Thursday, February 19, 2015

Swiss jazz pianist and composer Claude Diallo returns to the Philippines for a series of performances in line with the 2015 Philippine International Jazz Festival. For this year, he will perform both solo and with his trio, Claude Diallo Situation.

Claude kicks off his solo performance with a free solo piano concert at the Rizal Park Open Auditorium on February 21, 2015, 6:30 pm. The show will also feature Raoul and the Wild Tortillas as the opening number. He will be among the performers at the Pianofest on February 25, 2015, 7:00 pm at Manila Pianos in Makati.

The Claude Diallo Situation hops over to Bacolod City first with a performance on February 20, 2015, 6:00 pm at the L Fisher Hotel. Then it’s off to performances in Metro Manila on February 24, 2015, 6:00 pm at the 12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub in Makati, February 27, 2015, 6:00 pm at the Shangri-la Plaza Mall, and finally on February 28, 2015, 7:00 pm at the Solaire Eclipse, Solaire Resorts & Casino.

Claude Diallo Situation

Claude Diallo, who is born of a Swiss mother and a French father, was destined to become a musician, as both parents played violin in the symphony orchestra. Inspired by Oscar Peterson’s fiery music, the young pianist was turned on to his true love-Jazz. Claude Diallo’s many accolades include: finalist in 2009 at the Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition and the 2008 and 2011 recipient of the Cultural Achievement Award from his hometown of St. Gallen.

Claude Diallo Situation is composed of pianist Claude Diallo, bassist Laurent Salzard, and drummer Massimo Buonanno. They’ve released their first CD Traveling with Music back in 2008 and since then have produced four more records and a DVD. The trio has toured successfully in Switzerland and throughout Europe, as well as in Asian countries like Japan, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan.

Claude Diallo

Schedule of Claude Diallo’s solo performances:

February 21, 2015, 6:30 pm - Labs Kita, Sabado!
Rizal Park Open Air Auditorium

February 25, 2015, 7:00 pm - Pianofest
Manila Pianos
2/F CW Wine Depot
Chino Roces Avenue

Schedule of Claude Diallo Situation performances:

February 20, 2015, 6:00 pm - Bacolod Jazz Festival
La Proa Ballroom, L Fisher Hotel

February 24, 2015, 6:00 pm - Cultural Night
12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub
Kalayaan Avenue, Makati

February 27, 2015, 6:00 pm - International Jazz Gala
Shangri-la Plaza Mall
Mandaluyong City

February 28, 2015, 7:00 pm - Latin Fiesta Night
Solaire Eclipse
Solaire Resorts & Casino

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