Fred Pauze


fredphotoBorn in Montreal in 1986, Frederic begins his musical apprenticeship at age 15 when he discovers the electric bass as an autodidact. In 2005, he attends the CEGEP in Drummondville in music. It is at that time that he decides to learn the upright bass with Guy Boisvert, Daniel Lessard, Gilbert Fleury and Réal Montminy as teachers.From 2008 to 2012, he is completing his bachelor’s degree at McGill University in Jazz Performance where he studies with renowned bassist Fraser Hollins. He is a member of Misses Satchmo (old school jazz), Charles Trudel Trio, Swing on the Square (gypsy jazz) and is an in-demand freelance. He has shared the stage with musicians like Yvan Belleau, Camil Bélisle, François Bourassa, Christine Tassan, Mike Gauthier, Mike Rud, John Riley, Félix Stussi, Daniel Lessard and numerous other figures of the music scene. Fred has appeared at the 2010 Montreal International Jazz Festival with the Ivan Garzon Trio, in 2011 with Misses Satchmo and in 2012 with the Émie R Roussel Trio. He has also been to Havana, Cuba, to the Festival Jazz Plaza, in the Rachel Therrien Quintet in 2010.