In Bed with (Sylvain Darrifourcq-Kit Downs-Julien Desprez)

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In Bed with (Sylvain Darrifourcq-Kit Downs-Julien Desprez) - Jazz Live Act in Paris

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In Bed With is a new Anglo-French trio led by drummer Sylvain Darrifourcq and
featuring Julien Desprez on guitar and Kit Downes on keys.
The birth of this trio has been supported by Jazz Shuttle, a scheme that enables creative collaborations between French and British jazz musicians. The funding enabled the trio to spend three days working out a set of new material, premiered in June 2014 at Le Triton club in the Paris suburbs. The music touches many bases, from rock and contemporary jazz and to electronica.

This Band is going to be supported by OROTONE agency www.orotone.fr
(Laurent Carrier)
SYLVAIN DARRIFOURCQ
(France)
Born in 1979 in Orthez, southwest France, Sylvain Darrifourcq starts his musical apprenticeship as a classical percussionist. At 15, he opts for the drums, then discovers jazz and enters the Toulouse Conservatoire to pursue a professional career. In 2003, he sets up his first personal project, L’Egotiste Sorel, and releases an album on Aljama Records, “Vie de Henry Brulard”, a hommage to French writer Stendhal. In 2004, the Emile Parisien Quartet makes its debut, with its unique musical universe and strong narrative themes that play with our expectations of jazz, earning a prestigious Victoires du Jazz award in 2009. Living in Paris since 2008, he has been exploring his vast range of artistic interests with collaborators such as Michel Portal, Louis Sclavis, Marc Ducret, Tony Malaby, Bruno Chevillon, Akosh S, Andrea Parkins, Sylvain Kassap, Bojan Z, Simon H Fell, Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Claude Tchamitchian, Francesco Bearzatti...
Likely to be heard mixing electronics with live drums, he thrives in unusual ensembles that draw their influence from rock, free jazz, improvisation and electronic experimentations - such as Q, his decidedly electric trio. He is currently composing for the trios IN BED WITH (Julien Desprez et Kit Downes) and IN LOVE WITH (Théo et Valentin Ceccaldi), and is developing two ambitious projects, MILESDAVISQUINTET! (with Xavier Camarrasa and Valentin Ceccaldi) and PONEY, a solo project for percussions, electronics and zither.
www.sylvaindarrifourcq.com

KIT DOWNES
(England)
Après des études de piano, orgue et
Having studied piano, organ and composition at
both the Purcell School of Music and the Royal
Academy of Music (where he is now an
Associate), Kit began playing and living in
London age 18, and began performing
throughout the UK, Europe and America with
many different groups. He also guested with
some of the leading bands in the UK around this
time - Fraud, Acoustic Ladyland, Micachu and
Gilad Atzmon, as well as playing with some of
his heroes - Lee Konitz, Thomas Stronen,
Django Bates (in a special commission for Jazz
on 3), Iain Ballamy and Leafcutter John. Kit has
since toured with his own group throughout
Germany, Austria, Norway and Italy, and
similarly with Troyka, and also received a BBC
Jazz Award for his work with Empirical, a British
Jazz Award for his work with his own band and a
Mercury Music Award nomination for his Trio
album Golden. Kit has released two more
albums since then, and now tours with his own
cello and piano duet 'Tricko', Troyka, Julian
Arguelles' Quartet, Nostalgia 77, Sarah
Gillespie, Thomas Stronen and Sylvain
Darrifourcq. In 2013 he was also nominated in
the Rising Star category in Downbeat Magazine.
www.kitdownes.com
JULIEN DESPREZ
France
Julien Desprez was born in Paris and began to play the guitar at the age of 16. After two years of self-taught study, he joined the National School for Music and Dance in the Paris suburb of Yerres (directed by Manuel and Patricio Villaroel) as well the jazz course led by Malo Vallois at the Montreuil Conservatoire.
Since then, he has been heard on various European and American scenes playing with Charlie Haden, François Jeanneau, Louis Sclavis, Stephane Payen, Guillaume Orti, Benoit Delbecq, Tortoise, Han Bennink, Edward Perraud, Hubert Dupont, Rob Mazurek, Jeff Parker, Frank Vaillant, Gilles Coronado, Beniat Achary, Noël Ackchoté, Rob Mazurek, Mwata Bowden, Avriel Ra, Mars Williams, Larry Ochs, Mathieu Sourisseau, Douglas Ewart, David Grubbs, Doug Wamble, Marc Ducret, Sylvain Darrifourcq, Thomas Depourquery, Jeanne Added, Eve Risser, Sylvaine Helary, Médéric Collignon, Magic Malik, Emmanuel Bex, Hasse Poulsen.
Julien is a key figure on the Paris jazz scene, co- founding the Coax Collective in 2008 with Benjamin Flament and Yann Joussein, which has very rapidly become the catalyst for a new generation of French jazz.
http://juliendesprez.blogspot.com

In Bed With is a new Anglo-French trio led by drummer Sylvain Darrifourcq and
featuring Julien Desprez on guitar and Kit Downes on keys.
The birth of this trio has been supported by Jazz Shuttle, a scheme that enables creative collaborations between French and British jazz musicians. The funding enabled the trio to spend three days working out a set of new material, premiered in June 2014 at Le Triton club in the Paris suburbs. The music touches many bases, from rock and contemporary jazz and to electronica.

This Band is going to be supported by OROTONE agency www.orotone.fr
(Laurent Carrier)
SYLVAIN DARRIFOURCQ
(France)
Born in 1979 in ...

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Past Gigs In Bed with (Sylvain Darrifourcq-Kit Downs-Julien Desprez)

  • 05 | 2015 Cheltenham
  • 01 | 2015 London The Vortex
  • 01 | 2015 Birmingham
  • 01 | 2015 Toulouse
  • 06 | 2014 Les Lilas Triton

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Origin

  • Paris FR

Founded

  • 2014

Members

  • Sylvain Darrifourcq drums
  • KIt Downs keyboards
  • Julien Desprez guitar