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Chucho Valdés (Piano) The Afro Cuban Messengers /// Gaston Joya (Double Bass) / Yaroldi Abreu, (Percussion) / Dreiser Durruthy Bombalé (Batas – Vocals) / Rodney Barreto (Drums) Chucho Valdés and the Afro-Cuban Messengers invite Rachmaninoff, Bach and Miles Davis to a joyful carnival in “Border-Free”. Pianist and quartet pay homage to all the influences that make up Cuban culture: classical, mambo, hard bop and even Arab-Andalusian or Amerindian music. The knowing references become even closer when Valdés dedicates certain numbers to his family (in particular to his father, the mighty Bebo Valdés). The “most complete pianist in the world”,...

Monty Alexander - The Full Monty - Saint Emilion Jazz Festival

The “Full Monty” is the perfect title for a concert in which the great Monty Alexander reveals all. The Saint-Emilion concert is his platform to present a retrospective of his work, a voyage through 50 years of jazz. But it’s not just a Monty Alexander showcase: he pays homage to the greats who inspired him or those he was fortunate to meet. From Nat King Cole to Frank Sinatra, with Louis Armstrong along the way, it’s a real jazzy jubilee!


Steve Coleman (Alto Saxophone) – Jonathan Finlayson (Trumpet) – Anthony Tidd (Bass) – Sean Rickman (Drums) Considered as the most creative saxophonist of his generation, Steve Coleman, with his Five Elements quintet, has created M’Base, a unique and avant-garde structure that, according to him, is less about a musical identity than an attitude towards life and its vicissitudes. This year, at the Cully Jazz Festival, he and his group perform pieces from the album Functional Arrhythmias and compositions taken from the Phase Space album with Dave Holland as well as from his previous albums.

Jacob Collier at Jazz à Vienne

The young protégée of Quincy Jones, Jacob Collier, already noticed by Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea at Montreux, is perhaps one of the most talented young popular musicians of his generation. Now based in London, Jacob takes inspiration from a variety of sounds to make an infinity of classics his very own, from Gershwin to the Beatles by way of Stevie Wonder. Both an exhilarating multi-instrumentalist and an out-of-this-world vocalist, the Londoner creates a masterly blend of jazz, a-cappella singing, trip-hop, human beatbox, classical and Brazilian music, gospel, soul and funk. Great art! In just a few years, his multi-facetted videos, viewed millions of...

Nox.3 at Jazz à Vienne

Musicians: Rémi Fox, sax, FX Matthieu Naulleau, piano, FX Nicolas Fox, drums Laureate at the springboard RéZZo FOCAL of Jazz à Vienne 2015, nOx.3 belongs to that new generation of musicians who want to make jazz a music firmly rooted once again in its period. Saxophonist Rémi Fox, pianist Matthieu Naulleau and drummer Nicolas Fox belong to a tradition that takes inspiration from both academic and popular music. Thanks to their regular collaboration with sound engineer, Valérian Langlais and their use of acoustic and electronic instruments (Moog, SPD-SX, sensor bar, etc.) the three Parisians create a variety of original sounds. Their special...