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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Deep Blue at Upstairs August 18

Deep Blue is very happy to return to Upstairs on Thursday August 18.

We'll be there with the original cast, the whole Deep Blue gang!

It’s Jeff Simons birthday! Party at Upstairs with Deep Blue, the best of blues/jazz fusion. The members of Deep Blue have played in the bands of Nina Simone, James Cotton, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Big Mama Thornton, Brian Lee, Junior Wells, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson and many others. An all-star band with Peter Mika, Johnny Beaudine, Ben Comeau, Jeffrey Simons. We are the Real Deal and we're always pushing the envelope so come on down to Upstairs and we'll take you on a musical ride to Chicago, New York and New Orleans and all stops on the way! 

Johnny Beaudine and Deep Blue - House of Jazz Montreal - Monday - August 22 & 29


From Richard Burnett of the Montreal Gazette:

Bluesman Johnny Beaudine and his band ‪#‎DeepBlue‬ at the House Of Jazz rank among the very best to see and do in ‪#‎Montreal‬ this week."


Let the good times roll every Monday! Party with us at "The House" and catch Deep Blue playing hard driving Chicago style jazz and blues with touches of New Orleans. A blend of jazz, blues and soul that's perfect for spicing up your Mondays. "We come to play" is our motto and we'll be pushing the envelope, so drop by and join us. You won't regret it!





Here’s a band whose members have played with James Cotton, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Big Mama Thornton, Brian Lee, Junior Wells, Nina Simone, Cleanhead Vinson and many others.   We're the original band that brought the fusion of blues and jazz to Montreal. 

Deep Blue fields one of the best teams in blues and jazz. An all-star band with Peter Mika, Johnny Beaudine, Ben Comeau, Jeffrey Simons.


It's notable that music professors from McGill and Concordia universities send their students to listen to Deep Blue as part of their course work. 

On our Mondays we get a great audience coming from all over the world. We've had fans from Vancouver, Miami, Ireland, Paris and die-hard jazz fans from New York City. We've gotten fans from Northern Quebec, fans from my hometown, Chicago as well as a group of Brazilians who were grooving to the music. Over the last few Mondays we've added Singapore, Japan, Germany, Belgium and Turkey, Switzerland, New Zealand to our list of international fans. Last Monday they were dancing in the aisles. The Deep Blue Band is very proud to play for such an audience and proving that music unities the world.

"We come to play". That motto comes from an article written about Chicago musicians. "They don't so much let their hair down as much as they never put it up, they come to play not to pose." Although not everyone in the band is from Chicago, that spirit pervades Deep Blue and all we do as a group.

Here's some posts from our recent shows.

Claudel Proulx, a Concordia University journalism student wrote:


"As I told you before, I am far from being a jazz fan. However, spending those nights filming at the House, I was exposed to different genres of jazz. I got to discover facets of it. I also want to thank you for the interview as you still took a few minutes of your break for me! 
By the way, I loved the diversity among your different songs. You manage to switch from smoother jazz to groovier jazz while still entertaining the audience no matter if a change in the type of jazz occurs. I have to admit the energy you and your group have on the stage is highly contagious!"


Natalie Rabinovitch

Was at The House of Jazz on Aylmer tonight to see Johnny Beaudine and The Deep Blue band. Wow!! They were so amazing!!! I highly recommend you catch one of their shows. They usually perform there on Mondays. I can't wait to see them live again soon. Thanks guys for a fantastic evening!!


Saw John Beaudine and his band Deep Blue last night. Excellent group and loved the music. The food was great too!
Here's a great tune we recorded live at the House of Jazz
Comin' Home Baby


Monday, July 11, 2016

A tribute to my teacher Joe Daley

My teacher, friend and mentor Joe Daley. Follow the link and read about an influential Jazz musician.Check this link, it's worth your time.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Johnny Beaudine and Deep Blue - House of Jazz - Work Song

Here's our version of "Work Song". We've now had over 11,000 views! Thanks!

Our video of Nat Adderley's "Work Song" the video also features some great shots of Montreal and a very unique view of the House of Jazz. The video came to us in a very unusual way.

Ever hear this one?

An Irish TV producer walks into a bar…
Well one did. He was doing some shooting in Montreal and happened into the House of Jazz. He loved our band and shot some video of Deep Blue and the club. He returned a few days later and gave us this video on a key.


We'll be at the House of Jazz this Monday, 7:30-11 PM and we'll play "Work Song" and a bunch of other good stuff. Come on down and join us!

Friday, June 3, 2016

House of Jazz Laval June 9

Deep Blue is very happy to return to the House of Jazz Laval!

Party in Laval with Deep Blue, the best of blues/jazz fusion.. Our guys have played with Nina Simone, James Cotton, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Big Mama Thornton, Brian Lee, Junior Wells, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson and many others. An all-star band with Peter Mika, Johnny Beaudine, Ben Comeau, Jeffrey Simons. 
"We come to play" is our motto and we're always pushing the envelope and adding new material so come on down to the 
House Of Jazz and catch the Real Deal.



Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Recorded Live at the House of Jazz Montreal, Deep Blue plays
Benny Golson's great hard bop tune, "Whisper Not"

Monday, February 15, 2016

Saxophone and Jazz Lessons in Montreal by Johnny Beaudine

Jazz improvisation and Saxophone lessons given by Chicago blues and jazz veteran. 

For the last year or so I've been teaching saxophone and Jazz. I'm happy to say I enjoy teaching and the satisfaction it brings from seeing my students improve.

Here's the text for my teaching ad.

Learn to play sax and improvise jazz and blues from a working professional. If you can already play clarinet, trumpet or flute I can teach you to improvise. 

Learn to Improvise – My students follow a proven method to learn to master the saxophone or other brass and reed instruments  and train the ear and the mind to hear and improvise jazz and blues solos. 

I learned jazz/blues/R&B in Chicago’s Legendary South Side Blues clubs and I’ll give you a deeper understanding of the jazz and blues tradition. 

Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced, adult students welcome. 
Located in the Plateau or, I can come to you. 

Johnny Beaudine

Contact me at: Johhnyb57@gmail.com

Monday, February 8, 2016

Here's a new video recorded live at Montreal's House of Jazz. Our very unique version of "Comin'Home Baby"

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Deep Blue Goes Upstairs!

Deep Blue brings it's unique blend of Chicago style jazz and blues to Montreal's famous Upstairs Jazz Bar and grill on Thursday October 15. 8PM.

We're very excited to be returning to Upstairs. Deep Blue got it's start at Upstairs and we're looking forward to playing there again. "We come to play" is our motto and it's for sure we'll be pushing the envelope so don't miss this show!

Upstairs: 1254 Mackay, 514-931-6808

Monday, March 9, 2015

From the Montreal Gazette


Seven Days, Seven Nights: From big city blues to loving cityscapes
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Monday, Jan. 26
Chicago native and old-school tenor/soprano saxman Johnny Beaudine headlines the downtown House of Jazz tonight with his band Deep Blue, featuring pianist Peter Mika, bass player Ben Comeau and drummer Jeffrey Simons.
“What we’re doing here is a kind of blues/jazz I used to see in Chicago,” says Beaudine, who learned to play the harp from his mentors Junior Wells and James Cotton. “Lesser known than the electric Chicago blues scene, which I was a part of, this music is more upscale, with jazz and R&B influences, but was very popular in the black community. I used to hear this music in black clubs like the Burning Spear and the Tropical Hut. More Ray Charles, early Lou Rawls, with touches of Sonny Stitt and Gene Aamons, two of my saxophone heroes. I wanted to do this for years, but you have to have a really good band to even attempt it. Now we do.”
Deep Blue headlines the House of Jazz (2060 Aylmer St.) every Monday night from 7:30 to 11. Admission: $10. Details: 514-842-8656 or www.houseofjazz.ca.