Huu Bac Quintet

Group presentation

In Montreal, november 2013, Huu Bac Quach performs his first concert with his quintet skillfully combining his vietnamese and chinese heritages to North American Jazz music.

Backed by a solid team of some of the most prominent musicians on the up and coming Montreal jazz scene, Huu Bac performs his compositions inspired by his numerous travels in Asia, Europe and South America. He is accompanied by Guillaume Martineau on piano, Marie-Neige Lavigne on violin, Jean-Félix Mailloux on upright bass and Etienne Mason on drums.

In concert, he charms a large public through the beauty and intensity of his musical pieces as well as through his impressive mastery of the dan bau (vietnamese monochord), the erhu (chinese fiddle), the quena (andean flute) and the jazz guitar.

The Huu Bac Quintet delivers a true dialogue between Asian, North and South American cultures in a contemporary, original and unique way!

Text: Marie-Lise Kirouac


Huu Bac Quach : dan bau, erhu, quena, guitar
Guillaume Martineau : piano
Marie-Neige Lavigne : violin
Jean-Félix Mailloux : upright bass
Etienne Mason : drums




  • “RIDEAU/ROSEQ Award 2014”
  • “Entrées en Scène Loto-Québec 2015-16”
  • “Stingray Rising Stars Award 2015”, RIDEAU 2015 conference


“Huu Bac Quach, an artist to keep an eye on.”
Yves Bernard – Le Devoir

“Finesse, virtuosity and boldness…”
Reine Côté – Journal Accès

“The founder, Huu Bac Quach,…isn’t shy to infuse North American accents, in a harmonious blend of cultures.”
Ronald Martel – La Presse – LaTribune

Full articles (french only)

Le boat people devenu world people
Olivier Pierson, Camuz
October 12, 2015

Spectacle du Huu Bac Quintet: une touche asiatique pour le retour des Beaux Lundis
Reine Côté, Nord Info et Voix des Miles Iles
July 2, 2015

Huu Bac Quintet – L’heureux mélange
Joëlle Desjardins, Nord Info
August 9, 2014

Downloadable documents

Electronic Presskit

Technical Rider


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