Pierre Alexandre Petiot
About Pierre Alexandre Petiot
The music of the French Twist Swing Quintet is inspired by the Parisian Jazz scene of the 1930s and 50s, especially by the Hot Club de France, founded by Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli. In addition to these classics, the ambassadors of Parisian hot Jazz will also perform original music, offering their own vision of what contemporary swing can be, blending their francophone culture into their American experience. Pierre Alexandre Petiot, who had the privilege of playing the piano for Charles Aznavour, and rising star jazz singer Chloe Perrier, will bring the torrents of lyrics in Menilmontant to life with the bittersweetness but also the informed gravitas of a Parisienne who’s been there, and a special guest, the world renowned French harmonica player Yvonnick Prené.