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Jazz concert features French saxophonist

Update: November, 22/2012 - 10:17

HCM CITY (VNS) — Jazz saxophonist Sophie Alour of France will perform at a concert at the Institute for Cultural Exchange with France (IDECAF) in HCM City on December 4.

Tran Manh Tuan, a popular saxophonist among jazz fans in Viet Nam, will accompany her on several pieces.

After first studying clarinet, she picked up the saxophone on her own when she was 19 years old. In 2007, Alour received the Django d'or Award for young talent.

Alour is an accomplished side player who has performed with artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Rhoda Scott and Aldo Romano. In 2001, she founded her own sextet, and released her debut album, Insulaire, in 2005.

For more information, visit www.sophiealour.com. The concert begins at 8pm at IDECAF at 31 Thai Van Lung Street in District 1. Tickets are VND100,000 (50 per cent discount for students). Call IDECAF at (08) 38239968. — VNS

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