The Wonder Brass Band (Part 1)
There are four of them: Eline on trombone, Sarah on soprano saxophone, Caroline on bassophone, and Wilma on bass drum and percussion.
Deliberately feminine, these musicians, with their different and atypical backgrounds, meet and influence each other to create a repertoire essentially composed of joyfully eclectic personal compositions with strong Latin-jazz-funky accents.
They brilliantly combine musical quality, energy, intelligence and humour. They play with each other and involve the audience with complicity in their stage performance. Cheerful, dynamic, catchy and surprising, they are as funny as they are committed and terribly endearing. They claim the ambition to invent quality popular music, thus creating a link between everyone by offering moments of sweetness and sharing the time of a concert. They make the show: these Toulouse girls !
The Sophisticated Ladies (Part 2)
Rachel Madgidson (American trumpeter, percussionist) forms the group "Sophisticated Ladies Trio" with Paola Vera (British pianist of Venezuelan origin) and Laure Sanchez (double bass player from Bordeaux who won the 2016 Action Jazz Award). All three sing wonderfully with sensuality and great generosity.
Their story is similar to that of jazz: three different origins, three times more likely to mix influences! The result: a single harmonious whole. This trio was born from a desire to take full advantage of the possibilities of making vocal polyphonies while having in addition a complete piano, double bass and percussion trio. The three singers do both lead vocals and polyphonies and this gives a very rich show, sometimes intimate, sometimes very rhythmic. A resolutely optimistic music that serves a repertoire of playful songs, accessible to all.
The Sophisticated Ladies: it's pure happiness, magical moments, sensual music, a sophisticated and high quality concert performed by 3 charming musicians.