Rémi Bolduc is a highly accomplished and respected jazz saxophonist and educator, with over 40 years’ experience in the music industry. He serves as an associate professor in the jazz department at McGill University in Montreal, where he has remained a highly active figure on the music scene since his arrival in 1982. Bolduc has produced 11 jazz albums, featuring collaborations with esteemed musicians such as Kenny Werner, Marc Johnson, Ben Monder, and Jerry Bergonzi. He has also designed three saxophone models for the Expression company, each of which bears his name. Rémi Bolduc captivates audiences with the dazzling virtuosity and astonishing maturity that have made him a most accomplished musician.

Apart from his extensive portfolio as a musician, Bolduc has received a multitude of awards and nominations for his contributions to jazz. These accolades include the Opus Prize for Jazz Concert of the Year in 2021 and 2016, and the Felix Award for Jazz Album of the Year in 2011. His discography features albums such as “Les Esprits Oubliés” (2022) with Jerry Bergonzi, “Sax Zenith” and “Tribute to Dave Brubeck” (Art and Soul Productions).


2022 Les Esprits Oubliés with guest Jerry Bergonzi

2018 Sax Zenith: Art and Soul Productions. With guests: Phil Dwyer (Vancouver), PJ Perry (Edmonton), Kirk MacDonald and Kelly Jefferson (Toronto), Fraser Hollins on bass and Dave Laing on drums

2017 Swingin’ with/with Oscar: Art and Soul Productions. The music of Oscar Peterson with pianist Taurey Butler

2015 Hommage à Dave Brubeck: Art and Soul Productions. The music of Dave Brubeck with pianist François Bourassa

2013 Random Masters: Amorçage Aléatoire Les disques Effendi : Rémi Bolduc

2011 Hommage à Charlie Parker Les disques Effendi : Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble : Three alto saxophones and rhythm section alto saxophones and rhythm section (winner of the Félix award for jazz album of the year)

2007 4 + 1 Les disques Effendi : Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble and Jerry Bergonzi

2005 Côte d’écoute Les disques Effendi : Rémi Bolduc trio, saxophone, piano and cello

2003 TCHAT Justin Time records : Rémi Bolduc and Kenny Werner

2001 Renaissance Effendi records : Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble

1996 Fable Les disques du Silence : Rémi Bolduc quartet with Marc Johnson and Ben Monder

Awards and nominations

  • 2022 Mention of excellence at the Opus Awards for broadcast concerts and web creations, jazz (Rémi Bolduc and Jean-Michel Pilc)
  • 2021 Opus Prize: Jazz concert of the year (Rémi Bolduc invites Funky Princess)
  • 2018 Opus Prize nomination: Jazz concert of the year, concert at Salle Bourgie. The Genius of Coltrane
  • 2017 Opus Prize Nomination: Jazz Concert of the Year