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One of the beautiful musical episodes of the year FRANCE MUSIQUE
“I'm absolutely delighted to be performing back in my hometown of Canberra with these amazing and eclectic Paris based musicians! Can't wait to bring that multicultural 'Paris Sound' to The Street Theatre.”
Alex grew up in Canberra, spent four years in Paris between his 5th and 9th year, returning to continue studies through to the ANU Canberra School of Music, taking in the music of teacher renowned jazz guitarist Mike Price.
“After everything that Canberra gave me” Alex left for Paris in 2005 and returns for a one-night only performance with a stellar line-up of some of Paris’s finest jazz musicians Irving Acao (Tenor Saxophone and Keyboards), Arno de Casanove (Trumpet, Voice and Keyboards), Antoine Banville (Drums) Ouriel Ellert (Bass). Between them they have performed with many jazz and world music greats, including Chucho Valdes, Pharoah Sanders, Tony Allen, Etienne Mbappé, Guillaume Perret and Mamani Keita.
Over 13 years, Alex has established himself in Paris as a unique musical voice. He won the prestigious 'Jazz à Juan Révélation' prize in 2011, has released three critically acclaimed albums there and has performed with his group in top festivals and venues around the world. Since his arrival he has built upon his ANU musical foundations and expanded his horizons through performances and studies within Paris’s rich and varied music cultures.
The title track for Aftermath was composed in tragic circumstances in the wake of the 2015 attacks in Paris. “I found Paris’s defiant return to life in the aftermath most inspiring.” Alex says that “the album’s compositions reflect the dark turning points the world is facing today, but most of all the joyfulness of life and the omnipresent and evident beauty that surrounds us – from the urban landscapes of Paris to the wild coasts of Australia”. These inspirations feed into an intuitive and cross-cultural music that defies boundaries, blending jazz, rock, pop, groove and the music of many of the world’s traditions.
TICKETS Standard $35/Concession $32/30 Under 30 $30/Student $27