Cuban clarinetist and saxophonist, born in Havana in 1948, Paquito d'Rivera is one of the great names in Latin jazz. He has won no less than twelve Grammy Awards and released several dozen albums, both solo and in group. Born in Havana, one of the cradles of Latin jazz, his career took a decisive turn when he met the great pianist Chucho Valdés at the Havana Conservatory. Together they founded the Cuban Orchestra of Modern Music in 1967, and then the legendary group Irakere in 1973. For the next ten years, Paquito d'Rivera saw his music increasingly affected by the restrictions put in place by the Cuban regime. Disillusioned, the artist left Havana for the United States and made his debut on the international music scene, notably alongside Dizzy Gillespie. The percussionist François Constantin, host of the Monday Jam for more than 30 years at the Baiser Salé, invites for this Latin tribute, the pianist Julien Coriatt and his loose, dancing, swinging and groovy playing; Gino Chantoiseau and Gregory Louis, two discreet musicians who have been touring the world for years alongside the greatest, such as Angélique Kidjo, whom the drummer Gregory Louis accompanies. At Baiser Salé, we take advantage of the summer to spend unique musical evenings at the Festival Estival de Jam. For a month and a half, from July 22 to September 11, 150 musicians will perform: from the youngest to the most experienced! You will have the opportunity to be amazed by a young American drummer of 15 years, by artists in full rise or musicians who are already references. The themes are catchy and will speak to most people: you don't need to be a musician to come and enjoy the energy of these open stages. It is in these moments, that one witnesses ephemeral musical emotions and unforeseeable meetings. After one hour of concert, which lay the foundations and give the pace, place to the JAM!
JULIEN CORIATT piano/voice
GINO CHANTOISEAU basse
GRÉGORY LOUIS drums
FRANÇOIS CONSTANTIN percussion/lead