The French Institute of Marrakech will host a concert with French Moroccan saxophonist Samy Thiebault on November 9, 2019, at 8:30PM. The contemporary Jazz musician’s albums have been inspired by John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter. Thiebault is also a well known Caribbean music aficionado. He has integrated this genre into his albums “Caribbean Stories” and into the piece “Calypsotopia”. Thiebault first fell in love with the tropical island in 2014. He was at a hotel in Caracas shooting with his quartet. He recalls, “In the hall, a local band played merengue, with the same harmonic and rhythmic richness Mark Turner or trumpet player Avishai Cohen. And everyone was dancing!” His music also integrates sounds from Trinidad, Puerto Rico, the French West Indies, calypso, the meringue, and cha-cha-cha. His performances are said to be both energetic, playful, and explosive.
On the evening of the show, Thiebault will perform his album “Rebirth” and offer the audience exclusivity into the upcoming album “Symphonie Tales”.
Thiebault grew up in West Africa and has Moroccan roots. He spent a lot of time in South America, where his quartet was often filmed. He will be joined on stage by Sylvain Romano, a highly sought-after contrabassist; Adrien Chicot, a pianist whose album City Walk has been said to reflect his poetic instinct and masterful play; and by Philippe Soirat, a well known drummer in Parisian Jazz circles.