NORMAN MARSHALL VILLENEUVE In his remarkable 7th decade in music, Norman Marshall Villeneuve is a Félix Award winner, bandleader, recording artist, and master of bebop. This hard-driving jazz drummer is known as "Canada's Art Blakey, for his trademark passion and iconic drum solos. Norm began his professional career in 1955, at age 17, working the Montreal clubs, later touring with Dr. Oliver Jones and as part of the Ebony in Rythem show. In 1974, Norm moved to Toronto where he quickly established himself as a leader. He returned to Montreal in 2013, and continues to bring his bebop message to sold out events in both cities. Norm is an icon of Canadian jazz, and an active, respected, beloved leader on the jazz scene. SEE NORMAN'S FULL BIO HERE
EDUCATION... COMMUNITY... LEGACY... Read about Norm's work in Education, his Scholarship and his Archive collection at Concordia University CLICK HERE
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COMING UP! VIEW NORM'S UPCOMING EVENTS!
Thurs Feb 1 - House Of Jazz - Alymer Street Montreal- Norman Marshall Villeneuve's Jazz Masters - Norman Marshall Villeneuve, drums, Jeff Johnston, piano, Dave Watts, bass, Dan Faulk, tenor saxophone
SAT 20 JAN - CIDI RADIO 99.1 FM - Davis Joachim's program, "My Kind of Jazz" .Davis will talk about Norman's life and music and the history of Montreal jazz ... always enlightening and entertaining. LISTEN LIVE
"Montreal Sessions" now available on iTunes/Apple
FRI 29 DEC - CBC RADIO-ONE 88.5FM Montreal - "Radio Noon" with Duke Eatmon - a one-hour interview with Montreal jazz drummers Wali Muhammad and Norman Marshall Villeneuve - LISTEN LIVE
TORONTO - SAT 23 DEC - 3-6pm Norman Marshall Villeneuve's Jazz Message & CD Release at The Pilot - 22 Cumberland Street - Toronto - Click for more info
MONTREAL - SUN 17 DEC - 2-6pm Norman Marshall Villeneuve's Jazz Message & CD Release at Biddles Jr - 209 Notre Dame West in Old Montreal Click for more info
SAT 16 DEC - 5-6pm - Listen to CBC Radio One - "The Bridge" with Nantali Indongo, host of "The Bridge" for a one-hour interview with Norman Marshall Villeneuve LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE
THURS 14 DEC - "Montreal Sessions" named by CBC Music in the Top Ten Jazz Albums of 2017 VIEW ARTICLE
THURS 30 NOV 5P - CBC RADIO-ONE 88.5FM Montreal - Duke Eatmon's "Home Run" will feature Norman's new CD s, "Montreal Sessions" and "King Dog" Duke will play tracks and talk about Norm's career - LISTEN LIVE