Sylvain St-Onge - Guitar
Mathieu Rancourt - Upright Bass
Jean-François Gingras - Drums
Jérémie Hagen-Veilleux - Piano/Keys
Hailing from Québec City (Canada), 5 for Trio set out to mix things up in the jazz scene in 2013, blending modern jazz with a hint of progressive vibes.
The band’s debut did not go unnoticed as they released two albums in quick succession : "Witness & Reactions" (2014) and "Garder la tension" (2015). 5 for Trio has since made waves at festivals in Montréal, Québec City, Rimouski, Edmundston, and Lévis, and even took the stage at the renowned Festival d’été de Québec. Other notable shows include venues in Ontario, New Brunswick, Nunavut, and France. In 2019, the band expanded their musical horizons by teaming up with hip-hop maestro Webster for a fresh collab, releasing the full album “Webster & 5 for trio”, followed by the “Sky” EP in 2020.
2023 is a significant year for the band in two distinct ways. First of all, 5 for trio welcomed a new band member : Jérémie Hagen-Veilleux on keys and piano, injecting fresh ideas and extra creativity. Now a quartet – not your average trio – new singles are dropping this year. "Aquafortiste" made its debut on March 3rd, followed by the ethereal strains of "Planétésimal" on April 17th.
But there's more to 2023, because the members of 5 for trio have returned to their first love : jazz. The band that shook the scene with their unique take on modern jazz is recapturing their roots, infusing the contemporary with the timeless.
And the good news keeps coming! After dropping three hit singles, they're gearing up for the release of their EP "Aquafortiste" on October 6th, featuring four new tracks from 2023.