Jazz et cuisine
Saturday 13 November 2pm, Queen Elizabeth Hall
The culinary traditions of France lie at the very heart of the country's culture, and la cuisine Normande is a regional treasure. So it's only natural, with a Gallic theme running through the Festival, that we should host a tasty fusion of food and music. One of Normandy's leading chefs, Ivan Vautier, creates a meal in front of the audience, with the sounds and aromas of this gourmet maestro echoed by the improvisations of Andy Sheppard and percussionist Michele Rabbia. This multisensory performance is supported by Isigny Sainte-Mère and was first performed in May 2009 at Jazz sous les Pommiers, the superb jazz festival in Coutances, Normandy. Sheppard, one of Britain's foremost tenor and soprano saxophonists, has been involved in a multi-year residency at Jazz sous les Pommiers, which concludes at the end of 2010.
Jazz sous les Pommiers runs from May 28 to June 4, 2011. Visit jazzsouslespommiers.com for more info.