If there is one date that should not be missed during the festival, it is this one, as the River Jazz Night presents itself as the red thread of this fortnight : a unique evening during which a musician, selected with care, offers us three different projects in each partner location of the festival. And who better to perform this masterful trick than the talented violinist Alexandre Cavaliere ?
As a child, he learned rhythm in his father’s band and already regularly practiced piano, drums and violin. It is through this instrument that he will best express his great musical sensitivity, his qualities of improvisation and his sense of rhythm. Cradled by the melodies of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, swing is self-evident. Barely 12 years old, his career got off to a flying start when he met Didier Lockwood and Babik Reinhardt. Then it all comes together naturally. This young violin virtuoso quickly kept his promises of success.
18:00 MODERN QUARTET – Jazz Station
When he was 11 years old, Alexandre was invited by Didier Lockwood to play on the Salle Pleyel stage in Paris. On this same stage, he will see Aka Moon for the first time and will be transported by the indescribable acting of Stéphane Galland. At 18, Alexandre entered the Brussels Conservatory to learn more about jazz. There he will meet a prodigy of the double bass: Janos Bruneel.
More recently, Alexandre has been invited to record together with Philip Catherine the soundtrack of a film composed by a pianist endowed with an extraordinary creative fiber, an extraordinary originality, a great musical and technical knowledge: Casimir Liberski. They will also share a few scenes together.
For this “creation” concert as part of the River Jazz Festival, Alexandre wanted to bring together these three talents for the first time. You will therefore attend a premiere and will mainly hear compositions by Alexandre Cavaliere but also other musicians.
20:00 ALEXANDRE CAVALIERE MANOUCHE MODERNE – Le Senghor
A brand new project as a leader, blending the gipsy music he loves (gypsy jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt) and the idiom of be-bop and modern jazz by way of influences such as Dorado Schmitt and Biréli Lagrène.
21:30 TRIBUTE TO DIDIER LOCKWOOD – Marni BAR
What could be more natural for Alexandre Cavaliere than to pay homage today to his mentor and that of a whole generation of violinists ?