Well known for his work in the jazz field with, among other artists, Michel Cusson, Vic Vogel, James Gelfand and François Bourassa, André Leroux first obtained a Bachelor of Music in performance from the University of Montreal. Since then he has been regularly performing in concert with various ensembles including Bradyworks, Orchestre Métropolitain and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.
André is also still pursuing a very active career in jazz. He has played in almost all jazz festivals in Canada and participated in many recordings. His work in the jazz field has taken him around the world including China, Sweden, France and Africa. Recently, he performed at the Blue Note in New York as part of an event organized by the CBC. Accomplice of the jazz pianist François Bourassa, with whom he plays in duo and quartet, André Leroux explores the jazz idiom in a very personal and innovative way with energy and an extraordinary virtuosity.
Puissance exceptionnelle. Précision exceptionnelle. Rapidité exceptionnelle. Robustesse coltranienne. Incroyable capacité d'assimiler tous les langages musicaux. Si vous voulez mon avis, André Leroux est de la classe des Chris Potter, Joshua Redman, Joe Lovano, Mark Turner ou Branford Marsalis, bref, les plus éminents tenormen de notre ère.(...) André Leroux fait partie de l'élite absolue du saxophone ténor.
Journal La Presse