SYLVAIN BOLDUC

Born in Montreal on August 26, 1960.
Had an interest in the bass from the age of 17.
Member of different jazz groups at the beginning of his career: Musikatous, Opus 17 (winner of the Canadian Big Band Competition Open Class), Co-op Jazz and the famous McGill University Big Band directed by Gerry Danovich.
1983: Recipient of a scolarship from the Canada Council of Arts.
1985: Graduated from the Los Angeles Dick Grove School of Music, in Performance and Arrangement.
Since 1980, studio, television and stage musician.
Bassist for different talk-shows and variety programs, including the cult musical program Beau et Chaud from 1990 to 1994 (Radio-Québec), Star Académie, L’Écuyer, Studio Libre, Métropolis, En direct de l’univers and the annual Bye Bye and Fête nationale du Québec shows. Also performed with Céline Dion on The Tonight Show hosted by Johnny Carson and Jay Leno several times and at her mega-show on Les Plaines d’Abraham in 2008.
Played on television galas: ADISQ, Gémeaux, Oliviers, Jutras, Galas de La Presse, etc.
Recorded more than 150 albums with the greatest artists in Quebec, incluging: Céline Dion, Éric Lapointe, Jean Leloup, Roch Voisine, Richard Séguin, Aldo Nova, Paul Piché, Claude Dubois, Michel Rivard, Robert Charlebois, André Gagnon, Laurence Jalbert, Marie-Élaine Thibert, James Wood and Hugo Lapointe among others.
Performed with jazz musicians such as Michel Cusson and the Wild Unit, Alex Acuna, Carol Welsman, Bill Watrous, Randy Brecker, David Koz, Wally Larson, Tiger Okoshi and Don Alias.
January, 1986: Began teaching at St-Laurent College and, since 2001, at the University of Quebec at Montreal.
Over the years, has taught at University of Montreal, University of Sherbrooke and Laval University (Quebec) at the Master’s level.
Producer and music arranger for the following albums: Marcel Aymar (Errant), Daniel Dupuis (Conséquence) and Stéphane Mercier (Voilà).
2005: Winner of Best Producer and Best Album of the Year awards at the Trille d’Or gala for Aymar, the Marcel Aymar album.