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Falling in love with the voice of Chrystel Wautier

In Artist of the Month, Few written notes, jazz on March 3, 2016 at 11:55 am

Dear friends,

Spring is the period if the year to fall in love… with Chrystel Wautier. If you don’t know her, I will try to tell you all you need :-).

You know, sometimes you hear warm and soft voices and you can’t resist, that was so the first time I met Chrystel Wautier. This Belgian jazz singer is a model for those you sing jazz. Listen to “born to be blue” and you will feel a voice put on the right tempo on the right way, with the right inflections. Listen to this version here.

We are lucky, very lucky because she has released on February 19th 2016 a new CD that brings fresh air! Listen to “Before a song” and you will feel spring around you! Looking at the mirror, putting some mascara on your eyelashes, being happy in the street…is not what you think :-).  Find the answer in the song “You make me feel so good“.

Chrystel got the first price at the Jazz Conservatory of Brussels in 2002, she worked with the most famous Belgian Jazz musicians and now she crosses borders!

If you want a last whisper in your ears, listen to this !

Her website is in French but if you need a translation, ask me 🙂

www.chrystelwautier.com

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Oak Tree: New album “well”

In Few written notes, jazz on January 18, 2015 at 9:54 pm
Dear friends,
Good news today. I have just received some news from the jazz group Oak Tree, born from the encounter in 2008 of cellist Annemie Osborne (LU), accordion player Thibault Dille (BE) and singer Sarah Klenes (BE) around improvised music. Their last album “well” will be available in France from the 2nd of February! For this occasion, they will play a concert at Studio de l’Ermitage in PARIS on Thursday 22 JANUARY! New compositions are walking to and through their fingers and voices… and some concerts are already confirmed :-).
22 Janvier 2015 @ Studio de l’Ermitage, Paris (FR)
31 Janvier 2015 @ Avant Scène du Phénix, Valenciennes (FR)
5 Février 2015 @ FM Brussel Radio
6 Février 2015 @ Propulse 2015, Botanique, Bruxelles
13 Février 2015 @ CC Niederanven (LU)
12 Mars 2015 @ Cellule 133a, Bruxelles
14 Mars 2015 @ Café Momo, Trêves (DE)
15 Mars 2015 @ 11h Museum aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht
15 Mars 2015 @ 16h Orangerie van Thiessen Wijnkoopers, Maastricht
10 Avril 2015 @ Blues Sphère, Liège
11 Avril 2015 @ Kultuur Haus Eupen, Eupen
9 Août 2015 @ Gaume Jazz Festival
9 Octobre 2015 @ CC Louvière — tbc
11 Décembre 2015 @ La Grange Casteau

I give you the following link to see them in their art .

Enjoy !

Céline

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGm5KF659JM

Their site : http://www.oaktreetrio.com/

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Happy New Year ! Vive la liberté!

In jazz on January 13, 2015 at 12:07 pm

Dear friends,

I would like to thank you very much because this blog received more than 40 000 views! It means that you, from all over the world, are looking for informations on music, jazz, culture, places, advices, in another word, you are curious !! You have the freedom to click on links you like, you have the freedom to like or not, you have the freedom to choose if you will go or not in some of the places mentioned on this site. I wish you for 2015 to be free, creative, adorable of course :-), and to take pleasure listening to very good musicians!

Happy 2015, Vive la liberté !

Céline

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Jazz in an improbable place: a castel in France (Ville d’Avray)

In Festivals, jazz on January 13, 2015 at 11:51 am

Dear friends,

France is a country where nothing is impossible that’s why the blues of the voice of Pierre Sybille will be hosted in a castel :-). Culture can be everywhere if some people want to develop and share their art. Be ready from 16th of January to live the experience of “Jazz au Château” !

Enjoy!

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Jazz festival in French Brittany : Jazz aux écluses 19-21 sept. 2014

In Festivals, jazz on September 9, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Dear friends,

70 years ago, our liberators crossed the French territory. This moment of history is the opportunity to honor jazz as the music of freedom during the 7th edition of Jazz aux écluses in Hédé-Bazouges.

More than a cliché, this festival proposes to listen to the roots of Haitian Jazz, to remember Martin Luther King… Jazz aux écluses is not only for adults, there are some animations for the children, one of them concerns the art of cup songs.

Located between Rennes and Dinan, it would be better for you to take few days more to discover this beautiful region. Jazz, culture, history, popular traditions, what else?

I’m sure that you will enjoy your stay!

Céline

http://www.jazzauxecluses.fr/

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Saint Jazz ten noode, a jazz festival in the heart of Brussels 12-13 sept. 2014

In Festivals, jazz on September 9, 2014 at 8:40 am

Dear friends,

It’s my pleasure to announce you that Brussels, the capital of Europe, will move with jazz rhythms next week-end.

The smallest commune of Brussels, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, changes her name into Saint Jazz ten noode, because everything will be do-be-do-be-do :-).

Please find here the program. One of my favorites is Sal La Rocca, he is one of the best double bass players in Belgium.

Enjoy !

Céline

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