Papanosh nordic tour 2023

Here is the new adventure of the abundant French quintet: Papanosh portrays the imaginary world of author Jim Harrison. Their European journey kicks off at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam on April 8th. They hit eight concerts in Finland from April 12th to 19th and eight more concerts follow in the Baltics from April 21st to 30th.

Papanosh is a young quintet that devours all kinds of styles and forms: jazz, folk, improvation and experimental. Their new album on Enja Records – Yellow Bird A Very Big Lunch is inspired by Jim Harrison (1937-2016), the American writer best known for his novella Legends of the Fall. Through the excitements and the doubts of the novelist, his love of nature and his vibrant testimony of an American reality, Sébastien Palis (piano and compositions) has drawn up the lines of an exhilarating score! Papanosh then opened up this songbook, staying true to what brings them closest to Harrison: a voracious appetite!

The five members of Papanosh are part of the Rouen-based multimedia art collective Les Vibrants Défricheurs (‘the vibrant pioneers’). In the jazz world, each of them independently has collaborated with an enormous list of more and lesser known artists, including Marc Ribot, Mike Reed, Théo Ceccaldi, and Archie Shepp’s Attica Blues Orchestra.

“Pick five musicians among the France’s best young jazzmen, bestow an encyclopedic musical knowledge on them then blend everything together and you’ll get Papanosh. With significant space devoted to groove, rhythmic group improvisation and the history of jazz language, the Papanosh musicians bring a breath of freshness to the notion of Imaginary Folklore. Papanosh’s sound and ethos can be traced to the hereditary line of the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Papanosh offers a music that is as explosive in its result as it is coherent in its conception: a music full of imaginative joy, improvised risk, tender smiles and sonic rapture.”
Ludovic Florin, Jazz magazine

Quentin Ghomari trumpet
Raphaël Quenehen saxophone
Sébastien Palis piano, Fender Rhodes
Thibault Cellier double bass
Jérémie Piazza drums

Papanosh on tour with Vapaat äänet/ April 2023

Sat 08/04 Amsterdam, Bimhuis

FINLAND / kiertuetiedote suomeksi
Wed 12/04 Turku, Mestarinkadun Sali
Thu 13/04 Helsinki, Malmitalo
Fri 14/04 Riihimäki, Ö-Talo
Sat 15/04 Seinäjoki, Kalevan Navetta
Sun 16/04 Raahe, Friemanin talo
Mon 17/04 Tampere, G Livelab
Tue 18/04 Äänekoski, Suolahtisali
Wed 19/04 Savonlinna, Kulttuurikellari

Fri 21/04 Põltsamaa, Cultural Centre / Uus Kontsert
Sat 22/04 Põlva, Cultural Centre / Uus Kontsert
Sun 23/04 Rezekne, GORS
Mon 24/04 TBC
Tue 25/04 Riga, VEF Jazz Club
Wed 26/04 Kuressaare, Cultural Centre / Jazzkaar 2023
Thu 27/04 Viljandi, Pärimusmuusika Ait/ Jazzkaar 2023
Fri 28/04 Cesis, Cesis Concert Hall
Sat 29/04 Vilnius, JazzCellar 11
Sun 30/04 TBC

Tour production: les Vibrants Défricheurs
Tour Booking and tour management : Vapaat äänet
Tour support : AJC, Adami, CNM, ODIA Normandie, Spedidam, Instituts Francais de Finlande, Estonie et Lettonie.

new album on Enja Records / Yellow Bird: A Very Big Lunch