June 25 @ 6:00 pm
Richard-Bonnet, Michaël-Attias, and Sylvain-Darrifourcq photo courtesy of the artists
Saturday, June 25
6:00 pm PDT
The Royal Room
Presented by The Royal Room and Earshot Jazz
Steeped in the blues, composer and improviser Richard Bonnet is a French avant-garde guitarist from French Alps. He has performed with many artists, including Tony Malaby, Tom Rainey, Gerald Cleaver, Hasse Poulsen… On his CD “Morning Bear, ” he composes for solo guitar, infusing 20th century European classical language with the freedom of the blues.
Percussionist, improviser and composer, Sylvain Darrifourcq (born in 1979) studied classical percussion. He chose the drums late in his career and discovered rock, jazz and improvised music. A well-known figure from a generation of improvisers intrigued by boundaries, he is a musician in high demand. He has collaborated with several French, European and American personalities such as: Joëlle Léandre, Tony Malaby, Michel Portal, Louis Sclavis, Marc Ducret, Andrea Parkins, Aksoh S, Kit Downes, etc. In 2009, he won a “Victoire du Jazz” with Emile Parisien Quartet. He was the quartet’s drummer for more than 10 years.
Michaël Attias has earned a reputation as one of the most questing and keenly collaborative figures on the 21st-century New York jazz scene, with a background and outlook that make him “an emphatically cosmopolitan saxophonist and composer,” according to The New York Times. Migrations spanning North Africa, the Middle East, Western Europe and the American Midwest ultimately brought Attias to New York City in 1994, where he continues to pursue his muse as improviser, composer and bandleader.
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TICKETS & SEATING: Advance tickets can only be purchased online-we do not sell advance tickets at the venue. Refunds are not available within 48 hours of the event. Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. Seating is first come first served. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.