The Bridge’s mission is to develop relationships and mutual knowledge between musicians and structures from both continents through the continuous support of Franco-American groups and the organization of tours/exploratory trips. One of the results of our activity since 2013 has been to encourage more and more initiatives in parallel with the four annual tours.

Some of these initiatives are listed here. They fall under the following scenarios: 

  1. Helping (putting in contact, communication support, logistical support) ensembles that have already benefited from our system and completed a complete tour, but wish to continue their adventures elsewhere in France, Europe and/or North America, to set up new tours…
  2. Help musicians who are members of ensembles to plan the parallel activities of their choice, on the margins of tours. (see resources). 
  3. Designing, during the tours, with our partners in concert halls and festivals, several concerts in co-presentation, associating formations co-directed by at least one other musician member of The Bridge, or close to the network. And by encouraging cross-over between groups during the evening (see resources)..
  4. Co-constructing Franco-American initiatives outside of the ensembles we produce and the tours we organize

For any information about The Bridge’s ensembles, and the possibility to invite them, please contact the team.

EXTRAORDINARY EVENTS

 

Inauguration Concert in Paris
Inauguration Concert in Paris

3/22/2013, Maison des Arts de Créteil

Tortoise + Guests at the Festival Sons d’Hiver

 

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Inauguration Concert in Chicago
Inauguration Concert in Chicago

4/26/2013, à Chicago

Fred Jackson Jr, Stéphane Payen, Edward Perraud & Frank Rosaly at the Chicago Cultural Center

The ONJ invites Mike Reed
The ONJ invites Mike Reed

2018, in France

l’ONJ joue “The City Was Yellow : the Chicago Suite

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quelque chose comme un festival
quelque chose comme un festival

Celebrating the transition between two cycles

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A FEW PASSERELLES

 

Passerelle : Aymeric Avice & Avreeayl Ra
Passerelle : Aymeric Avice & Avreeayl Ra

April 2015, France

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Passerelle : Twins
Passerelle : Twins

June 2015, Paris

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Passerelle : Sonic Communion
Passerelle : Sonic Communion

Aug. 26-28, 2016

Sonic Communion tour at la Cappozzone and at the Météo Mulhouse Music Festival

Passerelle : The Turbine!
Passerelle : The Turbine!

8/25/2017

The Turbine + Toshinori Kondo at the Météo Mulhouse Music Festival

Passerelle : The Sync
Passerelle : The Sync

Apr. 23-28 – The Sync Europe Tour

La Malterie (Lille), 19 Paul Fort (Paris), Scène Nationale d’Orléans (Orléans), Bimhuis (Amsterdam), Centro Arte Padova (Padova)

Passerelle : A Pride of Lions
Passerelle : A Pride of Lions

Summer 2019 Tour

Météo Mulhouse Music Festival, JazzSaalfelden, Ai confini fra Sardegna e jazz

THERE WERE ALSO A FEW SPECIAL EVENINGS…

 

5/5/14 – A Night for a Knight
5/5/14 – A Night for a Knight

A Special night for the induction of Kahil El’Zabar into the Ordre National des Arts et des Lettres

The Shrine, Chicago

Natural Information Society

Mona Bismarck American Center, Paris

3/23/17 – 4tet Coax & Ballister
3/23/17 – 4tet Coax & Ballister

Paal Nilssen-Love, Dave Rempis & Fred Lonberg-Holm

Antoine Viard, Julien Desprez, Simon Henocq & Yann Joussein

L’Art à Palabres, Montreuil

12/4/17 – Ayler Xmas + Coax
12/4/17 – Ayler Xmas + Coax

The Music of Albert Ayler & Songs of Xmas

Mars Williams, Antonin-Tri Hoang, Antoine Viard, Julien Desprez, Yann Joussein & Frédéric Galliay

Les Temps du Corps, Paris

1/25/18 – Jazz Series #34, SUBDUED (Jackie McLean)
1/25/18 – Jazz Series #34, SUBDUED (Jackie McLean)

Pierre-Antoine Badaroux & Antonin Gerbal invite Greg Ward & Jason Roebke

Le 34, Paris

12/12/18 – An Ayler Xmas
12/12/18 – An Ayler Xmas

The Music of Albert Ayler & Songs of Xmas

Mars Williams, Timothée Quost, Antoine Viard, Richard Comte, Frédéric Galiay & Philippe Gleizes

L’Art à Palabres, Montreuil

AS WELL AS SOME SIDE TRACKS…

 

2012-2016 – ARCH, Chicago Now!
2012-2016 – ARCH, Chicago Now!

5 years of collaboration between the Brest and Chicago music scenes

PLAGES MAGNétiques
2018 – ESCAPE LANE, 2nd album
2018 – ESCAPE LANE, 2nd album

Live recording of the Port-Louis concert

LABEL VENTS DU SUD
2016 – Heads or Tails
2016 – Heads or Tails

Sylvain Kassap & Hamid Drake duo

Rogueart
2018 – T(R)OPIC
2018 – T(R)OPIC

Julien Desprez & Rob Mazurek Big Band

SONS d'hiver
Oct. 2019 – Santacruz / Zerang Tour
Oct. 2019 – Santacruz / Zerang Tour

Bernard Santacruz & Michael Zerang

2019 – TOC & Dave Rempis
2019 – TOC & Dave Rempis
2019 – Reverse Winchester
2019 – Reverse Winchester

Mike Ladd & Mathieu Sourisseau

FREDDY MOREZON
2020 – Hopetown
2020 – Hopetown

Claudia Solal & Benoît Delbecq

Rogueart