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Lorraine Desmarais C.M.

Jazz Pianist

Paul deHueck and Norman Walford Career Achievement Award - Keyboard Artistry

2007 Recipient

" Receiving this award was a privilege and an honour, particularly being recognized by my colleagues (peers). It is also a significant acknowledgement from benefactors who respect artists and recognize their work. "

     

What are you currently doing?

Since 2007, I have released two CD's of original music (Lorraine Desmarais Big Band-2009 and Lorraine Desmarais Trio ''Couleurs de Lune''2012) toured Quebec and did a few concerts in France, Mexico and China. In April, 2016 I released my 12th CD ''Lorraine Desmarais Big Band Danses Danzas Dances'' . In October, 2016 my trio was a guest for performing in Belgium at the Festival ''Jazz à Verviers''.

 

What did receiving the Paul deHueck and Norman Walford Career Achievement Award in Keyboard Artistry mean to you? 

Receiving the Paul DeHueck and Norman Walford Career Achievement Award - Keyboard Artistry, was a privilege and an honour, particularly being recognized by my colleagues (peers). It is also a significant acknowledgement from benefactors who respect artists and recognize their work.  
 

What does private arts philanthropy mean to you as a working artist?

Private arts philanthropy is a sign of great respect to me as an artist.  Their generousity helps provide artists with a quality of life, and the ability to develop artistic goals.

 

 

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