François Constantin, host of the famous Jam du Lundi for over 30 years, kicks off the Festival Estival de Jam #17! More than a concert, the jam is an opportunity to discover musicians from outside Paris, to see them have a blast improvising together in complete freedom, and the percussionist understands this. For this tribute to one of the greatest jazz pianists of his generation, Michel Petrucciani, he has surrounded himself with musicians well accustomed to the warmth of the club!
Raphaël Pannier is a drumming prodigy, voted "Revelation" 2020 and "Top 5 drummers 2021" by Jazz Magazine. With finesse and musicality, he plays with textures and colors, supported by the groove of Swaëli Mbappé, who shines with his love of bass, and the deep, captivating piano playing of Gregory Ott!
(Re)discover the world of the great Michel Petrucciani, who developed a personal style that was at once swinging, lyrical and intimate, with playing characterized by remarkable independence of the left and right hands and exceptional speed of execution!
A concert set followed by two sets of improvised musical encounters where generosity, experience, energy and talent guarantee the incomparable atmosphere of the Jam Sessions at the #FestivalEstivalDeJam!
GREGORY OTT piano
SWAELI MBAPPÉ bass
RAPHAEL PANNIER drums
FRANÇOIS CONSTANTIN percussion/lead