Benjamin Faconnier 4tet

Sat 02Apr

This transborder quartet will present a two-hour jazz program of original compositions and a few revisited standards.
Benjamin Faconnier is a trumpet player, singer and music composer born and raised in Perpignan, south of France. His compositions are mostly inspired by the powerful music of African-American masters such as Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus and Miles Davis, or yet by contemporary musicians like Ambrose Akinmusire and Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah. Upon meeting in Helsinki jam sessions, the musicians from this quartet decided to further their collaboration and share their commitment to this improvisational music.
The African influences of Benjamin’s ancestors from Reunion Island (south-est Indian ocean) are never too far, and he always finds a way to include them in the expression of his own music in a complex mix of African-American, European and Reunionese Creole music.
This concert will be a way for Benjamin to express his own vision of the world, love and struggles through the art of music, improvisation and poetry.
Benjamin Faconnier, trumpet & vocals
Mathias Sandberg, guitar
Jonathan Bäckström, double bass
Alessandro d’Anna, drums
Doors: 19:00
Show: 20:00
Entry: 10/6€ (members free!)


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