He goes on to play in the Carabeans and throughout Europe where he starts to write his own music while he still is a teenager. He helps maintain jazz in the Laurentians and around his hometown by playing in many clubs for years. First a saxophone player, he also records and plays with diverse artists like Gilles Vigneault and Gary Boudreault as a bass player; just like with La Corde de Bois, a band that he co-founded. A pillar of the jazz scene in the laurentians, his project named Jazz Faction earned him to be chosen to represent Canada at the 2005 Aïchi International Exposition, in Japan, just as the 2007 UNESCO Summit, in Ottawa. He got nominated at the Grand Prix General Motors in the 2006 Montreal International Jazz Festival as well as in the Galaxie contest. On the scene since 2008, LUEURS specifically illustrates the bond between impressionist era compositions and modern jazz. The CD has been nominated Best jazz album of the year - ADISQ 2011.
His last music is a symphonic suite in 5 movements - Weather Cycle for Jazz Quartet & Orchestra. The work was premiered on March 23, 2019 at the Oscar-Peterson Hall in Montreal, with the Orchestre symphonique de l'Isle, conducted by Cristian Gort.
Guitarist Sylvain Provost is a leading light in Québec’s Jazz scene. In 1983 he won the «Yamaha Prize» with the group
QUARTZ at «The Montreal Jazz Festival». With his Trio, he has recorded a number of broadcasts for Radio-Canada
and Radio Québec. With his long-time bassist cohort, Norman Lachapelle he has produced a host of recordings,
winning nominations and awards at the ADISQ, JUNO’s and Opus Awards.For 25 years now, Sylvain has taken part in countless professional collaborations in concerts and recordings with the likes of Gerry Boulet, Oliver Jones, Yannick Rieu, Karen Young, Jean-Pierre Zanella, Térez Montcalm, Sylvain Lelièvre, «LA LA LA Human Steps» (with whom he toured around the world) and many other Québec and France performers. With his new acoustic trio, we can now enjoy Désirs Démodés, his latest own CD released in spring 2009.
Désirs démodés, an album totally filled with new inspirations