Jazz Festival - Duo PIFARELY-COUTURIER / Géraldine LAURENT Quartet

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From 16 to 19 August, Serre Chevalier hosts the 1st Serre Chevalier Summer Jazz Festival, with concerts in Le Casset, Saint-Chaffrey, La Salle-les-Alpes and Le Monêtier-les-Bains.

Part 1: Duo Dominique Pifarély: violin - François Couturier: piano
Part 2: Géraldine Laurent Quartet
Géraldine Laurent: alto saxophone - Paul Lay: piano - Yoni Zelnik: double bass - Donald Kontomanou: drums

The artists:
Dominique Pifarély and François Couturier:
A collaboration spanning more than thirty years, in a variety of configurations, has brought together these two highly singular musicians, who are happily reunited today in a reaffirmation of their great artistic complicity.
The first evidence of their complicity in the form of a duo was recorded and published by the prestigious German label ECM in 1997.
Now they are creating an original programme for piano and violin, refined in the crucible of improvisation and jazz, and the rich tradition of their instruments.

Géraldine Laurent :
Born in 1975, Géraldine LAURENT began her musical studies on the classical piano and took up the alto saxophone at the age of 13 at the conservatoire in her home town of Niort. Then, she went on to study jazz with Robert Boillot and pianist Floris Nico Bunik, gaining a DEM and a Deug in musicology at the University of Poitiers.
In 1999 Géraldine moved to Paris and began performing under her own name and in various groups with Charles Bellonzi, Christophe Joneau, Antoine Hervier and others. She also takes part in contemporary dance projects (in 2003 - 2004 with the company "Ballets Atlantiques Régine Chopinot").
In 2005, Géraldine founded the Time Out Trio with Yoni Zelnik (double bass) and Laurent Bataille (drums). Acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, the group has performed at numerous festivals in France (Juan-les-Pins, Vienne, Marciac, Coutances etc.) and abroad (Winter Jazz Festival New York, Yokohama, Beijing Jazz Festival etc.). She has also been invited on various occasions by musicians on the French jazz scene (Philippe Catherine, Ricardo Del Fra, Emmanuel Bex, Rhoda Scott, etc.).
In 2008, Géraldine Laurent joined the Dreyfus Jazz label (Sony BMG), where she released her first album, "Time Out Trio", followed by a quartet with drummer Aldo Romano: "Just Jazz" with Henri Texier Mauro Negri. She also plays alongside a number of musicians: Terez Montcalm, Laurent DeWilde, Christian Escoudé, Emmanuel Bex, Pierre de Bethmann, Pierre Christophe, Jacques Mahieux, Anne Paceo, Alain Jean-Marie....In 2010, her second album "Around Gigi" will be released (still by Dreyfus Jazz), as well as Aldo Romano's album with Henri Texier and Fabrizio Bosso "Complete communion to Don Cherry". Since 2011, she has also played on albums by drummer Jacques Mahieux and pianists Antoine Hervier and Mico Nissim.
In 2013 she recorded "Looking for Parker" with the Codjia Laurent Marguet trio, and is always invited to share the stage with numerous musicians (Aldo Romano, Henri Texier, Médéric Collignon, Pierrick Pedron, Anne Pacéo, Ira Coleman, Billy Drummond, Laurent de Wilde, Airelle Besson etc.).
In 2015 she recorded her third opus as leader: 'At Work' (Gazebo/l'autre distribution) with Paul Lay on piano, Donald Kontomanou on drums and Yoni Zelnik on double bass. The album was released in autumn 2015 and won the Grand Prix du Jazz from the Académie Charles Cros and the Prix du Disque Français from the Académie du Jazz. In 2016 Géraldine Laurent took part in Terez Montcalm's album "Quand on s'aime", with whom she plays regularly. She recorded and toured with the "la chose commune" project with Emmanuel Bex/David Lescot/Elise Caron/Simon Goubert/Mike Ladd.
Since 2017, she has continued to perform with her quartet "At Work", she has been invited to play with Rhoda Scott (as part of her Quartet and All Stars), René Urtreger and the writer Agnès Desarthe (with whom she recorded the album "Premier Rendez vous" (released in 2017). She recorded the album "Chanson" with guitarist Fabio Zeppetella's Quartet (Emmanuel bex and Roberto Gatto). In 2018, she took part in the recording of Sophia Domancich's quintet album "Alice's Evidence" (Futura jazz label). In 2019 she recorded her latest opus "Cooking" (with Paul Lay/Yoni Zelnik/Donald Kontomanou ). The album, released on 18 October 2019, produced by Laurent De Wilde (Label Gazebo/l'autre distribution) won "Album of the Year" at the 2020 Victoires du Jazz awards. That same year, she took part in the recording of double bassist Yves Rousseau's album "Fragments", then in 2021 in the album "Lady All Stars" by organist Rhoda Scott.
In short
  • To which public :
    • adults
    • teens
  • Rates :
    • paying
  • handicap accessibility. :
    • Room accessible to people with reduced mobility
  • Meeting points :
    • Le Monêtier les Bains - Salle du Dôme
  • Date of the show :
    • . 19/08/2023
  • meeting points GPS coordinates :
    • Latitude : 44.97187
    • Longitude : 6.50810
  • Access conditions :
    • Door opening time 19H30
    • Start time of the show 20h30
    • Interval: yes
    • Duration of the interval 1/4 h
  • Duration :
    • 2:30
Please note
  • Ticket sales :
    • You can buy tickets online or at Serre Chevalier Briançon Tourist office
    • Vente de billets sur place le jour même. Paiement en Chèque, Espèces, Carte Bancaire 1 h avant
  • Placement :
    • free
    • seating
    • chairs
    • frontal
  • Important point :
    • non-cancellable, non-refundable
    • telephone contact in case of problems before leaving for the activity 04 92 24 98 98
  • Recommended parking :
    • Free parking


Salle du Dôme
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 44.97187
Longitude : 6.50810