Malika Tirolien : vocals
Michael League : guitar baritone
Chris McQueen : guitar
Bob Lanzetti : guitar
Roosevelt Collier loop pedale and lap steel guitar
Jamey Haddad : percussions
Keita Ogawa : percussions
André Ferrari : percussions.
The hyperactive bassist-composer Michael League, founder of the collective New York Snarky Puppy, swaps his bass for a baritone guitar and plays us his new project “Bokante.” For the event, he introduces us to the sunny and soulful voice of young singer from Guadalupe, Malika Tirolien. The group composed of a member of Snarky Puppy, virtuoso of the lap-steel guitar Roosevelt Collier (Lee Boys, Karl Denson), and the percussionists from Andre Ferarri (Vasen) and Keita Ogawa (Banda Magda, Yo-Yo Ma) will bring us sounds of the desert and the delta; of blues; and of Kaladja-Caribbean grooves on top of their “Zeppelin-esque” sounds.
Album : Strange Circles / GroundUP / Universal Music
Faithful to all things acoustic and yet discernible from the thousands of other gypsy jazz groups, for twelve years Les Doigts de L’Homme have delighted us with their musical mosaic attached to the voyage from Burkina Faso to the Balkans, covering celtic music, latin music, the jazz-rock guitar of the ‘70s or the French melody. For their new tour and album, they have achieved their long-held desire to play world music by joining with percussionist Nazim Aliouche. With striking melodies, conscientious arrangements, and frenetic writing, listening to Les Doigts de L’Homme is like going on a journey between states of melancholy, bliss, and reverie.
The album : Le Coeur Des Vivants / Lamastrock / L’Autre Distribution
Roberto Fonseca : piano, keyboard, vocals
Ramses ”Dinamite” Rodriguez : drums
Adel Gonzalez : percussions
Yandy Martinez : bass
Javier Zalba : saxophone, flute, clarinette
Jimmy Jenks : saxophone
Matthew Simon : trumpet
Ucha : vocals.
Inducted by Ibrahim Ferrier into the legendary Buena Vista Social Club™ and recently nominated for the Grammy Awards in the category of best Latin Jazz album, the Cuban jazzman on the stunning toccata is one of the most gifted and most popular of his generation. In this concert, Roberto Fonesca will plunge us into 1940s Havana and tell us a story of the joyous voyage of the great history of Cuban music and dance, from yesterday until today, showcasing dances such as contradance, mambo, cha-cha-cha, danzón, bolero, descarga and “urban son.”
Album : Abuc / Impulse / Universal Music.
Jamie Saft : piano, keyboard
Brad Christopher Jones : bass
Dan Rieser : drums.
Native from Louisiana, where he began his career as leader of various brass bands from age six and as brilliant on the trumpet as on the trombone, Trombone Shorty revealed himself to the public during a world tour of Lenny Kravitz. His first album “Backatown” was nominated for the Grammy Awards and “For True” in 2011 stayed on the top of the Billboard Jazz charts for 12 weeks. His last work entitled “Supafunkrock” came out in the spring and was produced by Raphael Saadiq following the same grand path within jazz, soul, funk, gospel, hip-hop, and ravageur rock. This is a unique and inspiring concert, indeed.