Internationally acclaimed French pianist Benoît Delbecq cultivates his undocile jazz adventures in a fascinating trio with Canadian bassist Miles Perkin and Congolese drummer Emile Biayenda. Benoît Delbecq 3 heads to a Spring Odyssey of 14 concerts in Finland, Estonia and Latvia, starting on April 13th and ending on April 28th in Tallinn at the Jazzkaar festival. Their Finnish dates includes two double bills with the local free bop heroes of PLOP.

“These days’ jazz piano trios seemingly sprout up at a rapid pace amid an air of sameness that sometimes pervade via the tried and true inferences to Bill Evans, Monk and other greats. However, Delbecq and associates duly extend their reach into other musical landscapes. The band’s non-formulaic processes shine radiantly, whether they execute subtle, odd-metered grooves and African percussion metrics on “Le Ruisseau” or jazz it up into the free bop realm and dig deep in concert with supple diversions and linear progressions.”
The full review of Ink by Glen Astarita on All About Jazz

Benoît Delbecq, Miles Perkin, Emile Biayenda – photo by Valérie Archeno

Delbecq 3 (France, Canada, Congo)
Benoît Delbecq piano
Miles Perkin double bass
Emile Biayenda drums, percussions

Album “Ink” on Clean Feed Records

Tour dates from April 13th -28th
FINLAND / kiertuetiedote suomeksi
13/04 Loviisa, Degerby Musik Room / double bill with PLOP
14/04 Mänttä, Kivijärvisali, Serlachius Göstä Art Museum
15/04 Helsinki, Koko Jazz Club / double bill with PLOP
16/04 Turku, Turun seudun musiikkiopisto
17/04 Salo, Art museum Veturitalli
19/04 Pori, Palmgren konservatorio / Validi Karkia -klubi
20/04 Jyväskylä, Siltasali
22/04 Joensuu, konservatorio
23/04 Rakvere Cultural Centre / Jazzkaar 2018 / EST
24/04 Viljandi, Pärimusmuusika Ait / Jazzkaar 2018 / EST
25/04 Preili, Cultural House / LV
26/04 Daugavpils, Theater of Union / LV
27/04 Sigulda, Baltais Fligelis/ LV
28/04 Tallinn, Vaba Lava /Jazzkaar 2018/ EST

Tour production:
Bureau de son (France) |
Tour Support
Institut Francais, AJC, Adami, Sacem, Spedidam, French Institute of Estonia, French Institute of Latvia
To be confirmed: Bureau Export
Tour booking and tour managing:
Charles Gil – Vapaat äänet , Helsinki (Finland)