From Wednesday 13 to Saturday 16 November, the Centre Culturel Suisse in Paris presents PURPLE JAZZ, a series of concerts with exclusively female programming, produced in collaboration with the Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation.
This event showcases representative artists from today’s Swiss scene, and is included in the framework of the 17th Jazzycolors festival, which presents the best of international jazz at foreign cultural centers in Paris. The artists on stage supported by the Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation include:
- Yumi Ito, author-composer who participated in the Montreux Jazz Academy in 2015
- Imelda & Clyde; pianist and singer Imelda participated in the Montreux Jazz Academy in 2017 and opened for Lianne La Havas and The Roots at the Montreux Jazz Festival that same year
- Afra Kane, recent winner of the Montreux Jazz Talent Awards in 2019 for the ‘solo’ category
Also performing on stage as part of Purple Jazz: the Marey duo, the tempestuous Anna Aaron, the inimitable soul vocalist Brandy Butler, the Marie Küttli Trio, the Lea Maria Fries Quartet, and the creative DJ Ngoc Lan.