After releasing a live version of Questions, Montreal rapper L. Teez drops Pain, a second live performance from his most recent EP, “The Index to My Inner Thoughts”, recorded onstage at  Lion d’Or in Montreal with his band.

Accompanied by Shayne Assouline (drums), Nicholas Pura (bass), David Gutierrez Osei-Afrifa (keyboards), Lea Keeley (vocalist) and, of course, Jérôme Dupuis-Cloutier on the trumpet, the jazz-inspired rapper will give you the chills.


The live versions of Questions and Pain are now available on all the usual streaming platforms :



The live performance of Pain is a preview of L.Teez’s online show, which will be broadcast for the first time in France via the Centre Culturel Canadien de Paris and also as part of the 2021 edition of Quebec’s Phoque Off showcase. The show was previously broadcast at the  Jarasum Jazz Festival (South Korea) in November, the SUD WAVE Festival (Italy) and the Kolkata Jazz Fest (India) in December 2020.

– February 9 at 2pm EST – Centre Culturel Canadien, Paris (France) – RSVP: https://fb.me/e/T65DvasP

– February 16 at 11am EST for “Pro” pass holders ($20) // 8pm EST for the general public ($12)Le Phoque Off, Québec (Canada) – RSVP: https://fb.me/e/gzdLDewW6


Montreal, December 10, 2020 – Montreal’s jazz-inspired rapper L. Teez has announced two online performances this month and unveiled a live version of the single Questions (Intro), accompanied by a band and trumpeter Jérôme Dupuis-Cloutier.

This version of the song was recorded at the Cabaret Lion d’Or in Montreal, with the participation of Shayne Assouline (drums), Nicholas Pura (bass), David Gutierrez Osei-Afrifa (keyboards), Lea Keeley (vocalist) and, of course, Jérôme Dupuis-Cloutier on the trumpet.

Questions (Intro) feat Jérôme Dupuis-Cloutier is taken from L. Teez’s latest EP, “The Index to My Inner Thoughts”, which was released on September 18th


A physical version of the EP has been available in CD format since September 18 and starting today, the vinyl format is available on the artist’s Bandcamp page, just in time for the Holidays!
If you’re thinking of gift ideas – support your favourite artist !

Montreal rapper L. Teez releases ”The Index To My Inner Thoughts” EP,

Montreal, September 18, 2020 – Montreal Hip-hop/jazz artist L.Teez’s second EP The Index to My Inner Thoughts, drops on September 18 through the new label Hydrophonik Records (part of the Indica Records family). The 6 track EP is a lush path into L.Teez’s thoughts, values, hardships and questions. The Index to My Inner Thoughts will surely help redefine the Montreal hip-hop sound and kicks off with the first single Questions which was released on August 28. Questions gently leads the listener into a poetic and blissed-out boom bap jazz universe that unfolds in exciting and intimate ways over the course of the EP.

Stream the EP by clicking here

L. Teez signs with Hydrophonik Records

It’s with the greatest joy that I’m announcing that I have signed my first Record Deal with Hydrophonik Records 💽💽 Publishing will be assured through Les Productions Musjo and Indica Records.

I’m so excited to begin this new chapter of my musical career. Being able to work with a team who understands and shares your vision is what most artist dream of !

Thank you to every person who believed in me and to everyone who’s been part of this journey and making this DREAM OF MINE POSSIBLE.

While you’re here, I’d like to thank you for doing your part during this time of global crisis. If you can, remember to #StayHome. I’ll be holed up in my studio 😉

40th Festival International de Jazz de Montréal – June 28, 2019

2019 has been a crazy one so far ! Amongst many other greats moments, it was a huge honour for my live band and me to be able to perform our live set at the 40th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. So massive thanks to all of you guys for your support. 


My second EP will be releasing in 2020 and we’ll of course  play it live on tour by the automn. Can’t wait to share all of this with you !!

While you wait for it, you can still enjoy my first project, The Half Full EP down below!



Montreal Jazz-rap author and performer, L. Teez first trained in the trombone and the trumpet, then began writing authentic and personal texts in 2012. His style developed and L. Teez took his ease on the stages of the Divan Orange, the MEG Festival, the Tartine Festival, the Paris Music Festival, the MIL Festival in Lisbon. He also opens for Guts Live and Black Star at the Jazz Festival in Vienne and Earth, Wind and Fire in the legendary venue of L’Olympia in Paris. L.Teez launched his first project in 2018, The Half Full EP, earning him great mentions in Quebec media. A mini Asian tour follows: Shibuya Showcase Festival (Tokyo), Zandari Festa (Seoul and Busan). In 2019 he confirmed his success in Quebec at the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Festival d’Été de Québec and the Montreal Festival Mode & Design.

In early 2020, he signs a record deal with the new Montreal label Hydrophonik Records, supporting promotion and distribution for his upcoming second EP, The Index to My Inner Thoughts.

Long version here (click here)


Auteur et interprète Jazz-rap montréalais, L.Teez est d’abord formé au trombone et à la trompette, puis se lance en 2012 dans l’écriture de textes authentiques et personnels. Son style se développe et L.Teez prend son aise sur les scènes du Divan Orange, du Festival MEG, le Tartine Festival, au Festival Paris Music, au salon MIL à Lisbonne. Il assure aussi les premières parties pour Guts Live et Black Star au Festival Jazz à Vienne et Earth, Wind and Fire dans la salle mythique de L’Olympia à Paris. L.Teez lance son premier projet en 2018, The Half Full EP, lui valant de belles mentions dans des médias québécois. S’en suit une mini tournée asiatique:  Shibuya Showcase Festival (Tokyo), Zandari Festa (Séoul et Busan). En 2019 il confirme son succès au Québec lors du Festival de Jazz de Montréal, du Festival d’Été de Québec et du Festival Mode & Design de Montréal.

Début 2020, il signe un contrat d’enregistrement avec le nouveau label montréalais Hydrophonik Records, soutenant la promotion et la distribution de son deuxième EP à venir, The Index to My Inner Thoughts.

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