TD Sunfest '18 will be from July 5-8 in London, ON's beautiful Victoria Park. See you there!

Sunfest

MAZ

Recipients of twelve award nominations, including seven for their album, Chasse-Galerie, Quebec’s MAZ have set themselves apart with their winning mix of trad, jazz and electro, inpired by tradition but reaching for new and unbound territories. For their third and latest album ID, the music is sung and danced – "speaking to the heart, body and soul — withtout losing the mind!"

Roger Lévesque of Penguin Eggs Magazine praises the group’s music as “uplifting stuff, old and new, rustic and high-tech all at once.”  Marc Maziade (electric guitar, banjo, foot percussion, programming), Pierre-Olivier Dufresne (violin, mandolin, foot percussion), Roxane Beaulieu (keyboards), and Mathieu Royer (double bass, violin) are brilliant musicians who, on stage as MAZ, form a deeply palpable connection, offering trance-inducing grooves, engaging sound textures and frenzied foot stomps.

MAZ’s 2012 debut release, Télescope, laid the groundwork for the band’s unique style, which combines traditional Québécois music, modal jazz, and electronica. Through this album, often described as futuristic, MAZ already began to reveal their modern take on Québec’s past and present instrumental culture, earning them five award nominations, including one in the JUNO’s best instrumental album category. 

The band’s second release, Chasse-Galerie, quickly climbed jazz, folk and international radio charts across Canada.  The title refers to one of Quebec’s most famous legends, in which, on a winter’s eve, a group of men sign a pact with the Devil to hop onto a flying canoe that will carry them home to their girlfriends for a night of revelry. Maz explains: “For us, the legend of the Chasse-Galerie invokes the duality between sincere dreams in which we invest body and soul, and the mirages created by today’s frenetic lifestyle.”  To date, MAZ have several tours and over a hundred performances under their belt.