Since the 1980s, French clarinetist Louis Sclavis has been making his way to the top of European jazz. He is one of the pioneers who set the new track for European jazz and improvised music by developing his own personal style of academic-free expression. The iconic musician, who turns 70 this year, has long admired the street art of visual artist Ernest Pignon-Ernest.
For the music of the Characters On A Wall quartet, formed in 2017, Sclavis has chosen Pignon-Ernest's wall images from Paris to Ramallah in Palestine.
With this new ensemble, Sclavis returns to the classical jazz quartet line-up: wind instrument, piano, bass and drums. He has invited three unique musicians who have the ability to develop strong interpretations of his compositions.
Louis Sclavis | clarinet
Benjamin Moussay | piano
Sarah Murcia | double bass
Christophe Lavergne | drums
Duration approx. 2 h (incl. intermission)
Ticket prices: 20 € normal / 11 € pensioner / 8 € students, unemployed, children (ages 3-17)
Cloakroom fee: 3 €
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A series ticket is available for the Autumn 2023 OMJ Jazz & Etno series. The series ticket is on sale until September 20, 2023. Limited amount. The series ticket includes all 12 autumn season 2023 OMJ Jazz & Etno concert series’ concerts.
Oulu Music Festival Foundation
The OMJ Jazz & Etno concert series is a year-round concert series by the Oulu Music Festival Foundation, featuring a wide range of Finnish artists and guest stars.