October 14th, Laurent Coq’s #Jazz Trio at The Regattabar
With his enthusiasm for jazz and technical mastery of the piano, France-born Laurent Coq has attracted acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. He will be in Boston to present his latest effort, a unique piano-guitar-vocal trio that fuses influences from the Caribbean and the current New York jazz scene. The band has an album out (Dialogue) and has traveled the world with its fresh and challenging music.
"a playful yet intricate brand of jazz that doesn’t sag, even in its slower passages. Consider the album a portable piece of summer." - John Garratt, Popmatters.com
When: October 14, 2014 at 7:30pm
Where : Regattabar at the Charles Hotel
1 Bennet Street, Cambridge
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Laurent Coq is a French piano player and composer who has pursued his musical journey both in Paris – where he currently resides – and New York – where he lived many years and recorded numerous albums. He will be in Boston to present his latest effort, a unique piano-guitar-vocal trio that fuses influences from the Caribbean – both guitarist and vocalist are from French West Indies descent – and the current New York jazz scene. The band has an album out ( Dialogue – Sunnyside Records) and has traveled the world with its fresh and challenging music.
Playing piano since the age if seven, Coq earned a gold medal to attend the National Academy of Arts in 1988. Opting to attend C.I.M. in Paris instead, he spent two years balancing his studies with playing in a trio featuring Jules Bikôkô bi Njami and Daniel Garcia Bruno and working as a sideman for the Paris Barcelona Swing Connection, the Bocquel Connection, and French vocalist Marcel Kanche. Receiving a grant from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1994, Coq traveled to New York to study with John Hicks, Mulgrew Miller, and Bruce Barth, who went on to produce his first two albums, Jaywalker and Changeable.