Avalon Jazz Band
Avalon Jazz Band is the ambassador of Parisian hot jazz in the United States and internationally. Created in New York in 2012, the band has performed at the most renowned venues in the city (Lincoln Center, Dizzy’s, The Iridium, Joe’s Pub, The Carlyle, The Rainbow Room…), sharing the stage with the likes of Norah Jones, Harry Connick Jr. and Stéphane Wrembel, and touring around the world (United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, French Caribbean, Porto Rico, Fiji…)
The music of Avalon Jazz Band is inspired by the Parisian jazz scene of the 1930s and 40s, which emblematic sound was made popular by Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli. They perform the American standards popular in France at that period, but also the songs of French composers influenced by that new sound called « jazz », made popular by Yves Montand, Jean Sablon, and Charles Trenet, among others. In addition to these classics, Avalon Jazz Band also performs original music, offering their own vision of what contemporary swing can be, blending their francophone culture into their American experience.
“Congratulations on your superb musical performance! …the audience was enchanted!” – François Delattre, US French Ambassador