Modern jazz with a twist, based on a cohesive group effort rather than on personal virtuosity; that's what the members of Misc (formerly known as Trio Jérôme Beaulieu) are going for.
Jérôme Beaulieu, Philippe Leduc and William Côté created the band in 2011 shortly after their studies at University of Montreal. Since then, they have been using audio sampling and a variety of percussions, effects and prepared instruments to broaden the usual jazz trio's set of textures and moods. The group lifted off quickly, winning both Montreal's « Jazz en Rafale » and Festi-Jazz de Rimouski's Grand Prize in their first year of existence. A first album entitled L'Homme Sur La Lune (Man on the Moon) hit the shelves in spring 2012 and got nominated for an Opus Prize (Jazz album of the Year). Radio-Canada's 2013-2014 Jazz Revelation launched their second group effort, Chercher l'Équilibre (Searching for Balance) in the midst of a year filled with projects.