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.


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


09.03.2024 Emile Parisien | Quartet NO - Oslo Viktoria Nasjonal Jazzscene
05.04.2024 LES METANUITS DE - Hameln Doubletime Jazz & Kultur Club Residency EMILE PARISIEN
07.04.2024 Emile Parisien | Quartet DE - Hameln Doubletime Jazz & Kultur Club Residency EMILE PARISIEN
27.04.2024 Emile Parisien | Quartet BE - Brussels Jazz Station Club Show
15.05.2024 LES METANUITS - Jazzfestival Basel
30.05.2024 Emile Parisien | Quartet DK - Copenhagen Jazzhus Montmartre Club Show


Jolanda Vujasinovic

Booking Agent

Andreas Brandis

Artist Manager

Wenna Liu

Production Manager

The ACT Agency

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