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Jean Baptiste Franc

– Posted in: Saturday 27 April 10.15pm

Waterfront Hall (to 11.15pm, no interval) £10Book now

Tickets available online, by post and from Hebden Bridge Town Hall (weekdays). No telephone booking.

Late night boogie woogie!

Following the success of 2018’s late-night Festival concert, we are delighted to welcome from Paris the brilliant and ever-inventive stride, swing and blues pianist Jean Baptiste Franc who has created his own style by mixing melodic improvisation and stride techniques.

A self-taught musician, he was inspired by his father, saxophonist Olivier Franc and such piano-greats as Don Lambert, James P. Johnson and Fats Waller.

In 2018 Jean Baptiste  won the Gold Medal at the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest organised by the Ole Miss University in Oxford Mississipi.

“Lovely, very good playing.” Monty Alexander
“He plays with his heart” Wynton Marsalis

Jean Baptiste Franc’s website