jaZZanti concert: Suzanne

Monday 22. July at 19:00 - 20:30

Hakasalmen huvila • Mannerheimintie 13B, 00100 Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

Suzanne is a collective voice that brings violist Maëlle Desbrosses, bass clarinetist Hélène Duret and guitarist Pierre Tereygeol together for folk songs of the new century.

Suzanne is a voice that hums and whispers timeless memories. The common sound of the instruments, but also rhythmically screaming, even brutally tearing. It is like a child who meets the melodies he hears, an old man who passes on his memories, and these musicians play and sing all this that is given to them to hear.

The band’s name was inspired by Leonard Cohen’s legendary song. In its magic circle, a melodic approach meets traditional rhythms. Awareness of one’s own sound develops as a result of working on interpretation and chamber music composition work. The sound that alternately appears, alternately fades into inaudibility, always transports the trio to new, different soundscapes. “Travel Blind”, their first record was released after a French and European tour in October 2023 on the Gigantonium label.

“The trio has perfectly found its own voice: its compositions have the freshness and spontaneity of improvisation, and its improvisations maintain the balance and control of the compositions.”
Jean-Francois Mondot / Jazz Magazine

“In their music, the boundaries between classical, jazz and contemporary music disappear. It’s as if they communicate through countless different doors, all of which open to new fascinating spaces.”
Jean-Marc Gelin / Les Dernières Nouvelles du Jazz

Hélène Duret: bass clarinet, voice
Maëlle Desbrosses: viola, voice
Pierre Téreygeol: guitar

Photo: Laurent Vilarem

The concert is realized in cooperation with Vapaat Äänet production.

The concert is supported by the City of Helsinki, Svenska Kulturfonden, Art Promotion Center (Taike) and Europe Jazz Network. The concert is part of the EJN Green Pilot Tour project.

Hakasalmen huvila • Mannerheimintie 13B, 00100 Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

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