Du August 2nd to 10th, 2020.

Franck Avitabile Piano Jazz Académie de Fourviere

After winning the Grand Prix of the Martial Solal international competition, Franck Avitabile was noticed by Michel Petrucciani who produced his first album that brought him a « Django d’Or » prize. He has published 7 albums under his own name as well as sixty compositions for the Dreyfus Jazz label. He was named ‘Best discovery of the year’ at the Victoires du Jazz in 2004.

He develops a system of illusions and discrete re-harmonization in reference to his studies of discrete mathematics at the ENS, which allows him to let an old standard sound as a new piece. Franck Avitabile has played with Wynton Marsalis, NHOP, Jan Garbarek, Manu Katché, Aldo Romano, Henri Texier as well as the Modigliani Quartet, Wilhem Latchoumia, Marcela Roggeri. He has emerged as one of the best jazz pianists of his generation.