Gilda SOLVE is
American, born in San Francisco. She has been living in
France for several years and treasures the osmosis
between herself and the European jazz musicians she
meets. Gilda Solve is one of the 5 discoveries at the
international competition 2003 in Juan les Pins. After
each performance, her vocal technique, her great stage
presence, her charm, the emotions she arouses and her
rapport with the audience leave a deep impression. With
a repertory that ranges from Duke Ellington, Horace
Silver, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Chuck Corea, Gilda
has invited us on a voyage through the gold standards of
jazz. Today she embraces a more up to date range with a
different harmonic and rhythmic concept of jazz and the
colours of California.
Patrice GALAS (p),
Pierre MAINGOUR (b) and
Sylvain GLEVAREC (d) .
Patrice GALAS is a pianist who ranks amongst the great
of today’s jazz. He has, to name but a few, accompanied
more than 50 of the great names of world jazz, such as
Dizzy Gillespie, Hank Mobley, Kenny Clark, Johnny
Griffith, Lou Bennett, Slide Hampton,
Getz, has participated in the creation of books on blues
and modern Jazz, and has contributed on the Dictionnaire
du Jazz edited by Robert Laffont (France). He is also
the author of the first jazz methods in France, with the
series “La Musique Moderne”. (see discography on the
site Patrice Galas).
"Profession: jazz vocalist. Distinctive characteristics:
Pure voice, ranging from down low to up high,
sophisticated technique. The plus: perfect French!
Comments: late yesterday afternoon, Gilda Solve
enchanted the festival audience for one hour with her
sensual voice. Eclectic repertoire: this attractive
West-Coast lady shifts easily from standards to ballads,
and from swinging tunes to seductive bossa novas.And
what's more, she really knows how to dig up good
Galas – Profession: pianist and cofounder of the CIM
jazz school in Paris. Distinctive characteristics: a
walking jazz encyclopedia. Comments: Quality fingering!
His hands swirl and fly. An enchantment !