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sun June 2

Laurent.erdos Latin 4tet

Laurent ERDOS: piano
Manu BIZEAU: timpani
Emmanuel BAUDRY: congas

Laurent ERDOS's quartet performs Latin adaptations of famous jazz tunes, as well as the most famous Cuban "son" standards. Their music is joyful, friendly and danceable, with a strong emphasis on percussion.

The fifties form one of the finest chapters in the history of Cuban music in the United States. This was the period when jazz and Cuban music blended the most, both in terms of orchestration and harmonic and rhythmic innovation (cf. the Cubop style, invented by Machito and Mario Bauza, or Dizzy Gillespie's collaboration with Cuban percussionist Chano Pozo). Smaller groups led by Cal Tjader, Mongo Santamaria, George Schearing, Eddie Cano, Errold Garner, Armando Peraza, etc. also played a major part in this event, performing almost every night, which explains the high level of musical interpretation and execution they achieved.
It's this tradition that Laurent Erdos has championed for so many years.

LAURENT ERDÖS: conductor, vibraphonist, percussionist, pianist, arranger and composer. After studying jazz at the CIM and classical music at the Conservatoire du X°, he went on to study Cuban music in Cuba and New York.
One of his greatest successes was the co-creation, with Marc Vorchin, of the group Mambomania, in the early 90s. He is also behind the groups : Mambo Legacy, une Affaire Latine, Salsa y Boogaloo, Guachiguara, the Vibes Creators.
As a freelancer, he performs with internationally renowned musicians such as Joe Cuba, Jimmy Sabater, José Mangual Jr, José Madera, Johnny "Dandi" Rodriguez, Yuri Buenaventura, Orlando Poleo, Chocolate Armenteros and Nicky Marrero.
In 2001, he founded the Abanico music school, specializing in teaching Cuban and Afro-Cuban music. He teaches at various conservatories (within the framework of professional training), in Lille, Boulogne-sur-wed, and in Spain at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Valencia.
In 2005, he moved to Spain, then to China. Recently back in France, he has been performing
mainly on piano with his quartet

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