Every Monday 8.30pm
Monday February 6th
Simona Premazzi & Pablo Menares
(Piano & Bass)
"Her composing style stays modern without ever being airless and swing-deficient, open without getting lost in harmony and sentimentality. And her soloing is special”
[Ben Ratliff – New York Times].
“Premazzi, a wickedly clever soloist with a very original viewpoint”.[Frank Alkier - Downbeat Magazine]
Monday February 13th
Aaron Johnson & Iftha Kary
Aaron has appeared in concerts and jazz club settings as a sideman to notable Jazz artists and rising stars such as Jonathan Batiste, Connie Crothers, Bruce Harris, Michael Mwenso, James Langton's NY All Star Big Band and The Jimmy Halperin Quartet as well as leading his Quintet with Trumpeter Benny Benack III at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center. In 2009 and 2014, Aaron produced historically accurate recreations of Benny Goodman's Orchestra (2009, Oregon) and Charlie Parker with Strings (2014, NYC).
Monday February 20th
Clotilde is a French vocalist, improviser, song-writer, performer, flutist, and educator. She entered the Conservatoire aged five and studied music for fifteen years, focusing on flute and singing.Her artistic approach stands at the crossroad of various musical influences. She blends together Latin, African, pop sounds and jazz improvisation, attesting to the wonderful melting pot that is jazz.
Poetry and the inner music of words also hold a key place in her artistic world. Clotilde aims above all to challenge what can be done with song and with the voice in order to reach her full expression, escaping from standard configurations to express her love for freedom.
“Her true purpose: challenging both song and voice in order to reach their full expression.” Obari Toshio – JazzCritics (JP)
Monday February 27
Tixier Jam & Birthday Celebration
In 2012, he joined the SpaceTime Record label for which he recorded the album with his American Dream Pursuit quartet with Justin Brown, Logan Richardson and Earl Burniss Travis. The album Dream Pursuit, is labeled "Revelation" by Jazz Magazine.
In 2012 Opening for Herbie Hancock at the Jazz En Tete Festival in Clermont-Ferrand with his twin brother violinist Scott Tixier
In 2013, he founded the chamber ensemble MooN Paradox for which he composed a Concertino for piano and string quintet in seven movements, mixing classical writing with jazz and contemporary music. In addition, he leads an intense concert activity in France and abroad.
In 2014, Tony Tixier and Scott Tixier are starring in a commissioned work by the Artist Janet Cardiff. They also improvising and composing the music, this project is part of the inaugural program for the Foundation Louis Vuitton Paris (building architect Frank Gehry)
in 2015, he begin to play at Radio City Music Hall on NBC Channel as the pianist for the TV show America's Got Talent.
Scott Tixier played and recorded with Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Christina Aguilera, Anthony Braxton...
"Scott Tixier is an exciting young jazz violinist and is making an international name for himself.
I heard him in France and was immediately struck by his individuality and his sound" Marcus Miller