Benjamin Deschamps is a versatile musician who became passionate about jazz as soon as he discovered it. Benjamin holds a Master’s degree in Jazz Performance from McGill University, and has developed a wide range of skills, including flute, clarinet and musical arranging. He has distinguished himself as a saxophonist and composer, receiving numerous awards and accolades in the process. Benjamin was named “Révélation Jazz Radio-Canada” in 2017-2018, in addition to winning the TD Grand Prize at the Festival international de jazz de Montréal in 2019. As leader and producer, Benjamin has released four albums. The most recent, Augmented Reality, won the Opus award for Jazz Album of the Year 2023. He has also presented his music across Canada, the United States and Europe. As an accompanist, Benjamin has collaborated with ensembles such as the Rachel Therrien Quintet, Odd Lot (Jacques Kuba Séguin), the Joe Sullivan Big Band, the Orchestre national de jazz de Montréal and the JazzLab Orchestra (Effendi). He has also played saxophone, clarinet and flute with pop artists such as Jean-Michel Blais, Garou, Rock Voisine, Corneille, Mario Pelchat, Damien Robitaille and others.