Jazz at La Villette 2022
with the Philharmonia of Paris
- August 2022
- September 2022
- from €10 to €40
With curiosity and pleasure as its guiding principles, Jazz à la Villette offers a 20th edition faithful to its longstanding ambition: to be a welcoming place for all aesthetics and generations, a place where everything circulates, talks and travels.
We will come across great names in jazz (the legend Abdullah Ibrahim, Dave Holland Trio or Roberto Fonseca) and a new generation whose optimism, commitment and creativity must be welcomed and supported: Kokoroko, Jacob Banks, Tank and the Bangas, Cimafunk, Knower or Angel Bat Dawid will wander around the side of afrobeat, soul, funk, electro or gospel.
Formal revolutions as fuel will be at the heart of a creation by Chassol and Joce Mienniel. Because more than ever, Jazz à la Villette is also the venue for many new concerts, such as the long-awaited arrival of saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, who is finally immersing himself in the fabulous repertoire of his parents. A passing of the baton for a history that is still in motion, in giant steps.
Jacob Banks • Kokoroko
August 31st at 8PM• Grande Halle
The new British generation in the spotlight, with Jacob Banks and his powerful and sensitive soul music and the London octet Kokoroko, which continues its meteoric rise with its irresistible mix of jazz and Afrobeat.
Cimafunk invites Fred Wesley • Tank and the Bangas
September 1st at 8pm • Grande Halle
An evening in the hottest funk latitudes to link Cuba to New Orleans, with the ebullient American collective Tank and the Bangas and the great Cuban revelation Cimafunk, who are joined by Fred Wesley, former musical director of James Brown.
Tank and the Bangas
Kenny Barron / Dave Holland Trio 1st part : Alain Jean-Marie & Diego Imbert duo
September 2nd at 8pm • Philharmonie de Paris
Two legends, pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Dave Holland, continue a conversation that began over 35 years ago and is now being punctuated by the talented Johnathan Blake. A concert in the form of a rendezvous with the history of jazz, in its most modern and elegant incarnation.
Roberto Fonseca • Ana Carla Maza solo
September 3th at 8pm • Grande Halle
Faithful to Jazz à la Villette, the pianist Roberto Fonseca proposes this year an exceptional project, a reinvention of the Cuban Cabin, the mythical Montmartre cabaret of the 1930s. An invitation to dance to the sound of the intoxicating classics of Cuba's Roaring Twenties.
Ana Carla Maza solo
Between bossa, tango and song, Cuban cellist and composer Ana Carla Maza spins out memories of Bahia and feelings of the present.
Scary Goldings feat. John Scofield, Louis Cole, MonoNeon, Larry Goldings, Scary Pockets • Knower
September 4th at 7pm • Grande Halle
A double dose of Louis Cole with a performance of his electro project Knower and then his participation in the fantastic supergroup Scary Goldings, a journey to the sources of the most torrid funk, organised by the duo Scary Pockets and the organist Larry Goldings. Two sides of the most danceable groove.
Knower returns this year as a duo. The multi-talented Louis Cole (keyboards and drums) and Geneviève Artadi (vocals) will be at the heart of a visually stunning show.
Jocelyn Mienniel & Chassol “Dress code” • Asynchrone “Tribute to Ryūichi Sakamoto”
September 4th at 4pm • Cité de la Musique
Daring is the common thread running through two ambitious creations co-produced by Jazz à la Villette. With Dress code, Jocelyn Mienniel and Chassol summon fiction to stage and set to music the anti-conformism of the freest creations. Asynchrone pays tribute to the protean character of the work of the famous Japanese composer Ryūichi Sakamoto.
Asynchrone « Tribute to Ryūichi Sakamoto »
Abdullah Ibrahim solo 1st part : Nebida
September 6th at 8pm • Cité de la Musique
Eleven years after his trio appearance at Jazz à la Villette, piano legend Abdullah Ibrahim returns as a soloist for an exceptional and rare concert, in the wake of the very beautiful and meditative Solotude.
The young guard in the spotlight with the Nebida trio, formed by students from the jazz and improvised music department of the Paris Conservatory.
Angel Bat Dawid & Tha Brothahood • 1st part : coming soon
September 7th at 8pm • Cité de la Musique
A wind of freedom will blow across the stage of the Cité de la Musique: swirling with the American multi-instrumentalist Angel Bat Dawid and her gospel gang, caressing with the English harpist Nala Sinephro and her ambient tracks with electronic tones.
Chief Adjuah (Christian Scott) + 1st part : Matthis Pascaud & Hugh Coltman “Tribute to Dr John”
September 8th at 8pm• Grande Halle
At the forefront of jazz, trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah looks beyond borders with his ambitious, ever-evolving hybrid music. Without doubt one of the most exciting artistic journeys of our time.
Matthis Pascaud & Hugh Coltman “Tribute to Dr John”
Guitarist Matthis Pascaud and singer Hugh Coltman play the colourful mixes of New Orleans legend Dr John.
Avishai Cohen Quartet 1st part : Maya Dunietz trio
September 9th at 8pm • Grande Halle
The Israeli trumpeter Avishai Cohen in a quartet, a formation where his taste for freedom and reverie blossoms best, in the wake of a sublime new album, Naked Truth. The purity and the appeasement as a remedy for the ills of the world.
Maya Dunietz Trio
Pianist Maya Dunietz in a trio playing tracks from Free The Dolphin, her acclaimed debut album.
The Fearless Flyers feat. Cory Wong, Joe Dart, Nate Smith & Mark Lettieri 1st part : DOMi & JD Beck
September 10th at 8pm • Grande Halle
The Fearless Flyers and their funk loops for the first time on a French stage! Unstoppable groove and incisive riffs on the menu for this supergroup led by guitarists Cory Wong and Mark Lettieri.
DOMi & JD Beck
The (very) young Franco-American duo that is rising on the Los Angeles jazz funk scene.
Nu civilisation presents Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On”
September 11th at 8pm • Grande Halle
The best hopefuls of the young British jazz scene come together to celebrate the half-century of Marvin Gaye's masterpiece, What's Going On, within the Nu Civilisation Orchestra. More than twenty musicians for a contemporary reinterpretation of a soul classic.
Ravi Coltrane Cosmic Music: A contemporary exploration of the music of John & Alice Coltrane
September 11th at 4pm • Philharmonie de Paris
The saxophone in majesty for an evening event, where Ravi Coltrane will revive the legacy of his parents Alice and John, giants of jazz, while Émile Parisien will play his latest album at the head of a high-flying French-American sextet.
Émile Parisien “Louise” feat. Theo Croker, Nasheet Waits, Manu Codjia, Roberto Negro, Joe Martin
With Louise, a new album named in homage to the sculptor Louise Bourgeois and her gigantic spiders, Émile Parisien returns to the sources of an ample and fiery jazz, whose thousand and one nuances are drawn by a high-flying French-American sextet.
From 31.08 to 11.09.22
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Porte de Pantin
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