Alain Caron is best known for his many years as a member of the Quebec jazz super-group UZEB, but has also released many solo albums. He’s recorded and toured with jazz greats which include Oliver Jones, Lorraine Desmarais, Mike Stern, Frank Gambale, Bireli Lagrene, Didier Lockwood, Tiger Okoshi, Billy Cobham, and Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez.
Caron has received two Oscar Peterson Awards from the Montreal Jazz Festival for contributions to Canadian jazz – the first in 1991 for UZEB and the second in 2013 for his solo work. In 2005, his album 5 was nominated for a JUNO award in the “Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year” category. He’s won 10 Félix awards, including best album of the year in 2011, for his seventh solo record, Sep7entrion.