An Exciting & Alternative Jazz-Rock !
“These loop and jazz sounds has brought a whole new audience to the group the past couple of years, as another generation has discovered the band through live shows and festivals. In the meantime, Les Paiens are able to bring instrumental jazz to the crowds and mainstream. They don't compromise, and present it with confidence. They find the fine line between challenging the crowds, and making the music accessible, with strong melodies and grooves.”
- Bob Mersereau, CBC Television 2017
"Few groups can aspire to such a symbiosis, as magical and inspiring. Scales and improvisations no longer matter; we are dealing with a human experience that combines beauty and urgency. "
- Jean-Étienne Sheehy. Francopresse, Canada May 2014
"Creativity is certainly the group's guideline and over the years, they have become one of the most versatile groups in Acadia."
- Sylvie Mousseau, Acadie Nouvelle, Canada, November 2013
"They are not afraid of risk. It's through improvisation that they started working and having fun together. They can come anywhere and quickly improvise"
- Léo Thériault, CBC Radio Director 2014
«Characterised by their style that mixes jazz, rock and electro, all this while leaving room for improvisation. The formation is one of the must-sees of the Canadian pop-rock scene and is recognized in the alternative scene as well»
- La région Nord Vadrois, Belgium, March 2017
«Classified jazz the band goes much further than this shortcut: their music touches funk, electro and rock beats that give pins and needles in the legs"
- L'Avenir, Belgium, March 2017
Les Païens have crafted a blend of jazz, rock and electronic loop based instrumental music that crosses over into uncharted territory through improvisation. From Moncton, New Brunswick, the jazz/rock anomaly of eastern Canada has been producing albums and touring major festivals for the past 23 years with noted performances at le Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, les Déferlantes Francophones de Cap Breton, Les Francofolies de Montréal, the Evolve festival and Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival to name a few. In November 2016, they released their 9th album , "Carte noire"