Jazz a Couches
Its official, my first international gig as a guest composer/conductor in Europe is organised for July 3rd at at jazz festival in France called Jazz a Couches. The festival is held in a region called Couches which is a 3 hour drive south from Paris. I will be working will a youth jazz orchestra (musicians aged between 18-25 y/o) called l’Orchestre des Jeunes Jazzmen de Bourgogne (OJJB) which is usually under the direction of the great vibraphonist, and all round nice guy, Franck Tortiller.
Check out a great promo of the band
I must say the VISA situation to work in France is a lot less of an issue than working in the USA – 1 form – done – Thanks France!
I am looking forward to hanging with Franck and the OJJB gang soon. I will let you know how it goes.