Sunday 

1st part - Timbermen Stompers

French Jazz Swing & Old Style New Orleans

 

Timber Men Stompers, a group of French Jazz Swing and Old Style New Orleans, revisit known & unknown pieces from the 1920's to 1950's. It is the repetoire of singers such as Freddie Taylor, Léo Watson, Steve Washington, Red Allen, Clarence Williams, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole... Amazing voices supporting a raw lead voicethat serves up a joyous energy from all the devils. A great way to start this last evening off on the right foot. 

Rémy Busquet : Guitar, vocals

Arne Wernink : Trumpet, vocals

Marc-Olivier Pensuet : Double bass, vocals

Arno Gauchia : Rythm guitar 

2nd part - Compagny Swing Hommes, Beethoven ce Manouche

 

Burlesque battle between two virtuoso - Ludwig and Django

 

For the last presentation of 2018, Jazz à Blauzac has chosen to take the spectators off the usual trodden path by mixing gypsy jazz and classical music. The authors of this « heresy » are grouped in the company Swing’Hommes whose comedy musical show Beethoven Ce Manouche (Beethoven the gypsy), presented here, received the much sought after Prix du Public in 2013, at festival of Avignon.

 

After  solid classical music  studies (CNR diplomas) the musicians of the group turned toward contemporary music and jazz. The company aspired to creating shows that educate, using comedy and humour, mixing less accessible music and repetoirs. The group already known in Blauzac for having presented a shortened version of their show in the church in November 2014, return to entertain us with the entire show.

 

From Beethoven mongrled with Django Reinhardt : we shouldn't be bored !

Jérémy Bourges : the magicien of piano. Classical ?

Pierre Bernon : the genius of the theory of cords !

Benoît Marot : the Archangel, enthusiast of the double bass

3rd part - A surprise...

Gypsy, choro Brazilian, standards

And for the 3rd part of the evening we have a surprise, which gives us enormous pleasure as it is a concert given by old friends, young & old and known to many of you. A new formation whose talent inspirred us. So we will finish this festival a bit later than usual ! These 5 exceptional musicians , carrying the mantle of Léo Slab, are united by a passion for the music of Django and propose a repertoire that swings gypsy jazz passing by choro Brazilian and American standards. Can you guess...