The Josee Deschenes Group's pop tinted jazz fusion exists in between the lines and beyond the norm-and that's precisely what makes the band special. Favouring instinct over rote musical gestures, The Josee Deschenes Group is at once reverent and fiercely adventurous on stage: though steeped in tradition, the kinetic ensemble, unfazed by conventions, would rather make waves than tread familiar water, move forward rather than back-pedal, startle sooner than play safe. Imaginative without being inaccessible, the band is inclusive above all else: In addition to it's own striking original material, The Josee Deschenes Group takes pride in serving up fresh takes on a wide variety of work from Thelonius Monk, Ramsey Lewis and Leiber & Stoller to The Who, Sting and Pink Floyd. They understand that all music flows from the same source, and in turn, anything and everything is fair game in their capable hands. Audiences have begun to sit up and take notice of The Josee Deschenes Group. But that's no surprise.