Jaimie Branch is a key figure in the new Chicago jazz scene. An activist artist, she approaches jazz from a punk angle, with a desire to denounce, to rebel and to free up speech. After having collaborated with some of the biggest names in jazz and made her trumpet talent heard all over the world, she delivers her first personal album with Fly or Die. She offers jazz in her image: committed, rebellious and free to the point of frenzy. Accompanied by the cello of Lester St Louis, the double bass of Jason Ajemian and the drums of Chad Taylor, she leads an exceptional quartet on the borders of avant-garde, free jazz and chamber music. Minimalist, unpredictable, fluid and direct, Jaimie Branch’s music brings a wind of revolt and novelty to the stage of Sceaux What!
Fri 12 May
With Jaimie Branch (trumpet), Lester St Louis (cello), Jason Ajemian (double bass), Chad Taylor (drums)
Fly or Die