Sunday - Gala Evening 

To entertain you every evening at the festival entrance:

 

La Guinguette à Pépée

1st part - Luca Sestak

 

Piano, drums & energy

 

 

Luca, a real prodigy, had classical piano teaching, but quickly turned to  Jazz. At 15 years old he had already produced his first CD, appeared on several television programmes and had started to tour. Today at 26 years old, his programme is of an extraordinary virtuosity, made up principally of his own compositions and interpretations in which he expresses in unimitable style including various different types of music:  blues to boogie,  jazz to funk, to pop/rock to the grand classics which he plays with.  He is accompanied by the young and talented drummer Johannes Niklas. In 2017 these two young men enchanted Blauzac with their energy and complicity which astonished the spectators. We are very excited that they have accepted to come back to Blauzac.

 

Luca Sestak – piano, vocals

Johannes Niklas - drums

2nd part Brenda Boykin

Jazz & Blues

 

 

Brenda Boykin is an immense American jazz and blues artist. In the course of her career, she has appeared at numerous international festivals and won the prestigous Montreux Under the Sky at the 39th Festival de Jazz de Montreux. In 2015 she appeared as soloist with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra Of Saint-Petersburg, and in 2018 with the group Moulin à Café she appeared at Jazz à Blauzac - what memories! 

 

For this festival which the team hopes will be as memorable she is accoimpanied by the Franco/Swiss group Saveurs du Sud. This group is composed of musicians which met at many different jazz festivals - certain appeared on the stage in Blauzac with Denise Gordon in 2019. Le Saveurs du Sud Jazz Band proposes an original repertoire inspired by  20/30's jazz. In this formula, each instrument is particularly show cased. With their warm New- Orleans Jazz (for this concert given to the talent of Brenda Boykin) the quintet Saveurs du Sud crates a festive atmosphere at every concert. What an ending for the festival 2021! 

 

Brenda Boykin – vocals
Robert Merian - clarinet, saxophones

Eric Cousin - banjo
Martin Hess - double bass
Daniel Dupret - drums/washboard

Dee Breitenstein - piano