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Norman Marshall Villeneuve's Jazz Message

Norman Marshall Villeneuve is an icon of Canadian jazz. Born in Saint Henri, Norm started in show business as a tap dancer in 1948. He began his drum career in 1955 performing on CBC Radio with his cousin, Oliver Jones.

Norm won the Felix Award for his contribution to Oliver Jones' CD, "Just In Time". He has performed with Duke Ellington, Junior Mance, Oliver Jones, Curtis Fuller, Cat Anderson, Barry Harris, Dave Young, Charlie Biddle, Nelson Symonds, Reg Schwager, Richard Ring, Ranee Lee, Sheila Jordan, Robi Botos, Rudy Smith, Kingsley Etienne, and many others.

In October 2018 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from his peers at the International Drum Fest in Quebec City and received a standing ovation from 1,000 drummers. A jazz festival headliner for many years, in June 2018, at age 80, his sextet performed at the Toronto Jazz Festival. He has toured throughout North and South America. His cd, "Montreal Sessions", was named by CBC Music as one of the top 10 jazz albums of 2017.

In his 8th decade in show business, Norman Marshall Villeneuve is a jazz master, still performing with the fire and passion that is his trademark.


Norman Marshall Villeneuve, drums
Min Rager, piano
Adrian Veddady, bass
Cameron Wallis, tenor saxophone
Andy King, trumpet


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