Dan Forshaw Quintet 'Our Music in Paris'

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Last Show: Thursday 3 rd August 2023

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Our Music in Paris will transport you to the city of love - a muse for countless artists musicians and writers. Award winning saxophonist Dan Forshaw and his band will transport you to the jazz clubs of 20th century Paris, celebrating the creative freedom that established Paris as the jazz capital of the world. Musicians such as Sidney Bechet, Bud Powell, Dexter Gordon and Miles Davis inspired local Parisian musicians such as Django Reinhardt to create a vibrant jazz scene that continues to thrive to this day. Our Music in Paris is an accessible, informative and enjoyable two hour show for the jazz novice and expert alike. 

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"An outstanding performance that brought Paris to Cambridge"

Cambridge LIVE

Experience the magic of Paris with "Our Music in Paris", a musical journey that will take you back in time to the 20th century, when Paris was the epicenter of jazz music. Immerse yourself in the city of love, which has served as a muse for countless artists, musicians, and writers over the years.

Led by award-winning saxophonist Dan Forshaw and his talented band, "Our Music in Paris" celebrates the creative freedom that established Paris as the jazz capital of the world. Drawing inspiration from legendary musicians such as Sidney Bechet, Bud Powell, Dexter Gordon, and Miles Davis, Parisian musicians like Django Reinhardt created a vibrant jazz scene that continues to thrive to this day.

During this two-hour show, you'll be transported to the jazz clubs of 20th century Paris, where you'll experience the energy and passion of the music that made the city famous. From the swinging rhythms of bebop to the soulful melodies of blues and ballads, you'll hear it all.

"Our Music in Paris" is not just a show for jazz enthusiasts. It's an accessible and informative experience that will appeal to anyone who loves music, history, and culture. Dan Forshaw and his band are passionate about sharing their love of jazz with audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you're a seasoned jazz aficionado or a newcomer to the genre, you're sure to enjoy this engaging and entertaining performance.

In addition to the music, "Our Music in Paris" offers a glimpse into the history of jazz in Paris. You'll learn about the key players who helped establish the city's jazz scene, as well as the cultural and social context that made it possible. With insightful commentary and engaging anecdotes, Dan Forshaw and his band will help you understand why Paris remains a mecca for jazz lovers around the world.

Don't miss your chance to experience the magic of "Our Music in Paris". Whether you're a local or a visitor, this show is a must-see event that will transport you to the heart of the city's vibrant and storied jazz scene. So come along for the ride and let the music of Paris wash over you, transporting you to a time and place where anything is possible.

Band Line Up

Dan Forshaw (saxophones)

Paul Higgs (trumpet & surprise instrument!)

Louis Thorns (guitar)

Joel Humann (bass)

Derek Scurll (drums)