French band ‘Mezcal Jazz Unit’ returns to Vietnam

A jazz concert featuring the French band ‘Mezcal Jazz Unit’ will take place at L'Espace-French Cultural Center in Hanoi on November 27.

Following concerts in France and Vietnam between 2002 and 2007 which led to the creation of ‘Search for Wind’ in 2005, the musicians of ‘Mezcal Jazz Unit’ will reunite in the country with Vietnamese friends in a new French-Vietnamese program combining jazz and Vietnamese traditional instruments.

The Mezcal Jazz Unit has been led by bassist and composer Emmanuel de Gouvello since 1986. It also includes saxophonist Christophe Azéma, guitarist Jean Marie Frédéric and bassist Vivian Pérès

They will be onstage together with saxophonist Tran Manh Tuan and Vietnamese musicians.

A special jazz night was held at the Sofitel Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City on November 26.

Compiled by Kim Khanh

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