Ibrahim Maalouf with Jacky Terrasson / Jean-Michel Pilc
Symphony Center Presents Jazz Series
Friday, May 15, 2015
Ibrahim Maalouf is one of the most exciting trumpeters of his generation, redefining the boundaries of jazz and branching into pop, soul, hip-hop and French chansons while drawing innovatively on Arabic music. The trumpeter will lead a group of standout American players with special guest Jacky Terrasson, a brilliant pianist who drew attention to the French jazz scene in the mid-’90s when he won the Thelonious Monk Piano Competition.
Opening this celebration of French jazz is pianist Jean-Michel Pilc, who is “a physical and densely harmonic player with a Rubik’s-cube mind for chord substitutions” (The New York Times).