Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival
Jeanne Added - Thomas de Pourquery
- Date: 29 November 2023
- Venue: Opéra Garnier Monte-Carlo
- Concert type: Seated-numbered
- Opening doors: 08:00 pm
- Beginning of the concert: From 08.30 pm
- Dress code: Proper attire required
- Minimum age: 7 years
- Mail: [email protected]
- Official website: https://www.jeanneadded.com/fr-fr/
- Official website: https://www.dunose.com/artist/thomas-de-pourquery-supersonic/
Born in 1980 in Reims, France, Jeanne Added grew up in a family of music enthusiasts, a world in which she herself took her first steps, studying cello and opera singing. It was this passion that led her to Paris, where she completed several internships with jazz groups before entering the Conservatoire. After a spell on the other side of the Channel, where she attended classes at London's Royal Academy of Music, Jeanne Added went on to work alongside some of the biggest names in jazz, from Baptiste Trotignon to Vincent Lê Quang.
Trained at the Conservatoire, Jeanne Added first made her mark on the jazz scene with a rock spirit. Her debut album, Be Sensationnal collects minimalist rock-electro songs with crazy energy.
May 2018, "Mutate": the first track on a long-awaited second album, is masterful, with Jeanne Added's voice here drawing on undulating nuances that explore the vertigo of life with infectious emotion. Her second album, Radiante, won her two Victoires de la Musique awards, one for Female Artist of the Year and the other for Rock Album of the Year. Finally, 2022 marks the completion of her latest album, By Your Side.
Thomas de Pourquery
Thomas de Pourquery took up the saxophone at the age of 14. A pupil of Stefano Di Battista, he went on to study with François Jeanneau at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.
In 2000, he joined the Big Band Lumière, then the Orchestre national de jazz conducted by Laurent Cugny, before becoming an active member of the Collectif de Falaises in Paris. Thomas then played alongside musicians such as George Brown, Sunny Murray, Marc Ducret, Paco Séry, Linley Marthe, Billy Hart...
In 2014 he released Play Sun Ra, his first album with the Supersonic sextet he founded in 2011. It was voted best album of the year at the Victoires du Jazz awards and was a finalist for the Prix du disque français de l'Académie du Jazz. That same year, with Maxime Delpierre, he created the pop duo VKNG and signed to Naïve Records.
He regularly collaborates with Frànçois and The Atlas Mountains, Sarah Murcia, BABX, Oxmo Puccino, Mick Jones, the English pop group Metronomy and Jeanne Added, whom he will meet on stage during this concert...