It’s All About Piano! 22-24 March 2013 (Information for Jazz Media)

From 22 to 24 March 2013, the Institut Français in London will celebrate the king of all musical instruments with its very first piano festival, It’s All About Piano! Come and discover the infinite possibilities offered by the black and white keys, from recitals to jazz, film screenings, kids activities, workshops, a ciné-concert and much more.

Two concerts in particular may be of interest to you.

 

Saturday 23rd March

Laurent de Wilde

Jazz   pianist, composer  and  writer,   Laurent de Wilde is one of the most dynamic artists in the jazz scene today. He will perform a combination of his own compositions, some of them  featured on his latest CD Over The Clouds, as well as jazz greats, such  as Duke Ellington  or Thelonious Monk, with whom  Laurent has  established over  the  years a close  relationship through a biography he wrote, published in  2007  by  Gallimard. Arranged in  a contemporary perspective, with sometimes an African  touch,    the  tunes played  by Laurent will present a vision of today’s jazz revisiting the legacy of its glorious founding fathers.

10.00pm | ciné lumière

£12, conc. £10, Piano Pass and students £6

 

Sunday 24th March

Baptiste Trotignon

Unwind with an evening of jazz with the multi-talented Baptiste Trotignon, featuring a mix of improvisations, personal compositions, revivals of French songs and jazz standards. Virtuoso Baptiste Trotignon manages to apply a jazz sensibility to his own piano concertos and to interpretations of rock and folk tones – such as Led Zeppelin or Dylan. He has performed with many other jazzmen – from Mark Turner to Bojan Z – and received the Grand Prix du Jazz awarded by SACEM

“Trotignon constantly   unfolded   absorbing stories in his solos,  full of startling  chordal exclamations, plaintively romantic lyricism.” – John  Fordham, The Guardian

“Trotignon has a gift for fashioning long-breathed melodies, often with a waltz-like lilt.” – Ivan Hewett, Telegraph

9.30pm | ciné lumière

£12, conc. £10, Piano Pass and students £6

For Further details and to request press tickets, please contact John Cronin at Music & Media Consulting Ltd (john@musicandmediaconsulting.com 01354-740847/07774-426966)

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