Marie-Véronique Bourque

Categories: Musicians: Vocalist, Musicians: Wind Instruments, Songwriters/Composers

Genres: Classical, Jazz


Marie-Véronique Bourque
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

in California.



Date Event Venue
Jul 5 Festival fransaskois
Pike Lake Provincial Park
Pike Lake National Park, SK
Jul 6 Festival fransaskois
Pike Lake Provincial Park
Pike Lake National Park, SK
Jul 7 Festival fransaskois
Pike Lake Provincial Park
Pike Lake National Park, SK


  • Entre Québec & Saskatchewan

    Various Artists

    April 2021

    Marie-Véronique Bourque’s second album Entre Québec & Saskatchewan was born from Marie-Véronique’s need to build a bridge between her identities as a Quebecoise and Saskatchewanian. Recorded in both provinces, it brings together original songs that refer to people, places and events reminding her of the roots she developed over time in Saskatchewan and Quebec, two provinces she calls "home". All musicians featured on the album have earned respect on the musical jazz scene..  The album was produced with the financial support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the Conseil Culturel Fransaskois.  Marie-Véronique also wishes to acknowledge the support from her distributor, the APCM and SaskMusic.

  • Une porte s'ouvre

    Various Artists

    October 2018

    Une Porte Souvre, debut album by jazz flutist

    Marie-Véronique Bourque, is devoted to French jazz. She is there

    accompanied by top musicians from Calgary, Regina and

    Quebec: Michelle Grégoire, Jeremy Coates, Tyler Hornby, Jack Semple, Mark DeJong and Marie-Noëlle Claveau.  The album contains nine tracks. Three of them are

    original compositions and include "Excuse Me" written in

    collaboration with Michelle Gregoire. This song was awarded

    in the semifinals at the 2018 Canadian Songwriting Competition.

    other tracks on the album include songs by Charles

    Aznavour, Serge Gainsbourg, Claude Nougaro, Michel Legrand,

    Maurice Ravel and Moe Koffman.