Sunday 13 August 2017

A journey through the world of jazz

As usual, the Jardin du jazz was packed on Sunday 13 August — the concert had sold out by Friday evening.

Jazzador is a quartet based in the Perpignan area: Lutz Foerster (tenor and soprano sax), André Kaleykis (guitar), Henry Shaftoe (percussion) et Jérôme Avril (double bass and trombone). They have been playing together for four years, at festivals in the Pyrenees Orientales (including Port Barcares and Cérét) and at other events in the region.

The quartet draws its inspiration from many musical influences and delights with every performance. From Jan Garbarek (the Norwegian saxophonist who is Foerster’s inspiration) to jazz funk, bossa nova, groove and tango, the four musicians took us on a journey through their musical melting pot. They also played original compositions by both Foerster and Kaleykis. Lutz Foerster describes their musical identity as ‘acoustic landscape’ or ‘soundscape.’

The jardin’s audience has reacted to the eclectic nature of this year’s programme with great enthusiasm, applauding BKO Quintet’s Malian music played on traditional instruments as eagerly as the soaring Garbarek-inspired music of Jazzador.

The next concert is on Saturday 2 September, when we welcome back flamenco group Azulenca.

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Merci pour la soirée d’hier avec Jazzador — on a passé un très bon moment !


Merci encore de vous sympathiques initiatives, devenues un incontournable de la région…


Nous sommes très contents après visite de votre jardin jolie. Bien atmosphère, musique original, soirée sympathisant. Je respecté beaucoup pour votre travail.

Ewa et Gérard

with the support of:

Aud’Immo – Thézan des Corbières

Carrefour Market – Lezignan Corbières

Cellier des Demoiselles – Saint-Laurent-de-la-Cabrerisse

Intermarché – Lezignan Corbières

La Pizzeria du Village – Thézan des Corbières

Les Pains du Gaujac – Lezignan Corbières

La Mairie de Thézan des Corbières

Place des Marchés, Villesèque des Corbières