Billie Holiday, Passionately
A tribute to Billie Holiday
Paul Lay, piano
Jazz pianist Paul Lay graduated from the Paris Conservatory (CNSM) where he studied at the Jazz and Improvised Music Department. He also appears in the Riccardo Del Fra Quintet, Ping Machine Big Band, and Shauli Einav Quintet, and his own Trio and Mikado Quartet.
Alongside his solo recitals and collaborations with such singers as Barbara Hendricks and Terez Montcalm, a recent project has seen him collaborating with vocalist Isabel Sörling and bassist Simon Tailleu for Alcazar Memories.
Lay has toured extensively and won many awards and prizes, including in December 2015 the Django Reinhardt Prize for Best French Jazz Musician of the Year at the French Jazz Academy Awards. At the same time Jazz magazine’s Critic’s Poll cited him as ‘Best Young French Jazz Talent.’
Olivier Garouste, Director, film editor, image-maker
Trained through the school of practice O.S.F. Parisian Pirate TV in 1998, with the slogan “Don’t watch television, make it!” Garouste uses many different film techniques, from animation to mixed images, from theatre to film, he continuously develops different projection styles.
Various eclectic documentary films:
“Rond-Point Paris Beyrouth” 2008 (filmed in Lebanon), “Traduire Manticore”, or the making of “Les aventures de Rabbi Jacob”…
Short films like “Ça tourne court” prizewinner at the Independent Film Festival in New York, 2004
Visual creations for the stage, from theatre to music and dance
(Jazz à la Villette, Banlieue Bleue, Elysée Montmartre, Batofar, etc…), jazz, rock, electronic music… For the Théâtre du Rond-Point, Théâtre de la Ville, for Philippe Starck, with Jean-Claude Gallotta, Matthew Shipp, etc.
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