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Marie-Véronique (MV) Bourque

Nommée, Gala Trille Or

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

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

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

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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Google Play

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Digital version on
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Marie-Véronique (MV) Bourque

Nommée, Gala Trille Or

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

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

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

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 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, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, SOCAN, MusicAction 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, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, SOCAN, MusicAction 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.

Contact

mv@bourque.red

306-526-5596

facebook.com/mvbourque

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