Welcome to Mario Canonge‘s website. On the music scene for several decades, this remarkable jazzman has become a key figure in the realm of jazz. Not only recognized for his talent, but for his compositions as well. As a leader, he has written some of the most beautiful pieces of Caribbean music of the last decades before deciding to follow a more “Jazzistic” path with Rhizome. This orientation was confirmed first with Mitan, released in 2011, then with a particularly rich year 2018. At the beginning of the year, Quint’up, co-lead with his long-time accomplice Michel Zenino, agreed with all the critics. And in November, Mario presented Zouk Out, his jazz review of the contribution of zouk to the Caribbean musical culture. After Kapital in 2020, in a duet with Erik Pédurand, the year 2023 opened with a return to the quintet, with the second volume Quint’Up II of the successful formation created with Michel Zenino. The album is closely followed by a live recording of Mario’s trio at Le Comptoir in Fontenay sous Bois, accompanied by Michel Alibo and Arnaud Dolmen.
Mario Canonge’s entire discography is available on BandCamp.