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Jazz à VAL THORENS


Val Thorens, 10-12 April 2018

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Jazz à Val Thorens


JAZZ À VIENNE is going up in the world this year, taking place 2,300 metres up in the highest ski resort in Europe. Let yourself be carried away by the Jazz à Vienne ambiance high among the mountains and move to the sound of an energetic, authentic repertoire designed especially for Val Thorens.

3

Days

Programme inspired by bossa nova, soul, blues, hip-hop and funk.

12

concerts

Live on the terraces between two runs or after skiing, a show for youngsters –JazzMix - and 3 concerts in the evening.

36

artists & musicians

United by Val Thorens and Jazz à Vienne at 2300m altitude for 3 days of concerts.

PROGRAMME


Programme inspired by bossa nova, soul, blues, hip-hop and funk.

Tuesday 10 April 2018
9AM - 7PM PHOTO EXHIBITION
10 YEARS OF PHOTOS JAZZ A VIENNE
Tourist Office Val Thorens
Entrée libre
The first edition of jazz-rhone-alpes.com was published on 28 June 2007 to introduce the 27th edition of Jazz à Vienne. Over the years, a strong team of photographers has been built up. Every year, around fifteen of them take it in turns to cover Jazz à Vienne. This exhibition is a selection of the past ten years at Vienne… and a ticket to the next ten years.
1PM APRES-SKI
ZAZA DESIDERIO & EWERTON OLIVEIRA
Val Thorens Terrace
Free admission
These two musicians are of the same generation and grew up listening to the traditional music of their respective regions, Brazilian instrumental music, bossa nova classics, Brazilian pop music and jazz. The duo are performing an authentic Brazilian repertoire with an album entitled Rencontre.
5PM JAZZ APERITIF
CHARLIE’S SECRET
Place Caron
Free admission
Fascinated by the great soul and funk music icons as well as American TV series since childhood, Charlie, an eccentric figure in a top hat, orchestrates his own soap opera. He and his band members take us into a dense, warm world of highly-charged, sometimes raging, sometimes melancholy soul music. The band Charlie and the Soap Opera will be playing at Val Thorens in a reduced format (trio) - Charlies’s Secret.
8PM DOCUMENTARY FILM SHOW & MINI-CONCERT
BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB
Church / Polycultural hall
€8 - €10
Buena Vista Social Club is a documentary film directed by Wim Wenders. The film show will be followed by a mini-concert by the band Barrio Combo, who perform unusual, explosive music based on Cuban, gypsy, cumbia and bolero traditions.
11PM AFTER : JAZZMIX
DJ HARRY COVER
ZINC
Free admission
Dj Harry Cover has been a dangerous and completely addicted collector of cover versions for ten years or so, and describes himself as a ‘trafficker of recycled music’, not a real DJ which is far too serious and pretentious for his liking! Harry Cover lets you (re)discover past and present hits in versions which are new, funny, sometimes stupid and above all utterly amazing.
Wednesday 11 April 2018
9AM - 7PM PHOTO EXHIBITION
10 YEARS OF PHOTOS JAZZ A VIENNE
Tourist Office Val Thorens
Entrée libre
The first edition of jazz-rhone-alpes.com was published on 28 June 2007 to introduce the 27th edition of Jazz à Vienne. Over the years, a strong team of photographers has been built up. Every year, around fifteen of them take it in turns to cover Jazz à Vienne. This exhibition is a selection of the past ten years at Vienne… and a ticket to the next ten years.
1PM APRES-SKI
CHARLIE’S SECRET
Fahrenheit 7 terrace
Free admission
After having released 2 EPs, and their first album ‘Many People’, the band Charlie and the Soap Opera is taking to the stage to share their rich, festive and sincere world.
5PM APERO-JAZZ
MOONY DELIGHT
Place Caron
Free admission
Discover quirky covers by a duo performed in a futuristic chilled-out soul style. Fantastic soul vocals over the beat, accompanied by the saxophone and keyboards.
8PM CONCERT
CHINA MOSES, NIGHTINTALES
Church / Polycultural hall
€27 - €32
China Moses has inherited her mother Dee Dee Bridgewater’s energy and powerful swing, and has an unparalleled timbre of voice coupled with intense stage presence. China has her mother’s fiery passion and has mastered the art of story-telling, inherited from her father, the director Gilbert Moses. From soul to jazz and the blues, China devours scores with a contagious appetite. She dresses her art in untold, amusing stories, those of stars that she passionately recounts in the first person and those of songs that she spins out like metaphorical friends.
11PM AFTER : JAZZMIX
DJ HARRY COVER & DOWDELIN
Wild and Savage
Free admission
Dowdelin is a trio who perform contemporary soul music in the Creole language. The three musicians produce a stylish blend of French Caribbean music and Afro-American influences, attempting to sketch out a Creole Afro-futurism. Dowdelin was formed in October 2016, when singer Olivya, originally from Martinique, met multi-instrumentalist producer David Kiledjian.
Thursday 12 April 2018
9AM - 7PM PHOTO EXHIBITION
10 YEARS OF PHOTOS JAZZ A VIENNE
Tourist Office Val Thorens
Entrée libre
The first edition of jazz-rhone-alpes.com was published on 28 June 2007 to introduce the 27th edition of Jazz à Vienne. Over the years, a strong team of photographers has been built up. Every year, around fifteen of them take it in turns to cover Jazz à Vienne. This exhibition is a selection of the past ten years at Vienne… and a ticket to the next ten years.
11AM TALK
L’HISTOIRE DU JAZZ PAR FABRICE TAREL
L'Alpen Art
Free admission
As well as playing his own and other people’s music on stage, pianist Fabrice Tarel is also fond of improving people’s understanding of jazz by giving talks. He graduated in jazz piano from Leeds College of Music in England and has recorded various albums, including three as a trio (Fabrice Tarel Trio in 2007, Praise of Quietness in 2010 and Whirl in 2014).
1PM APRES-SKI
DA BREAK
Chalet Caron terrace
Free admission
Da Break is composed of three Lyon artists who are used to working together - Bruno Hovart aka Patchworks, singer Jennifer Hawa Zonou and drummer Rémy Kaprielan. The band members perform boom bap soul in tribute to their shared hip hop culture.
4PM APRES-SKI
FOEHN TRIO
Koh I Nor
Free admission
Named after an ancestral wind which has carried grains of Saharan sand to the Alps for millennia, the trio Foehn takes you on a musical journey seen from above like in a Miyasaki film. The compositions come alive with a mixture of rhythms, exploring delicate harmonies and with occasional shades of pop, to champion the jazz of today, modelled on the Esbjorn Svenson and Shaï Maestro trios, and the music of Tigran Hamasyan and Lars Danielson, among others.
6PM CONCERT
FOR YOUNGSTERS
NANAN
Forum J.Fontanet
Free admission
'Nanan' is a word which comes from old colloquial French. It was mainly used when telling children “if you’re good, you’ll get a treat (a ‘nanan’)”. It refers to something lovely and delicious. Nanan wants children to think of their music as the most delicious sweet ever! Children can join in with each piece with their hands, their bodies, their voices, their brothers, sisters, parents... and there’s a real exchange between the musicians and their audience. The show is 50 minutes long and suitable for youngsters, from 1 to 101 years old.
8PM CONCERT
KYLE EASTWOOD QUINTET, IN TRANSIT
Church / Polycultural hall
€27 - €32
Jazz runs in the Eastwood family, passed on from father to son. Clint introduced Kyle to 78 records by the likes of Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Buddy Rich and Kyle decided to make it his life. He continued playing his bass guitar and double bass until he achieved an excellent reputation for himself. His music is an invigorating mix of pure jazz, rhythmical electro-jazz and catchy funk – never boring! The musicians who play with him are there for a reason. His new album silences once and for all the spiteful tongues who said that Kyle Eastwood was no more than his father’s son.
11PM AFTER : JAZZMIX
DJ HARRY COVER & DA BREAK
Forum J.Fontanet
Free admission
Line-up : DJ Harry Cover, Bruno Hovart, Jennifer « Hawa » Zonou, Rémy Kaprielan.

Artists


An energetic, authentic repertoire designed especially for Val Thorens.

  • Kyle Eastwood

    Kyle Eastwood

    China Moses

    China Moses

    Da Break

    Da Break

  • Charlie's Secret

    Charlie's Secret

    Buena Vista Social Club

    Buena Vista Social Club

    Nanan

    Nanan

  • Moony Delight

    Moony Delight

    Foehn Trio

    Foehn Trio

    Fabrice Tarel

    Fabrice Tarel

  • Zaza Desiderio & Ewerton Oliveira

    Zaza Desiderio & Ewerton Oliveira

    Dowdelin

    Dowdelin

    DJ Harry Cover

    DJ Harry Cover

TICKETS


    • 3 days
      pass
      €59

    • (under 13 years old €52)

    • 10 > 12 April

      • Access to the China Moses concert: Nightintales
      • Access to the Kyle Eastwood Quintet concert: In Transit
      • Access to movie screenings: Buena Vista Social Club
      • Access to the Cuban music concert by Barrio Combo
      • Access to the VIP area during concerts on Place Caron
    • Movie & concert
      €10

    • (under 13 years old €8)

    • 10 April

      • Access to movie screenings: Buena Vista Social Club
      • Access to the Cuban music concert by Barrio Combo
    • China Moses
      Concert
      €32

    • (under 13 years old €27)

    • 11 April

      • Access to the China Moses concert: Nightintales
    • Kyle Eastwood
      Concert
      €32

    • (under 13 years old €27)

    • 12 April

      • Access to the Kyle Eastwood Quintet concert: In Transit

ACCOMODATION


    • 7 Night Stay

    • From 160€/pers

      • Accommodation in studio 4 people
      • Pass 3 concerts
      • Access VIP area concerts Place Caron
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    • 2 to 6 Night Stay

    • From 126 €/pers

      • Accommodation in studio 4 people
      • Pass 3 concerts
      • Access VIP area concerts Place Caron
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    • Accommodation hotel 3* - 4* - 5*

    • From 412€/pers

      • Accommodation in hotel 3*
      • Double bedroom + breakfast
      • Pass 3 concerts
      • Access VIP area concerts Place Caron
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Organisation


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Contact


Do you have a special request? Contact us!

Adress

Office de Tourisme Val Thorens
Maison de Val Thorens
73440 Val Thorens
FRANCE

Phone

+33 (0)4 79 00 08 08