France's leading contemporary jazz pianist sets fire to the Wellington scene.
Jobic Le Masson is one of France’s finest and most powerful contemporary jazz musicians. His piano playing is fierce and hard swinging, reminiscent of the grit and power of Andrew Hill or Thelonious Monk, but with the angular melodies of an Eric Dolphy converted to the piano. His album Hill on Enja Records was given a rating of 92/100 from Jazz.com and described as having “strong roots, tons of musicianship and a vision that goes far beyond.”
Jobic’s concert at Meow alongside local luminaries Lucien Johnson, Patrick Bleakley and Cory Champion promises to be a highlight of this year’s Festival.
Supported by Michael and Jenny Rains and the French Embassy of New Zealand.