The musicians

 Christine Tassan – lead guitar, lead vocals, songwriting, arrangements.

At the helm of les Imposteures since their formation, and with a successful career as a guitarist spanning over 20 years, Christine Tassan is now a prominent figure in the gypsy jazz scene. A loyal ambassador of the genre, she is also one of its rare female leading soloists. An excellent composer, a fine melodist, a first class improvisator, and a sensitive singer, Christine plies her craft with finesse, brilliance, self-confidence and an infectious dynamism.

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 Martine Gaumond – violin, vocals, arrangements.

A remarkable violinist, Martine Gaumond makes her instrument vibrate with a high voltage that affects the crowd with equal intensity. An excellent improvisator, she handles her bow with disarming ease and opens the door to the most beautiful poetic bursts. She also makes use of incredible vocal talents, weaving subtle harmonies that elevate the ensemble.

Blanche Baillargeon – double bass, vocals, songwriting, arrangements.

Shaped by a successful musical path which has seen her play an impressive variety of styles, Blanche Baillargeon is an accomplished musician, composer and arranger. She lays the rhythmic foundation of the group, as well as producing some heartfelt solos. Fine and delicate, she handles the upright bass with surprising force and softness, and she also brilliantly expresses her talent as an arranger within the group.

Jeff Moseley – rhythm guitar, arrangements.

Solid as a rock on rhythm guitar, Jeff is a jazz guitar specialist. He plays in several Montreal bands, adding his personal touch to every project. Recently arrived within the Imposteures, he knew right away how to adapt his energy to the band, bringing his passion and various musical influences, which include Bulgarian folklore and swing music.

Invited musicians on DJANGO BELLES show/album

Justine Verreault-Fortin – Trumpet

Justine Verreault-Fortin, a wonderful trumpeter, plays with such ease that she makes us travel in her universe, both touching and full of energy. With her contagious smile and great happiness, she knows how to push the perfect note to draw us the right emotion, from laughter to tears. Also arranger, she received her bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performance with distinction. On stage, she reveals her personality through her instrument: striking, delicate, with a jazzy touch!

Karine Gordon – Trombone.

Like the extensive register of her trombone, Karine Gordon knows how to go from high notes, through her communicative humour, to low ones, through her great sensitivity. An outstanding improviser, she lets her emotions emerge through her music and a nice craziness. Far from hiding behind her instrument, it is on the contrary through it that she expresses herself, communicating to the audience joy and happiness!