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
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Saturday Jan 12- 8:30-12am - Norman Marshall Villeneuve's Jazz Message - UPSTAIRS (Montreal) - Norman Marshall Villeneuve, drums, Min Rager, piano, Adrian Vedady, bass, Andy King trumpet, Cameron Wallis, tenor sax
Saturday, October 12 - Jazz Room - Waterloo, ON - Norman Marshall Villeneuve's Tribute to Art Blakey - celebrating Art Blakey's 100th birthday. Norman is an Art Blakey stylist, one of the few classic bebop drummers around from the golden age of jazz. Geoff Chjapman of the Globe & Mail called Norman "Canada's Art Blakey". 2019 is Norman's 26th year of tributes to his hero. An exciting night of jazz - not to be missed! Personnel tba