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Philip Catherine & Sylvain Luc  D U O
Sunday the 16th of may 2010 , 8:30 P.M.

NOTE: 120 seats / by reservation or subscription only ! > click here (dutch page)
This concert is SOLD OUT !

Masterclass Philip Cathrine: Sunday the 16 th of may at 2 P.M.
Masterclass Sylvain Luc: Sunday the 16 th of may at 4:30 P.M.

The past years Philip Catherine gave a few highly succesful concerts in duo with the great french guitarist Sylvain Luc.
It turned out to be a real magic encounter, the two artists have decided to work together on a regular basis.
Recently they toured in Mexico and the US.

Bio Philip Catherine
Philip Catherine was born in London in 1942. Coming from a musical family (his grandfather was first violin with the London Symphony Orchestra), he developed a musical ear from an early age. He took up the guitar after having heard George Brassens, and then started listening to all the great jazzmen of the period. Very soon he had the opportunity to meet some of them, and often play with them when they were performing in Belgium where his family had moved to by then.
Philip Catherine has been on the forefront of the European jazz scene since the sixties. He has worked with great artists like Lou Bennett, Billy Brooks, Edgar Bateman, John Lee, Gerry Brown, Jean Luc Ponty, Larry Coryell, Alphonse Mouzon, Charlie Mariano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen, Kenny Drew, Dexter Gordon, Toots Thielemans, Stéphane Grappelli, Charles Mingus, Chet Baker, Tom Harrell, the rock group Focus. His unique approach and sound, his dedication to music and, above all, the highly emotional lyricism of expression in his playing and in his music, have been important and influential.

Bio Sylvain Luc
Sylvain Luc (born 1965) is a jazz guitarist born in Bayonne, France.
He studied violin and cello while also studying classical guitar at the Bayonne conservatory.
He lives in Paris and has become an arranger, composer and accompanyist to many different French artists, including (Al Jarreau Catherine Lara, Michel Jonasz..., all while being the bassist for the Richard Galliano trio.
He played with : Michel Legrand, Richard Bona, Steve Gadd, Biréli Lagrène, Elvin Jones, Wynton Marsalis, Stéphane Belmondo, Manu Katché, Michel Portal, Bobby Thomas JR, Andy Sheppard, Jacky Terrasson, André Ceccarelli, Jean Marc Jafet.Alain Caron, Didier Lockwood, John Mc Laughlin, Bernard Lubat, Lokua Kanza, Richard Galliano, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Steve Lukather, Keyvan Chémirani, Billy Cobham, Victor Bailey, Larry Coryell, Al Di Meola
In 1999, Luc founded the Trio Sud along with André Ceccarelli and Jean Marc Jafet. Sylvain Luc obtain the “French Music Award for Jazz music” as the best formation of the year 2003 with the Trio Sud.
In 2000, the album in Duo with Biréli Lagrène "Duet" will be sold in record time with several tens of thousands of specimens.
Since 2006, he has regularly found himself in the "String quartet," alongside Didier Lockwood, Victor Bailey and Billy Cobham.
In year 2009 he is having a jazz concert tour across Europe with such famous performers as Steve Gadd (drums) and Richard Bona (bass guitar).

website Philip Catherine
website Sylvain luc

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