09 Nov 18Finalized
Friday's Blues & LLUíS COLOMA (Esp) & PHILIPPE LEJEUNE (Francia)
Friday 9 November, 6:00 pm: VII Fridays Blues & Boogie-Woogie Piano Meeting with:
LLUíS COLOMA (Esp) & PHILIPPE LEJEUNE (France)
Lluis Coloma, piano, Philippe Lejeune, piano
Lluís Coloma and the French pianist Philippe LeJeune compete and join forces in this concert with two pianos. Great friends for many years now, they coincided for the first time in 2000 at the prestigious Boogie Woogie festival in Laroquebrou. Both have often played in France and Spain, always presenting a repertoire of blues, boogie woogie and jazz. With an enormous complicity, in their concerts they review some of the great themes of this piano tradition, printing a good dose of improvisation.
Born in Barcelona, ??Lluís Coloma is one of the most active and recognized pianists on the world stage in the field of blues and boogie woogie. Influenced from a very young age by the albums of Jerry Lee Lewis, Roosevelt Sykes and Alan Price, Lluís moves away little by little from classical piano studies to devote himself exclusively and self-taught to rock & roll. Very soon he shows a surprising ability for blues and boogie woogie. Lluís has been invited to numerous international festivals, where his performances are always received with great ovations from an enthusiastic audience. Their music can be heard throughout Spain at such renowned and emblematic festivals and venues as the Café Central in Madrid, Jamboree in Barcelona, ??the San Javier Jazz Festival, Barcelona Jazz Festival, ViJazz Penedès, Cerdanyola Blues Festival, among others, but also in countries such as the United States, France, Great Britain, Malaysia, Germany, Italy, Switzerland or Serbia.
Philippe Lejeune is one of the few European pianists related to the great pianistic tradition of American jazz, which combines with elegance and expressiveness the swing with melody and blues
After finishing his classical piano studies in France, he falls in love with the blues after attending a concert by the legendary pianist Memphis Slim, who later invites him to record with him the album "Dialog In Boogie".
His passion for blues led him to meet other great pianists such as Sammy Price, Roosevelt Sykes, Lloyd Glenn, Ray Bryant and Junior Mance.