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From the working-class Paris where he was born to the gilding of the Opéra Garnier, from the Arctic Circle to South Africa, from Shanghai to Havana via the Nice Jazz Festival with B.B. King, from blues to country and from Celtic melodies to Memphis soul, Jean-Jacques Milteau has always shown that borders celebrate the differences that make up humanity.
He owes this journey to the harmonica, which has enabled him to meet so many people: Gil Scott-Heron, Eddy Mitchell, Terry Callier, Barbara, Little Milton.... With some twenty albums and two Victoires de la Musique awards to his name, Milteau has put his virtuosity at the service of pure emotion.
His new collection, Key to the Highway, is no exception. Milteau's art, timeless and universal, takes us along a luminous road to which the harmonica is the key.

By Sebastian Danchin

Projects :

Key to the Highway:

With an original alchemy that combines the grace of the Wurlitzer, a founding bass and inspired percussion, JJ offers us a timeless sound. Not forgetting the exceptional vocals, with which he pursues a passionate dialogue. A zest of blues and a pinch of soul season this tasty, addictive music.

Blues n'Soul:

Michael Robinson's heavenly voice comes from Chicago, the city of the Blues, before joining the prestigious Golden Gate Quartet. Ron Smyth's gravelly voice also resounded in church before rubbing shoulders with the "devil's music"... J.J. Milteau had long wanted to offer them a sound that was as natural as possible. A few sound checks, backstage, emails, hotel rooms and a lot of good times later, and here they are on stage, playing a generous brand of music that sounds just like them.

Honky Tonk Blues:

"Why do certain sounds evoke certain images? In the more or less well classified big data of our memory, the harmonica is part of the soundtrack of road movies. Here, J.J. Milteau combines it with the voice of Nashville's Carlton Moody in a dolly that takes in everything from Hank Williams to Little Walter.



 Press Kit JJ Milteau

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Date City Place Country Booking
2024-08-02 Roquefere Jazz sous les châtaigniers France Tickets
2024-09-20 Boisseuil Blues n'Soul - Espace Crouzy France Tickets

Past dates (current year only)

Date City Place Country
2024-04-05 Vitry-Le-François CrossBorderBues - Bords 2 Scènes France
2024-04-06 Montbeliard CrossBorderBlues - MA Scène nationale France
2024-04-10 Vendenheim CrossBorderBlues - Espace Culturel de Vendenheim France
2024-04-12 Cenon CrossBorderBlues - Rocher de Palmer France
2024-04-13 La Souterraine CrossBorderBlues - Centre Culturel Yves Furet France
2024-05-21 Paris SOLD OUT- Key to the Highway - New Morning France
2024-06-15 Orange Blues N'Soul - Jazz Orange Festival France