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Louise Jallu

With more than twenty years of bandoneon behind her, Louise has already proven her legitimacy as an accomplished musician in France After two successful performances at the Birdland in Neuburg on the Danube (2021) and at the Münster International Jazz Festival (2023), the international career of the bandoneon player, famous in France, is very promising. She will be in Vienna, Singen, And in Switzerland in 2024.

She started her music career very young, when she joined the conservatoire (the French National School of Music) in the north of Paris at the age of 5. The young girl, lulled by the sounds of Bartok and Piazzolla at home, developed her curiosity for different kinds of music thanks to the institution founded by Bernard Cavanna,  but also delved deeper into the rich fabric of tango, her passion, which later became a profession. During her training, she learned from great peers considered among the best experts such as César Stroscio and Juan José Mosalini. They provided her the fundamental qualities needed to make herself a name in the tango circle: she masters the history and the instrument without resorting to simple mime.  Driven by this gift of universality, Louise Jallu cultivates a desire for experimentation while rooting herself in a long tradition. She walks in the footsteps of her mentors (Anibal Troilo, Astor Piazzolla, Maximo More or Dino Saluzzi) and shapes herself a singular personality in a rather masculine milieu.

Year after year, Louise develops her career on the international level. She obtains her music diploma and wins the second prize in the solo bandoneon category of the International Competition of Klingenthal (Germany). She’s not even 18 when she decides to create her own group, the Louise Jallu Quartet, while accumulating collaborations of all kinds: with the Greek singer Katerina Fotinaki, Sanseverino, with jazzmen such as Claude Barthélémy and Claude Tchamitchian, and the Argentinian virtuoso, Tomas Gubitsch.

She released her first album « Francesita » in 2019, inspired by a book by Albert Londres, about white woman slavery, and by the music of Enrique Delfino, the famous Argentinian tango pianist. She produced a performance around this album at the Café de la Danse.

Her second album, released on the 15.01.2022, is an ambitious and modern adaptation of Astor Piazzolla’s music. « Piazzolla 2021 » has been widely acclaimed by the national and international press. The French artist chooses not to play the revival card, but breaks instead away from the original. This means : in the spirit of, never to the letter of Piazzolla. Louise Jallu says  "If we claim to bring something new, we have to do something else. Take your music as if it were a standard and take it elsewhere."
She takes a vivifying tack that is as scrupulous as it is critical, slowing the tempo, clearing new harmonic pathways, reformulating the melody.


Chosen by the international Jury of the European Jazz Netzwork 2023

Resident at LA VILLA MEDICIS in January 2022

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

Second prize for the International Competition of Klingenthal (Germany), category solo bandoneon

Selected as showcase for the European Jazz Conference 2023





Date City Place Country Booking
2023-06-11 Mulhouse La Filature - Scene National Mulhouse France Tickets
2023-06-24 Les Lilas Le Triton France Tickets
2023-07-01 Vauvert Festival Jazz à Junas France Tickets
2023-07-09 Capbreton Capbreton Jazz Festival France Tickets
2023-07-27 Argenton-sur-Creuse Festival Les intemporel-les France Tickets
2023-09-16 Marseille European Jazz Conference France
2023-10-20 Salzburg Austria
2024-03-21 Singen Jazzclub Singen Germany
2024-05-03 Mannheim Germany

Past dates (current year only)

Date City Place Country
2023-01-07 Münster JazzFestival Münster - COMPLET Germany
2023-01-20 Marseille Cité de la Musique de Marseille France
2023-02-04 Bordeaux Artiste soliste invitée à l'Opéra National de Bordeaux France
2023-02-05 Bordeaux Artiste soliste invitée à l'Opéra National de Bordeaux France
2023-02-06 Bordeaux Artiste soliste invitée à l'Opéra National de Bordeaux France
2023-03-11 Villeneuve d'Ascq Villeneuve d'Ascq France
2023-03-21 Église Saint-Pierre, Montbrison Théâtre des Pénitents France
2023-04-10 Grenoble Festival Détours de Babel - COMPLET France
2023-04-19 Fessy Maison des Arts du Léman France
2023-04-20 Saint-Gingolph Espace Horizons Lémaniques France
2023-04-21 Lullin Maison du Arts du Léman France
2023-05-12 Cournon-d’Auvergne La Baie des Singes France
2023-05-28 La Trinité-sur-Mer Festival Jazz Salé France
2023-06-02 Werdenberg Festival Schlossmediale Switzerland