March 27, 2018

The great jazz standards by five exceptional musicians

Sophie Alour invites Stéphane Belmondo, André Ceccarelli, Alain Jean-Marie, Sylvain Romano to Deauville

Sophie Alour has established herself as one of the best saxophonists on the French jazz scene. The esteem she has earned from other musicians has allowed her to invite four exceptional musicians to join her for a concert and an album that revisits the great jazz standards.

I wanted to pay tribute to the melody, a tribute to the voice that I try to compete with as a saxophonist.
Sophie Alour

Sophie Alour, saxophonist & composer

Sophie Alour was born in 1974, she is a French jazz tenor saxophonist. At the age of 13, she started to learn the clarinet and it is only at the age of 19 that she will learn the saxophone in the CIM and LACP schools. She then joined Christophe Dal Sasso's big band. In 2000, Sophie Alour founded two groups. First, a sextet with Stéphane Belmondo, then, the big band "Le Vintage Orchestra" with Dominique Maudin, Eric Poirier and Fabien Mary. In 2004, she gave her first concert on the big stage of Jazz à Vienne with her quartet and Rhoda Scott, Arielle Besson and Julie Saury. She will also play that same year with Wynton Marsalis' big band. The saxophonist won a Django d'Or as "New Talent" in 2007.

Four exceptional musicians to accompany him...

Stéphane Belmondo, son and brother of saxophonists, is one of the best trumpet players of his generation. He first worked with Michel Legrand, Stéphane Grapelli, Chet Baker or Jacky Terrasson... before going into exile in New York for five years to accompany the great names of American jazz. Since his return to France, he testifies to his passion for Chet Baker or Ravel... so many recording successes that have allowed him to win five Victoires de la musique in three years. André Ceccarelli has often accompanied Dee Dee Bridgewater. For fifty years, he has been the favorite drummer of "swinging" singers (Aznavour, Bécaud, Nougaro, Salvador, Jonasz...) and the one that the greatest names in Jazz and Soul (Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin...) have adopted. Alain Jean-Marie, bebop pianist, inventor of the jazz biguine, is a brilliant soloist who also knows how to become a sensitive and complicit accompanist. Winner of the great jazz prizes, throughout his forty-five year career he has long testified to his harmonic subtlety and his love of melodic phrases with Barney Wilen and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Sylvain Romano is not yet forty years old, his double bass is often solicited by Lionel and Stéphane Belmondo. We also find him in great musical complicity with the young generation of jazz and particularly the pianists Jacky Terrasson and Pierre de Bethmann.


Stéphane Belmondo, saxophonist

Fabrice Journo

André Cerracelli, drummer

Jean-Louis Neveu

Sylvain Romano, double bass player

Alain Jean-Marie, bebop pianist


Fabrice Journo

Jean-Louis Neveu

A foretaste of the concert...

A proposed concert

in the context of the

Cultural Season 17/18


All about the 17/18 Cultural Season: Click here.

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 8:30 p.m. - Théâtre du Casino Barrière de Deauville

Rates : 26€ (Full Rate) / 19€ (Reduced Rate) / 6€ (Solidarity Rate)

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> At the Deauville Tourism reception desk - Quai de l'Impératrice Eugénie
> On site: Service culturel Ville de Deauville - BP 31600 - 14801 DEAUVILLE cedex (building next to La Poste de Deauville). Monday to Friday from 10am to 12:30pm.
> Just before the show: at the entrance to the Theatre of the Barrière de Deauville Casino. Ticket office open from 7:45 pm on show days.


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