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Grandris, Rhône-Alpes, France | SELF

Grandris, Rhône-Alpes, France | SELF
Band Comedy Jazz




"Entrez dans la jamm session"

The saxophone is fashionable in recent years. Perhaps after the recent 150 years of
anniversary of its invention by Adolphe Sax (1846)? We cannot complain because
saxophone quartets fully realize the wish of inventor: to provide both flexibility
strings, the variety of tones of wood, brass power. And when the quartet does not take itself
no seriously, this is a tasty mixture.
The wink onomastics gives the tone: <D under the jam <Heavy Fingers> of
<Jamm>! Decode: the jam is obviously that jazz (liuéralement <jam session, "
"Improvisation session"). Their name, <Heavy Fingers> (doigts lourds en français)? It's a wink Eye to the idols of their years of English students, <Itchy Fingers> (nimble fingers).
Finally it is only to see Jacques, Arnaud, Manuel and Maxime (acronym: Jamm) and their
four saxes (tenor respectively, soprano, baritone and alto) to want to follow them,
all ears available, in this musical universe where you must, they say, "feel good."
The Jamm have the youthful freshness of Saint-Germain-des-Pres, the joyful complicity they
were tied throughout l5 years of the group, and always new enthusiasm for
compose and create constantly. Their apparent ease is probably the result of a long work;
and show them that we had already seen last year - already at the Luna, and then called
<Concerkibul> (actually sparkling) - refines itself intelligently. 4 years in fact,
they moved the concert to show their performance in staging, staging
their music in a series of paintings. An hour and ten fantasy, gags,
music, humor, good-natured, with a talent <Unbearable Lightness> ...
Accompanying the usual Marc Jolivet, Stéphane Baquet accomplices (son of Maurice Baquet), they establish a complicity with the audience smiling (laughter shared until!) in a
show that, between jokes and poetry, every minute counts, jazz variety, salsa
Do not take yourself seriously is a good asset to give the best of yourself!
Genevieve DEWULF,
- Rue du théatre


The 4 sax know how to plays all types of music and are fun on their show. They play jazz. - liberation


dvd of the show "jamm"



Musicians from Heavy Fingers are coming from the « Conservatoire de Lyon » and the International Music School in Paris. Each of them following a soloist career, had the chance to meet and play all over France with : Martial Solal, Laurent Cugny, François Jeanneau, Henri Texier, Magik Malik, Alain Debiossat, Benny Golson… for the jazz music ; Popular singers as The Temptations on tour, Maurane, Maxime Le Forestier, Mickaël Jones ; and Opéra de Saint-Etienne, Orchestre Lyonnais, Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain from Daniel Kafka... for classical mucic.
Since 2004, they have a musical and artistic role in the show « Comic Symphonique » from Marc Jolivet produced at the Olympia, at the Châtelet, at the Casino de Paris, at the Comédia. (all French theaters in Paris). In 2005 Four saxophonists and an actress in a totaly new adaptation of a famous worldwide
composition. -A new musical arrangement, very studied but at the same time clear and brilliant. Brisk and joyfull, the music leads the public towards a world of colorful sounds. -At the beginning of the show, an energetic and enthusiastic actress narrator presents the musicians and their instruments in a very funny but educational way. Then, she tells us little Pierre story we can see at the same time. A simple stage is set which enables us to easily follow the different characters played by the musicians. At the same time th new desire to combine jazz and comedy starts. From the work with a director and a director of theater actor was born the show "Jamm ". One way to bring the spectators in the music world by the discovery of the instrument communication tool.
Arnaud Jourdy soprano sax, Manuel Fillat Baritone sax, Maxime Curtelin Alto sax, Jacques Ponthus Tenor Sax.