Born into a proletarian Jewish family from St. Petersburg, George Gershwin started out as an orchestra pianist on Broadway. His brother, Israel, known as "Ira", a lyricist, wrote most of the texts for his songs, which were soon snapped up by Al Jolson, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and the producer Florenz Ziegfeld. In New York, on 7 March 1928, he met Maurice Ravel. He moved to Hollywood to compose film scores and popular songs, and many of his works became great jazz standards thanks to Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Herbie Hancock and many other singers and actors.
Originally from the Bordeaux region, Simon graduated from the Pôle 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 2 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. The first hour of the concert lays the foundations and launches the theme of the evening as a tribute to an artist, and then a jam takes us through the night.
MALTE ARNDAL drums
SIMON CHIVALLON piano/lead
FABRICIO NICOLAS GARCIA cbass