Among his achievements, Rioux and his band Jazz Culture Club won first place at two jazz contests, including the Montreal Vandoren “Jazz en rafale” competition.
During Quebec City’s 400th anniversary festivities, Rioux was given the chance to be the solo guitarist in the Olivier Dufour super-production “Les chemins qui marchent.”
Rioux also had the chance to play with Django’s grandson David Reinhardt in a special concert, and recently recorded the latest Lost Fingers album with John Jorgenson, famous for his work with Elton John and Barbara Streisand.
A busy musician and arranger, Rioux is active on the jazz scene and works in many corporate events. He is currently touring with The Lost Fingers around the world and can be seen playing in the United States, Russia, Greece, Spain, Turkey and Lithuania. He is planning to return to university to complete a doctorate in jazz interpretation with Jonathan Kreisberg and Ari Hoenig.
“Swing 39,” by François Rioux