Originally from Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Gabriel Genest is a saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger based in Montreal
As a saxophonist and clarinetist, he works as a freelance player with several ensembles (jazz, song, world music) in addition to leading his own ensemble, the Gabriel Genest Quintet.
His compositions are performed by the Chamber Jazz Ensemble of UdeM, the Chamber Jazz Ensemble of McGill University as well as by the Big Band of the University of Montreal.In addition, he has collaborated on the Forever Gentlemen tour of Garou , Roch Voisine and Corneille as one of the main arrangers for this project
"my mission is to enable each student, regardless of their level, to develop their full potential as instrumentalist, musician and artist. I believe it is important to work on these three facets simultaneously, with more emphasis on one or the other depending on the student's progress This is of paramount importance in order to maximize the pleasure of learning!
During the first lesson, we analyze with the student his musical tastes, his strengths, his weaknesses and his short and long term goals in order to determine the path that will help him the most to progress.
I encourage the curiosity and creativity of the student
The learning of technical and theoretical aspects is done in parallel with the development of musicality
I aim above all to increase the pleasure of playing..."