In June 2012, three of Canada’s greatestmusician/composers came together for the first time as a trio to undertake an ambitious project. It was the celebrated solo percussionist Marie-Josée Simard who had the idea of joining with François Bourassa and Yves Léveillé, two very talented jazz pianists, to forma percussion-and-pianos combination. The trio set off together to explore some of the highways and byways of contemporary classical music, jazz, and improvisation sometimes flavored by worldmusic. Their unique journey, with gongs,marimba, tubular bells and vibraphone resonating in tune with way-out pianos, reveals a palette of unexpected sonic colors. The enthusiasmwith which audiences have been greeting the trio since they first got together testifies to their talent. Le Devoir described theirmusic as being of ”extreme originality.” The 2012/13 Opus Prize for best jazz concert of the year was awarded to the trio, confirming the exceptional quality of En Trois Couleurs free and inventive explorations, and the evident pleasure its members take in sharing theirmusical visions.