Eric Le Lann: Revisiting Piaf and Trenet’s Biggest Hits
Eric Le Lann Trumpet// Paul Lay Piano// Sylvain Romano Double Bass// Donald Kontomanou Drums
French jazz trumpeter Eric Le Lann will perform with Paul Lay on piano, Sylvain Romano on double bass and Donald Kontomanou on drums in tribute to the famous French singer and songwriter Edith Piaf and Charles Trenet. Each musician will perform an improvisation of the songs to show their nique interpretations of these French classics.
Piaf Mon légionnaire
Trenet La mer
Piaf Hymne à l’amour
Trumpet Eric Le Lann
Piano Paul Lay
Double Bass Sylvain Romano
Drums Donald Kontomanou
Eric Le Lann
Eric Le Lann’s career as a professional trumpeter began at the age of 20. Having gained critical acclaim, he has received several awards including the Grand Prix de la Défense (1979), the Django Reinhardt Prize (1983) and the Grand Prix de la Critique (2001) for best music composition for theatre. In 2015, he was awarded the prize of the Académie Charles Cros for his album Life on Mars. Le Lann has recorded several albums, two of which were recorded in New York in 1998 and 2008. He has written several soundtracks for films, in collaboration with Benoît Jacquot and Gilles Bourdos. In the film Autour de Minuit, directed by Bertrand Tavernier, Le Lann played with Chet Baker, Herbie Hancock, Dexter Gordon, and Billie Higgins. Throughout his distinctive career, Le Lann has played with a leading cast of musicians including Marie Trintignant, François Cluzet, and Jacques Bonnaffé, and different group ensembles across 60 countries. Le Lann’s music is the focus of two documentaries: Eric Le Lann Portrait, for the public national broadcaster France 3 and Eric Le Lann à la trompette, directed by Valérie Stroh for Arte and the public national broadcaster France 2.