NIC CALOIA


NEWS
ALBUMS
ARTIST
PHOTOS
SHOWS
LINKS
CONTACT
STORE
Nick Fraser W/ Tony Malaby 
Town and Villages
Evan Parker  w/ Joe Sorbara and Wes Neal
at Somewhere there
Martin Lozano Lewis Wiens Duncan
at Canterbury
NEW RELEASES
The Element Choir and William Parker
at Christ Church Deer Park 
Tilting
Holy Seven
For the last twenty-five years Nicolas Caloia has worked at creating a contemporary music generated by using accurately composed material to channel collective improvisation. The goal is a music that erases the lines between improvised and composed, pop and avant-garde, good and bad. He hopes this music will satisfy the body, the mind and, above all, the heart. He has worked as a performer, composer, and organizer in Montreal and has toured in North America, Europe, and Asia. He has performed and recorded in a vast array of contexts with the most important members of Montreal's creative music community as well as with internationally renowned musicians like Marshall Allen, John Butcher, Joe McPhee, Steve Lacy, Hassan Hakmoun, Tristan Honsinger, William Parker, and Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia.  His concerts and numerous recordings have been critically acclaimed both at home and abroad. Currently, the majority of his work as a composer and improviser finds a voice in The Ratchet Orchestra, Tilting, and in duet Lori Freedman or Yves Charuest.

"Sa musique aux multiples facettes, presque cubiste, est très vivante et riche à tous points de vue : forme, rythme, harmonie et mélodie."            Jean Derome - Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges program 2011

"I think the trick with written and improvised material is to try to weave them together and Nicholas is a genius at that "                                                         Ellwood Epps, OttawaCitizen, November 26, 2011

"One of Canada's truly original bandleaders and composers "          
Scott Thomson - Guelph Jazz Festival program
                                                                
"Ce musicien a une vraie signature"                                                                      Alain Brunet - La Presse.

ARTISTS
Aimtoronto Orchestra
Barnyard Drama
Blah Blah 666
Boyko,DB
Brenders, Kyle
Braxton, Anthony
Caloioa, Nic
Cluton,Rob
Driver,Ryan
Drumheller
Duncan,Christine
Downing, Andrew
The Element Choir
Falaise, Bernard
Fisher, Colin
Fraser, Nick
Freedman, Lori
Freedman, Myk
Freedman
Gill, Tania
Haynes, Justin
Hobson's Choice
Laconnor
Land of Marigold
Lewis, Jim
Lewis, Downing and Martin trio
Lozano, Frank
Malaby, Tony
Martin, Jean
Martin, Lozano at Canterbury
Not The Wind Not The Flag
Parker, William
Parker, Evan
Saint Dirt Elementary School
Shaw, Evan
Southworth, John
The Reveries
Thomas
Thomson, Scott
Tilting
Turcotte, Kevin
Valdivia, Brandon
Wiens, Rainer
Zubot, Jesse

Land of Marigold
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