Saxophonist and composer Benjamin Deschamps has established himself as a staple of the Canadian jazz scene with his first 3 albums: What Do We Know (2014), Demi- Nuit (2017) and No Codes (2018). He has successfully presented his music across Canada, performing at several jazz festivals across the country and in France.
His new project, Augmented Reality (2021), takes a more electric, powerful, and lyrical direction. Deschamps is inspired by the works of musicians who are fond of this fiery jazz, such as Donny McCaslin and Ben Wendel. This new album is introspective, more robust, more mature, but just as ingenious as the previous ones.
Awards and distinctions:
Montreal International’s Jazz Festival TD Grand Award – 2019 JPL Victo Jazz Grand Award – 2019
“Révélation” Radio Canada Jazz – 2017-2018
"Deschamps and his musicians take us elsewhere, to uncharted territories that music lovers will be delighted to discover. " - Stanley Péan, 2017
"The result is just as good: surgical precision in everyone's contributions, remarkable group cohesion, magnificence and a powerful sound that leaves one breathless. " - Frédéric Cardin, ICI Musique, 2017