CANCELLED – Six albums and two decades spent criss-crossing the globe, playing to enthusiastic audiences from Sydney to San Francisco and Berlin to Beijing, have enabled Paris Combo to create an international following with their unique, cosmopolitan sound.
Fronted by the charismatic vocals of chanteuse Belle du Berry, the combo have struck a chord with critics and audiences alike with their fun-loving mix of swinging gypsy jazz, cabaret, French pop and Latino and Middle Eastern rhythms. Venues and festivals where they have performed include the Olympia, le Grand Rex, la Cité de la Musique, Nice and Montréal Jazz Festivals, SF Jazz, the Hollywood Bowl and Melbourne Recital Centre…
Formed in the early 1990s, the group had its origin in the retro review Champêtres de Joie, which performed in the historic Berry Zèbre cinema in Paris’ Belleville district and collaborated with renowned choreographer Philippe Decouflé at the closing ceremony of the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville. They perform music from their upcoming album, the follow-up to 2017’s Tako Tsubo — an acclaimed session with all surreal humor, showmanship, and irresistible bounce that has come to define this entrancing quintet.
Date and time: from March 19th through 22rd, 2020 – 7h30 pm but Sunday 22nd is a matinee at 2 pm.
Address: SFJAZZ Center – 201 Franklin Street, San Francisco