Chantal De Villiers

Chantal De Villiers’s playing on the tenor saxophone was defined by her exceptional sound, sensitive approach, and an inborn sense of musical language. Chantal was raised in Montreal by a musician family. Her father, a professional pianist, introduced her to music early in life. At age 15, she chose to play the tenor-saxophone. She went on to complete her studies at the Universite de Montreal Music Faculty, where she received her Bachelor’s degree. Chantal De Villiers has performed at many events as a soloist, in a trio, quartet, and in a quintet. Her father was a big influence on her musical style and music was a significant part of her family’s life. She is influenced by great masters like Dexter Gordon and Ben Webster. In 2015, she released Funky Princess, her first CD. The album featured many songs that were based on rhythms and grooves. Her newest CD, “A Travers le Temps …””, she chose to perform her music in a more intimate setting. The CD features Chantal performing duets with three great pianists, Taurey Butler, Francois Bourassa and Burt De Villiers. Chantal shares her new compositions and jazz classics on this CD. from

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