A jazz season full of unique encounters at the Seine Musicale

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(AFP) – The third jazz season at the Auditorium de la Seine Musicale in Boulogne-Billancourt will be full of new encounters like the one, from the opening night this Saturday, guitarists Biréli Lagrène, Sylvain Luc and … Thomas Dutronc.

Before branching off with the success that we know towards the world of variety, Thomas Dutronc has was a jazz guitarist and the gypsy style is his great passion. He has already played in the years 2000 with Biréli Lagrène.

Lagrène and Sylvain Luc, another very talented French guitarist, have also already played together and even recorded two albums together. But the three guitarists will play together for the first time.

“A musician capable of having a musical conversation with a person of the same ilk but whom he has not necessarily met . Jazz allows that, from the moment you master this common language, it’s part of its DNA, “François Lacharme, jazz programmer at the Auditorium de la Seine Musicale since its inauguration in , told AFP. . “We must keep to jazz, and this is one of the conditions of its future, this more conversational side.”

Another impromptu conversation during a season that did not exist. ” will not miss: on December 3, accordionist Vincent Peirani, a follower of this kind of meetings without a net, will dialogue musically for the first time with two musicians from distant horizons that jazz brings together, the Beninese guitarist Lionel Loueke and the Armenian pianist Tigran Amasyan, who make their instruments sing while integrating the traditions of their countries into their jazz. Nice trip in perspective.

Driven by the same philosophy of exchanging very diverse musical flavors: the trio formed by the Sardinian trumpeter Paolo Fresu, the Cuban pianist Omar Sosa and the Indian percussionist Trilok Gurtu (the 09 November).

Another unprecedented meeting without borders: the 21 September, the jazz singer Cyrille Aimée will invite to join her, in her light trio, Lucienne Renaudin Vary who has already carved out a good reputation for 22 years in the worlds of classical and jazz.

The meeting between these two women with mischievous vivacity should make sparks.

Fewer new encounters and more international stars in the second half of this third jazz season, but still this cosmopolitanism defended by François Lacharme, with the American double bassist Christian McBride in quintet , the Israeli AviShaï Cohen, the British jazz guitarist usion John McLaughlin or South Korean singer Youn Sun Nah.

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