LetterOne Rising Stars Jazz Award: Adrien Brandeis
Hot latin jazz from award winning Adrien Brandeis
Adrien Brandeis is a French jazz pianist and composer born in Annecy. After having studied at the Conservatory of Nice and the Conservatoire de Paris with Robert Persi and Manuel Rocheman he recorded and released his first album ‘Euforia’ in 2018. Influenced by Michel Camilo, Bill Evans and Chick Corea the young, award winning and highly versatile pianist is steeped in Jazz, Latin and Afro-Caribbean music and strives to combine traditional jazz with modern influences. On ‘Euforia’, Brandeis displays great lyricism in his playing and combines it with an urban pianistic approach.
As winner of the “LetterOne ‘RISING STARS’ Jazz Award” Adrien will embark on a tour along 7 major jazz festivals in Europe: Love Supreme, Leopolis Jazz Fest, Kongsberg Jazzfestival, Nice Jazzfestival, Umbria Jazz, Jazzopen Stuttgart and Heineken Jazzaldia San Sebastian.
Adrien Brandeis – piano
Joachim Poutaraud – sax
Felix Joveniaux – drums
Philippe Ciminato – percussion
Guillaume Leclerc – bass
Age limit: 18 years old
“Letter One ‘Rising Star’ Jazz Award
This fall, jazz artists could enter their submissions to be considered for the jazz award and over 230 artists submitted their entries! A first round of voting was done by the participating seven festivals which found the 25 best contenders. The final vote was done by a professional jury.
The jury said:
“Yet again the “LetterOne ‘RISING STARS’ Jazz Award” produced a list of 25 highly skilled and talented musicians who made it to the final round. Finding the winner was not an easy task but Adrien Brandeis convinced us with his outstanding musicianship and innovative approach. We are certain that we will hear a lot about him in the future.”