If there's one date you won't want to miss during the Festival, it's River Jazz Night: a unique evening during which a carefully selected musician presents three different projects in the same evening, in each of the Festival's partner venues. And only an artist with a wide range of musical skills can afford to take on this role. Anne Niepold is a diatonic accordionist. Above all, she's a musician. She is passionate about her music, which knows no stylistic boundaries, making her art accessible to everyone. Writing compositions and arrangements is an integral part of her work. Anne's career as an artist is made up of encounters and mixes, nourished by different currents and influences, giving her a plural universe and a quirky, singular approach to the instrument. Anne is capable of crossing eras, bringing styles together and breaking down barriers between aesthetics and repertoires. She pushes the limits of her instrument ever further.
Long-time friends, Anne and Florejan met over twenty years ago, when they were sideman/woman in the same bands. It wasn't long before they hit it off and formed such a close bond that they decided to create a joint project based on their own compositions. Due to lack of time, the duo never saw the light of day. Yet the two musicians have a lot in common. Both travel across styles, without getting into a rut. Not really from the classical world, and not totally from the jazz world, they nevertheless cultivate the pleasure of improvisation and unexpected rhythms. They favour a certain musical sobriety, but share a taste for beautiful melodies and all kinds of games.
The evening continues at the Senghor at 7.30pm and the Marni at 9pm!