Stride, Blues & Boogie at Bal Blomet
Fri, September 23, 2022
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First Prize in 2018 at the international competition of the Ole Miss University of Mississippi in the United States (World Champion of stride piano!) ¨Prix du hot club de France Pianiste 2022″ for the cd published by socadisc. "Jean Baptiste Franc sounds like Erroll Garner's twin brother" (Scott Yanow, for the American newspaper Syncopated times) Coming from a family of musicians, Jean Baptiste Franc, swing, stride and blues pianist nicknamed "Little Fats" by the guitarist of Fats Waller, Al Casey won 1st prize in the international stride piano competition organized by Ole Miss University. of Mississippi in May 2018.He has already had the privilege of playing with Arwell Shaw, Louis Armstrong's bass player, and won the encouragement of Wynton Marsalis and Monty Alexander for his 1st cd recorded with Count Basie's drummer: Duffy Jackson. In 2010 he recorded an album of original compositions with Melody Federer in Hollywood produced by singer Pat Boon.He has already performed at the Olympia in 2015, at the Victoria Hall in Geneva in 2019, Symphony Space in New York as well as at the Operas of Dresden and Frankfurt in Germany, and has recorded programs for France Musique and TSF....