This year, the concert series “Piano aux Jacobins” is happening again, and the jazz pianist who they are bringing this time is Jacky Terrasson, who won the Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition in 1993. The competition, which is limited to participants under 30 years old, is among the most illustrious in the world, as winners and finalists often are offered record deals immediately which springboard their career. This was certainly the case with Terrasson, who was signed to Blue Note Records after winning the festival and has since continued performing and touring the world with the best musicians in jazz.
The Piano aux Jacobins festival itself celebrates great French pianists, usually putting on a few classical concerts and one jazz concert. The concerts are held in the smallest hall in the Oriental Arts Center, the “Performance Hall”. It’s a fantastic space for solo piano concerts like this, as it is a small intimate ampitheater. So any seat is good. We’ll see you there — or if you don’t make it we’ll review it here after the fact.
Jacky Terrasson, piano recital at Shanghai Oriental Art Center – Oriental Performance Hall, No. 425 Dingxiang Road, Pudong, Jun. 6th, 2007, 19:45 pm. Tickets: RMB 180, 120. Hotline: 62172426, 62173055.
Photo by Lucille Reyboz.