Since 2004, Valaire has been mixing jazz, electro, hip-hop, pop and samplings in its melting pot. First known as Misteur Valaire, the Sherbrooke collective has released five studio albums, a live opus and a symphonic album with the Orchestre Métropolitain conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
From one project to the next, the group offers coherent and meticulous concepts: cover art, staging, clothing, nothing is left to chance. Winner of two Félix awards in the Electronic Album of the Year category, the band has been bringing the crowds in Quebec and Europe to their feet for many years by turning every show into a happening.
In 2012, the members of Valaire created the collective Qualité Motel, a project inspired by DJ sets that allows them to explore electronic sounds. They signed the music of the documentary Over My Dead Body and collaborated on the soundtrack of Moment Factory’s Ode to Life show, projected on the Sagrada Familia, in Barcelona.
Over the course of their albums, Kilojules, Luis Clavis, Tō, France and DRouin call upon performers whose work they appreciate to enrich their creations, including the great Alan Prater (The Brooks). For their fifth studio offering, Jazz futon, due out in 2023, Valaire returns to their jazz roots. The pieces are carefully thought out and carefully crafted, and they flow together in an airy, danceable fashion to invite the listener to a living room party as only a jazz futon can.