How not to be transported by the energy that frees Jazz? How not to let the rhythm of " hit the road jack " sung by Percy Mayfield captivated us? They manage to disconnect us from reality by such virtuosity offer by prodigious musicians. Since adolescence, I maintain a close relationship with this musical genre from the Southern United States and created in the late nineteenth century. Those fire-and-brimstone arpeggios or quiet and bewitching sensuality harmonies have always aroused my admiration. Perhaps because my parents saw in this musical style a kind of rebellion against them, before my passage to adulthood.
In this frenzied musical style designed to be played in public, the brass are honored by the rhythmic sound of the bass. What am I pleased and excited to know that my favorite city, Paris, will live between the 7th till 22nd of October thanks to the rhythm of Jazz. "Jazz sur Seine" will unveil its 5th Edition to captivate Parisian music lovers.
The power of Arts
We must welcome foremost the commitment provide by the association Paris Jazz Club which is at the initiative of the festival. Thanks to this organization, Paris and all the Ile de France will live for 16 days with Jazz music. The 25 top clubs will open their doors to nearly 150 concerts animated by 450 musicians, that is what Jazz sur Seine is. The best proof that jazz represents a creative richness, a communicative joy which resists to all forms of intolerance.
During these 16 days of festivity, open your mind to curiosity. Explore including scat invented by Louis Armstrong, as well as blues and other musical expression may offer by Jazz... To guide you, talented musicians deploys teaching treasures and plays in front of you.
The Festival also wants to raise awareness among the notoriety of this musical movement to the younger ones, workshops for children are established by the association. Older ones doesn’t have to be jealous of their successors, Master Classes also be programmed. I chose the theme of dandyism that offers the Hotel Le Marquis to live this event. To conclude I would say "Jazz is the revolt of emotion against repression." I can not go against the words of Joel A. Rogers and his vision of jazz.
See you soon !