Gypsie Planet and Dupont T: France at the Ottawa Jazz Festival!
The Embassy of France in Canada, in collaboration with the Ottawa Jazz Festival, is proud to present Dupont T on June 25 at the NAC’s Fourth Stage and Gypsie Planet on June 28 at the Confederation Park.
Come to the Confederation Park (OLG stage) on June 28 at 10:30pm to listen to a true jazz star.
Gypsie Planet will take you straight to the heart of gypsy jazz, swing and musette, accompanied by some of the most brilliant musicians of the gypsy swing universe: Christian Escoudé, considered as the heir to Django Reinhardt; Florin Niculescu, currently the top violinist of European jazz; Marcel Azzola, the living legend of the accordion; David Reinhardt, the grandson of the legendary musician Django; [Darry Hall-http://www.myspace.com/darrylhall], American bassist currently the most sought-after bass player in Europe; and Jean-Baptiste Laya, a subtle guitarist who accompanies Christian Escoudé on all his adventures.
They will pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of the birth of grandmaster Django Reinhardt with a show dedicated to rhythm and variety.
with the support of CulturesFrance
“Dupont T manages to bring together demanding and ultra-contemporary formal poetics with absolutely irresistible lyricism and swing,” hailed Jazzman magazine following the release of the latest album “Spider’s Dance.”
Hubert Dupont projects this unique poetry and collective energy thanks to bold compositions dominated by polyrhythmic texture. His music incorporates the most contemporary European and American jazz together with a traditional sound (Senegal, Cameroon, south India).
For this concert, Hubert Dupont will be accompanied by Denis Guivarc’h, saxophonist who collaborated with Magic Malik Orchestra for 10 years. He will be joined by his long-time collaborator and drummer, Chander Sardjoe, with whom Dupont shares the passion for Indian music whose grammar is their common source of inspiration. With Yvan Robillard on the piano, the group gives free rein to their astounding acrobatic moves and improvisations with enigmatic rules.
Dupont T concert:
June 25th at 9pm
National Arts Center
Gypsie Planet concert:
June 28th at 10.30pm
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Posted june 18th