Apéro Labo and Codex are on line


Two new albums free to listen or download, recorded live at Studio GRRR by JJB !
Apéro Labo 1 with Mathias LÉVY on violin, Antonin-Tri HOANG on alto sax, clarinet and synthesizer, and JJB, January 14 2024...
Codex with Maëlle DESBROSSES on viola, Fanny METEIER on tuba, and JJB, February 18 2024...
Also on Bandcamp !

Apéro Labo

New formula! Recordings now take place in public at Studio GRRR.
The freedom of independence for the pleasure of the senses... Excellent acoustic conditions, delicious food... The idea is always to privilege the quality of the encounters, counting on the fact that the music will inevitably feel the effects. For this premiere, Jean-Jacques Birgé will be accompanied by two exceptional musicians in every respect: violinist Mathias Lévy and saxophonist/clarinettist Antonin-Tri Hoang.
Birgé has chosen to extend the adventure of my Pique-nique au labo (vol. 1/2, 3) by organizing live concerts/recordings at Studio GRRR. On the one hand, it's a way of escaping the scallop race organized by those in charge of programming both small and large venues. On the other hand, in the face of political decisions that are more manipulative than democratic, and in the face of the formatting imposed by the cultural industry, local work is crucial. Concerts are followed by an aperitif shared between artists and spectators. Antonin has devised an original and highly amusing protocol with the audience to encourage our instant compositions. What's more, benefiting from excellent acoustic conditions, they are recorded live and put online free of charge a few days later in the form of a virtual album. Gauge is obviously limited. 
There will be many concerts during this new year, and you can let us know if you're interested in taking part in one of the next Apéros-Labos by writing to us...

Newsletter November 2023

Fourth newsletter of the year

36th album of the series "Pique-nique au labo"

Fŭtur, a fantastic new album with Bruno Ducret on cello, also on Calabrese lira and guitar, and Olivia Scemama on electric bass ukulele...
Recorded on Novembre 1st 2023 by JJB at Studio GRRR !
Also on Bandcamp !

Birgé à la carte (blanche) on December 1st at Café de Paris

Jean-Jacques Birgé - keyboard & strange instruments
Mathias Lévy - violin
Élise Dabrowski - double bass & vocals
Lionel Martin - tenor sax
Gwennaëlle Roulleau - electronics
The audience is invited to draw the theme of each instant composition at random.
Three 40-minute sets. Admission 7 to 10 €, depending on movens.
Edith Piaf made her debut in this former cabaret!
Concert organized by Sport National
Au Café de Paris, 158 rue Oberkampf (M° Ménilmontant)

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