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46e festival de jazz « Sim Copans » de Souillac !

La belle musique a résonné à Souillac en juillet 2021 grâce à l'implication de tous,  malgré des conditions compliquées, et au soutien de nos partenaires publics et privés et de nos fidèles spectateurs, un immense merci à eux tous!

La pandémie...


46e festival de jazz « Sim Copans » de Souillac !

La belle musique a résonné à Souillac en juillet 2021 grâce à l'implication de tous,  malgré des conditions compliquées, et au soutien de nos partenaires publics et privés et de nos fidèles spectateurs, un immense merci à eux tous!

La pandémie change le monde, nous devons rebondir comme Martin Luther King qui a donné sa vie pour changer le monde, c’est ce rêve que véhiculent  nos musiciennes et musiciens, c’est ce rêve qui nous motive,  c’est ce rêve que Frank Cassenti réalise avec son film « Changer le monde » qu’il présentera à Souillac.

Après notre nouveau rendez-vous « live » à l’église de Calès qui a donné lieu à un CD de Joëlle Léandre « at Souillac en jazz », en 2022 outre celui-ci, ce sera un nouveau changement avec un concert gratuit pour la ville de Souillac et ses souillagais.

2022, c’est un tiers de musiciennes (violoncelle, voix, marimba, percussions, violon alto, clarinette) dont Ana Carla Maza, la fille de Carlos accueilli en 1993 et 2002, c’est le retour de Renaud Garcia-Fons avec cette année le pianiste Dorantes et la latinité de ces derniers avec « La Flor »et « Paseo a dos » ;  c’est l’Afrique de « Bengue » de Fidel Fourneyron et l’histoire de la migration. La migration, c’est aussi celle du jazz avec le trio Suzanne et le voyage sidéral et sidérant du 3e étage de la fusée Supersonic de Thomas de Pourquery et son « Back to the moon ». Bien sûr, nous ferons notre 17e voyage au centre de la terre dans les grottes de Lacave avec Eric Séva et Daniel Zimmermann.

2022, notre beau « fond de scène »,  l’abbatiale Sainte-Marie, sélectionnée par la mission Bern, commence sa restauration.

Que le voyage commence, … pour changer le monde !

Robert Peyrillou, directeur artistique et président.



.Evening concerts - 2016 -
For our English-speaking friends - 2016 -

Monday 18 July 2016 in the caves at Lacave
For a number of years, the caves at Lacave have echoed to the sounds produced by the most innovative of duos.
This year, in this exceptional venue where sound envelops space, we are in for a rare treat with an accordionist and an oboist engaging in a dialogue that gradually develops into a surprising performance with each instrument taking it in turns to reply to the other and then to merge their output. The unlikely duet between an oboe and an accordion will produce music that is joyful, tonic and amusing.
Jean-Luc Fillon, the oboist, is always looking for new sounds and harmonies while the accordionist, Didier Ithursarry, is constantly exploring new avenues. As they let their ideas take shape, the sounds they emit will produce melodies beneath the vaulted roof that will echo in the folds of the cavern’s rock faces. They will be drawing liberally on the music of Marcel Azzola and Hermeto Pascoal.
Jean-Luc Fillon - oboe
Didier Ithursarry - accordion
Thursday 21 July 2016 - Place Pierre Betz
Sons of Kemet is a major group on the new British jazz scene. Comprising musicians playing the tuba, a saxophone and two sets of drums, the group exudes a trance-like energy, producing music of many varied types: fanfares, jazz and rock with the emphasis on celebration and  spirituality. This makes for a captivating performance with melodies from all over the world evoking New Orleans fanfares on a Shrove Tuesday, rhythms from Barbados in the Caribbean, great black music from Chicago and the highly distinctive sound of music from Ethiopia. To the pounding dual beat of the drums, the group’s music takes on the guise of an incantatory ceremony or a mega party and the musicians’ enthusiasm spreads contagiously through the audience. It is pointless to try and resist the evocative power of this wave of jazz largely unknown in France.
“This group, which is adventurous and inspired, has returned as a landmark to the new scene of British jazz. [...] Its music is both panoramic and transversal and always has an Afro focus.”
The Inrocks – September 2015
Shabaka Hutchings - tenor sax, bass clarinet
Theon Cross - tuba
Tom Skinner - drums
Sebastian Rochford - drums
Lest we forget what we came here to do – naimjazz 2015
Burn – naimjazz 2013
Friday 22 July 2016 - Place Pierre Betz
Dave Douglas is one of the most creative trumpeters in contemporary jazz. Leading his new electro-acoustic quartet, he demonstrates the pleasure he gets from mixing genres and widening his sphere of expression.
Accompanying him, and contributing to the idea of jazz without frontiers, is the highly innovative drummer Mark Guiliana, the bass player Jonathan Maron and, in charge of the electronics, Shigeto, a master in DJing and electro-music. What these four musicians produce together is an exciting form of jazz because it is so unpredictable. And then there is the sound! Very simple melodic phrasing alongside experimental sound art gives birth to a new language which feeds on interaction and communicates with everyone. The mythical trumpeter is constantly creating music that is warm and vibrant, elegant and sparkling on account of its inventiveness.
“Dave Douglas’s music is exciting because it is never predictable. There is a freedom in the way he plays the trumpet, drawing on a wealth of variety and influence in his inner being. Currently a giant on the New York scene, he leads his quartet in a masterly way but always with great simplicity.”
Samuel Vène writing in Citizenjazz
Dave Douglas - trumpet
Jonathan Maron - bass
Mark Guiliana - drums
Shigeto - electronics
High Risk – Greenleaf Music 2015
Saturday 23 July 2016 - Place Pierre Betz
For over ten years Omar Sosa and Jacques Schwarz‐Bart have, each in their own way, carried the colours of Afro-Caribbean jazz across the world. Today, the pianist Omar Sosa is the uncontested leader of Cuban jazz inspired by the spiritual traditions of Santería, an African ritual handed down from the days of slavery which helped a displaced people to resist oppression.
For his part, after having introduced Gwoka‐jazz into performances worldwide, saxophonist Jacques Schwarz‐Bart, has become an ambassador of voodoo jazz as a result of his latest work entitled “Jazz Racine Haïti”.
These two musicians, staunch defenders of a universal Creole identity, have for some time been thinking of performing together in a symbiotic meeting of the spiritual music of Cuba and Haiti embedded in modern jazz.
“Sacred music is the only Heritage which has survived the long odyssey to which victims of the slave trade were subjected. This music has preserved an invisible dialogue between Africa and its diaspora, which has never been broken. The result is a richly contrasting symbiosis that encompasses lyrical singing, contemplative prayer and trance-like songs that pass through many varying degrees of intensity. There is a constant interaction between them, sustained by great harmonic and melodic depth which gives rise to powerful flamboyant lyricism by the two leaders.”
Jacques Schwarz-Bart
Omar Sosa - piano
Jacques Schwarz-Bart - tenor sax
Martha Galarraga - vocalist
Moonlight Benjamin - vocalist
Gustavo Ovalles - percussion
Claude Saturne - percussion

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