Starting from September 29th, the accordionist Vincent Peirani and saxophone player Emile Parisien will spread their art of the duo in Estonia, Latvia, Finland and Lithuania. Their Baltic journey will end on October 13th at the Vilnius Jazz Festival.

Emile Parisien & Vincent Peirani

Emile Parisien & Vincent Peirani – photo by Sylvain Gripoix

Vincent Peirani accordion
Emile Parisien soprano saxophone

Peirani & Parisien “Belle Epoque” on Act Records

Accordionist Vincent Peirani and saxophonist Emile Parisien seem to have been winning all France’s jazz prizes lately. This set of cleverly conceived duets is full of subtle backward glances to the French jazz tradition, especially the work of Sidney Bechet, the New Orleans soprano saxophone master who became a star in France during the 1950s. Using the lightest of touches, they evoke the spirit of the original, but also suggest the distance separating that era from today. They bring this off particularly well in a knowing, sidelong version of Temptation Rag.
By Dave Gelly / The Guardian (April 2014)

Peirani & Parisien “Belle Epoque” Baltic Tour
ESTONIA Eesti Kontsert
29/09 Pärnu Concert Hall
30/09 Tartu, Vanemuise Concert Hall
LATVIA French Institute in Latvia
01/10 Kuldiga, Saint Catherine Church
02/10 Krutspils, Cultural Centre
03/10 Preili, House of Culture
ESTONIA Eesti Kontsert
04/10 Kuressaare, Cultural House
05/10 Tallinn, Vaba Lava
06/10 Jõhvi Concert Hall
FINLAND kiertuetiedote suomeksi
07/10 Helsinki, Malmitalo
08/10 Keravan kirjasto
09/10 Tampere Art Museum
10/10 Turku, Turun seudun musiikkiopisto
11/10 Oulainen, Kulmajazz
12/10 Mikkeli, Mikkelin teatteriklubi
13/10 Vilnius Jazz Festival

Tour Production: Inclinaisons (Bordeaux, France)
Tour Booking: Vapaat äänet (Helsinki, Finland)
Tour Support: Adami, Spedidam, Institut Francais
The concert at the Vilnius Jazz Festival is part of the French Nordic Jazz Transit, export program of the AJC – Association Jazzé Croisé