Alex Francoeur
LEADER
BIOGRAPHY

Alex recently completed his Bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance at McGill University under the ‘’Festival International de Jazz de Montréal’’ scholarship, where he had the opportunity to perform with highly acclaimed jazz musicians such as Seamus Blake, Adam Rogers and Jean-Michel Pilc. He also received a scholarship to go study with the world-renowned saxophonist Joe Lovano at Domaine Forget 2014. In December 2015, he received an artist grant from the Quebec Arts Council to travel to New York City to study with world-renowned saxophonist Ben Wendel in 2016. In April 2017, he received the ''Young Volunteers Grant'' in order to produce his first album of original music which was recorded in September 2017.

Alex also plays in a funk/jazz/hip-hop collective called ''The Liquor Store'', which he co-founded in September 2011. Since then, the band has 2 EP's to their name and has played hundreds of shows in Canada, most notably the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 2016 and 2017.

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