Alliance Française of Madras & Phoenix Marketcity, Chennai
with the support of Institut Français, Spedidam, Saint-Gobain as AFM Gold Sponsor, The Park, Chennai as Hospitality Partner & Eventjini.com as Online Partner
present a jazz concert by
Date : March 25, 2017
Venue : Phoenix Marketcity, Chennai
Time : 7:30 pm
Entry free and open to all! Free passes available on eventjini.com
Sylvain Rifflet, trained by Pascal Dupont and then Michel Goldberg and Philippe Portejoie, is a graduate of the National Conservatory of Music in Paris. In 2008, he received the first prize for his group at the Concours National de Défense (National Defence Concert) and a Django d’Or in the new talent category. He has worked alongside several renowned jazzmen such as Riccardo Del Fra, Michel Portal, Aldo Romano, Joey Baron and Hermato Pascoal, to name a few. He has also worked with orchestras such as François Jeanneau’s Pandémonium, European Jazz Youth Orchestra, Le Sacre du Tympan and Orchestre National de Jazz, to name a few. His first album Rockingchair was published in 2007. In 2008, he won the prize for the best film music at the Dubai Festival for his original score in Dernier Maquis. He has written music for documentaries such asSin mais no hay pais and La grippe du laisser-faire. He is a resident musician for Banlieues Bleues jazz music festival in Oise. In addition to this, he continues to compose music for his albums – 1:1 in 2010, Beaux-Arts for string trio and quartet in 2010 and Alphabet in 2012 – all while performing contemporary music and writing remixes. In 2013, he made Perpetual Motion, a celebration of Moondog with saxophonist Jon Irabagon as well as Ensemble Art Sonic with flutist Joce Mienniel at La Dynamo de Banlieues Bleues in the Seine-Saint-Denis department (France). His work in this project led to an album in 2014.
He frequently works with the vibraphonist Pascal Schumacher as a duo with Blind_date, alongside trumpeter Verneri Pohjola and doublebassist Henning Sieverts.