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Marianne Trudel – TRIFOLIA


Marianne Trudel – piano,  accordion, voice

Etienne Lafrance – double bass

Patrick Graham – percussion


The name “trifolia” is often applied to a plant that possesses three leaves. In the case of this trio, the three musicians of Trifolia form a dynamic, living unit, sharing with audiences everywhere their passion for heartfelt communication through sound.

The encounter of three extraordinary artists of different horizons creates this astonishing musical overlapping of jazz, romantic music and global rhythms. A mesmerizing incursion into a sound universe both varied and rich. Brilliant compositions, overflowing passion and a remarkable complicity are the hallmark of this new group, which is garnering enthusiastic praise at every turn.
Marianne Trudel is a multi-talented pianist, composer, improvisor, and arranger. At once energetic and passionate, her music cross-cuts a wide swath of musical interests. As a performer, she pursues an active career in a variety of settings ranging from solo performance to duo, Trifolia, Marianne Trudel 4 + Ingrid Jensen, septet, and large ensembles. She has played in Canada, United States, France, Spain, Germany, and Mexico.

“Part of the trio’s charm is its sheer stylistic and sonic breadth […] It’s amaible, unusually tuneful music that just keep surprising.” — Stuart Broomer, The WholeNote (Canada), October 2013


“At the crossroads of diverse influences, her works are remarkably rich and in them we can find some surprising hybrids.” — Gabriel Bélanger, SOCAN, Paroles & Musique #20:3 (Canada), September 2013

Won: “Jazz album of the year”, OPUS 2013
Nominated: “Contemporary jazz album of the year” JUNO 2014
“Dont’ miss this fantastic canadian trio on their first UK tour!”

“Extremely talented, Marianne Trudel plays like an angel!”

Maria Schneider, Composer, New York.

“Trudel, the hottest young pianist on the Montréal jazz scene”

JD Considine, The Globe and Mail (Canada)


“Marianne is one of our great Canadian pianistic talents. Her trio’s gorgeous performance knocked out the capacity audience”.

Ken Pickering, Artistic Director- Vancouver International Jazz Festival

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