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Spotlight on French Jazz Series


The fourth year of Spotlight on French Jazz holds great promise and just might be the most exhilarating to date. Award-winning pianist Benoit Delbecq has been a cornerstone of the Festival since the mid 90’s – this year he appears in two exciting albeit divergent collaborative ensembles. I first heard Airelle Besson (2014 Django Reinhardt Prize winner) at Take 5 in the UK and the Molde Jazz Festival in 2013 and was amazed by the breadth and beauty of her concept. Powerhouse saxophonist Céline Bonacina (ACT) and Cyrille Aimée are compelling new voices in jazz.

Airelle Besson & Nelson Veras
June 28 Roundhouse - Performance Centre @ 5pm
$10 / 25 + SC Innovation @ RHPC Weekend Pass

Benoit Delbecq with François Houle, Gordon Grdina & Kenton Loewen
June 21 Innovation Series – Ironworks @ 9:30pm
$25 / Three show bundle $36 + SC

Céline Bonacina Trio
June 28 Roundhouse – Performance Centre @ 3:15pm
$10 / 25 + SC Innovation @ RHPC Weekend Pass

Cyrille Aimée
June 21 Performance Works @ 7pm
$38.50 + SC

This program would not be possible without the support and partnership of the Embassy of France, Ottawa and Vancouver, and Institut Français.



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