Program Books/Dan Thouin

Dan Thouin

Keyboard and Accordion

Dan Thouin (keyboard and accordion) first began playing his family organ at the age of seven; 10 years later he was studying classical piano. Soon afterwards, he began flirting with jazz music, electronica, and pop music, collaborating with the likes of Mara Tremblay, Yann Perreau, and Marie-Jo Thério, and touring with Jason Bajada and Ghislain Poirier. In 2002, Thouin assembled the Large Ensemble, an all-star local group mixing jazz and rock. Informed by Miles Davis’ late 1960s musical experiments, Thouin used the band to flex his improvisational muscles.