Michael Berard

Jazz Guitarist, Composer, Educator and Author

Montreal, Canada

It's Autumn

A Brazilian inspired vocal jazz CD with 18 all original compositions featuring music and lyrics by Michael Berard. A relaxing blend of Jazz and Bossa Nova Vocal tunes highlighting the voices of 3 of Montreal's best kept secrets.

All lyrics and music composed by Michael Berard
Horns (4, 6, 8, 17) recorded at Studio Fast Forward, Montreal
Horn arrangements (4, 6, 8, 17) by Chet Doxas
Piano recorded on location at Piano Vertu, Montreal.
Recorded and mixed by Michael Berard 2014 - 2016
Cover photo “Autumn” by Nathalie Albert
Photos of Michael Berard by Marcia Seebaran
All songs © 2014 and 2016 SOCAN (ASCAP)

Special thanks to Marcia, Nathalie, Pascale, Dave, Rich, Chad, Aron, Chet, John and Jim for going well beyond the call and singing and playing so beautifully. I am blessed to be able to work with so many talented musicians. Special thanks to Pascale Lavoie for encouraging me to write actual songs with words. Special thanks to Ron Berard and Richard Lalonde for their guidance and encouragement through so many musical projects and adventures.

Thanks to CUPFA (Concordia University) for providing funding through their Professional Development Grant Program.

Marcia Seebaran - Voice

Nathalie Albert - Voice

Pascale Lavoie - Voice

Aron Doyle - Flugelhorn

Chet Doxas - Ten Sax

Chad Linsley - Piano

John Sadowy - Electric Piano

Dave Watts - Ac. and El. Basses

Richard Irwin - Drums, Percussion

Jim Doxas - Drums

Michael Berard - Guitars

© Copyright 2017 Michael Berard