STINGRAY DJAZZ PRESENTS : FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE
JUNE 21 FROM 20:00 CEST
The Fête de la musique, also known in English as Music Day, Make Music Day, or World Music Day, is an annual music celebration on June 21. People are urged to play music in less conventional spaces such as neighborhoods or parks during the day of the event. Just as last year, this year’s COVID-19 pandemic poses significant restrictions to the event, and to keep the spirits high, Stingray DJAZZ invites you to celebrate the day with two wonderful concerts. On June 21 at 20:00 CEST watch We Are Bird from La Ciotat, and afterward don’t miss out on The Jig’s concert from Rio de Janeiro at 21:00 CEST - all on Stingray DJAZZ!
We Are Birds - La Ciotat
MONDAY, JUNE 21 AT 20:00 CEST
Nordic afro jazz project 'We Are Birds' saw the light between Finland and Africa, during a 2010 jam session in which Finnish jazz pianist Tuomas A. Turunen met African drummer-percussionist and urban griot Dimitri Reverchon. The two composers set their mind to exploring this hybrid genre, and found their perfect complement in bassist Emmanuel Soulignac, who brought his pop influences to the table. Today, We Are Birds explores an accessible mix of jazz and world pop that is based on sharing, listening, understanding, paying attention to each other, and believing in unity.
The Jig - Live in Rio
MONDAY, JUNE 21 AT 21:00 CEST
The Jig is a seven-piece funk team from Amsterdam that performs hot original works. It is one of a handful true funk groups; an instrumental groove machine with a rock & roll attitude, known for its powerful and exhilarating live shows. The music is up-to-date and personal, adding elements of soul, afro, jazz, and rock & roll to music that is derived from heroes such as Bootsy Collins, Tower of Power, James Brown, Average White Band and The Meters. The band consists of Willem Pluk on trumpet, Jeroen van Genuchten on tenor saxophone, Koen Schouten on baritone saxophone, Bas Grijmans on keys, Martijn Smit on guitar, Arry Niemantsverdriet on bass guitar, and Niels van Groningen on drums. In 2019, The Jig performed this live set in front of twenty thousand people at the fabled Rio das Ostras Jazz & Blues Festival in the Brazilian capital of Rio de Janeiro.