ÉMILE PARISIEN QUARTET // 1st part: GAUTIER GARRIGUE QUARTET

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Théâtre de l'Alliance Française

Gautier Garrigue Quartet

© Jean-Baptiste Millot

Emile Parisien Quartet

© Samuel Kirszenbaum

Nouvel album

Sortie au printemps 2024 chez ACT

NEW ALBUM CONCERT

ÉMILE PARISIEN QUARTET « LET THEM COOK »

A fusion quartet that never ceases to amaze!

Accidents only last a few seconds, sometimes a few minutes. This one has been going on for 20 years. Two decades that Emile Parisien’s quartet has been prolonging this jam session improvised in a club, at the end of which the four musicians looked at each other, as if stunned by this instant collective love at first sight.

Ripping off labels, heckling codes, their roadmap hasn’t changed, like their obsession with storytelling.

But a breath of fresh air blows over “Let Them Cook”, as the four musicians have decided to depart from the all-acoustic approach and integrate electronics. The gamble paid off, as every machine and drum machine used here integrates the stories of these compositions with astounding accuracy.

In the year of its 20th anniversary, Emile Parisien’s explosive quartet has decided to take a new route, and has reserved the premiere of this new album for the festival. “Let them cook” in the Alliance Française’s showcase theater, a promise of pure delight!

Emile Parisien: saxophone / Julien Touery: piano / Ivan Gélugne: double bass / Julien Loutelier: drums

First part: GAUTIER GARRIGUE « LA TRAVERSÉE » QUARTET
Feat. ÉMILE PARISIEN

An extraordinary drummer at the helm of a power band to be discovered without fail

A drummer in great demand, with some forty albums recorded as a sideman, a protégé of the great Henri Texier and co-leader of the group Flash Pig, Gautier is now at the helm of this highly-anticipated album.

His playing is imbued with a sensitive, pure, nuanced and percussive swing that places Gautier among the best skin caressers in France. La Traversée plunges us, through an original repertoire, into a universe tinged with poetry and mystery. And to make the concert even more special, he invites saxophonist Émile Parisien, also featured on the album, to join him for a few tracks.
A world premiere for this dreamlike musical journey.

Gautier Garrigue: drums / Federico Casagrande: guitar / Maxime Sanchez: piano / Florent Nisse: double bass
+ guest: Émile Parisien

New album, scheduled for release in autumn 2024 by PeeWee

 

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FRED HERSCH PIANO SOLO

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© Roberto Cifarelli

ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT

FRED HERSCH

One of the most brilliant improvisational pianists of our time

A fixture in the jazz pantheon for three decades, with over 50 albums to his credit as leader or co-leader, American pianist, improviser, composer and master thinker Fred Hersch is one of the most Grammy-nominated artists of all time, a total of fifteen times.

Heir to Bill Evans and mentor to Brad Mehldau, Hersch’s virtuosic, delicate and introspective playing instantly transports his audiences.

The pianist’s presence in Paris is rare, and it’s at the festival that he will do us the honor of presenting his new album, released by ECM a few weeks earlier. “Silent, Listening” is a major contribution to the vast repertoire of solo piano recordings that ECM has built up over the years. Seven original pieces plus a handful of exquisitely chosen standards including Billy Strayhorn’s “Star-Crossed Lovers”, Sigmund Romberg’s “Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise”, Alec Wilder’s “Winter Of My Discontent” and Russ Freeman’s “The Wind” – all performed with the same cocktail of concentration, sensitivity and grace for which Fred Hersch is renowned.

Imagine the artist, alone at the piano, in the heart of the wooded architectural jewel that is the grand amphitheatre of the Maison de l’Océan, and you’re witness to a memorable evening.

A moment of pure grace.

Fred Hersch: piano

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ROBIN MANSANTI QUARTET

  • Artist
  • Date
    Saturday, May 18, 2024
  • Schedule
    3pm
  • Venue
    Mairie du 6e
  • Admission
    Free admission

 

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© Bertrand Fèvre

ATTENTION TALENT CONCERT

ROBIN MANSANTI QUARTET

An artist in a state of grace

Robin Mansanti captivated audiences and the media alike with the release of his album “Nuit Américaine”.

The desire to sing and become a trumpeter was sparked off at the age of seventeen when the artist came across a Chet Baker video. In this famous opus, he brings together covers of great American standards (Leonard Bernstein, Henry Mancini, Glenn Miller) while asserting his own style.

This is an album in which his gentle, melodious voice exudes an irresistible, dreamlike, timeless charm throughout.

For this concert in the beautiful Salle des Fêtes of the Mairie du 6e, we are offered the first steps of an inhabited artist, who conjures up a magic imbued with poetry and beauty.

Robin Mansanti: trumpet, voice / Laurent Courthaliac: piano / Hugo Lippi: guitar / Philippe Aerts: double bass

Album “Nuit américaine” released in 2023

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RP3 RÉMI PANOSSIAN / 1st part: OBRADOVIĆ-TIXIER DUO

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Grand amphithéâtre de la Maison de l'Océan

© Pascal Bouclier

Obradović - Tixier duo

© David Tixier

Rémi Panossian trio

© DR
© Denis Leroy

ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT

RP3 REMI PANOSSIAN TRIO

The irresistible French jazz trio that conquered the world

In perfect musical and human osmosis, pianist Rémi Panossian’s trio is one of the groups that have shaken up the codes of contemporary jazz and the piano-bass-drums format, just like E.S.T or The Bad Plus, with a single watchword: to put their dexterity and talent at the service of the very essence of music: emotion.

With over five hundred concerts to their credit all over the world, and five acclaimed albums to their credit, these three enfants terribles love to share their joy of playing together with their audiences, shaking up the rules of the genre with mischief, melodic lyricism, heady grooves and a touch of pop.
For the first time at the festival, they’ll be playing repertoire from their forthcoming album, freshly recorded a few weeks earlier.
A feel-good privilege not to be missed!

Rémi Panossian: piano / Maxime Delporte: double bass / Frédéric Petitprez: drums

 

First part: OBRADOVIĆ-TIXIER DUO

The electroshock duo with infectious energy

Winner of a dozen awards in just a few years, the “Obradović – Tixier duo” was born of the encounter between French pianist David Tixier and Croatian drummer Lada Obradović. Piano, drums, but also keyboards, loops and a few effects…. Lada Obradović’s striking power is a delight. She’s incisive, precise, sharp, groovy. She contrasts magnificently with the rounded touch of David Tixier, whose swirling harmonies shape the space. Here and there, in the bend of an improvisation marked by a hypnotic looped synth-bass motif, we hear the ghost of Bach, the time of a fugue.

Their fourth album, “A Piece of Yesterday”, links a series of nine stories told through their music on the one hand, and a fairy tale on the other, taking us into a singular universe of electronic mixed with acoustic, jazz, electro, pop, classical and trip-hop on the one hand, and on the other, to meet the imaginary character of Ehrmo, who crosses the universe of each track constituting a chapter of his journey.
A subtle, cinematic musical epic, to be discovered as a matter of urgency.

Lada Obradović: drums / David Tixier: piano, keyboard

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9:30pm – KAREEN GUIOCK THURAM

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Théâtre de l'Alliance Française

© Alice Lemarin

NEW ALBUM CONCERT

KAREEN GUIOCK THURAM

Bewitching, sincere and committed: a real masterstroke!

A well-known journalist and TV presenter for over ten years, Kareen Guiock Thuram has also become one of the most admired and coveted singers on today’s jazz scene since the release of her album “Nina” in 2023.
An intimate, committed tribute to the legendary Nina Simone, who has moved and inspired her since childhood, this fourteen-song opus has received rave reviews from the media (France 2, TV5 Monde, M6, FIP, France Musique, TSF Jazz, Nova, Télérama, Libération, Jazz Magazine…) and the public, with packed houses at every concert.

For Kareen Guiock Thuram, it was also a very personal way of thanking this incomparable artist whose strength and convictions have enabled her to become a free woman.

On stage, Kareen imposes her immense class with great sincerity. Her brassy, bewitchingly low voice lights up the stage from the very first notes.

After three nights at the Sunside and a sold-out concert at La Cigale in Paris, the singer is honored to take over the warm and welcoming Théâtre de l’Alliance Française. If you haven’t yet had the chance to see this captivating artist, here’s a unique opportunity to discover her and plunge with her into the beauty of the “Nina” universe!

Karren Guiock Thuram: vocals / Kevin Jubert: piano / Rody Cereyon: bass / Tilo Bertholo: drums, percussion

Artist “Revelation of the Year 2023” Jazz Magazine / Jazz News

1st CONCERT OF KAREEN GUIOCK THURAM AT 7PM

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SOPHIE-VÉRONIQUE CAUCHEFER-CHOPLIN & LAURENT COULONDRE “THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MUSIC…

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Eglise Saint-Sulpice

© Géraldine Santin

Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin

© A. Thiallier

Laurent Coulondre

© Jérémy Bruyère

Aurélie Tropez

© DR

Julie Saury

© DR

Grand Orgue

© Géraldine Santin

CONCERT CREATION EVENT

SOPHIE-VÉRONIQUE CAUCHEFER-CHOPLIN & LAURENT COULONDRE
“THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FILM MUSIC ON ORGAN, BETWEEN IMPROVISATION AND THE SACRED”
with AURÉLIE TROPEZ & JULIE SAURY

Cinematic odyssey between the Great Organ and the Hammond organ

Two organ luminaries meet for the first time to perform the finest film music: the charismatic Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin, titular of the Grand Orgue de Saint-Sulpice, one of the finest and largest organs in Europe, and Laurent Coulondre, a spellbinding Hammond organist who has been touring the international jazz scene for over ten years.

The two artists, who met last December, share incomparable virtuosity, boundless curiosity and an immense need to share. The challenge is set: they will bring to the heart of one of Paris’s most beautiful churches the music that has so often enchanted our ears: Le Mépris (George Delerue), Dernier domicile connu (François de Roubaix), The Mission, The Professional (Ennio Morricone)… All in the spirit of jazz, i.e. mixing improvisation and solos in turn, and inviting clarinettist Aurélie Tropez and drummer Julie Saury.

The dialogue between the Great Organ and the Hammond Organ creates an indescribable magic, as witnessed by the memorable concert of last year’s edition.

This new and unique encounter, blending jazz and classical music with power and delicacy, promises a grandiose and memorable experience!

A concert created and presented exclusively for the festival, during which the playing of the two organists will be filmed and broadcast live on a giant screen in front of the audience.

Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin: great organ / Laurent Coulondre: Hammond organ / Aurélie Tropez: clarinet / Julie Saury: snare drum

Thanks to the Paroisse Saint-Sulpice and its Curé, Père Henri de La Hougue, for their warm welcome.
Thanks to the “Association pour le rayonnement des orgues Aristide Cavaillé-Coll de l’église Saint-Sulpice” www.aross.fr

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Previous Concert in May 2023

 

SHANI DILUKA

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© Balazs Boroc
© Pascal Bouclier

UNIQUE PIANO SOLO CONCERT

SHANI DILUKA

A sacred moment with an extraordinary pianist

An exceptional concert artist, multi-awarded pianist Shani Diluka is considered one of the greatest of her generation. A regular guest of eminent orchestras and conductors, and the recipient of prestigious collaborations (Natalie Dessay, Michel Portal, Wolfgang Rihm, Karol Beffa…), she also leads a solo career throughout the world.

After the album “Cosmos”, which received international critical acclaim and numerous awards, Shani Diluka recently released “Pulse”, a beautiful opus that pays tribute to the hypnotic music of the great American minimalists: John Adams, Philipp Glass, John Cage, Moondog… in resonance with the pulsation of the world, the quivering of rivers, the breathing of trees and the metronome of cities. A highly personal way for the pianist to connect with the invisible, spiritual dimension of the world. The album also features two Daft Punk covers, including the captivating “Veridis Quo” arranged by Shani Diluka, as well as Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, Meredith Monk and Craig Armstrong.

For the occasion, as this will be the first time she has played in the emblematic Saint-Germain-des-Prés church, the pianist has imagined a special repertoire for this one-off performance, between her album “Pulse” and works by J.S. Bach, whose polyphonic writing echoes the limpidity of hypnotic melodies.
Let yourself be transported for a single evening on a dreamlike journey “between mantras and contemplation”, in the heart of the America of minimalist composers, jazz and electro.
The promise of a moment of ecstasy!

Shani Diluka: piano

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7pm – KAREEN GUIOCK THURAM

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Théâtre de l'Alliance Française

© Alice Lemarin

NEW ALBUM CONCERT

KAREEN GUIOCK THURAM

Bewitching, sincere and committed: a real masterstroke!

A well-known journalist and TV presenter for over ten years, Kareen Guiock Thuram has also become one of the most admired and coveted singers on today’s jazz scene since the release of her album “Nina” in 2023.
An intimate, committed tribute to the legendary Nina Simone, who has moved and inspired her since childhood, this fourteen-song opus has received rave reviews from the media (France 2, TV5 Monde, M6, FIP, France Musique, TSF Jazz, Nova, Télérama, Libération, Jazz Magazine…) and the public, with packed houses at every concert.

For Kareen Guiock Thuram, it was also a very personal way of thanking this incomparable artist whose strength and convictions have enabled her to become a free woman.

On stage, Kareen imposes her immense class with great sincerity. Her brassy, bewitchingly low voice lights up the stage from the very first notes.

After three nights at the Sunside and a sold-out concert at La Cigale in Paris, the singer is honored to take over the warm and welcoming Théâtre de l’Alliance Française. If you haven’t yet had the chance to see this captivating artist, here’s a unique opportunity to discover her and plunge with her into the beauty of the “Nina” universe!

Karren Guiock Thuram: vocals / Kevin Jubert: piano / Rody Cereyon: bass / Tilo Bertholo: drums, percussion

Artist “Revelation of the Year 2023” Jazz Magazine / Jazz News

2nd CONCERT OF KAREEN GUIOCK THURAM AT 9:30PM – 

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STACEY KENT TRIO Feat. AKILONE STRING QUARTET

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Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe

© Benoit Peverelli
© Left Photo Studio

Summer me, Winter me

Nouvel album

UNIQUE FESTIVAL OPENING CONCERT

STACEY KENT TRIO
FEAT.
STRING QUARTET AKILONE 

 

WHEN ONE OF THE FINEST JAZZ VOICES MEETS THE POETRY OF A QUARTET: EMOTION GUARANTEED!

Her immense talent and gentle, bewitching voice have been seducing audiences the world over for twenty-seven years. Last November, American singer Stacey Kent released her fourteenth album, “Summer me, winter me”. For this concert, she will be offering songs from this little gem, as well as some of her favorite repertoire, sung in English, French and Brazilian.
With all the sensitivity that fills each of her concerts with wonder, she summons Antonio Carlos Jobim, Michel Legrand, Jacques Brel or Richard Rogers, to offer her audience the most beautiful songs of her career as a gift.
Stacey Kent will open this 23rd edition of the Festival Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés Paris in style, accompanied for the first time by the Akilone String Quartet. Winners of the First Grand Prize and the Proquartet Prize at the Bordeaux International Competition, these four talented young women have enjoyed a distinguished international career, having grown up with eminent chamber musicians such as Hatto Beyerle, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Johannes Meissl, Mathieu Herzog and the Ebène Quartet. Elegant playing and a generous sound will enhance Stacey Kent’s trio.

It’s been fifteen years since the festival took up residence in the magnificent Italian-style Odéon theater, imagining and promising unforgettable musical encounters – and we’re celebrating!
This exceptional evening, where poetry and sensitivity will be at their peak, is already shaping up to be a promise kept.

Stacey Kent: vocals / Art Hirahara: piano / Jim Tomlinson: saxophone
Magdalena Geka: violin I / Elise De-Bendelac: violin II / Perrine Guillemot: viola / Lucie Mercat: cello

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