Jazz Migration presents its winners at Dynamo
Despite the coronavirus, Jazz Migration, a professional support system for emerging groups and artists, is continuing its mission. The concerts of the latest promotions to date (# 6 for 2020 and # 5 for 2019), traditionally organized at the Dynamo de Banlieues Bleues, in Pantin, at the beginning of December, are maintained but are held without an audience. The eight winners (four per class), who will help shape the jazz scene of tomorrow, are filmed for Culturebox, the live brand of France Télévisions, via the France.tv platform.
Tuesday December 1, 8:30 p.m .: promo # 6 with FANTôME, Go to the dogs !, La Litanie des Cimes and Rouge
Wednesday December 2, 8:30 p.m., promo # 5 with Kepler, Nefertiti Quartet, NoSax NoClar and YOU
In the meantime, Jazz Migration, a structure managed by the Association Jazzé Croisé (AJC), launched in mid-November a call for applications for promotion # 7, which runs until January 15, 2021.
Banlieues Bleues: three concerts, three duets in a nod to “American Friends”
Saturday, November 28, three concerts followed one another behind closed doors at the Dynamo, in Pantin. Without the pandemic, musicians from Chicago should have taken part in the framework of a transatlantic partnership with Banlieues Bleues called “The Bridge”. Given the health context, the concerts were maintained and organized with French artists or artists residing in France (such as rapper-singer Mike Ladd) under the general theme “American friends”. They were to echo another concert scheduled the day before in Chicago and finally canceled due to re-containment. Three duets of great intensity.
Claudia Solal (voice) and Benoît Delbecq (piano) “Hopetown”
(the concert starts at 1min 30sec)
Mike Ladd (vocals) and Mathieu Sourisseau (guitar) “Reverse Winchester”
(the concert starts at 1mn 15sec)
Joëlle Léandre and Bernard Santacruz, double bass duo
(the concert starts at 1min 40sec)
The three livestreams from November 28 are available until December 18, 2020.
Duc des Lombards: concerts and stars on TSF Jazz from November 30 to December 18
Many gala posters, but not only, at the Duc des Lombards closed since the introduction of the curfew on October 17. It started on Monday evening, November 30 with the famous Amazing Keystone Big Band, broadcast live on TSF Jazz radio and the Duke’s Facebook page. It will end on December 18 with the excellent pianist Ray Lema. Meanwhile, the Duke’s microphones and cameras will have seen the singers Melody Gardot (December 1), Camille Bertault (December 2), Nesrine (December 10), Ayo (December 15), saxophonist Baptiste Herbin (December 9), not to mention a few luxury guest-stars announced alongside the various guests of the month (their names appear on the thumbnail of the first live below), and a lot of young artists to discover …
These evenings are intended to compensate for the cancellation, due to a pandemic, of TSF Jazz’s annual event at Salle Pleyel: the You & the Night & the Music concert. The cycle “Un soir au club” is organized by TSF Jazz, Adami, with the support of Sacem.
Monday, November 30, the kickoff of “A night at the club” was given by the Amazing Keystone Big Band revisits Christmas songs, with singer Célia Kameni. You can find the inaugural concert on Facebook by clicking here (interview at 5mn 20sec, concert around the 25th minute). From Tuesday evening, the festival will start at 8:10 pm with a concert and an interview with the artists.
Bonus: a concert by the National Jazz Orchestra
On November 27, the ONJ, directed by Frédéric Maurin offered a remarkable live performance from its new Parisian studios. This was his program Dancing in your Head(s) dedicated to Ornette Coleman and her musical constellation.
(the concert starts at 2min 7sec)