Paris Combo
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Paris Combo
Gypsy Swing

CANCELED: Paris Combo

Thu, Jul 26 2018 | 7:30 PM
Miner Auditorium
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ALL SFJAZZ SHOWS AND EVENTS CANCELED THROUGH AUGUST 16

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have made the decision to cancel the remainder of the 2019–20 Season, including all shows and education events that were previously scheduled from March 11–May 31, the 38th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, which was scheduled from June 9–21, and Summer Sessions 2020 which was scheduled from July 9–August 16.

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Delightfully cosmopolitan and seductively swinging, Paris Combo is as diverse and sophisticated as the city from which the band hails. Combining Gypsy swing with elements of flamenco, chanson and alt-cabaret, the quintet mixes in Latin and North African rhythms for good measure. Holding all the diverse elements together is the sprightly vocalist Belle du Berry, who’s joined by Australian trumpeter/keyboardist David Lewis, classical bassist Benoît Dunoyer de Segonzac, French drummer François Jeannin, and Potzi, an Algerian Gypsy guitarist whose virtuosic style and natty appearance recalls Django Reinhardt.

Formed in the early 1990s, the group had its origin in the retro review Champêtres de Joie, which performed in the historic Berry Zèbre cinema in Paris’ Belleville district and collaborated with renowned choreographer Philippe Decouflé at the closing ceremony of the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville. The band recorded four studio albums and a live session while touring the world until disbanding in 2005 to pursue other interests, releasing their comeback, 5, in 2013. They perform music from their upcoming album, the follow-up to 2017’s Tako Tsubo — an acclaimed session with all surreal humor, showmanship, and irresistible bounce that has come to define this entrancing quintet.

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They perform music from their upcoming album, the follow-up to 2017’s Tako Tsubo — an acclaimed session with surreal humor, showmanship, and irresistible bounce.

Swinging cabaret songs of the 1930's, with an airy chanteuse and touches of Django Reinhardt-styled guitar.

The New York Times

Swinging cabaret songs of the 1930's, with an airy chanteuse and touches of Django Reinhardt-styled guitar.

The New York Times

Personnel

Belle du Berry vocals
David Lewis trumpet & piano
Potzi guitar
Benoît Dunoyer de Segonzac bass
François Jeannin drums & vocals
Rémy Kaprielan percussion, vocals, saxophone, & keyboards

Over the course of five albums, the Paris Combo has fired the imagination of anyone who likes their music cool, continental, witty and more than a little mysterious.

Boston Herald

Personnel

Belle du Berry vocals
David Lewis trumpet & piano
Potzi guitar
Benoît Dunoyer de Segonzac bass
François Jeannin drums & vocals
Rémy Kaprielan percussion, vocals, saxophone, & keyboards

Over the course of five albums, the Paris Combo has fired the imagination of anyone who likes their music cool, continental, witty and more than a little mysterious.

Boston Herald

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