Put together by the drummer Sylvain Darrifourcq inviting Théo Ceccaldi on violin and his brother Valentin on cello, IN LOVE WITH has become one of the most emblematic group of the effervescent young French generation. Following a remarkable Finnish debut at April Jazz 2018, the hypnotic trio starts a Nordic tour on November 1st in Tallinn. The round continues in Finland till November 11th with a last concert in Helsinki. The strong French focus at Tampere Jazz Happening 2019 brings also to the Finnish light spots the acclaimed Hermia-Darrifourcq-Ceccaldi trio and Théo Ceccaldi’s super group Freaks, both on November 2nd. Before this tour the French drummer takes part in Jazz Connective in Helsinki on October 29th in a trio with trumpeter Verneri Pohjola and bassist Eero Tikkanen.

As a truly exhilarating project IN LOVE WITH stretches the concept of jazz over the gender borders. Their new album Coitus Interruptus is Strongly influenced by Faulkner’s and Beckett’s novels, where various timeframes and subjectivities unfold in a disorderly manner, almost in a barely comprehensive language. This music has been composed focusing on a main idea: avoiding the finishing point!

Percussionist, improviser and composer, Sylvain Darrifourcq made his training as a classical percussionist. Beginning with rock, he turns to jazz and improvised music later on, and chooses the drums tardily. Recognized figure of this generation of improvisers curious about borders, he is today a much sought aft ermusician. He collaborated with many French, European and American personalities such Joëlle Léandre, Tony Malaby, Michel Portal, Louis Sclavis, Marc Ducret, Andrea Parkins, Akosh S, Kit Downes… In 2009 he obtained a Victoire du Jazz with Emile Parisien Quartet, of which he was the drummer during more than 10 years.

Théo Ceccaldi, Sylvain Darrifourcq, Valentin Ceccaldi (c) Jeff Humbert

Kiertuetiedote suomeksi

Sylvain Darrifourcq IN LOVE WITH in Tallinn and Finland on November 1st -11th
Fri 01/11 Tallinn, Philly Joe’s / Jazzkaar Sügisjazz
Mon 04/11 Tampere, Ahlman opisto
Tue 05/11 Hämeenlinna, Suistoklubi
Wed 06/11 Turku, Turun seudun musiikkiopisto / + Aki Rissanen & Mikko Innanen ”Frozen Gainsbourg”
Thu 07/11 Loviisa, Gymnasium / in collaboration with Free Okapi
Fri 08/11 Pori, Validi Karkia -klubi
Sat 09/11 Ylistaro, ravintola Taro / Jazzoikoon!
Sun 10/11 Viitasaari, Miekkaniemi
Mon 11/11 Helsinki, WHS-Teatteri Union / jaZZanti

Jazz Connective Helsingissä 28.-30.10.2019

Tampere Jazz Happening 2019

Sylvain Darrifourcq drums, compositions
Théo Ceccaldi violin
Valentin Ceccaldi cello


Sylvain Darrifourcq IN LOVE WITH Valentin & Théo Ceccaldi
Teaser video Coitus Interruptus (2018)

Tour production: association Hector and Full Rhizome
Tour booking and tour managing : Vapaat äänet
Tour support: Adami, AJC, Bureau Export, Institut Francais, Sacem, Spedidam