Masterful entertainer, virtuoso pianist, unconventional composer, exuberant rapper... Chilly Gonzales is no run of the mill artist. Blending classical, pop, jazz, and hip-hop, this Canadian artist has been shaking up the music world for over fifteen years, along the way signing collaborations with Daft Punk, Drake, and Jarvis Cocker. Over a dozen albums, he has deconstructed pop in all its forms (Soft Power), rapped over a symphonic orchestra backdrop (The Unspeakable Chilly Gonzales), and reinvented romantic chamber music (Chambers). He also recently broke the world record for playing consecutive hours on the piano (27 hours!), and lent his hands to the film Gainsbourg, Vie héroïque. In 2018 he published the album Piano Solo III, the third chapter in a subtle and inventive exploration of his core instrument. And since a single show wouldn’t suffice to cover his protean repertoire, “Gonzo” will perform two nights in a row at the Montreux Jazz Club!
Most recently, he made a Call to Entry for The Gonzervatory, his all-expenses-paid music workshop for composing musicians from all over the world who join him and guest teachers selected among his musical friends for 10 days of masterclasses and rehearsals culminating in a final concert.