Sage Reynolds – CV
Composer, artist/musician, bassist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, arranger, music producer, sound engineer, sound designer, samplist, juror (2016 Juno Awards, 2020 CALQ- Québec Arts Council).
Instruments: Double bass, bass, voice, guitar, mandolin, piano/keys, marimba, aux percussion, ukulele, OP-1.
Music Educator: instructor/coach: Concordia University, since 2009, McGill Conservatory of Music, 2004-2022.
Live Performances/Projects (selected entries)
Life in Winter (2007-present): Singer-songwriter, composer/arranger, producer, bass, guitar, mandolin, piano, percussion. One album, one EP being released a single at a time (see Recordings below). Concert highlights: many shows at venues around Montréal (2007-2016), POP Montréal (2009, 2012, 2013), launch of debut album at Casa del Popolo (Oct. 29, 2012), The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, ON (2013), Full Moon Fever Live concert at CHOM 97.7 FM (2013), Montréal Folk Festival on the Canal (2015), Bar Le Ritz PDB (2016), EP recording sessions at Planet Studios & Skybarn Studio (2016).
Sage Reynolds Quartet (2004-present, currently on hiatus): Composer/arranger, producer, double bass, percussion. One album, one EP (see Recordings). Concert highlights: many shows at venues around Montréal (2004-2018), Montréal International Jazz Festival (2005, 2006, 2008), opening act for John Scofield at Spectrum (Oct. 13, 2005), Ottawa International Jazz Festival (2007), l’OFF Festival de Jazz de Montréal- l’OFJM (2007), Résonance Café (2018).
Thomas Hellman (2011-2022): Double bass, voice, percussion, arranger, composer. Three albums (see Recordings), two staged shows (Thomas Hellman chante Roland Giguère and Rêves américains : De la ruée vers l’or à la grande crise, with stage direction by Brigitte Haentjens), multiple single concerts, and many tours (Québec, France, Ontario, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy). Highlights: 5ième Salle- Place des Arts (2012), Le Marathon des Mots in Toulouse, France (2012), le Festival international de la littérature (FIL) at Lion D’Or (2012), launch of Thomas Hellman chante Roland Giguère at Théâtre de Quat’Sous (Nov. 26, ’12), Québec & Ontario tour for Thomas Hellman chante Roland Giguère (2013-2014), Québec/Ontario/European tours (close to 150 shows to date) forRêves américains : De la ruée vers l’or à la grande crise (2015-present), residencies at Théâtre Outremont (2015, 2016), residency at Maison de la littérature in Québec, QC (2016), Festival de la chanson de Tadoussac (2016), Festival America (Paris) & Festival Le Chainon Manquant during a tour in France (2016), residency at The National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON (2016), Théâtre l’Escaouette in Moncton, NB (2016), ROSEQ tour (2017), Palais Montcalm, Québec, QC (2021), Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (2022), European tours: 4 in 2018, 3 in 2019, 1 in 2020.
Jordan Officer (2013-2020): Double bass, bass, voice, rhythm guitar. One EP, two released albums (see Recordings), pre-prod on a third album, four staged shows (with stage direction by Brigitte Haentjens for one of them), multiple single concerts, and many tours, mostly in Québec, France, & Ontario. Highlights: residency at O Patro Vys (2013), Montréal International Jazz Festival- MIJF(2013-2016, 2018, 2019, 2020), tour in France (2014), Cameron House in Toronto, ON (2014), European tour (2015), eleven-show residency at the MIJF (2016), tour in France (2016), ROSEQ tour (2017), The National Arts Centre (2018), main stage at the MIJF with a larger band (2019), Festival Le Chainon Manquant in Laval, France (2019), Festival de la Chanson de Tadoussac (2015, 2020).
Emilie Clepper (2015-2019): Double bass, voice. Concert highlights: Divan Orange (2015), Théâtre Petit Champlain (2017), ROSEQ tour (2017), album launch at Ubisoft Montréal (2018), album launch at Grand Théâtre de Québec (2018), several tour dates in Québec for Emilie Clepper et La Grande Migration (2018-2019).
Sage Reynolds- The Long Drift (2009-2015): Composer/arranger, producer, double bass. Concert highlights: several concerts at venues around Montréal (2010-2012), l’OFJM (2011).
Sussex (Rob Lutes & Michael Emenau, leaders) (2015-2016, 2022): Double bass. One album (see Recordings). Concert highlights: album launch at La Sala Rossa (2016), Festival des Guitares du Monde en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (2016), Montréal Folk Festival on the Canal (2016), Centre culturel Peter B. Yeomans (2022).
Alejandra Ribera (2014): Double bass, voice, piano. Concert highlights: Edmonton Folk Festival (2014), Théâtre Centennial in Sherbrooke, QC (2014), Théâtre Belcourt in Baie-du-Febvre, QC (2014), East Coast Canadian Tour (2014).
Courtney Wing (2008-2009): Double bass, voice. One album (see Recordings). Concert highlights: Live concert recorded by CBC Radio 2 at Breakglass Studios (2008), NXNE Music Festival in Toronto, ON (2008, 2009), POP Montréal (2008), Transmission showcase conference in Vancouver & Whistler, BC (2008), CMJ Music Marathon at Fat Baby in New York, NY (2009).
Ismail Fencioglu/Fenci’s Ensemble/The Montréal & Ottawa Turkish Music Choir (2004-2011): Double bass. Concert highlights: Les Midis du Monde (2005), Turkish Classical Music concert at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre in Toronto, ON. (2009), many Turkish Music concerts in Ottawa, ON and Montréal, QC.
Other Projects/Concerts of Note
– String quartet composition project funded by the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA). (2020-present)
– Sage Reynolds: folk songwriting project funded by the CCA. (2019-present)
– Composition/Performance (perf.)/Prod./Eng. (recording, editing, mixing) for Maestro Evarista’s Orchestra/ Maestra Evarista et son orchestra (audio book) by Raquel Bonita. (Secret Mountain, 2022)
– Composition/perf. for Claire (theatre) by H. Moscovitch, translated by Anie Richer. (2021 & 2022)
– Suoni Per Il Popolo festival concert video with Li’l Andy as part of a string ensemble. (2021)
– Emily Estrella (2018-2021), often with Colin Perry’s Blind with Peter Mika. (~2010-2021)
– Howard Levy at Résonance Café. (2018)
– Composition/performance for La disparition (theatre) by Anie Richer & Marc-André Charette. (2018)
– Dan Livingstone tour in Barcelona & France. (2017)
– Katie Moore & Andrew Horton: One album (see Recordings), several concerts. (2017)
– Barbara Lewis. (2016-2019)
– Neema at the MIJF. (2016)
– Sin & Swoon with Sarah Pagé: One recording (see Discography). (2015)
– Molly Sweeney. (2015)
– Notre Dame de Grass (2014-2015): Double bass, voice. Concert highlights: Folk Music Ontario Conference(2014), May Run Music Festival in Charlottetown, PEI (2015).
– Sheenah Ko (solo): One EP (see Discography), One concert. (2013-2014)
– Robin Ranger: Two albums (2003, 2012- see Discography), 2012 Planet IndigenUS fest in Toronto, ON.
– Rodney Brown. (2009)
– Julian Brown’s Jetpants. (2006-2010)
– Winnipeg Folk Festival with Shtreiml. (2008)
– Ligue d’Improvisation Musicale de Montréal- LIMM (2008-2015)
– Andrea Revel, including a concert for CBC’s Routes Montréal. (2006)
– Composition/performance for Namchi Bazar’s Industry of Dreams (dance) feat. Sarah Neufeld (2006)
– Folk Alliance with Rita Chiarelli & Damon Dowbak in Austin, TX. (2006)
– Merida (Mexico) Jazz Festival Internacional with Sienna Dahlen. (2005)
– Land of Talk. (2005)
– Mont-Royal Composers Forum: co-founder/organizer with Miles Perkin and performer. (2005-2007)
– Gabriel Lambert Trio/Quartet (2005-2015): Double bass. Concert highlights: Weekly jazz trio gig at Kafein (2005 to 2011), several shows at Résonance Café, quartet concert at the MIJF (2009).
Recordings (selected entries)
In the City and Still Norway (singles), Life in Winter (independent): – 2022
Singer-songwriter, composer/arranger, producer/engineer, acoustic guitar, bass, percussion.
Country, Vol. 1, Jordan Officer (Spectra Music): Double bass, bass. – 2020
Parallel Line, Paper Beat Scissors (Forward Music Group): Double bass. – 2019
Rêves américains, tome 2: La Grande Crise, Thomas Hellman (L-A be): – 2018
Arranger, string arranger/editor, composer, double bass, voice, percussion.
Six More Miles, Katie Moore & Andrew Horton (independent): Double bass. – 2017
Entre le Jazz et la Java, Andrea Lindsay (Les disques de la cordonnerie): – 2016
Bandleader, composer, double bass. (This album won a Félix Award – ADISQ).
Parade Day, Sussex (independent): Double bass. – 2015
Blue Skies, Jordan Officer (independent): Double bass, bass. – 2015
Rêves américains, tome 1: La ruée vers l’or, Thomas Hellman (Productions Onimus): – 2015
Arranger, double bass, voice, percussion.
Shepherd’s Call, Jesse Speed (independent): Double bass. – 2014
Victor Sessions, Jordan Officer (Spectra Music): Bass. – 2013
Thomas Hellman chante Roland Giguère (l’Hexagone): Arranger, double bass, voice. – 2012
Life in Winter, Life in Winter (independent): – 2012
Singer-songwriter, composer/arranger, producer, bass, guitar, piano, percussion.
Bouquet of Might and Fury, Courtney Wing (Proxenett): Double bass. – 2010
Foley Room, Amon Tobin (Ninja Tune): Double bass. – 2007
On the Wall, Sage Reynolds (Effendi): Composer, producer, double bass. – 2006
Clear Sight EP, Sage Reynolds (independent): Composer, producer, double bass. – 2006
Your Ex-Lover is Dead (Single), Stars (Arts & Crafts): Double bass. – 2005
Canada Council for the Arts, Research & Creation Grants (2), Songwriting (2021), Composition (2022)
CALQ, Research & Creation Grants (2), Songwriting (non-Francophone). – 2011, 2013
Composition Award: “Prix Étoiles Galaxie de Radio-Canada”, MIJF. – 2005
Orchestration/Composition Coaching w/ Benoît Groulx, Keiko Devaux, & Richard Reed Parry. – 2022
Songwriting coaching sessions with Katie Moore and Joe Grass. – 2021
Marimba lessons with Alexander Haupt. Montréal, QC, for this entry and the two above. – 2021
McGill Personal Finance Essentials (McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management). – 2020
Double bass: masterclasses with Dezron Douglas (2019), Dave Holland (2017), Drew Gress, Larry Grenadier (2010), Mark Dresser (2005), Montréal, QC. Lesson with John Hebert (2006), New York, NY.
Recording workshop & accreditation at Concordia’s EV Arts Complex, Montréal, QC. – 2019
Music industry seminar hosted by SOCAN at Ex-Centris, Montréal, QC. – 2008
The International Jazz Workshop at The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB. – 1999
Bachelor of Music, majoring in Jazz Performance (double bass) at McGill University. – 1995-2000
Private lessons (bass/jazz/theory) with Jordan O’Connor and Kurt Walther, Ottawa, ON. – 1991-1995
Languages: English (maternal), French (second)