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Marie Josée Simard

COUNTRY:  Canada

BORN IN: Ville de la Baie (Saguenay)

LIVES IN: Montréal

DRUMMING SINCE: soloist percussionist since 1979

BIGGEST INFLUENCE – My mother, pianist ! Jonh Williams- C.Debussy- JS.Bach- Pierre Max Dubois- Serge Garant- Iannis Xenakis – Mike Mainieri – Keiko ABE

FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU PLAYED ON: 1-trio En Trois Couleurs (ATMA classique), 2- Music for Flute & Percussion (NAXOS), 3- Simard / Fabi (

FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU DIDN’T PLAY ON: 1-Brahms symphonie No 1.- 2-Henry Purcell Fantasia Les Voix humaines (Atma classique) 3- The trio Gryphon Canadienne Premieres – Analekta

CAREER HIGHLIGHT: 2016 China Tour with the trio En Trois Couleurs (François Bourassa, Yves Léveillé, pianists)

FAVOURITE SABIAN CYMBAL: 16” crash, 20” Stage ride, 14” mini Chinese, chopper, ALU BELL, 22” Artisan medium ride and 8’’ AA Mini Holy China


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