Seamus Blake & French Connection
New York based saxophonist/composer SEAMUS BLAKE is recognized as one of the finest exponents of contemporary jazz. His music is known for its sophistication, bold improvisations and “sheer swagger". John Scofield, who hired Seamus for his “Quiet Band,” called him “extraordinary, a total saxophonist.” Throughout his 24 year career, Seamus has garnered critical praise for his masterful playing, his fine compositional skills and for his facility as a leader. Since moving to Paris in February 2018 Seamus has been invited to perform the music of his CD, "Superconductor" with a number of European Jazz Bands. Beginning with the Latvian Radio Jazz Band early in 2018, Seamus has performed with the Trondheim Big Band and The Sibis Alumni Big Band (Sibelius Institute , Helsinki). Seamus and the French Connection have just released their first CD collaboration - "Guardians of the Heart Machine."
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Sunday September 29, 8:00pm
- > Seamus Blake - Tenor Saxophone
- > Tony Tixier - Piano
- > Florent Nisse - Double Bass
- > Gautier Garrigue - Drums