One of the things we love about Paris is the opportunity to hear so many top jazz performers. Lenore Raphael, who jazz critics have compared to Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans and even Thelonious Monk, will be in town playing her brand of modern swinging jazz (April 10 & 11) at the Cercle Suedois and Chez Papa Jazz Club. Considered by many as one of great Steinway artists, she has performed at some of the world’s top jazz venues and festivals such as The London Jazz Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Ronnie Scott’s (London) and the Blue Note.
JazzReview described her as “One of the top new talents in mainstream jazz. A bright pianist with roots in the post-bop era.” And “Creative Music Works” said “Simply wonderful playing! Raphael is a marvelous interpreter of Monk… but she goes a step beyond to make it fresh and her own.” She performs at the Cercle Suedois with saxophonist Ray Blue and bassist Hilliard Greene (Wednesday, April 10, 7:45PM, 2019) located at 242, rue de Rivoli and at Chez Papa Jazz Club with bassist Hilliard Greene (Thursday, April 11, 8:30PM, 2019) located at 3, rue Benoit.