Langnau Jazz Nights: Friday July 28

Program Friday July 28, 2023

Friday, July 28 – 22:15

Kenny Barron Trio
Kenny Barron p, Kiyoshi Kitagawa b, Johnathan Blake dr

Kenny Barron’s unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms is what inspired The Los Angeles Times to name him “one of the top jazz pianists in the world” and Jazz Weekly to call him “The most lyrical piano player of our time”.

Friday, July 28 – 20:30

Sélène Saint-Aimé Quintet
Sélène Saint-Aimeé b/voc/poetry, Hermon Mehari tp, Irving Acao ts, Sonny Troupé ka drum, Boris Reine-Adélaïde bélé drums

Sélène is an Afro-French contrabassist, singer, poet and composer with Caribbean and West African origins. She studied with internationally acclaimed bassists Ron Carter and Lonnie Plaxico as well as saxophonist, conceptualist Steve Coleman. Sélène lately received a “Victoire du Jazz 2021” award in the “Rising star” category for her highly acclaimed first record "Mare Undarum". Her second recording, "Potomitan", out in March 2022 has been esteemed by the international press.

Sélène has also built a non-profit alongside Martinican percussionist Boris Reine-Adélaïde called Afropolis that aims to promote and develop the practice of traditional music from Martinique.