Image 01 credits: Sylvaim Gripoix

Emile Parisien

soprano saxophon

Saxophonist Emile Parisien is one of the most important protagonists of contemporary French jazz. A jazz visionary, who may have one foot in that ancient soil, but his gaze is firmly fixed on the future. The leading French newspaper Le Monde has called him “the best new thing that has happened in European jazz for a long time,” while the Hamburg radio station NDR made the point of telling its listeners to give Parisien their “undivided attention.” The reference points on Parisien’s personal musical map are very widely spread indeed. They range from the popular folk traditions of his homeland to the compositional rigour of contemporary classical music, and also to the abstraction of free jazz. And yet everything he does has a naturalness and authenticity about it. Rather than appearing pre-meditated or constrained, his music has a flow, he traverses genres with a remarkable fleetness of foot and an effortless inevitability. What is it that makes the simple urgency of Parisien’s music quite so enjoyable? How does he manage to combine a provocative and anarchic streak with such a captivating sense of swing? Anyone who has seen and heard him on stage will know: it is because he lives his jazz with body and soul, because there is an authenticity and honesty inflecting every breath and every note.


Emile Parisien Quartet
Emile Parisien Quartet
LES METANUITS w/ Roberto Negro & Emile Parisien
LES METANUITS w/ Roberto Negro & Emile Parisien
Michael Wollny & Emile Parisien
Michael Wollny & Emile Parisien


28.05.2024 Emile Parisien | Quartet DE - München Jazzclub Unterfahrt Club Show
29.05.2024 Emile Parisien | Quartet DE - Köln Stadtgarten
30.05.2024 Emile Parisien | Quartet DK - Copenhagen Jazzhus Montmartre Club Show
05.06.2024 Emile Parisien | Quartet DE - Jena Trafo Club Show Tickets
16.06.2024 Emile Parisien | Quartet DE - Lüdighausen BurgJazz Festival Münsterland Münsterland Festival meets BurgJazz
03.07.2024 Emile Parisien | Quartet DE - Augsburg Botanischer Garten Augsburg (Holzpavillon) Augsburger Jazzsommer
02.10.2024 Emile Parisien | Quartet BE - Eupen Alter Schlachthof - Kulturzentrum Eupen Club Show
26.10.2024 Emile Parisien | Quartet DE - Burghausen Jazzkeller Club Show
05.11.2024 Emile Parisien | Quartet DE - Singen (Hohentwiel) Jazz Club Singen e.V. Club Show
06.11.2024 Emile Parisien | Quartet DE - Gauting Bosco Club Show
07.11.2024 Emile Parisien | Quartet DE - Bayreuth Bechersaal


Jolanda Vujasinovic

Booking Agent

Andreas Brandis

Artist Manager

Wenna Liu

Production Manager

The ACT Agency

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