The jazz group formed during an artistic residency at the Canadian Cultural Centre is back! Come hear Canadian pianist and composer Jad Salameh, Luxembourg singer and composer Claire Parsons and the Italian group Hack Out! composed of Manuel Caliumi (saxophone, alto), Luca Zennaro (guitar) and Riccardo Cocetti (drums). More infos
The three artists benefited, in November 2021, from a residency in collaboration with the Canadian Cultural Centre, the Italian Cultural Institute in Paris, Kultur|lx and the Luxembourg Cultural Mission in Paris. For Jazz à la Cité, they are repeating the original concert given at the end of the residency!
The event will take place at the Fondation Biermans-Lapôtre, on October 19 at 8:30 p.m.
Growing up in Beirut, the piano was omnipresent in Jad Salameh’s early life. Whether listening to his father’s Lebanese folk songs at night, hiding his favorite toys in the underbelly of the instrument, he developed a deep bond with the piano that became a central part of his life. At the age of 17, Jad Salameh moved to Montreal for his studies, and finally fell in love with jazz. Since then, his music is both reflective and exploratory, introverted and explosive. Now based in Paris, Jad Salameh has performed at a prestigious collection of concerts in France, including Jazz à la Villette, Jazzycolors Festival and Sunset in Paris.
Claire Parsons is a Luxembourgish vocalist, composer & musician of British origin. At a very young age, she studied classical piano, classical and electric guitar, jazz piano and classical vocals. Having won the prize of “Best Upcoming Musician” and being nominated in two categories at the Luxembourg Music Awards in 2018, she has since won the “First Prize Albert Michiels” at the B-Jazz International contest in 2019 and first prize at the “Jazz Maastricht Professional Awards” in 2020 with the Brussels-based project Aishinka. After having released her first EP “OnOff”, Claire is currently working on her second album “The Aquatic Museum”. The release is planned for 2022.
The Italian group HackOut! is a trio formed in 2019 at the Conservatorio “F.Venezze” of Rovigo (Veneto, Italy) composed of Manuel Caliumi (alto saxophone), Luca Zennaro (guitar), Riccardo Cocetti (drums). Their musical project is based on the search for a singular sound identity, where experimentation plays a fundamental role. Their repertoire desacralizes the codes of jazz, including elements of rock, contemporary music and radical improvisation.