music for French themed event

Back to the Barnes!

Yesterday, Avalon Jazz Band performed at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia for Comcast’s corporate event. We’ve been to the Barnes several times now, but we are always so happy to go back! It is such a wonderful and magical place, full of art and history. It’s a lovely feeling to perform French jazz in the modern home of masterpieces by Matisse, Picasso and Soutine… we know that we are contributing to bring them and the era they are from to life, and we feel very honored to have this opportunity. We really encourage all of you to discover the Barnes museum whenever you are in Philadelphia, it has become an important cultural landmark of this beautiful city.

On the right is a picture of French chanteuse & jazz singer Tatiana Eva-Marie basking in the famous Philadelphia sun on the Barnes Foundation terrace in her lovely “Des Filles à la Vanille” polka dot dress from Paris.

Barnes Foundation

Des Filles à la Vanille

jazz band philadelphia

It’s always sunny in Philadelphia

Last night Avalon Jazz Band returned to the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, where we were invited to perform some swing and French jazz for an important corporate event. The museum was beautifully decorated with big bouquets of sunflowers and the staff was mixing lavender cocktails: summer was definitely in the air. We were very warmly welcomed and well taken care of, and it is always a delight to perform at the Barnes Foundation. We were glad to be spoiled by the chef (sadly we did not catch his name), who made us taste all his beautiful dishes. We devoured the abundance of scallops and perfectly cooked meat he generously nudged our way.

Avalon Jazz Band at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia

On this trip to Philadelphia, we brought upcoming French violinist Scott Tixier along for the ride. The more the merrier! Indeed, Adrien Chevalier was happy to find someone who could at last understand (and appreciate) his French humour. While twirling their metaphorical moustaches and drinking their Bordeaux together, they actually found out that they had the same violin, a Collin-Mezin. We were thrilled to have Scott Tixier with us and hope to include him again in our musical wanderings. Tomorrow Avalon Jazz Band is off to Philadelphia again, for a performance at a wedding this time. We love you, Philly!

www.barnesfoundation.org

www.scotttixier.com