It was super to travel to Lille at the weekend to perform solo at the amazing Jazz en Nord Festival.
It was also perhaps my first festival concert which was a pre-lunch, sunday morning ordeal, with the music followed by a marvellous wine brunch. Indeed as we chatted afterwards, my friend Claude Colpaert (founder of the fest, programmer of this solo concert series for 20 years) mentioned 'we have some wine to drink' to which the various replies heard were mostly 'welcome to France' - it was about time for my 3rd morning coffee - but true enough, wine was a WAY BETTER idea!
Huge thanks to Claude and all at Jazz en Nord for inviting me for this special performance. Amazing to perform at this solo concert series, running for 20 years, and featuring too many great artists (an intimidating thing to think on, of a saturday night before a sunday morning performance...)
Check out the festival here: http://www.jazzenord.com/?m=20171119