''

album cd
Vous pouvez finalement le toucher, le posséder!

Mon nouvel album est maintenant disponible sur toutes les plateformes numériques! Vous pouvez également vous procurer votre copie CD ou vinyle de ‘'Entre Québec & Saskatchewan'' à travers mon site web de lancement bourque.red/EntreQuebecAndSaskatchewan/F

je vous invite à vous immerger dans mon univers musical en naviguant sur ce site. Vous pourrez y découvrir les musiciens et les chansons de l'album à travers des textes, photos, quiz, jeux et vidéos, avoir accès à des entrevues et revues de presse.


You can finally touch it, own it!

My new album is now available on all digital platforms! You can also purchase your CD or vinyl copy of ‘'Entre Québec & Saskatchewan' through my launch website
bourque.red/EntreQuebecAndSaskatchewan/E

I invite you to immerse yourself in my musical universe by browsing this site. You will be able to discover the musicians and songs of the album through texts, photos, quizzes, games and videos, have access to interviews and press reviews.

Nommée, Gala Trille Or

Trille Or 2021
Je suis fière et heureuse d'être parmi les nommés au Gala Trille Or, seule célébration de musique franco-canadienne au pays. C'est l'occasion de souligner l'excellence musicale de l'Ouest canadien, de l'Ontario, de l'Acadie et du Québec.

Félicitations à tous les autres nommés!

www.apcm.ca/trille-or/?fbclid=IwAR0Yv52-eRCdu-oFjGcTlkNsGNmRZGMY48QQfm9wshU4UVIGat9cKDIlneU#/artist/marie-veronique-bourque

Grant from the Saskatchewan Arts Board

Saskatchewan Arts Board
Thank you to the Saskatchewan Arts Board for the grant received and for allowing me to attend the Ali Ryerson Jazz Flute Masterclass presented online in partnership with the Hidden Vally Music Seminars , California, USA.

The Masterclass is held from January 3 to January 8, 2021.

www.hiddenvalleymusic.org/event-online-jazz-flute-master-class-ali-ryerson-master-teacher_361.htm

Happy New Year!

To all of you, I want to wish a Happy New Year 2021! May this year be filled with love, music, moments to cherish and discoveries. May you be healthy and feel peace and lightness in your heart. Finally, may you find the strenght to overcome any challenge you might face!

New Project: Ruby Plays

New Project: Ruby Plays
I just started a new project on my Youtube channel called ''Ruby Plays''. I invite you to visit my channel. If you like what you see, please make sure you press ''like'' and subscribe to make sure you don't miss on any of Ruby's adventures. By subscribing, you will also support my art. Thank you very much!

www.youtube.com/channel/UCprEe_mNypWr_JkadpOalWQ

Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts

Canada Council for the Arts
It feels so good to see one's work rewarded!

I just received a beautiful and significant Christmas present from the Canada Council for the Arts: A grant for the production of my album Entre Québec & Saskatchewan!
This financial support and recognition as an artist really comes at a crucial time in my career. Thank you to the Canada Council for the Arts!

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Showcasing at Contact Ouest 20 2.0

On November 18, 2020 at 13:30 Manitoba Normal Time

Contact Ouest 20 2.0

So excited! I will have the great pleasure to present a showcase during Contact Ouest 20 2.0. For the occasion, I 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, I have been 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

I am 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 my great pleasure to announce the release of Bossa for a Rough Time / Bossa pour un Temps Difficile.

This song was written for my dear friend 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
I am thrilled to share the release of Will Cox's first album. Recorded in September 2019, in Oxford, UK, the album features 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, Harry Osborne and myself.

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 me playing on the following tracks: Kick, Sandman in our Street, Philomel, Stormy Sky and Note to Self.

Album available on Spotify, CD Baby, Amazon, Youtube 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.

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 my great pleasure to share with you that my album ''Une porte s'ouvre'' was awarded #5 position for the 2018 Best Saskatchewan Album of the Year. A 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

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Digital version on
Google Play

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Digital version on
Spotify

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Marie-Véronique (MV) Bourque

2021 NFA Jazz Flute Big Band Concert

I am thrilled to share with you the Jazz Flute Big Band concert we presented during the National Flute Convention. I hope you enjoy it. I was very proud to be selected as one of the soloists on ''Impressions'' from John Coltrane.

Je suis ravie de partager avec vous le concert du Jazz Flute Big Band que nous avons présenté lors de la Convention nationale de flûte. J'espère que cette performance vous plaira. J'étais très fière d'avoir été sélectionnée en tant que soliste pour ''Impressions'' de John Coltrane.

youtu.be/hhJz36RPwfg

Nouvel album / New album ''Entre Québec & Saskatchewan''

album cd
Vous pouvez finalement le toucher, le posséder!

Mon nouvel album est maintenant disponible sur toutes les plateformes numériques! Vous pouvez également vous procurer votre copie CD ou vinyle de ‘'Entre Québec & Saskatchewan'' à travers mon site web de lancement bourque.red/EntreQuebecAndSaskatchewan/F

je vous invite à vous immerger dans mon univers musical en naviguant sur ce site. Vous pourrez y découvrir les musiciens et les chansons de l'album à travers des textes, photos, quiz, jeux et vidéos, avoir accès à des entrevues et revues de presse.


You can finally touch it, own it!

My new album is now available on all digital platforms! You can also purchase your CD or vinyl copy of ‘'Entre Québec & Saskatchewan' through my launch website
bourque.red/EntreQuebecAndSaskatchewan/E

I invite you to immerse yourself in my musical universe by browsing this site. You will be able to discover the musicians and songs of the album through texts, photos, quizzes, games and videos, have access to interviews and press reviews.

Nommée, Gala Trille Or

Trille Or 2021
Je suis fière et heureuse d'être parmi les nommés au Gala Trille Or, seule célébration de musique franco-canadienne au pays. C'est l'occasion de souligner l'excellence musicale de l'Ouest canadien, de l'Ontario, de l'Acadie et du Québec.

Félicitations à tous les autres nommés!

www.apcm.ca/trille-or/?fbclid=IwAR0Yv52-eRCdu-oFjGcTlkNsGNmRZGMY48QQfm9wshU4UVIGat9cKDIlneU#/artist/marie-veronique-bourque

Grant from the Saskatchewan Arts Board

Saskatchewan Arts Board
Thank you to the Saskatchewan Arts Board for the grant received and for allowing me to attend the Ali Ryerson Jazz Flute Masterclass presented online in partnership with the Hidden Vally Music Seminars , California, USA.

The Masterclass is held from January 3 to January 8, 2021.

www.hiddenvalleymusic.org/event-online-jazz-flute-master-class-ali-ryerson-master-teacher_361.htm

Happy New Year!

To all of you, I want to wish a Happy New Year 2021! May this year be filled with love, music, moments to cherish and discoveries. May you be healthy and feel peace and lightness in your heart. Finally, may you find the strenght to overcome any challenge you might face!

New Project: Ruby Plays

New Project: Ruby Plays
I just started a new project on my Youtube channel called ''Ruby Plays''. I invite you to visit my channel. If you like what you see, please make sure you press ''like'' and subscribe to make sure you don't miss on any of Ruby's adventures. By subscribing, you will also support my art. Thank you very much!

www.youtube.com/channel/UCprEe_mNypWr_JkadpOalWQ

Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts

Canada Council for the Arts
It feels so good to see one's work rewarded!

I just received a beautiful and significant Christmas present from the Canada Council for the Arts: A grant for the production of my album Entre Québec & Saskatchewan!
This financial support and recognition as an artist really comes at a crucial time in my career. Thank you to the Canada Council for the Arts!

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Showcasing at Contact Ouest 20 2.0

On November 18, 2020 at 13:30 Manitoba Normal Time

Contact Ouest 20 2.0

So excited! I will have the great pleasure to present a showcase during Contact Ouest 20 2.0. For the occasion, I 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, I have been 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

I am 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 my great pleasure to announce the release of Bossa for a Rough Time / Bossa pour un Temps Difficile.

This song was written for my dear friend 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
I am thrilled to share the release of Will Cox's first album. Recorded in September 2019, in Oxford, UK, the album features 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, Harry Osborne and myself.

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 me playing on the following tracks: Kick, Sandman in our Street, Philomel, Stormy Sky and Note to Self.

Album available on Spotify, CD Baby, Amazon, Youtube 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.

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 my great pleasure to share with you that my album ''Une porte s'ouvre'' was awarded #5 position for the 2018 Best Saskatchewan Album of the Year. A 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, an extremely talented artist from Saskatchewan, is not afraid to think and act outside the box. Her original songs and unique interpretations of jazz standards (by flute and voice) pair beautifully with her hard-to-define music genre.

A 2021 Gala Trille Or nominee, Marie-Véronique is also a winner of the 2021 Jazz Flute Big Band competition organized by the National Flute Association.

In April 2021, Marie-Véronique released a second jazz flute album Entre Québec & Saskatchewan. It includes only original songs interpreted in French and English. The album climbed to 8th position on the Earshot! national jazz chart.

In 2019, MV was brought to Oxford (UK) for a recording session on Will Cox's debut
album, “A Darkling Shore”. The session also included a number of other accomplished artists including Orlando Harrison (Alabama 3) and Lily Dior. This invitation came about after MV's participation in Pro7ect – a songwriters' and producers' retreat in Brighton, UK.

In 2018, Marie-Véronique released her debut album, ‘Une porte s'ouvre'. The album
was voted #5 at the 2018 Saskatchewan Music Awards and landed on the !Earshot
National Jazz Charts. The song ‘Excusez-moi', a co-write with Michelle Gregoire, was a semi-finalist at the Canadian Songwriting Competition and at the Unsigned Only
International Music Competition.

Marie-Véronique is a member of the Regina Symphony Orchestra. She is also part of the Quarter Tones Flute Ensemble and they released an album, “Combine” in 2015. MV has toured throughout Switzerland, France, as well as in Québec, Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

In 1992, MV auditioned for and won a place as a member of the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police, RCMP band. After it's disbanding Marie-Véronique continued to serve as a police officer for more than 25 years. Her own musical journey continued.

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.

Marie-Véronique found jazz in 2012 and trained first at the Carleton University Jazz
Camp (2015), then in 2016 she continued at France's Dordogne International Jazz
Summer School. The following year (2017) MV attended the Ambrose University Jazz Camp and since 2018 until present she has trained at the Ali Ryerson Jazz Flute Seminars in California.


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Marie-Véronique (MV) Bourque, une artiste extrêmement talentueuse de la Saskatchewan, n'a pas peur de penser et de sortir des sentiers battus. Ses chansons originales et ses interprétations uniques de standards du jazz (à la flûte et avec sa voix) se marient à merveille avec son genre de musique difficile à définir.

Nommée pour le Gala Trille Or 2021, Marie-Véronique est également gagnante de la compétition de Jazz Flute Big Band 2021 organisée par la National Flute Association.

En avril 2021, Marie-Véronique lance un deuxième album de flûte jazz Entre Québec & Saskatchewan, lequel se hisse en 8ième position du palmarès jazz national.

En 2019, MV se rend à Oxford (Royaume-Uni) pour une session d'enregistrement destinée au premier album de Will Cox, A Darkling Shore. La session regroupe également plusieurs artistes dont Orlando Harrison (Alabama 3) et Lily Dior. Cette invitation fait suite à la participation de MV à Pro7ect - une retraite d'auteurs-compositeurs et de producteurs à Brighton, ROYAUME-UNI.

En 2018, Marie-Véronique sort son premier album, Une porte s'ouvre. L'album
est voté 5ième meilleur album de l'année aux Saskatchewan Music Awards 2018 et se hisse au palmarès Jazz National sur !Earshot. La chanson Excusez-moi, co-écrite avec Michelle Grégoire, se mérite une place en demi-finale du Canadian Songwriting Competition et du concours international de musique Unsigned Only.

Marie-Véronique est membre de l'Orchestre symphonique de Regina. Elle fait également partie de l'ensemble de flûtes QuarterTones avec qui elle sort l'album Combine en 2015. MV a tourné en Suisse, en France, ainsi qu'au Québec, au Manitoba, en Alberta et en Saskatchewan.

En 1992, MV auditionne et se mérite une place en tant que membre de l'orchestre de la Gendarmerie royale du Canada. Après sa dissolution, Marie-Véronique continue à servir en tant que policière pendant plus de 25 ans. Elle poursuit sa carrière musicale en parallèle.

Née et ayant grandi au Québec, elle étudie la musique classique au Conservatoire de musique de Québec où elle reçoit des premiers prix de flûte et de musique de chambre.

Marie-Véronique découvre le jazz en 2012 et commence sa formation au Carleton University Jazz Camp Jazz (2015), puis en 2016, elle poursuit ses études à la Dordogne International Jazz School en France. L'année suivante (2017) MV fréquente le Ambrose University Jazz Camp et depuis 2018 elle participe aux séminaires de flûte de jazz d' Ali Ryerson en Californie.

Biography

Marie-Véronique (MV) Bourque, an extremely talented artist from Saskatchewan, is not afraid to think and act outside the box. Her original songs and unique interpretations of jazz standards (by flute and voice) pair beautifully with her hard-to-define music genre.

A 2021 Gala Trille Or nominee, Marie-Véronique is also a winner of the 2021 Jazz Flute Big Band competition organized by the National Flute Association.

In April 2021, Marie-Véronique released a second jazz flute album Entre Québec & Saskatchewan. It includes only original songs interpreted in French and English. The album climbed to 8th position on the Earshot! national jazz chart.

In 2019, MV was brought to Oxford (UK) for a recording session on Will Cox's debut
album, “A Darkling Shore”. The session also included a number of other accomplished artists including Orlando Harrison (Alabama 3) and Lily Dior. This invitation came about after MV's participation in Pro7ect – a songwriters' and producers' retreat in Brighton, UK.

In 2018, Marie-Véronique released her debut album, ‘Une porte s'ouvre'. The album
was voted #5 at the 2018 Saskatchewan Music Awards and landed on the !Earshot
National Jazz Charts. The song ‘Excusez-moi', a co-write with Michelle Gregoire, was a semi-finalist at the Canadian Songwriting Competition and at the Unsigned Only
International Music Competition.

Marie-Véronique is a member of the Regina Symphony Orchestra. She is also part of the Quarter Tones Flute Ensemble and they released an album, “Combine” in 2015. MV has toured throughout Switzerland, France, as well as in Québec, Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

In 1992, MV auditioned for and won a place as a member of the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police, RCMP band. After it's disbanding Marie-Véronique continued to serve as a police officer for more than 25 years. Her own musical journey continued.

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.

Marie-Véronique found jazz in 2012 and trained first at the Carleton University Jazz
Camp (2015), then in 2016 she continued at France's Dordogne International Jazz
Summer School. The following year (2017) MV attended the Ambrose University Jazz Camp and since 2018 until present she has trained at the Ali Ryerson Jazz Flute Seminars in California.


-------------------

Marie-Véronique (MV) Bourque, une artiste extrêmement talentueuse de la Saskatchewan, n'a pas peur de penser et de sortir des sentiers battus. Ses chansons originales et ses interprétations uniques de standards du jazz (à la flûte et avec sa voix) se marient à merveille avec son genre de musique difficile à définir.

Nommée pour le Gala Trille Or 2021, Marie-Véronique est également gagnante de la compétition de Jazz Flute Big Band 2021 organisée par la National Flute Association.

En avril 2021, Marie-Véronique lance un deuxième album de flûte jazz Entre Québec & Saskatchewan, lequel se hisse en 8ième position du palmarès jazz national.

En 2019, MV se rend à Oxford (Royaume-Uni) pour une session d'enregistrement destinée au premier album de Will Cox, A Darkling Shore. La session regroupe également plusieurs artistes dont Orlando Harrison (Alabama 3) et Lily Dior. Cette invitation fait suite à la participation de MV à Pro7ect - une retraite d'auteurs-compositeurs et de producteurs à Brighton, ROYAUME-UNI.

En 2018, Marie-Véronique sort son premier album, Une porte s'ouvre. L'album
est voté 5ième meilleur album de l'année aux Saskatchewan Music Awards 2018 et se hisse au palmarès Jazz National sur !Earshot. La chanson Excusez-moi, co-écrite avec Michelle Grégoire, se mérite une place en demi-finale du Canadian Songwriting Competition et du concours international de musique Unsigned Only.

Marie-Véronique est membre de l'Orchestre symphonique de Regina. Elle fait également partie de l'ensemble de flûtes QuarterTones avec qui elle sort l'album Combine en 2015. MV a tourné en Suisse, en France, ainsi qu'au Québec, au Manitoba, en Alberta et en Saskatchewan.

En 1992, MV auditionne et se mérite une place en tant que membre de l'orchestre de la Gendarmerie royale du Canada. Après sa dissolution, Marie-Véronique continue à servir en tant que policière pendant plus de 25 ans. Elle poursuit sa carrière musicale en parallèle.

Née et ayant grandi au Québec, elle étudie la musique classique au Conservatoire de musique de Québec où elle reçoit des premiers prix de flûte et de musique de chambre.

Marie-Véronique découvre le jazz en 2012 et commence sa formation au Carleton University Jazz Camp Jazz (2015), puis en 2016, elle poursuit ses études à la Dordogne International Jazz School en France. L'année suivante (2017) MV fréquente le Ambrose University Jazz Camp et depuis 2018 elle participe aux séminaires de flûte de jazz d' Ali Ryerson en Californie.

Jazz
Classic
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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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All·About·Jazz

3030 Victoria Ave

Regina, Saskatchewan

S4T 1K9, Canada