Petite Pinède. Angle rue Leonetti et bd Baudoin.
21 free concerts of Jazz music to present the young generation, as inventive as it is talented.
Monday 21st June 8:30pm - 10:00pm
From 10th to 20th July - every evening, from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
From 21st July to 20 August, on Wednesday and Friday from 8:00pm to 9:15pm
Monday 21st June - 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Anatole is both a name of Greek origin and a famous harmonic cadence, which defines well the state of mind of the group: to pay tribute to composers/ musicians of past years, while exploring a repertoire observing harmonic rules, very different tempos and styles. Their credo: Jazz for all, public informed or not, thanks to a register accessible to all: «History of Jazz»
Saturday 10th July 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Neve - Nobel - Jazz
Jef Neve (Pno) / Teus Nobel (Tp)
Both soloist and composer, pianist Jef Neve has successfully presented numerous tours in Belgium, the rest of Europe and around the globe. For his latest album «Spirit Control», he called on the young and talented Dutch trumpeter Teus Nobel. A great duo, presenting a mix of original pieces and cool jazz standards, concerts full of humor, fun and above all a great musical mastery.
Sunday 11th July 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Cascino Trio - Jazz Groove
Patrick Cascino (Pno) - Charly Tomas (Cb) - Luca Scalambrino (Dm)
On stage, a piano, a drums and a double bass. But the Cascino Trio crosses borders and pushes the limits of a simple trio. Between refined melodies, explosive improvisations and unprecedented sonorities, they explore a jazz mixed with Mediterranean, Latin and African rhythms and resonances, where trance and melody mingle.
Monday 12th July 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Jean-Yves Candela - Latin Jazz
Jean-Yves Candela (piano) - Georges Lendl (Flûtes), Thomas Cordogli (basse) - Max Miguel (batterie).
With his latest opus, «Brazil Connection», Jean-Yves Candela, an exceptional pianist combining arduous rhythms and surprising harmonies, explores new sound horizons, enriching his aerial and sensual music with a soul supplement with crystalline and unctuous sonorities. The deep harmonies full of musicality open the doors of jazz to the most profane, without ever sinking into the demonstrative agreed, making the beauty of this genre accessible to all. An album that sends the colors of jazz «Made in France».
Tusday 13th July 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Nicolas Gardel & Arthur Guyard - Jazz
Highly sought-after sideman (David Sanborn, Laurent Mignard, Nicholas Payton, Electro Deluxe, Zebda like his clear and virtuoso phrasing), trumpeter and composer Nicolas Gardel invites his quartet to revisit the great standards of jazz. You can easily swing from the head, or even the whole body, with your super efficient groove. Music in his image, passionate, lyrical and surprising. From Duke Ellington to pop, his repertoire, also enriched with original compositions, embraces the roots, the present and the next day…
Wednesday 14th July 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Josiah Woodson Quintessentiel - Jazz
Josiah Woodson (Tp, G) - Ricardo Izquierdo (Ts) - Laurent-Emmanuel « Tilo » Bertholo (Dm) - Zacharie Abraham (Cb) - Daniel Gassin (Pno)
Winner of a Grammy Award as a sideman on Beyoncé’s «Love on Top» album, Josiah Woodson has collaborated or shared the stage with artists such as Branford Marsalis, Billy Hart or Dave Holland. With his own project “Quintessential”, he intends to pay tribute to the four elements of nature, to which he adds an immaterial dimension composed of love, grace, peace and hope.
Thursday 15th July 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Anamorphoz - Jazz
Philippe Villa (Pno) / Frédéric Viale (Acc)
Pianist Philippe Villa and accordionist Frédéric Viale share the same taste for melodies and improvisation. Together, they present «Anamorphoz», revisiting each other’s compositions. Each piece takes on a different shape, tone and colours. They also share the creation of new pieces. In tandem for the first time, these two musicians offer on stage a tasty cocktail of lightness, energy, creativity and musicality.
Friday 16th July 7:15pm - 8:15pm
OZMA - Jazz Moderne
Stéphane Scharlé (Dm) - Édouard Séro-Guillaume (Bg & Clav) - Julien Soro (Sax & Clav) - Guillaume Nuss (Tb) - Tam de Villiers (G)
John Coltrane playing with “Rage Against The Machine”? Ravi Shankar jammant with “Pink Floyd”? Or Amon Tobin remixing a New Orleans band? OZMA, the ecstatic quintet of drummer and composer Stéphane Scharlé, returns with a 7th album, «Hyperlapse», an enchanting and exhilarating notebook dedicated to ten cities crossed by the band during an incredible world tour that earned him the opportunity to perform, in 2018, on the podium of the «Bureau Export» of the most exported French artists with Youn Sun Nah and Tigran Hamasyan.
Saturday 17th July 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Jeremy Hababou trio – Jazz
Jérémy Hababou (Pno)
This young Franco-Israeli pianist and composer is among the finalists of the Montreux International Jazz Competition in 2014. A great recognition due to his diligent work, but also to decisive meetings with the singer Anne Ducros, the pianist Omri Mor or André Manoukian, unanimous to greet one of the new talents of the Israeli jazz scene.
Sunday 18th July 7:15pm - 8:15pm
SARAB - Jazz Contemporain - Moyen Orient
Climène Zarkan (Voc) - Thibault Gomez (Fender Rhodes Pno, Bkv) - Baptiste Ferrandis (G) - Robinson Khoury (Tb, Bkv) - Timothée Robert (Elb) - Paul Berne (Dm)
Sarāb (mirage» in Arabic), was born from the meeting of the Franco-Syrian singer and composer Climène Zarkan with the guitarist Baptiste Ferrandis, joined by musicians from all walks of life to lead an adventure in which the richness of contemporary jazz and traditional music from the Middle East come together. Dreaming with the harmonies of jazz, exulting with the energy of rock, dancing with the rhythms of the world, the music of Sarāb emerges in new chords drawn from the depth of the past, playing the map of contrast between the instrumental power and the delicacy of the song of Climène.
Monday 19th July 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Julia Biel - Jazz Vocal
Julia Biel (piano/voix/guitare) - Rob Updegraff (guitare)
Love, breakup, roots, loneliness... She approaches deeply universal themes with her sensitivity to the skin and especially her deep voice, recognizable among thousands. Much more than a jazz singer who explores the fields of pop, she is a gifted songwriter looking for what simplicity can offer more magic. Brilliant of a highly elegant jazzy pop, a musician now accomplished and that we will no longer be able to do without.
Tuesday 20th July 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Rouge - Jazz. Concert en partenariat avec Jazz Migration.
Madeleine Cazenave (Pno) - Sylvain Didou (Cb) et de Boris Louvet (Dm)
It is a true chromatic odyssey that this trio invites, between the classic waves of Satie or Ravel and the warm-cold tones of Tigran Hamasyan, E.S.T. or Gogo Penguin. Their first album «Derrière les Paupières» evokes a stormy crossing, an aerial and sensitive path towards an interior thinning. With simplicity, the musicians create the conditions of immersion, contemplative and hypnotic, to better train us in the heart of the sweet storm… “Red”
Concert proposé dans le cadre de Jazz Migration, dispositif d'accompagnement de musicien.ne.s émergent.e.s de jazz et musiques improvisées porté par AJC, avec le soutien du Ministère de la Culture, de la Fondation BNP Paribas, de la SACEM, du CNV, de l'ADAMI, de la SPEDIDAM, de la SCPP, de la SPPF, du FCM et de l'Institut Français."
Wednesday 21th July 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Karst - Jazz
François Lapeyssonie (B) - Gauthier Toux (Pno) - Zacharie Ksyk (Tp) - Antoine Paganotti (Dm)
Jazz bass still has strong supporters in France, like Francois Lapeyssonnie, a composer full of ideas. There is in his game, a bit of Michael League (Snarky Puppy), or even Meshell Ndegeocello in his way of improvising and posing very suave bass «fills». After «Out/line», he presents his new project «Karst», allegory of an underground formation where water accumulates, circulates, of which emerge sources, structures, strata... A magnetic ode, a dreamy pop and a clean, invigorating jazz.
Friday 23th July 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Julien Tassin Trio - Jazz Rock / Blues
Julien Tassin (Guitare) - Nicolas Thys (Contrebasse) - Dré Pallemaerts (Batterie)
Julien Tassin’s music reflects his game: sincere, clear and barrier-free. Lovers of blues and rock as well as harmonic and rhythmic finesse of jazz, he refuses to choose. By naturally mixing styles, he offers an original repertoire with remarkable energy and energy. Very expressive in his game, he is part with his guitar that tells, cries, screams and pushes us. His rhythm section has understood this: complicity and surprise are in this trio.
Wednesday 28th July 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Mae Defays Trio - Jazz Soul Vocal
Maë Defays (Voc, G) - Clélya Abraham (Clav, Bkv) - Camille Bigeault (Dm, Bkv)
An exclusively female trio! Maë Defays, magnificent ambassador of the jazz-soul style, subjugated by his groovy arrangements, his energy and the suavity of his voice timbre of an irresistible elegance. Together with her two partners, she offers light versions of the titles of her latest EP «Whispering». A very contemporary «cross-over», where ballads alternate with «up-tempo» songs and where she distills at the right time her brilliant vocal improvisations. To his jazz and neo-soul repertoire, sometimes tinged with pop accents, Maë adds bossa-nova pieces and compositions influenced by funk, «black music», hiphop or afrobeat.
Friday 30th July 8:00pm - 9:15pm
HØST - "Kos" - Jazz post-rock, Jazz trip hop
Carla Gaudré (keyboard), Dorian Dutech (g, glockenspiel), Pierre Terrisse (b, effects), Théo Teboul (d, clav, laptop)
Høst (Autumn in Norwegian) is the image of the late season, mixing colors and textures, jazz, post-rock, trip hop with an inventiveness and a part of madness that makes you never get bored. An impressive range of emotions and energies, a cinematographic universe that evokes the most distant imaginations, embarking the audience towards the vast northern spaces and the desert heath. New opus: «Kos», opening the door of a warm universe to the comforting melancholy, like a moment of cocooning after a walk through the fjords.
Wednesday 4th August 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Imperial Orpheon - World Jazz
Rémy Poulakis (Acc, Clav & Voc) - Gérald Chevillon (Bs, Fl) - Damien Sabatier (As, sopranino) -Antonin Leymerie (Dm)
«Impérial Orphéon» asserts itself for more than eight years as an atypical formation with explosive energy. These four virtuoso poly-instrumentalist musicians, with their unfailing complicity, take you on a concert that quickly becomes an invitation to dance, to the sound of a powerful, generous and unexpected music. Brazilian borrowings mingle with oriental trances, waltzes invite themselves into magnetic grooves, lyrical melodies hover over heroic pop. «The Phantom of the Opera» glides gaily in the sphere of these sweet lights, just like the spirit of jazz regularly invoked in this kaleidoscope of the most mirific sound.
La Compagnie Impérial est artiste associé au Cratère, scène nationale d’Alès. La Compagnie Impérial reçoit le soutien de la DRAC Occitanie, la Région Occitanie, l’ADAMI, la Spedidam, Occitanie en scène, CG34, la Ville de Montpellier.
Friday 6th August 8:00pm - 9:15pm
MLN HEADZ / Découverte Nuits Carrées - Hip-hop Jazz
ARTHUR CHAMPY (drums), CAETANO FERNANDEZ (vocal), STEPHANE BONNEVAL (guitar), AXEL TAMDRARI (bass), Clavier
«MLN-Headz», it is first of all a band of friends who meet regularly during the evenings organized at Caetano, a young prodigy born in Nice and raised in the United States, who surrounded himself with Nice cream in terms of groove. Offering a music with jazz influences, but especially a relaxed hip-hop, «MLN-Headz» (pronounced «Melon Headz») is inspired as much by the era «Old School» as the trap side of the force. A music rich, unpredictable, accessible to all and of an extremely contagious energy. By the times running, «MLN-Headz» is of public utility.
Wednesday 11th August 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Matthieu Chazarenc - Jazz
Matthieu Chazarenc (drums), Laurent Derache (accordéon), Sylvain Gontard (bugle), Christophe Wallemme (contrebasse)Matthieu Chazarenc, refined drummer and sideman devoted to the music of others, decided to take the step and proposes «Canto II», eleven original compositions, including a tribute to Marcel Azzola: «Place Jasmin», as well as another to his south-westnative west to which he is very attached. The whole in the light of the choice of an instrumentation resolutely turned towards a sound favoring the acoustics, the chiseled note, the love of the melody and the song, in the listening, the improvisation and the finesse of the dynamics.
Friday 13th August 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Bloom - Jazz Vocal
Mélina Tobiana, Laurence Ilous, Léa Castro (voc), Arthur Henn (contrebasse), Damien Françon (percussions)
“Bloom” seals the encounter between three particularly talented singers… Virtuoso harmonies, soul energy and the joy of being a threesome that promises a jubilant concert. To this is added a nice work of arrangements, very careful, when the original compositions are mixed with the pieces of Sting, Vinicius de Moraes or Abbey Lincoln, the variety of genres not preventing the unity of style.
Wednesday 18th August 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Les Ânes de Palinkov - Jazz Tzigane
Matia Levrero (G) - Vladimir Gourko (voc - balaïlaka) - Vincent Boisseau (Cl) - Guillaume Gardey De Soos (Tp) - Mickaël Pernet (Ts) - Valentin Jam (Dm)
This collective from Montpellier mixes festively and stamped Bulgarian, Romanian and Gypsy music with original compositions, rooted in the Balkans, but whose branches seem to extend to South America... Explosive, full of humour and sometimes crazy, the «Donkeys of Palinkov» are united by a gleaming rhythm, inspired melodists and, above all, a sense of improv without limits.
Friday 20th August 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Thomas Delor trio - Jazz
Thomas Delor (Dm) - Simon Martineau (G) - Georges Correia (Cb)
Thomas Delor managed to turn his trio into a unique group, with an unusual language, inimitable nuances and creativity that is both subtle and explosive. His compositions, arrangements and interpretations follow a similar and identifiable treatment from the first note, based on the exploration of his instrument which seems limitless, transforming it into a delicate mixture of melodic rhythmic colorist. A perfectly mastered music, but alive, full of twists and interactions, that holds in breath until the end.”