Jean-Pierre Como, sensitivity at fingertips
For his first time at the Saint-Emilion Jazz Festival, the pianist Jean-Pierre Como exercised his sensitivity in the intimacy of the hall of Dominicans.
The pianist, a major figure of the French and European jazz came to the Saint-Emilion Jazz Festival to present his new project "Europa Express". Jean-Pierre Como, this sensitive musician was charmed by the warmth of Saint-Emilion.
The wines of Saint-Emilion aka the art of hospitality
"I had never been to Saint-Emilion and I find it incredible, this small village surrounded by these vineyards. It will stay in my heart!" smiles the pianist moved by what he experienced. What has most affected Jean-Pierre Como is the welcome that was reserved to him and his six other musicians.
"I have rarely seen such a reception. I did a lot of concerts, festivals, but to this extend, no. It is inexplicable but it touched me deeply!"
Once behind his keys, the pianist transmits this sensitivity to his fingertips. Accompanied by six musicians, the concert was a true communion with the public in the hall of Dominicans. Magical. (Jean-Pierre Como was accompanied by singers Hugh Coltman and Walter Ricci, guitarist Louis Winsberg, drummer Stephane Huchard, bassist and double-bassist Jérôme Regard and saxophonist, Stéphane Guillaume).
"The public’s reaction was a nice surprise. A hearty and astonishing surprise to see that people were so attentive, moved or joyful throughout the concert".
The Saint-Emilion Jazz Festival aka the art of inspiring music
As for winemakers, the know-how and the emotions of the musicians exalt while sharing.
"When we create wine, it is a bit like us: there is creativity, we try things, if it doesn’t go well, then we come back to it and then share it. Wine is sharing, and this is perhaps why I feel good! "
This parallel between wine and jazz was a real inspiration for the pianist, so much that he plans to return to compose in Saint-Emilion, this time as a solo pianist.
"I will do everything to do it. I will come, lock myself, work like a beast and must sort something. I can not be more sincere because I was really touched. It was a sweet moment, an important interlude ... When you're there, you feel protected. It'll go far into my heart, for a long time and it will take time for me to recover."
The opportunity to see Jean-Pierre Como in the streets of Saint-Emilion? The musician promises it. The Saint-Emilion Jazz Festival, as the medieval city, continues to inspire the greatest!