Barely the 10th edition of the Caval’Air Jazz Festival ended that we were already working on the 11th.
To seek, select, develop a program to make this festival a reference such is our ultimate goal.
After analysing the questionnaires it turned out that a very large majority of our audience wanted new-orleans jazz and also gypsy jazz.
You will be fulfilled beyond all your expectations.
We therefore offer you opening :
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 5 p.m. Esplanade Sainte-Estelle, the Jérôme Laborde Big Four.
Composed of, Jérôme GATIUS : Clarinette – Sax Soprano, Jérôme LABORDE : Trombone, Ludovic GUICHARD : Guitar and Greg RICOY : Contre Basse, are musicians recognized by all.
They will then accompany us on our long-awaited musical cruise.
On Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 5pm Esplanade Sainte Estelle we invite you to come and discover Timber Men Stompers.
The meeting between these 5 musicians was naturally made by their common passion for old jazz.
It is a group of French Jazz Swing and Old Style New Orleans, which revisits the known and unknown songs of the 1920s to 1950s of singers such as Freddie Taylor, Leo Watson, Steve Washington, Red Allen, Clarence Williams, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole.
Rémy BUSQUET on solo guitar and voice in harmony with Arne WERNINK on trumpet and voice supported by the double bass of Marc-Olivier PENSUET, the unmislent raucous voice of Arno GAUCHIA accompanying himon ing. rhythm guitar, and Pierre BAYSE on clarinet, will make you relive the Swing of the 30s/40/50s of New Orleans.
Thursday, September 3 at 9pm Espace Henry Gros, with Nicolle Rochelle and Julien Brunetaud
that we will open the first of the 4 paid evenings. Remember they came in 2013 and you got excited.
They come back to us with irresistible freshness, passionate dialogues, unstoppable efficiency, swing and fun.
Always firmly rooted in Blues and Jazz, « Baby Blues » delivers a repertoire of original compositions and also high standards from Aretha Franklin to Duke Ellington through Dolly Parton or Clarence Brown, Dina Washington…
You will find Julie Saury on drums, Jean Baptiste Gaudray on guitar and Bruno Rousselet on the double bass
On Friday, September 4, 2020 at 5 p.m. Esplanade Sainte Estelle, we invite you to a tribute to Dexter Gordon saxophonist legendary tenor of American jazz.And it is the Greek saxophonist Vasilis Xénopoulos who will give it back to him.
He is one of the most accomplished Greek jazz musicians of his generation. Vasilis Xénopoulos‘ charismatic performances reveal his truly fabulous style and energy, his passion interact with his audience. With his great talent, his love and his respect. He cherishes the challenges of the instrument and pushes it beyond.
He will be accompanied by Ross Stanley on piano, Dario Di Lecce on bass and Steve Brown on drums.
On Friday, September 4th at 9pm Espace Henry Gros it was to the immense Liz McComb that we called on this 11th edition to be a great moment in the history of the Caval’Air Jazz Festival.
Liz McComb will take us through all the states of the human condition: upsetting and sometimes painful, exalted but serene, fiery but sensual, often suave and always bountiful… Liz McComb is above all moving and generous, through her voice, her piano playing and her absolute physical commitment. You never come out of his concerts unscathed !
On Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 5 p.m. Esplanade Sainte Estelle, we are pleased to introduce François Arnaud, one of the most gifted violinists of today’s jazz. He will pay a moving tribute to the regret-delashing Stéphane Grappelli.
When the Second World War broke out, Stéphane Grappelli was touring England with the Hot Club de France. Sick he will not be able to return to France and will spend the whole war in London. It is alongside the famous pianist Georges Shearing that he will develop his career in an important way and refine, refine his technique, his style, his musicality.
François Arnaud will be accompanied by Philippe Cocogne on piano, Philippe Brassoud on double bass and Cédric Ledonne on drums.
On Saturday, September 5 thun, at 9 pm Espace Henry Gros, Ninine Garcia and Leila Duclos and their guests entrusted the keys to the Henry Gros Space
Leila Duclos et Ninine Garcia
Ninine Garcia et Thomas Dutronc
At Ninine Garcia, the notes go straight to the heart. Far from the exercises of gratuitous virtuosity and sensational effects, it offers us music like there is none. Music without blush, without artifice. His sense of melody, his feeling and his openness to all styles of music give his guitar a special color.
Leila Duclos, here’s what should be called a « cultural exception »: able to play gypsy guitar, sing a sway and swing when you’re a modern girl. It’s rare !
Ninine Garcia and Leila Duclos will be accompanied by Eva Slongo on violin, Rocky Garcia on guitar and Laurent Delaveau on bass and a few other nice and good surprises…
We invite you to meet on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 7pm Espace Henry Gros
to close this 11th edition of the Caval’Air Jazz Festival
with Madame Kaz Hawkins.
This Irish artist will offer us a vibrant tribute to Etta James. Her influence in Kaz Hawkins‘ career and life was such that the Irish singer even officially changed her surname to that of James Etta Hawkins, alias Etta James
Kaz Hawkins, with his extraordinary and profound voice, will share with his pianist Sam York, and his band, a performance of rare emotional intensity.
Let yourself be seduced by his solar personality, his charisma and his accuracy of interpretation.
We hope that you will keep a pleasant memory of the 11th edition for a long time
See you in 2021 for the 12th edition of the Caval’Air Jazz Festival.
No video link, also good either-it will never be worth a total immersion with the musicians.
So come many vibrate live with the artists we offer this year.
Thank you very much.
The Festival Team