ALAIN
CARON
Media and Honors (English)
Media and honors

80-90
Listed among the best bass players by Bass Player Magazine

Wih the group UZEB:
Felix Award, Best Jazz Album (1983, '84, '86, '87,'90, '91)
Felix Award, Best Group of the year (1984, 1989)
Gemini Award, Best Original Score (1989)
Felix Award, Most Recognized Artist Abroad (1990)
SOCAN Award (ASCAP),Jazz Music Category (1990)
Oscar Peterson Lifetime Achievement Award (1991)
Voted one of the best electric jazz bands by Down Beat Magazine

1991
Featured in the latest edition of “Le Dictionnaire du Jazz”, published by Robert Laffont

1992
Featured in American Bass Player magazine and in French magazines Bass & Drums and Bass Magazine

1993
Participated in a major television broadcast: "Musiques au Coeur" in Paris with the Caron/Ecay/Lockwood trio.
Voted best "Master Bassist" by French magazine Guitariste in both "French" and "International" categories.
Félix award best album of the year Alain Caron / Le Band

1993 to 2000
Voted "Best electric bass player" by Canadian magazine The Jazz Report for 8years running

1994
Performed a series of concerts and a live recording for "Jazz sur le Vif " broadcast on CBC Radio (Radio Canada) with Leni Stern.

1996
Cover of Bass Player Magazine (US)
Cover of Bass Magazine (France)
The prestigious American magazine Bass Player ranks Alain Caron fourth among its Top 10 bassists of 1996
(Bass Player tabulates votes from its readers worldwide)

1998
Bass Player ranks Alain Caron le Band’s “Play” one of the ten best bass albums of the decade

1999
The Hagood Hardy award, in the category, original jazz music / instrumental, presented at the SOCAN Gala, novembre 9th 1999.

2003
The Hagood Hardy award, in the category, original jazz music / instrumental, presented at the SOCAN Gala, novembre 25th 2003.
The Festi-Jazz International de Rimouski awards him the “Héron d’or”

2005
Juno nominee in the category best "CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR" for the CD”5”

2007
The University of Quebec, under the aegis of the University of Quebec in Rimouski, decreed an honorary doctorate to the internationally acclaimed bassist. Important to note, he is the only musician to have ever received this honor.

2008
Featured in the book entitled “Bass Player presents THE FRETLESS BASS” distributed by Hal•lLeonard

2011
Inauguration of the Alain-Caron music school (École de musique Alain-Caron Rivière-du-Loup.
Félix award in the category “ album of the year – Jazz Creation” for the album Sep7entrion

2013
Oscar Peterson Lifetime Achievement Award (2013) for his solo work

1980 to this day
Numerous articles on him ( front page, interviews) in specialized magazines as:
Bass Player, Bassics, Frets and Bass Musician Magazine and All About Jazz (USA), Canadian Musician, Musik etc. and Son & Image (Canada), Bass Magazine, Jazz Bass Playerandt Jazz Life (Japan), Jazzzeit, Bass Professor, Stereo Play, BASS Quarterlyandt Bassmeister (Germany), Guitarist Magazine et Bassiste (France), Guitar Club, The Music Magazine, Dismamusica et Guitar Club (Italiy Musyk and Gitarai Bas (Poland) and Guitar Lab (South Korea)