Les Jeudis du Jazz, season 7

For the 7th consecutive year, the most beautiful melodies of jazz can be discovered or rediscovered at Les Deux Magots. This spellbinding music is part of the soul of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, and we’re delighted to keep this tradition alive with our Jeudis du Jazz concerts.

Every Thursday from 7:30pm to 10:30pm, from October to May, a different trio of artists is invited to play in our hall, while the public dines or drinks. A voice from France or the United States, accompanied by guitar, piano or drums… The formations change, but the magic always works. And if jazz is indeed the king of these concerts, nuggets of soul, French chanson or bossa nova will also delight your heart and ears.

Reservations are recommended, at 01.45.48.55.25 or on our page https://lesdeuxmagots.fr/reserver/specifying that you wish to attend the concert.

Here are the artists you can expect to see in the near future:

Les Jeudis du Jazz, season 7

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 7:30 PM: ROMAIN VUILLEMIN TRIO

Romain Vuillemin began playing guitar at the age of 12. He played electric rock/blues guitar, then turned to acoustic music at the age of 15. He discovered the great Django Reinhardt at the age of 18, and fell in love with gypsy jazz immediately.

He cut his teeth as a rhythm guitarist with Canadian Denis Chang, Ritary Gaguenetti, Adrien Moignard and Stochelo Rosenberg, before launching himself as a soloist. He’s a Django lover who prefers musicality and breathing to technical demonstration. He also plays guitar with the Romain Vuillemin Quartet, the Umlaut Big Band and the Collectif Paris Swing.

A very active performer, Romain Vuillemin has appeared at the renowned Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, the International Gipsy Festival in Hildesheim, the Musette jazz festival at Les Puces, as well as at such cult gypsy jazz venues as l’Atelier Charonne, les petits joueurs and London’s Quecum Bar.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 AT 7:30 PM: DMITRY BAEVSKY TRIO

Dmitry Baevsky was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he discovered the piano at the age of six, then fell in love with the alto saxophone as a teenager. In 1991, he entered the Moussorgsky College of Music in St. Petersburg, where he studied for four years with the brilliant Russian jazz saxophonist Gennady Goldstein.

When he arrived in New York at the age of 19, he joined the jazz department at New School University. After graduating, he joined the New York jazz community, playing and/or recording with such musicians as Benny Green, Peter Washington, Willie Jones III, David Hazeltine, “Killer” Ray Appleton, Peter Bernstein, Cedar Walton, Dennis Irwin, Jeremy Pelt, Steve Williams, Joe Magnarelli, Ryan Kisor…

His first album as leader, Introducing Dmitry Baevsky, was released in 2005. Six other albums have followed since, reflecting his personal evolution and the various musical encounters that have marked his career. At the same time, Dmitry Baevsky’s talent has enabled him to tour extensively throughout the world.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29 AT 7:30 PM: KICCA TRIO (vocals, organ, drums)

It was in Italy, in the beautiful city of Vicenza to be precise, that Kicca gave its first cry. At the age of 6, the young Italian tried her hand at singing. She joined a choir, and from then on, Kicca’s life could no longer be imagined without music. She strives to develop her own style with the music of her many inspirations, the voices of blues, jazz, soul and funk, and is nourished by classical music and the unforgettable melodies of composers such as Morricone, Trovajoli and Piccioni.

In 2004, she met impetuous keyboardist and vintage sound enthusiast Oscar Marchioni: KICCA & INTRIGO was born. The band’s original soul-jazz compositions plunge their enthusiastic audience into light, carefree atmospheres. With the group Intrigo, founded with the impetuous keyboardist and vintage sound enthusiast Oscar Marchioni, she recorded three albums, Bollente (2004), Sssschh (2009) and Senso Contrario (2011), to critical and public acclaim! In 2015 she decided to release her first album under her own name written with Oscar Marchioni, Kicca (2015) and a second album I can fly (2019) which has just been released to our great delight.

KICCA is above all an explosive presence on stage; with her musicians, she has shaken up the French scene with intense, groovy and explosive shows! His atypical, expressive voice, his charismatic, warm presence and his natural complicity with his musicians give off an intense energy that creates an exceptional exchange with the audience.

THURSDAY, MARCH 7 AT 7:30 PM: BENJAMIN LOPEZ TRIO (guitar, double bass, drums)

Benjamin Lopez is a jazz guitarist from Paris. As leader of his own band or as a sideman, he performs regularly in Paris clubs such as Sunset/Sunside, Duc des Lombards and Baiser Salé.

After studying at EDIM, where he obtained his DEM Jazz, Benjamin went on to study for a year at the prestigious New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York, thanks to a scholarship. He has studied with Vic Juris, Mike Moreno, Dayna Stephens and Johannes Weidenmuller.

Influenced by musicians such as Bud Powell, Jim Hall, Peter Bernstein and Walter Smith III, Benjamin’s music is resolutely modern and steeped in tradition.

THURSDAY, MARCH 14 AT 7:30 PM: RAPHAËLLE BROCHET TRIO (vocals, keyboard, drums)

Born to musician parents, Raphaëlle Brochet grew up surrounded by jazz, destined to become an artist. She began her career at the age of 17, recording an album with Floris Nico-Bunink (Mingus, Billy Holliday) on the Daybreak label. Her studies began at the Conservatoire de Poitiers in France, where she studied piano for three years. She went on to study Jazz Performance in France (Conservatoires de Niort, Strasbourg, Paris XI and Nantes) and in Canada (Université de Montréal) for 7 years.

A great globetrotter with a vast musical palette, she will offer us vocal jazz that draws with ease from the great standards as well as from World Jazz.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21TH AT 7:30 PM: JÉRÔME BARDE TRIO (guitar, double bass, drums)

Jérôme Barde discovered the guitar at the age of 13, and began his training in 1982 in Boston (USA). He then joined the New York scene, working with such greats as Kirk Lightsey, Billy Hart, Joe Lovano, Léon Parker, Scott Colley, Tim Reis… After a first album for Sunnyside Records in 1989, he moved back to France and toured the major national venues with Tony Rabeson, Les frères Gildas and Jean-Baptiste Boclé.

In 1993, he opened for Miles Davis at the Jazz en Tête festival in Clermont-Ferrand. This was followed by concerts at prestigious festivals such as Marciac, Ramatuelle, Vienne and the Cité de la Musique.

He regularly performs with Kirk Lightsey, Olivier Temime, with whom he co-leads the jazz/funk group “les Volunteered Slaves”, Emmanuel Bex, the Boclé brothers’ Keltic Tales, Olivier Ker-Ourio’s Magic Tree, Stéphane Belmondo. He recorded several excellent CDs for Space Time Records, always surrounded by prestigious partners.

His latest creation, Jérôme Barde & Les Jazztronautes, is a colorful quintet whose music is strong, communicative and multi-influenced!

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