C03

Jazz on !

François BESSAC

60 singers max
SATB

Medium

French

From 1 to 5 August, 2019

This four day workshop will tap into different facets of jazz. A dose of swing, a pinch of bossa nova, a dash of velvety ballads and many more surprises are the recipe for an intense jazz experience. Some work ahead of the festival will be asked of you.
François BESSAC - France

François Bessac studied classical piano and singing at the conservatoire of Grenoble, France, and choral conduction with Erwin List. He has conducted oratorio works with vocal ensembles and À Coeur Joie choirs in Grenoble. During his year at the Choeur de l’Armée Française (French army choir), he founded the all-male ensemble Phonandre. At 21, he created the jazz ensemble Charlatan Transfer with whom he recorded three CDs. He currently sings with the jazz quintet Sparkling Voices. He received jazz training from Laurence Saltiel, Roger Letson, Steve Zegree and he studied Brasilian music with Gondwana (Eduardo Lopes).