February Premieres

Every Sunday in February at 21:00 CET

For many people around the world, the second and the shortest month of the year usually represents a symbolic bridge to spring. More daylight, as well as warmer temperatures outside, seem to be only weeks away. To fuel the hope of warmer weather, every Sunday at 21:00 CET, Stingray DJAZZ premieres four concerts that represent a step closer towards the beginning of spring. The trumpeter Christian Scott, the saxophonist Emile Parisien, the singer Charles Bradley and the singer-rapper Anderson .Paak, will brighten the month of February way before it ends!

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3 AT 21:00 | CHRISTIAN SCOTT - JAZZ A VIENNE 2017

‘Jazz a Vienne’ is one of the world's most prestigious jazz festivals. Ever since 1981, it has attracted leading jazz artists, with many of them playing return engagements. Unsurprisingly, the festival's 2017 edition did not fall short of expectations: the lineup was filled with the biggest names in music. One of them is Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, a Grammy Award-nominee who played with artists such as Robert Glasper, Marcus Miller, and Thom Yorke. The American trumpeter blends jazz fusion, hip-hop and alternative rock, developing a unique and distinct sound. Scott’s performance at the festival’s main stage, the ancient Roman theatre, was one of 2017's festival highlight.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10 AT 21:00 | CHARLES BRADLEY - MUSIQUES EN STOCK 2016

Every July since 2001, France's ‘Musiques en Stock’ music festival has invited thousands of contemporary music listeners to the small city of Cluses. The festival’s lineup invariably includes a wide range of artists from a variety of music genres. One of the acts of the festival's 2016 edition was Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires. For decades Bradley made a living singing the music of James Brown, until he was discovered by Daptone Records, which eventually released Bradley’s four albums. Rooting his music in funk, soul and R&B, Bradley is hailed for shaping the sound of the record label that first acknowledged his individuality. His 2016 performance at ‘Musiques en Stock’ is on the way to become a classic that epitomizes everything Bradley represents: it is full of raw energy, urban Afro-American culture, and classic 1960s vibes.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17 AT 21:00 | ANDERSON .PAAK - EUROCKÉENNES 2016

The rise of Anderson .Paak is nothing but a beautiful tale of a young man following his dreams. Not many are aware that before his critically acclaimed ‘Malibu’ album, the rapper-singer had already released three albums and four EPs. France's Eurockéennes Festival, where Anderson .Paak performed with his band ‘The Free Nationals’ in 2016, comes in the aftermath of his fourth groundbreaking album ‘Malibu’. In his performance, the American artist presents the contemporary sound of Los Angeles' hip-hop scene by blending raw poetry, club and live music culture.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 AT 21:00 | EMILE PARISIEN - JAZZ A VIENNE 2017

Saxophonist Emile Parisien and accordionist Vincent Peirani present their tribute to Joe Zawinul. The Austrian jazz keyboardist was one of the most influential figures in jazz during the period when the use of amplification, synthesizers, and electric guitars was on the rise. Having played with such jazz legends as Cannonball Adderley and Miles Davis, Zawinul used the extensive tools at his disposal to create music that reflected his personality best. Together with Paco Sery, Linley Marthe and Mino Cinelu, Emile Parisien and Vincent Peirani revive Zawinul’s music for one night at Jazz à Vienne 2017.