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Ireland The Albi Jazz Return Festival with Four Heads and Mini-Concerts Everywhere in Town

18:39  17 january  2022
18:39  17 january  2022 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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Launched in 2020, the Albi Jazz Festival makes its return at the beginning of the year with a program that mixes great concerts , Off under capita and impromptus everywhere in town.

  L'Albi Jazz Festival de retour avec quatre têtes d'affiche et des mini-concerts partout en ville © provided by FranceInfo

between Albi and Jazz, it's a love story that is reborn. Already from 1982 to 1989, the Episcopal City had its festival. Thirty-one year later, in 2020, the musical genre returned to the front of the stage with the Albi Jazz Festival . This first edition, sponsored by André Manoukian, was a success with nearly 10,000 spectators. But an epidemic requires, the 2021 edition has been canceled.

It was the second edition that began on January 15 with the same original DNA: on one side an in with six large concerts (four in Albi) and the other an off which takes place under capitaus ( A Magic Mirrors installed Place des Cordeliers) accessible for free every night from 18h to 2 am.

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of the impromptu in the city

but no question of waiting at night to savor a slice of jazz! Impromptus are proposed in the day in the form of mini-concerts in "offbeat" places, like this bass duo / ferry flute that turned around in the hairdresser, in the middle of the market covered, In an optical shop and a restaurant. One way to open the jazz as many people.

Four major concerts in the in

open on January 15 with Electro Deluxe and Rubberfans, the Festival continues until January 23 with four major concerts in the enticing program. On Thursday, January 20, the godfather of the festival, André Manoukain , will be on the stage of the great theater with the quartet of the Balkanes, four women who mix their Bulgarian voices in Duduk (Armenian flute), to the Tablas (musical instruments Percussion of North India) and Jazz.

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the next day, place at Trovetist Toulouse Nicolas Gardel who crisscrossed the planet alongside the biggest: Yuri Buenaventura, Laurent Mignard, Zebda, the Tuxedo Big Band ... After two albums, the musician created his Big Band, The Headbangers ("Those who shake the head") where jazz, funk, electro and rock.

Other Grand Orchestra, the Multiquarium Big Band, A training of eighteen musicians named to the victories of Jazz 2021, which will surround the famous guitarist Bireli Lagrene for a tribute to Jaco Pastorius (1951-1987). Several years ago, Lagrene shared the scene and several albums with the one who is considered the largest jazz-rock bassist of all time.

To close the second edition of this festival on January 23, two courses will share the scene of the great theater: Yéle , an atypical trio with an original instrumentation ( Didjeridoo , n ' goni , calabash, flute and Guitar), for an music that transports Australian Bush to Mississippi. then the dal sasso big band ( founded by one of the brightest French arrangers, the composer of christophe dal sasso ) revisit l ' album africa / brass of the saxophonist Jazz and composer John Coltrane , a realized in 1961 and who marked a turning point in the career of the famous musician.

Albi Jazz Festival until January 23rd. Grand Theater concert rates: SNA Card 18/14 €, normal € 30, reduced 25 € and less than 12 years 10 €

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