Sa 1. April 2023

Michael Wolff / Francois Moutin / Jeff Boudreaux feat. Camille Bertault (USA/F)

Michael Wolff: piano
Francois Moutin: bass
Jeff Boudreaux: drums
Camille Bertault: vocals

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This is the 25-year reunion of a dynamic, free-wheeling trio which has it's roots in Paris, France and New York City led by one of today's senior statesman in the world of jazz - pianist Michael Wolff. Invited to perform with them as a special guest is the multi-styled French vocal sensation, Camille Bertault for an evening of musical interaction and spontaneity.

I felt life swirling around me. I was inspired by Bill Evans’ admonition that ‘Truth and beauty’ is all that matters. (Michael Wolff)

Camille Bertault is more than merely a sly vocal gymnast; she’s a fine composer and a singer who carefully coaxes the emotional impact out of a melody. (Downbeat Magazine)

Michael Wolff
Michael Wolff is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed pianist, composer, bandleader, known for his highly energetic, spontaneous performances. In a long-running musical career, he started his career in the early 1970's playing electric piano in Cannonball Adderley's famous group, moved on to tour extensively with Sonny Rollins and then spent 10 years as he musical director for the great Grammy-winning jazz singer, Nancy Wilson. Afterwards, he led the band on the award-winning The Arsenio Hall Show backing up artists such as Ray Charles, B.B. King, Patti LaBelle, Whitney Houston, Al Green, James Brown, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock etc... along the way also performing with Flora Purim and Airto, the famed Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra among many others. In his personal life, Michael has also been a huge inspiration especially in the jazz music world as strong survivor of a very rare and deadly cancer. This concert will feature a combination of Michael’s original compositions as well as musical selections related to his experiences playing with the masters of jazz. As well as selections to include the very special guest vocalist, Camille Bertault.

Francois Moutin
Born in Paris in 1961 and resident of New York City since 1997, Francois Moutin is one of the most respected, virtuositc and multi-styled bassists of his generation. While still in France, Francois started his career in the legendary Martial Solal Trio before going on to perform with Michel Portal, Daniel Humair, Michel Legrand, Archie Shepp, Markus Stockhausen, Richard Galliano, Dave Liebmann etc.... Since living in New York he came to international recognition with Jean Michel Pilc trio along with drummer Ari Hoenig and his own group The Moutin Factory and continued touring and recording with the likes of Monty Alexander, Mike Stern, Jeff Tain Watts, Vijay Iyer, Stever Kuhn, Joe Locke, Rick Margitza among many others.

Jeff Boudreaux
Originally from a musical family in New Orleans and one of the original teachers of famed drummer, Brian Blade, he lived in Vienna in the early 1990's, performed frequently at the first location of Porgy and Bess, has been based in Paris since then and is still a periodic visiting professor in the Jazz Department of the Anton Bruckner University in Linz. His wide-ranging career has included performances with such diverse artists as Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Terrence Blanchard, Randy Brecker, Liza Minnelli, Astrid Gilberto, The Temptations, Kurt Elling, George Porter of 'The Meters', Jon Cleary, David Murray, Lucky Peterson, Melody Gardot, Toots Thielemanns, Lena Horne, Jacky Terrasson, Rick Margitza, Steve Lacy, Gladys Knight and the Pips, The New Orleans Symphony Orchestra with Maxim Shostacovich, Oscar-winning film composer Alexandre Desplat and many others....

Camille Bertrault
After first being trained in classical piano, opera, theater and dance at the Conservatory of Nice, France, at the age of 20 and inspired by her father's love of jazz, she began studying jazz vocal improvisation at the Paris Conservatory. She was soon discovered as an amazing new talent by the jazz scene in New York, has recorded four critically acclaimed albums under her name in a wide variety of musical styles and has appeared as a guest on countless other records since then.