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Benoit Paillé
Benoit Paillé
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Benoit Paillé
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Benoit Paillé

With an extended amount of experience touring across Canada and Europe under their arsenal the band Misc released their self-titled album in the Spring of 2016. That same year, the band was nominated in the category Jazz Album of the Year at the ADISQ Awards Gala and received the prize Jazz Album of the Year at GAMIQ Awards. The trio returned in full force in the Winter of 2021 with the album Partager l’ambulance which garnered critical acclaim in Quebec and internationally. With this audacious record, Misc continues their experimentation and further blurs the boundaries between jazz and other musical genres. Their sound is characterized by a solid jazz foundation fueled by electronic music, pop, rock and various samplings; thus making them one of the most daring and interesting bands in Quebec right now.

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Awards & Recognition
  • Nominated in the category Jazz Album of the Year for Partager l’ambulance, GAMIQ (2021)
  • Nominated in the category Album of the Year - Jazz for Partager l’ambulance, ADISQ (2021)
  • Jazz Album of the Year for the album Misc at the GAMIQ Awards (2016)
  • Jazz Album of the Year for Chercher l'équilibre, ADISQ (2014)
  • Radio-Canada’s Breakthrough Jazz Artist for 2013-2014
Press Quotes

Un disque visionnaire.

Philippe Renaud, Le Devoir

On Partager l'ambulance, Misc work hard in moving their craft — and the idea of sprightly Quebec jazz — forward, keeping their ears open to modern sounds and their minds open to even more resourceful ways of delivering them.


Misc transcende la tradition jazz dont il émane avec des références rock et électro, ainsi que de multiples échantillonnages.

Émilie Côté, La Presse

Un album qui a énormément de personnalité, qui est imprégné dans l’air du temps.

Eugénie Lépine-Blondeau, Radio-Canada

The young Montreal trio display a mastery of push and pull, tension and release throughout, be it via the surging crescendo of "Petite apathie", Jérôme Beaulieu’s delicate piano patterning on "Superman se pointera pas" or a cinematic cover of "Suuns’ X-Alt".

Mojo Magazine

Misc is channelling the intensity of our current collective predicament into something incendiary.

Cult MTL