1 – THE PROGRAMME WITH A FEMININE NOTE
For the opening evening on Friday, 30 June, the saxophonist Samy Thiébault – a performer with a “delivery that dances between trance and a spiritual message” – will offer an “Original creation”. The singer Robin McKelle will then take over for her “Impressions of Ella” (Fitzgerald), an initiatory journey into the heart of the America, from country to R&B.
On Saturday, 1 July, accordionist Christophe Lampidecchia takes the spotlight with his “French Colors”, grouping together nine compositions from a jazz waltz to an Argentinian tango, via Hispanic ballads and bebop. He will be followed by the artist China Moses and her “Black American Music”, with soul, jazz, blues, funk and rock accents.
On Sunday, 2 July, the prodigious 17-year-old pianist Giovanni Gambino will perform in a quartet with his “Talent azuréen”. The double bass player Clovis Nicolas will then interpret “The Contrapuntist”, blending his dual jazz and classic training. The pianist Giovanni Mirabassi will punctuate the evening with his Italian-style approach to jazz, in the company of the drummer and patron of the festival, André Ceccarelli, and the double bass player Thomas Bramerie.
On Monday, 3 July, the guitarist Sylvain Luc will offer his “South Story” with an all-star quartet! And lastly, the pianist Jean-Pierre Como will offer his “My Little Italy”, a tender, sunny and joyful evening to close the festival.