Bolling with an African Twist – Artscape Arena 27-31 August 2019 – Zafroics


A pianistic prodigy, Claude Bolling (born 1930) was already performing at age 14 as a professional Jazz musican with such big names as Lionel HamptonRoy Eldridge, and Kenny Clarke, making his first LP at 18. He continued his Eauropean music-making “underground” during the WWII, since Jazz was forbidden by the Nazis. This experience paid off toward the end of the war when many jazz musicians came to Paris. He quickly became the most sought-after pianist for concerts and records, and he finally had the opportunity to meet the [read more…]