Acoustic, Blues, Country, Instrumental, Jazz, Latin, Melodic, Rock, Singer/Songwriter, World
Brossard, Qc, Canada
CD Musique de Danse Claude Blouin no longer needs any introduction. He is one of Montreal’s best and most active trombonists. He has been a part of every major enterprise in the country, and has played with such touring greats as Nat King Cole, Jack Benny, Harry Belafonte, Tom Jones, Shirley McLaine, Engelbert Humperdinck, Liberace, Julio Iglesias, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Judy Garland, Samy Davis jr. Milton Berle, to name a few.
Claude Blouin was born in 1929 in St-Barnabé Sud. He studied for over two years at the Conservatoire de Musique under the tutelage of Julien Fischer and Charles Korsakov, after he decided to study on his own. Listening to innumerable recordings, he would explore each sound, each note, each arrangement, until the intricacies of the trombone became a second nature to him. Having mastered the instrument, he began studying harmony with Michel Perrault, all the while doing the nightclub circuit in Montreal.
In no time, his talents were acknowledged and his fine reputation awarded him prime studio work at Radio-Canada, CFTM – Tele Metropole, CFCF-TV and L’ONF as well as many recordings.
But life does not end at fifty years of age and Blouin vows to prove it. Aided and abetted by his artistic experience, he decided to embark on more diversified musical enterprises.