Jazz with Baptiste Trotignon

When: December 5, 2010, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Where: Spivey Hall at Clayton State University (2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow, GA 30260).

A favorite of European jazz festivals, the brilliant young French pianist Baptiste Trotignon, among the brightest talents on the international jazz scene, makes his Atlanta debut following the success of his 2009 CD release, SHARE.

Beginning as a violin player, the musician eventually discovered the piano, and entered the conservatory of Nantes at age 13. Baptiste Trotignon then attended the Conservatoire national supérieur in Paris, where he studies classical jazz, but quit after two years, when he decided that jazz should be played in clubs and not in rigid institutions. In 1998, he formed a jazz group and began recording. Today, Baptiste Trotignon is one of the most important names in the French jazz scene.

Spivey Hall, located on the campus of Clayton State University, is a 400-seat, acoustically-superior performing arts venue that has presented the best in classical, jazz and world music to the Metro-Atlanta area since 1991. An elegant, intimate recital hall, Spivey Hall has won international acclaim for its superb acoustics and the artistic excellence of its annual concert series. Equally important are its music education programs, serving some 18,000 students from 18 Metro-Atlanta counties each year. Because of its high-quality programming, Spivey Hall draws audiences from throughout Georgia and the Southeast, serving more than 35,000 people annually. Performances by Spivey Hall musicians are frequently heard on nationally-broadcast public-radio programs reaching 1.2 million people in 250 markets across North America. Spivey Hall also supports Clayton State University’s growing Department of Visual and Performing Arts program and serves as a valuable performance venue for numerous regional music ensembles.

Baptiste Trotignon, piano
Mark Turner, tenor saxophone
Matt Penman, bass
Gregory Hutchinson, drums

Tickets: $40
Box Office Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Online: www.spiveyhall.org