Steeve Lafont Trio with Costel Nitescu

Sunday 25 August 2019

Steeve Lafont Trio with Costel Nitescu

A dazzling note on which to end

Sunday’s concert with the Steeve Laffont Trio and Costel Nitescu marked the end of our six years of jazz in Thézan des Corbières. It’s been an amazing journey that finished with the sort of brilliant, blazing performance that only the most talented musicians are capable of.

Violinist Costel Nitescu and guitarist Steeve Laffont entertained the audience with a combination of playful arabesques and silken ripples — ably supported by Benjie on guitar and Guillaume Bouthié on double bass.

The band played the whole of their latest CD ‘Night in Corsica‘. And as a tribute to the enraptured audience in the jardin du jazz, they treated us to masterly interpretations of two great classics: ‘Isn’t She Lovely’ and ‘Le Parrain’.

We can only imagine that this final concert will find its place in the history of jazz in the Aude, which dates back to the first festival in Conilhac 30 years ago. Our audience has stayed with us throughout the evolution of our jazz project since the first season, and we salute you all. We sincerely hope another team will take over the project.

A word from the president

On behalf of the Douceur des Arts, I want to thank you for being such a devoted and loyal audience these past six years. We’ll never forget your encouragement in the early days, your ongoing enthusiasm, and your appreciation of all the bands. You were of course instrumental in the success of our final concert — which I’m sure would have garnered even Marciac’s approval!

Our thanks to you all

Serge Allemand
President, La Douceur des Arts

Photographs © Mathias Wyatt Allemand

@ la Douceur des Arts

Much better than Marciac, because so much more intimate. We’ll never forget this wonderful concert. Lovely photos, too.


Congratulations for organising such a great concert. We never tire of listening to such musicality and high-quality interpretations. Once again, we were carried away by the enthusiasm of the band and their captivating improvisations. Thank you for a wonderful evening in the company of jazz-lovers.


Quel moment de bonheur, d’harmonie, de complicité !

Musiciens magnifiques, lieu magique, bon repas et bar á vin, jusqu’au tilleul qui participait de ses arômes. Merci de nous permettre ces moments d’exception. Bravo à vous les organisateurs.


Encore un grand merci pour la magnifique soirée que vous avez préparé ! Grâce à vous (et à votre équipe) nous sommes vraiment des privilégies de pouvoir vivre de si beaux moments à Thezan.

Catherine et Frank

De Chopin au Sénégal et Morse code! J’ai beaucoup aimé, merci

Voila un trio phénoménal, quelle classe…

Cadre magnifique, musiciens exceptionnels, convivialité très appréciée. Merci à vous

Patrick Dapot

Soirée merveilleuse et quel talent !

J’aime, tout simplement

A lovely evening of good music, food and company.

Quel bonheur pour un petit village comme Thezan de recevoir des musiciens d’un tel niveau. Merci et bravo


Super, contiunuez

Bravo, je reviendrai.Très belle soirée, merci

Good food, good wine, good music. God bless !!!!

We had a wonderful evening at your jazz Fest. The night air seemed perfumed with the most delightful scent of honeysuckle (I think) and the music intoxicating, plus a delicious meal. You are putting Thézan on the cultural map.

avec le soutien de :

Aud’immo – Thézan des Corbières

Carrefour Market – Lezignan Corbières

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

Epicerie – Thézan des Corbières

Les Pains du Gaujac – Lezignan Corbières

La Mairie de Thézan des Corbières

Papeterie PRATX – Lezignan Corbières

Place des Marchés – Villesèque des Corbières

Wadoux Cuir – Lagrasse