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Bach with attitude

August 2006

Bach with attitude – the JACQUES LOUSSIER TRIO – Farewell Tour

This French jazz ensemble make an unexpected and welcome return to New Zealand after dazzling audiences here in 2000.

This will be a final opportunity ever to hear the unique sound of the Jacques Loussier Trio in New Zealand as they have chosen to retire from the rigors of touring outside Europe. This is their Farewell Tour.

Jacques Loussier made his international reputation by combining his interest in jazz with his love of J.S. Bach. Only a pianist with such an exceptional classical technique and deft improvisatory skill could have nurtured such a vision; using Bach’s compositions as the basis for jazz improvisation.

The trio immediately caught the public imagination and for over 45 years, and millions of album sales, audiences all over the world have been electrified by Jacques Loussier and his extraordinary Trio.

Known worldwide for their inspired reinvention of the work of JS Bach, the Jacques Loussier Trio also give the “Loussier treatment” to the music of Vivaldi, Ravel, Handel, Beethoven and Satie. This will be an unparalleled opportunity to experience an evening of astounding jazz.

Jacques Loussier (piano), Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (bass) and André Arpino (drums) will never be back in New Zealand again!

“…superbly performed – improvising beautifully (with) breathtaking solos” – NZ Herald Review 18 Oct 2000

The Otago Festival of the Arts proudly presents the Jacques Loussier Farewell Tour:

Dunedin 14 October, Dunedin Town Hall, 8pm
Christchurch 16 October, Christchurch Town Hall, 8pm
Wellington 17 October, Michael Fowler Centre, 8pm
Auckland 18 October 2006, Auckland Town Hall, 8pm

Bookings through Ticketek, from 12 August.

Ticket prices range from $35 - $65


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