Exclusive Canadian Concert
Médéric Collignon and Jus de Bocse trio
bring Miles Davis to Ottawa !
Médéric Collignon, France’s jazz maverick, will perform improvisations inspired by Miles Davis’ electric period (1968-75) with his powerhouse band Jus de Bocse on Tuesday, December 1st, 7pm at the National Arts Centre, Fourth Stage. This exclusive concert is presented by the Ottawa Jazz Festival.
Collignon’s training began at the tender age of five, with lessons in music theory and trumpet at the Conservatoire de Charleville-Mézières. Recognized for his amazing vocals and mastery of the cornet (an instrument he now prefers to the trumpet) this brilliant jazz instrumentalist possesses a wildly prolific imagination.
“… on pocket trumpet, voices, horn, percussion and electronics...Collignon brought not only an incredible wide variety of sounds to the proceedings, but an impish sardonicism and clear sense of the absurd.” All About Jazz
Exclusive canadian concert !
Music has always been a mirror of society. Miles Davis’ music between 1968 and 1975 reveals the intersection between jazz, rock, classical, world music and technology.
“Miles’ first "electric" period combined such energy, risk taking, determination, grace and pure beauty that I felt the need to understand it and play it, both on stage and in the studio, to celebrate it and share it with the audience.” – M. Collignon
A new album by Jus de Bocse, “Bitches Brew”, tribute to Miles Davis, will be released in March 2010.
Line up :
Médéric Collignon (cornet, fluegelhorn, voice)
Franck Woeste (Fender Rhodes)
Philippe Gleizes (drums)
Frédéric Chiffoleau (double bass)
Updated November 27, 2009