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Winner: 2014 Juno Award

for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year!

  “…It’s a deeply ambitious project to be sure, but it’s also a resounding success, establishing Rud not simply as a first-rate jazz guitarist but as a formidable songwriter and distinctive Canadian artist with a compelling vision to share.”

  –Peter Hum, The Ottawa Citizen,


Notes on Montréal is a new CD of music inspired by the arresting literature set in that gem of cities. The extraordinary vocalist Sienna Dahlen, joined by an exquisite 8-piece ensemble (including a string quartet), takes us through a cycle of songs that took its creator, Mike Rud, years to research, compose and arrange.

Watch the CBC’s marvelous videos, shot at their Montreal studio.

Learn the story of how this surprising work came about.

Find out how to order your own copy.

Musicians:  Dave Laing, drums; Adrian Vedady, bass; Chad Linsley, piano;  Willy Rios, charango; Mélanie Bélair, violin,  Mélanie Vaugeois, violin; Ligia Paquin, viola; Annie Gadbois, cello; Mike Rud, guitar, backing vocals, lyrics, songwriting and arrangements

CD Produced by Paul Johnston.  Music in the CBC videos on this site produced by Frank Opolko.

Graphic design (including 16-page lyric booklet!) Polly Wilson. Delicious cover painting by Mark Lang.

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