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Louise Jallu

With more than twenty years of bandoneon in her arms, Louise Jallu can legitimately consider herself an accomplished musician despite her young age. It must be said that she started at the age of five, joining the renowned conservatory of Gennevilliers, her home town. The young girl grew up in a music-loving family - at home they listened to Monk, Bartók and Piazzolla - and in this institution founded by Bernard Cavanna she found material for her curiosity about the world of music, while at the same time ploughing deeper and deeper into the rich soil of the tango, a passion that would soon become her profession.

During her years of apprenticeship, she benefited from the lessons of great peers considered to be among the best experts, notably César Stroscio and Juan José Mosalini, who provided the prodigy with the fundamental qualities needed to make a name for herself in the cenacle of the tango: knowing its history and mastering the instrument, without becoming a mere copyist.

Thus, driven by this gift of ubiquity, cultivating both a desire for experimentation and a firm commitment to a long tradition, Louise Jallu gradually refined her fingering and sharpened her pen, in order to assert her expressiveness both on the bandoneon and on the score. Although she has had many mentors, citing Anibal Troilo, Astor Piazzolla, Máximo Mori and Dino Saluzzi among her teachers, the young woman is nonetheless a singular personality in a milieu long considered macho. Times are changing, and you can hear it.

Not even of age, but already holding a diploma in music studies and having won second prize in the solo bandoneon category of the Klingenthal International Competition (Germany), she decided to found her own group, Louise Jallu Quartet, while accumulating collaborations of all kinds, with the Greek singer Katerina Fotinaki as well as Sanseverino, with jazzmen such as Claude Barthélémy and Claude Tchamitchian, not forgetting the Argentine aesthete Tomás Gubitsch.

Winner of the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation 2019, category jazz & classical music

Resident at LA VILLA MEDICIS in January 2022

Nominated for the Victoires du Jazz 2021, category Revelation (PRIX FRANK TÉNOT)




Date City Place Country
2022-10-07 Perpignan Jazz Zèbre France
2022-10-11 Annemasse Jazz Contre Band France
2022-11-04 Auxerre Le Silex France
2022-11-05 Eymet Jazz Off, Château d'Eymet France
2022-11-08 Dudelange Centre Culturel Opderschmelz Luxembourg
2022-11-10 Paris Le Bal Blomet France
2023-01-20 Marseille Cité de la Musique de Marseille France
2023-03-21 Église Saint-Pierre, Montbrison Théâtre des Pénitents France
2023-04-10 Grenoble Festival Détours de Babel France
2023-04-19 Thonon-les-Bains Maison des Arts du Léman France

Past dates (current year only)

Date City Place Country
2022-04-22 Brest Scène Nationale de Brest - Le Quartz France
2022-05-22 Paris Philharmonie de Paris France
2022-07-23 Laval Festival Poet Laval Jazz France
2022-08-04 Marciac Festival Jazz in Marciac France
2022-08-20 Buis les Baronnies Parfum de Jazz France
2022-08-25 Cluny Jazz Campus en Clunisois France