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Caroline Jazzband (FRA)
Friday 19 Oct 2018 à 20 h 3012€ – 15€
Salle de la Grange / Châteauneuf
See you in New Orleans
After more than thirty years spent performing on one stage after another to celebrate swing, the famous sextet – originally from Montpelier, France – is a collaboration of very talented musicians in the pure spirit of the brass bands that make the streets and clubs of New Orleans that lively. With Caroline Jazz Band, the great classics of the genre – a perpetually restyled and modernized repertoire – follow each other at a quick pace with a complete control – worthy of the expertise of those musicians – but, first and foremost, with an unshakable joy and good mood, a togetherness feeling. The mood they create takes us back to the glorious hours of Saint-Germain des Prés where jazz clubs and their members were preaching the good words of the swing from across the Atlantic Ocean, for instance Louis Armstrong’s music – to who the Caroline Jazz Band’s new album and show called «Hey Pops!» is wonderfully paying tribute.
This definitely joyful project started when Gilles Berthenet – renowned trumpetist on Parisian stages especially, he has played with Claude Bolling, Paris Swing Orchestra among others – joined the band and orchestrated the whole thing while adding some personal compositions. «I did it not to copy the master but to testify to his crucial contribution as the genius of creativity he was», Gilles Berthenet says. The other members of this project are: Henry Donnadieu – a brilliant saxophonist and orchestration arranger on the former album «Whoopin» – Francis Guero – inspired trombone player who has been collaborating with the Paris Swing Orchestra, Jean-Pierre Bertrand, French All Stars… – Bruno Brau – a guitarist and banjo player seen with Marc Laferrière, Daniel Huck among others. The melodic instruments are supported by a solid but adaptative rhythmic performed by Michel Mozet – playing the drums – and Yes Buffetrille – a contrabassist, slap master and used to touring in Louisiana. No doubts, this swing masters crew – always with Armstrong in mind – will set La Grange – meaning The Barn – on fire.
Gilles Berthenet : Trompet
Henri Donnadieu : Tenor saxo
Francis Guero : Trombone
Bruno Brau : Guitars, banjo
Michel Mozet : Drums
Yves Buffetrille : Contrabass
Photo : © Phil Journé
En partenariat avec la ville de Châteauneuf
GPS coordinates Salle de la Grange : 45.516166 , 4.614366