BIOGRAPHY

Photo of Nestor Valdez. Photo credited to Peter Graham. Design by Musicos Productions

Nestor Valdez is a French polyglot singer-songwriter and actor who is accompanied by multi-ethnic virtuoso musicians based in Canada. After having lived in Cape Verde and Portugal Nestor sings theatrical compositions in French, Portuguese and Spanish which are influenced by French chanson, Fado, Coladeira, Tango, Funk and Jazz manouche.

Born in Paris, Nestor soon relocated to the Cape Verde Islands; as a child, he was rocked by the songs of Cesaria Evora. Later, Nestor lived nine adolescent years immersed in Fado and Jazz in Lisbon, Portugal.

Fascinated by theatre, he studied acting and singing in France at the National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Montpellier (ENSAD). While at ENSAD, Nestor also worked with numerous companies as an actor, songwriter, and stage director. He began a 3 year musical collaboration with guitarist and author Matia Levrero, actor Xavier Besson and sax player Armel Courrée.

Currently, Nestor has settled down in Montreal in 2010, where he is working with musicians in the Canadian world and jazz scene. Their first album, in process of creation, co-directed by Maxime Philippe, is the product of the group’s adventurous travels and the quest to introduce audiences to a variety of multicultural musical flavors.

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ALBUM

NESTOR VALDEZ | Self-Titled

Cover of Nestor Valdez' album. Design by Musicos Productions

CONCERTS

Unique mirror shot of Nestor Valdez performing at the OMNI Hotel with his band: Alix Noël-Guéry, Marc Wencelius, Andrew Bruhelius and Aquiles Melo. Photo credited to Peter Graham. Design by Musicos Productions

Shows to come

City Venue Date
Montreal, QC Canada La Marche à côté 18 Jan 2019
Montreal, QC Canada L'Aquarium 16 Feb 2019
Montreal, QC Canada La Maison D'Haïti TBA, Spring 2019

Past shows

City Venue Date
Montreal, QC Canada L'Escalier 17 Nov 2018
Montreal, QC Canada L'Escalier 23 Oct 2018
Brossard, QC Canada Café Concerts, Maison de la Culture 14 Oct 2018
Val-David, QC Canada Baril Roulant 28 Jul 2018
Granby, QC Canada Private Event 23 Jun 2018
Montreal, QC Canada La Maison D'Haïti: 5ième Édition du Cabaret Antiraciste 30 Mar 2018
Paris, France Lou Pascalou 9 Nov 2017
Paris, France Concert Privé 10 Nov 2017
Castelnau Le Lez, France Maison de la culture 11 Nov 2017
Montpellier, France Théâtre Carré Rondelet 12 Nov 2017
Montpellier, France Nu Bahia 15 Nov 2017
Villefranche Sur Mer, France Auditorium de la Citadelle 4 Nov 2017
Nice, France La Zonmé 5 Nov 2017
Montréal, Canada L'Escalier 9 Sept. 2017
Montréal, Canada Bain Mathieu 25 Mai 2017

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Musicians

Photo of Alix Noël-Guéry, pianist and accordion player for the band Nestor Valdez. Photo credited to Elaine Graham. Design by Musicos Productions

Alix Noël-Guéry [Bombolessé, Briga Music, Ali-X]

Pianist-accordionist from Quebec of Haitian descent


Photo of Marc Wencelius, guitarist for the band Nestor Valdez. Photo credited to Elaine Graham. Design by Musicos Productions

Marc Wencelius [Rayannah, Aly Keita, Christine Tassan, Angélique Duruisseau]

Swing guitarist of French/Hungarian descent


Photo of Brenn Dalle, violinist for the band Nestor Valdez. Photo credited to Elaine Graham. Design by Musicos Productions

Brenn Dalle [Hal Cole Quintet]

Violonist from Quebec


Photo of Andrew Bruhelius, bassist for the band Nestor Valdez. Photo credited to Elaine Graham. Design by Musicos Productions

Andrew Bruhelius [Ali-X, Jully Freitas, Vovo Saramanda, Angélique Duruisseau]

Bass player of Hungarian/American descent


Photo of Aquiles Melo, pianist and accordion player for the band Nestor Valdez. Photo credited to Elaine Graham. Design by Musicos Productions

Aquiles Melo [Bombolessé, Carlos Jimenez, Flavia Nascimento]

Drummer and percussionist of Brazilian descent


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