A jazz season rich in unique encounters at the Seine Musicale

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

Before branching off with the success we know to the world of variety, Thomas Dutronc was a jazz guitarist and the gypsy style is his great passion. He already played in the 2000s 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 is part of his DNA” , François Lacharme, jazz programmer at the Auditorium de la Seine Musicale since its inauguration in 2017, told AFP. “.

Another impromptu conversation during a season that will not fail: 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 Beninese guitarist Lionel Loueke and 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 of Sardinian trumpeter Paolo Fresu, Cuban pianist Omar Sosa and Indian percussionist Trilok Gurtu (November 14).

Another unprecedented meeting without borders: on September 21, 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 at 22 years old in the world of classical and jazz.

The meeting between these two mutinously lively women should spark.

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 one AviShaï Cohen, the British jazz-fusion guitarist John McLaughlin or South Korean singer Youn Sun Nah.