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12th Serres Jazz Fest from 21 till 27 July 2014


Exhibition from 16 till 27 July
This 12th Serres Jazz Fest will be dedicated to two of the legends of Jazz music : Duke Ellington,
who died 40 years ago and John Coltrane on the occasion of the anniversary of
the legendary album A love Supreme.

Programme : an exhibition from 16 till 27 July at the gallery of Serres Tourist Office, intittled
From DuKe Ellington to John Coltrane
25 July : Didier Levallet Quintet Voix Croisées with Airelle Besson, Sylvaine Helary, Céline Bonacina, François Laizeau,

26 July : Patricia Bonner and the Black Label Swingtet, a big band for a tribute to Duke Ellington
27 July : Raphaël Imbert Nine Spirit Quintet, with Anne Paceo, Simon Sieger, Thomas Weirich and Pierre Fenichel
an also : Cine-Jazz at the cinema Le Hublot in Laragne on July 24 : film : Round Midnight by Bertrand Tavernier,
Jazz Club at  Cafet'U in Veynes with the Fabulous Swingers, and as every year : "apero-jazz", free concerts, jazz and afternoon tea


Flyer  pdf




From Duke Ellington to John Coltrane
40 years ago, the Duke left the Jazz world
and 50 years ago, Coltrane created
the legendary album A Love Supreme
Exhibition Gallery of Serres Tourist Office Free entrance



Monik et les Sex Pistons
(Partnership with Les Boutiques du Rocher)

Brass band

Place du Lac
and downtown




Jaklyne Guedj Quintet
Lilian Palomas, double bass
Philippe Hascoet, drums
Ali Debouze, piano
Esther Mainieri, choirs
 Jaklyne Guedj,vvocals


Base de loisirs
La Germanette

Free entrance



Trio 3 Jours
Jano Gobert, double bass
Lison James, vocals
Philippe Truc, guitar

Jazz and
afternoon tea

Val de Serres




The Fabulous Swingers
 Phil Cassel, double bass
Pascal Granger, bass, trumpet
Laurent Labéjof, drums
Pascal Picard, piano


Cafet'U Veynes

Free entrance



Round Midnight, Autour de Minuit
Round Midgnight, Bertrand Tavernier cult film
Round Midnight, winner of the César for best sound and the Oscar for best music, evokes the lives of saxophonist Lester Young and pianist Bud Powell, after the biography of Powell by his friend Francis Paudras. The casting is brilliant with Dexter Gordon and François Cluzet in the principal roles, with Herbie Hancock, Martin Scorsese, Eddy Mitchell, Marcel Zanini and many jazz musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, John McLaughlin, Wayne Shorter, Pierre Michelot and Eric Le Lann. Musicians, please note that the evening will continue with drinks and an open session for all, the piano is already there.


Le Hublot Laragne

7, 6 or 4 €



DIDIER LEVALLET Quintet Voix Croisées
Didier Levallet, double bass
Airelle Besson, trumpet
Sylvaine Helary, flutes
Céline Bonacina, saxophones
François Laizeau,


Salle Lucien Sallée
route de Méreuil

out pass* :
20 €
18 € (reduced)
children : free



Patricia bonner and the Black Label Swingtet

Tribute to Duke Ellington

Patricia Bonner, vocals
Christian Bonnet,  tenor saxophone
Georges  Dersy, trumpet
Charlie Léandre, trombone
Antoine Chaudron, tenor saxophone
Thierry Tocanne
, piano
Jean de Parseval, double bass
André Crudo, drums


Salle Lucien Sallée
route de Méreuil

out pass*:
20 €
18 € (reduced)
children : free



RAPHAËL IMBERT Nine Spirit Quintet
Raphaël Imbert, saxophone
Anne Paceo, drums
Simon SIieger, trumpet, accordion, piano
Thomas Weirich, g
Pierre Fenichel, double bass


Salle Lucien Sallée
route de Méreuil

out pass* :
20 €
18 € (reduced)
children : free


Didier Levallet Quintet Voix Croisées


Didier Levallet, previously the director of the French National Jazz Orchestra, has managed to surround himself with serious players such as the three famous wind-instrumentalists Céline Bonacina and saxophone, Airelle Besson and trumpet, Sylvaine Hélary and flutes. Together with François Laizeau on the drums they are truly unbeatable. The quintet has been highly praised by the press. “Sheer diamond” - Jazz News. “ tones this rich produced with trumpet, baritone saxophone and flutes, played by such great talent would make monks dance”. “Didier Levallet should be very happy indeed. By inviting faithful friend François Laizeau he has managed to create a solid team of players to interpret compositions which leave great latitude to improvisation. These are attributes greatly appreciated by an enthusiastic public “.T.Giard, Culture Jazz on Jazz sous les Pommiers, May 2014.  

Patricia Bonner and the Black Label Swingtet

The eight artists of the Black Label Swingtet present a homage to Duke Ellington and take us back to one of the richest and most heart-warming times in the history of jazz, the Swing Era, with its incredible fusion of styles. In addition to the prestigious sounds of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, George Gershwin and Cole Porter, the Swingtet presents Bossa Nova, Biguines from the Antilles, or Blues.

Patricia’s deep and slightly husky voice is surrounded by original orchestrations and the rich tones of the brass instruments.

Raphaël Imbert Nine Spirit Quintet

Named by the press as one of the most outrageously gifted musicians of his generation, Raphael Imbert follows his own path in the the large family of jazz with his improvisations and arrangements  as well as being a demanding teacher. One of his favourite domains is the quest for spirituality in jazz. On this subject he has published a greatly acclaimed work entitled  “Jazz Suprême, Initiés, Mystiques et Prophètes”” which the Canard Enchaîné has described as a definite and fascinating book.

On stage he is accompanied by a rarity, a female drummer, Anne Paceo




*PASS FESTIVAL : 45 € for 3 concerts 25, 26 and 27 July




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