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Guts ‘Stop The Violence’

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Guts ‘Stop The Violence’

Following the departure of Leron Thomas and Von Pea from his band, French producer GUTS has replaced them with Beat Assaillant as MC and  Wolfgang from the soul band Ephemerals as singer, but still working with the same core musicians. The new band were rapidly inspired to record new material together, and the result is 5-track mini-album Stop The Violence. The vibes range from straight-up hip-hop on  "Pick Me Up" to 80s groove on 'Everybod...

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23/06/2017
23/06/2017
Florian Pellissier Quintet at Church of Sound

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Florian Pellissier Quintet at Church of Sound

On 29th June, the Florian Pellissier Quintet  are crossing the channel for a special 'Freedom Jazz France' Church of Sound event in Hackney's St James the Great. Church of Sound has proved to be one of the hippest jazz events in London, acclaimed by The Independent and Loud and Quiet, and with shows streamed on NTS Radio or Gilles Peterson's Worldwide FM.The first set will pay tribute to French jazz from the early 60s to the 80s, while the...

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02/06/2017
02/06/2017
Trumpeter Julien Alour Takes On French Film Classic

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Trumpeter Julien Alour Takes On French Film Classic

On Sunday 30th April, as part of the global celebrations for International Jazz Day, the Institut Français will present a screening of  Louis Malle's epic 'Lift to the Scaffold', starring Jeanne Moreau and Maurice Ronet and featuring Miles Davis's legendary score.  The screening will be preceded by an exclusive live set performed by Julien Alour, a Miles-influenced Paris-based trumpeter, in a duo with a double bassist. It will be followed b...

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19/04/2017
19/04/2017
All About Piano!

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All About Piano!

The annual celebration of black and white keys returns to the Institut français from 31st March to 2nd April with a top line-up of workshops, masterclasses and international performers including The Piano Brothers, Barry Douglas and French-signed jazz pianist Yaron Herman, renowned for this wild improvisational flare, playing on Fri 31st March at 9pm. For more information you can visit the official website.Watch Yaron Herman performing Radio...

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24/02/2017
24/02/2017
Music Made In France Rocked The World In 2016

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Music Made In France Rocked The World In 2016

The bureauexport has put together a gorgeous video, soundtracked by Kungs Vs Cookin' On 3 Burners' 'This Girl', showing off some of the global music successes to come out of France last year. It covers artists in genres from pop and dance music to jazz and classical, the emerging Afro-Trap sound courtesy of MHD and even a stage show. As not all of these artists have hit the UK yet you might not be familiar with all of them, so this is the perfec...

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