Sonntag, 1. August 2021
20:00 Uhr, Open Air Wiese
Céline Bonacina - baritone & soprano saxophone
Chris Jennings - double bass
Jean-Luc Di Fraya - drums, vocals
Céline Bonacina originally turned to the baritone saxophone because she wanted to play transcriptions of Bach's cello suites at the right pitch. From there, she took this large instrument and blazed a trail through various big bands, all the way to the island of Réunion. Here, unlike during her studies beforehand, she came to know music as a "way of life", which then also became the title of her international debut, 10 years ago.
Nominated "Instrumental Discovery" at the 2011 French Music Awards. Her second album, "Way of Life", recorded at Studio du Flon in Lausanne with the guest guitarist Nguyen Lê, was released under the ACT label in June 2010 to an enthusiastic reception from the international press and public.
With two recordings for ACT and a this last one for Cristal Records, she is one of the brightest talents to emerge from France in recent years.