A tribute concert to the work of the great Duke Ellington. Pianist, composer and bandleader, Ellington became an icon for all jazzmen. For decades, he led one of the most renowned orchestras in the history of jazz, along with Count Basie's. An outstanding composer and performer, Duke Ellington left a legacy of jazz standards. Originally from the Bordeaux region, Simon graduated from the Pole Supérieur de Paris in 2015. Sideman and leader he loves above all the stage. In 2017 he released his first album FLYING WOLF " with a Good presence in the press. In March 2021 he released a trio album " LIGHT BLUE " devoted to a repertoire of songs that has been unanimously acclaimed by the profession. If jazz is a way of living music in the moment, Simon Chivallon is totally the incarnation of it, and each solo shows it by its spontaneity and its frankness. There is no room for pretence: what is played is what comes, a sensitivity that expresses itself, a talent that breathes and seeks to touch the listener. At the Baiser Salé, we take advantage of the summer to spend festive and colourful musical evenings at the Festival Estival de Jam, from 22 July to 5 September. More than a simple concert, the jam is an opportunity to discover outstanding musicians, to see them having fun improvising together. It is the feeling of participating in a unique moment. An hour-long concert lays the foundations and launches the theme of the evening as a tribute to an artist, then a jam takes us into the night.
Simon Chivallon piano
Philippe Maniez drums