Jazz Thursdays, season 7
For the 7th consecutive year, the most beautiful jazz melodies will be on offer 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 (or Jazz Thursdays) 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 October:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 7:30 PM: JEAN-PAUL ÉLYSÉE TRIO (vocals, organ, drums)
Born in Paris, Jean-Paul Elysée has nurtured his passion for singing and gospel music since childhood. Now a songwriter, composer, producer and arranger, he continues to be enriched by his travels to sounds ranging from soul music to pop, with a particular focus on jazz. He is particularly fond of singing rhythmic, suave and catchy compositions, as well as the repertoire of Cole Porter and Nat King Cole.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12 AT 7:30 PM: GIANLUCA FIGLIOLA TRIO (guitar, double bass, drums)
Gianluca Figliola is one of Italy’s most original and innovative jazz guitarists. A regular at prestigious venues on the other side of the Alps, such as the Orbetello Jazz Festival, the JazzImage festival and the famous Alexanderplatz club, he also performs regularly on international stages. His talent is particularly evident in his intimate versions of Great American Songbook standards, with an emphasis on listening, sound and melody, rather like Chet Baker’s trio in the 70s.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19 AT 7:30 PM: NICOLLE ROCHELLE TRIO (vocals, organ, drums)
Originally from New Jersey, Nicolle Rochelle began her career in Broadway plays and musicals. She was discovered in France in 2006, playing the role of Joséphine Baker in the musical “A la recherche de Joséphine”. Nicolle pursued his career mainly in Europe, joining the French electro-swing pop group “Ginkgoa” and singing with various orchestras such as Laurent Mignard’s Duke Orchestra, The Fantastic Harlem Drivers, and The Hot Antic Band. She has sung and interpreted the role of Billie Holiday in a series of theatrical concerts, and performs on five continents as a guest of big bands and renowned boogie woogie and blues pianists.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26 AT 7:30 PM: HUGO LIPPI & FRIENDS (guitar, double bass, drums)
Hugo Lippi is one of Europe’s most sought-after guitarists, winner of the prestigious Prix Django Reinhardt (French jazz musician of the year 2019) from the Académie du jazz in 2020. He performs regularly with Sarah Mckenzie, Alain Jean-Marie, China Moses and Nathalie Dessay. He has also been seen alongside such prestigious musicians as Melody Gardot, Michel Legrand and Christian Mcbride, and with filmmaker David Lynch for the film Inland Empire. He takes part in the LA LA LAND tour under the direction of Justin Hurwitz. At the same time, he continued his career as a leader, and his fourth album, “Comfort Zone”, was released in 2019 to great critical acclaim. Hugo Lippi has performed on prestigious stages such as Jazz in Marciac, Jazz à Juan, Montreux Jazz Festival, Northsea Jazz Festival, Olympia, Salle Pleyel…