Part-time Instructor, Music
Billy Bouffard is originally from Princeville, Quebec. In 2003, he obtained a Master's Degree in Jazz Performance from the Manhattan School of Music in the studio of Dick Oatts and Dave Liebman. Billy received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Interpretation with distinction from Concordia University in 1998. He took part in three major jazz workshops: The Lake Placid Jazz Seminars in New York, The Jazz Workshops at the Banff Center for the Arts and The Carnegie Hall Jazz Workshop in New York. During those workshops Billy was able to study and play with amazing musicians such as Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman,Tim Haggans, Dick Oatts, Dave Douglas, John Abercrombie, Dave Holland, Billy Hart, Kenny Werner, Jim McNeely, Judy Silvano, Hugh Fraser, Rufus Reid, Kenny Baron and Cecil Bridgewater. In the recent years Billy has recorded and toured with UK singer Mark Kingswood and also performed on Nikki Yanofsky's last album Nikki by Starlight.
Billy is a freelance musician on the Montreal scene and plays all the saxophones as well as flute and clarinet. Active as a saxophone/jazz band specialist for many high schools in the province, Billy is a sponsored Yamaha Canada Artist Clinician. Billy teaches saxophone at Cegep de Drummondville since 2006 and Concordia University since 2011.
I teach soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone. I believe that it is vital to be able to play more than one of the saxophones.
Teaching the introduction to playing the flute and clarinet as a complete saxophonist woodwind player.
Jazz Duets with pianist Paul Shrofel at the Montreal Country Club
Various performances with Jocelyn Couture's Funkxie Groove Band
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