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3030 Victoria Avenue
Regina, SK, S4T 1K9
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Marie-Véronique (MV) Bourque, an extremely talented artist from Saskatchewan, is not
afraid to think and act outside the box. Her original songs and unique interpretations of
jazz standards (by flute and voice) pair beautifully with her hard-to-define music genre.
Marie-Véronique is a nominee for the 2021 Trille Or Awards Gala, which will take place
May 29 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
In 2019, MV was brought to Oxford (UK) for a recording session on Will Cox’s debut
album, “A Darkling Shore”. The session also included a number of other accomplished
artists including Orlando Harrison (Alabama 3) and Lily Dior. This invitation came about
after MV’s participation in Pro7ect – a songwriters’ and producers’ retreat in Brighton,
In 2018, Marie-Véronique released her debut album, ‘Une porte s’ouvre’. The album
was voted #5 at the 2018 Saskatchewan Music Awards and landed on the !Earshot
National Jazz Charts. The song ‘Excusez-moi’, a co-write with Michelle Gregoire, was a
semi-finalist at the Canadian Songwriting Competition and at the Unsigned Only
International Music Competition.
Marie-Véronique is a member of the Regina Symphony Orchestra. She is also part of the
Quarter Tones Flute Ensemble and they released an album, “Combine” in 2015. MV has
toured throughout Switzerland, France, as well as in Québec, Manitoba, Alberta and
In 1992, MV auditioned for and won a place as a member of the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police, RCMP band. After it’s disbanding Marie-Véronique continued to serve
as a police officer for more than 25 years. Her own musical journey continued.
Born and raised in Québec, she studied classical music at the Conservatoire de musique
de Québec where she was awarded First Prizes un flute and chamber music.
Marie-Véronique found jazz in 2012 and trained first at the Carleton University Jazz
Camp (2015), then in 2016 she continued at France’s Dordogne International Jazz
Summer School. The following year (2017) MV attended the Ambrose University Jazz
Camp and since 2018 until present she has trained at the Ali Ryerson Jazz Flute Seminars