Benjamin Creighton Griffiths
Jazz Harp Concert @ Acapela - 9 May 2015
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Saturday 9 May 2015

Gypsy & Swing
Jazz Trio Concert


Ben Creighton Griffiths
(harp)
with special guests
Adrien Chevalier
(violin)
Tatiana Eva-Marie
(vocals)


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Acapela Studio
Pentyrch, Cardiff, CF15 9QD

Starts 7.30pm

Tickets £9 / £12

Box Office
Tel: 08448 700887
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Gypsy & Swing Jazz Trio Concert
 

Ben and Adrien first met in October 2013 when they performed together in a number of concerts in Guadeloupe and Martinique as part of Journées Internationales de la harpe dans la Caraïbe and they are delighted to be performing together again here in South Wales and this time to be joined by jazz singer Tatiana Eva-Marie.

During the evening Adrien, Tatiana, and Ben will present a varied programme of improvised jazz, ranging from traditional swing standards to French gypsy, and modern and electronic jazz & funk.

 
Adrien Chevalier
 

Adrien ChevalierAdrien Chevalier is a violinist and composer from Avignon, in the South of France, classically trained at the Avignon Conservatory. After discovering a passion for jazz and Gypsy music, he went on to study with jazz violin master Didier Lockwood in Paris. His style is reminiscent of Stéphane Grappelli but also greatly influenced by klezmer, tango and Balkanic music.

Currently based in New York City, Adrien Chevalier is the founder and band leader of the Hot Club of New York and the Avalon Jazz Band, who have performed extensively in New York City and around the United States. He has performed with noteworthy musicians, such as Stéphane Wrembel, Adrien Moignard, Michael ValeanuGordon WebsterBrandi DisterheftBria SkonbergMolly RyanJérémy BruyèreLeah Zeger,Tatiana Eva-Marie

Adrien Chevalier can be heard several times a week in many great venues around New York City, such as Matisse, Fada, The Lambs Club, Radegast Hall, Apotheke, Beaumarchais, Domaine, the Manderley bar, the Standart Hotel…

Tatiana Eva-Marie
 

Tatiana Eva-MarieTatiana Eva-Marie is a singer and actress living in New York City. She is the lead singer of the Gypsy-French Avalon Jazz Band and is currently developing a project inspired by her Romanian and Yiddish musical roots. She has shared the stage with renowned performers such as Nellie McKay, Marilyn Maye and Norah Jones.

Past shows include The Rainbow Room Opening Night, The Carlyle, “Tatiana’s Swing Caravan” and “Do You Zazou?” at Joe’s Pub, the New York Hot Jazz FestivalThe Salon at the Empire Rooftop, the New York Botanical Garden, concerts for the French Ambassador in Washington DC on Bastille Day, the New York City Opera gala at the Plaza, private concerts for the Prince of Saudi Arabia, opening night of George Clooney’s “Monuments Men”.

Tatiana Eva-Marie frequently guest stars with Gordon Webster & Friends. Past shows include the Frankie Manning Tribute festival in Toronto, the London Lindy Exchange, the Catalina Swing Dance Festival and the Canadian Swing Championships.

When in New York, she performs regularly in clubs, speakeasies and restaurants around the city, such as The Lambs Club, Apotheke, The National Arts Club, Le Cirque, The Soho Grand Hotel, The Standard Hotel, the Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel (home of Sleep No More)… Visit the shows page for detailed information.

Tatiana Eva-Marie has had the pleasure of being accompanied by some of the greatest musicians of our time, such as Nicki Parrot,Adrien ChevalierCaroline BugalaDan LevinsonWill AndersonAdrian CunninghamOran EtkinBria SkonbergGordon Webster,Thomas EnhcoBrad WhiteleyMichael ValeanuRichard PadronRandy NapoleonOlli Soikkeli, Adrien Moignard, Vinny RanioloSamuel StroukJérémy Bruyère, Brandi Disterheft, Or Bareket…

 

Updated 24 March, 2015
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