WEDNESDAY - Welcome dinner at a jazz club and restaurant Chez Papa in the beautiful district of St Germain-de-Pres where we will enjoy live jazz music and great food! It is a perfect welcome for all the participants to get the feeling of the jazzy side of Paris!
THURSDAY - Experience the real Montmartre Cabaret at the famous spot the Lapin Agile! It is located in the center of the Montmartre district in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, behind and slightly northwest of Sacre Coeur Basilica. Since this was the heart of artistic Paris at the turn of the twentieth century, there was much discussion at the cabaret about "the meaning of art". Au Lapin Agile also was popular with questionable Montmartre characters including pimps, eccentrics, simple down-and-outers, a contingent of local anarchists, as well as with students from the Latin Quarter, all mixed with a sprinkling of well-heeled bourgeois out on a lark. It will definitely be an interesting experience!
EXPOSITION "THE VOICE" AT LA CITE DES SCIENCES (THE SCIENCE MUSEUM)
A dive into the world of voice between art, science and technology.
The voice is both a familiar and unfamiliar instrument which is very fascinating and passionate. Every day, we measure how useful it is to communicate with each other. All singers, actors and speakers know that their vocal cords are a sensitive "engine" that must be protected. Most scientists say that the "vocal folds" - the folds of larynx are essential to transform our breath voice. Both powerful and fragile, the voice can touch us, seduce us, annoy us. Yet we often do not know how it works, what it reveals of our personality and what it is capable of.
"The voice is the music of the soul" (Barbara)
EXPOSITION "GREAT BLACK MUSIC" AT LA CITE DE LA MUSIQUE (THE MUSIC MUSEUM)
Michael Jackson, Cesaria Evora, Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, Miriam Makeba, Umm Kulthum ... These were American and African artists in the history of popular music in the twentieth century. They are now part of a common heritage, beyond countries or communities in which they were born. Congo River to Congo Square, to the shores of the Caribbean through parts of London and Paris, groove sounds and melodies gradually took shape and souls to give a meaning to the term "black music". What then makes the specificity of music produced by Blacks in the Diaspora, and what unites t music in Africa? The exhibition aims to bring together the pieces that make black music obvious to the ear and the dancing body, and a puzzle for researchers. Based on a large number of audiovisual archives, tools and training modules, interactive digital devices, the exhibition is divided into six major thematic parts. It thus makes the challenge of embracing the full spectrum of black music , to honor them and to reflect on the concepts of music creation in a globalized world
We've prepared inspiring and fun outings in beautiful Paris locations!
The following NIGHTIME OUTINGS and GROUP EVENTS are INCLUDED in both the PARTICIPANT and the AUDITOR FEES.
We've also added a few OPTIONAL opportunites for additional fun :-)
GROUP EVENTS (Day time)
MONDAY - JAM SESSION AT THE PARISIAN JAZZ CLUB "Cave du 38RIV"
Jam with local musicans at the jam session in central Paris!
TUESDAY - VOCAL JAM AT THE CAFE UNIVERSEL
"Every street in Paris has a story . No doubt fresh and positive energy of the Universal Café will remain engraved in the memory of the rue Saint- Jacques. Slightly eccentric Latin Quarter is the cradle of live music is a favorite place for young artists who find a way to exist freely. Varied audience, young and enthusiastic, comes with ideas, warm rhythms and improvisations on the proposed songs. This pool owes its wealth to the ear and the talent of the master of the place, the friendly and attentive Azou."
Jean- Michel Proust
OUTINGS - 2014
WEDNESDAY / THURSDAY - Improvisation
Shoo-be doo-be doo-wap! It's even easier than it sounds :-)
WEDNESDAY - 103 A – Call & Response
Learn how to team up your natural instincts with a touch of logic in order to construct interesting and exciting solos over a basic 12-bar blues. Strategies for melodic and rhythmic development through call & response with others, as well as with yourself, so that you'll never again be "at a loss for words".
THURSDAY - 103 C - Group Improvisation
An introduction to the Bobby McFerrin style "Circle Song". A fun and practical guide for developing both your listening and communication skills. Surprise yourself as you discover how easy it is to do collaborative improvisation - spontaneously creating polyphonic vocal symphonies!
WEDNESDAY - This Thing Called Jazz
Convert yourself from a "listener" to a CONNAISSEUR! Keri Chryst leads us through a fun and informative audio-visual presentation that sets the stage for the week to come. Using examples from the masters themselves - Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Wynton Marsalis, etc. - we dig in to a musical feast while Keri fills in the blanks that help to understand a little more about what's going on behind the music - the what, where, why and how of things. The perfect preparation for hitting the scene to listen to Paris' most up-and-coming performers throughout the week.
FRIDAY - Walking Tour
In the Shadow of Montmartre. Walk with Monique Wells of "Discover Paris" through the area south of Montmartre hill, where the first African-American community developed after World War I. See where Bricktop opened three jazz clubs, where Gene Bullard trained amateur and professional athletes, where Josephine Baker made her mark and more!
SUNDAY ... CHOOSE from the following great MUSEUM VISITS :
THURSDAY - Caveau de la Huchette
Every evening a jazz band performs for the listening pleasure of regulars and vistors alike.Dance in the timeless tradition of Saint-Germain des Prés jazz with the best boppers in Paris. Whether you are just a Jazz-Lover, like to dance your socks off, or are a professional musician,the exceptional atmosphere of the club will remind you of the Cotton Club and the Savoy in the glory days.
From 1946 the greatest jazzmen in the world have appeared regulary: Lionel Hampton Big Band, Christian Morin, Maxim Saury, Memphis Slim, Benny Vasseur, Bob Wilber, Kenny Davern, Duffy Jackson, Zanini, Dany Doriz, Harry Sweet Edison, Panama Francis et ses Savoy Sultants, Al Grey, , Marc Laferrière, Claude Luter, Georges Arvanitas, Art Blakey and his JazzMessengers, Claude Bolling, Gene Mighty Flea Conners, Wild Bill Davis, Sacha Distel, etc...
SUNDAY - Rue Mouffetard Singalong
The weekly rendez-vous for music lovers at the end of the famous rue Mouffetard home to writers, philosophers and artists across the years. 11am - 2pm