Listed among the best bass players by Bass Player Magazine
With 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
Featured in the latest edition of "Le Dictionnaire du Jazz", published by Robert Laffont
Featured in American Bass Player magazine and in French magazines Bass & Drums and Bass Magazine
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.
Performed a series of concerts and a live recording for "Jazz sur le Vif " broadcast on CBC Radio (Radio Canada) with Leni Stern.
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)
Bass Player ranks Alain Caron le Band's "Play" one of the ten best bass albums of the decade.
The Hagood Hardy award, in the category, original jazz music / instrumental, presented at the SOCAN Gala, novembre 9th 1999.
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"
Juno nominee in the category best "CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR" for the CD"5"
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.
Featured in the book entitled "Bass Player presents THE FRETLESS BASS" distributed by Hal•lLeonard
Inauguration of the Alain-Caron music school (École de musique Alain-Caron Rivière-du-Loup.
Félix award best album of the year Alain Caron / SEP7ENTRION.
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)