Michel Bonin - Music writer and pianist based in Vancouver Canada
BESIDE MY CAREER IN DIGITAL MARKETING, I ALSO LIKE TO WRITE ABOUT MUSIC AND PERFORM LIVE OCCASIONALLY AS A PIANIST SINCE 2010 IN AND AROUND VANCOUVER, BC AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST.
See my blogs on WordPress.com and on Blogspot.ca.
Self-trained in jazz, early on I studied classical piano and music theory at École supérieure de musique of Congrégation des Soeurs de Saint-Joseph in Saint-Hyacinthe. This is the Québec town where I was born and raised. I like to think that it characterizes my pianistic style and arrangements, having been fuelled ever since by an intimate connection with French music: from Darius Milhaud to Michel Legrand, from Maurice Ravel to the eminent conductor Charles Dutoit. His recordings of most of the repertoire and baton while at the realm of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, has impressed upon many music lovers like me. More recently, I also enjoy choral singing being an amateur chorister.
To access clips of my piano recordings and video concerts, purchase my music or book my services for a future gig, visit my music website at www.pianoreflexions.com
(See these YouTube videos) Michel Bonin Plays Michel Legrand: A Special Occasion
Showcasing a reflective and inspirational style, Mr. Bonin's live piano solo concert features eight of the best loved tunes by the French composer Michel Legrand, in this 12-minute video clip.
Michel Bonin <Piano Réflexions Concert in Vancouver> ranked #12 on World News Jazz Classics Top Chart for May 2011 to 2013
Video clip of piano solo concert by Michel Bonin broadcast in 2011. These are excerpts from four jazz classics: Angel Eyes, Blue Bossa, Chega De Saudade (No More Blues), Blue Daniel. Originally recorded in front of a live audience at West Point Grey United Church in Vancouver, British Columbia.
COMMENTS FROM MESSAGES:
On 25 October 2011, Aymeric Nourisson from Paris, France left a message: 'L'album piano-solo de Michel Bonin continue après plus d'un an à tourner sur les ondes de TSF Jazz diffusé sur l'Internet depuis Paris. C'est par son vidéo 'Michel Bonin en concert à Vancouver' toujours au Palmares Top du World News Jazz Classics depuis avril 2011 que nos auditeurs de nuit en particulier en redemandent. À quand votre prochain album de musique française Monsieur Bonin?
Aymeric. Pour la programmation Musique, Internet & Co de tsfjazz.com'
On 04 May 2010, jp at California State University left a message:
'I found the album to be an intimate rendering of the American Song Book. Cannot wait to see what this series will come up with French chanson and European repertoire. The website promises over 300 tunes in the future. Quite an undertaking. If the first album is any indication, this will be a milestone in the rendition of the genres'.
On 30 September 2010, Lars from Sweden left a message:
'Two jazz classics that I love happen to be on Album #1. I just completed the Beautiful Love download and the Angel Eyes download. After first listening to the 30-second clips of these tunes on the PIANO REFLEXIONS website, I decided to purchase the two medley tracks. Are all the 31 tunes going to be available to listen as clips as I seem to have read on one of your blog entries this Fall? So far I can only sample half a dozen clips. Thanks./Lars'
COMMENTS POSTED ON LINKEDIN:
On 15 October 2010, Gregg from Canada wrote: 'I really enjoy listening to Michel Bonin's music, he has a classic sound, and at the same time, interprets the standards in a new way. Definitely worth checking out'.