Loïs Le Van, voice
Voice and composition
Loïs Le Van & The Bravo Big Band - New album – release november 2017, 10 - Cristal Records /Sony Music.
The compositions of Loïs Le Van arranged by Sandrine Marchetti and Thomas Mayade, recorded with the Bravo Big Band.
We must listen to Lois Van as a voice in the shadows, as we read a novel of intrigues. To devour it with the ears, the senses, the thirst for adventure, the fears and the lies and to meet there the cracks, the tenderness, the tears, the chills and the light which reveals a multitude of feelings.
With his new recording "So Much More", and his new quartet (Bruno Ruder p., Chris Jennings, cb and Sylvain Rifflet, ts., cl.) released in September 2016 ; Lois Van harvest still many distinctions including Revelation Jazz Voices 2016 (Jazz News), Shock (Jazz Magazine), Elu (Citizen Jazz), fff (Télérama), etc...
Loïs le Van has been recognized by the main French jazz monthly Jazz Magazine as the “French discovery of the year 2014”; mostly, but not only, with respect to the album The Other Side by the Loïs le Van Sextet (the album was listed as a “Discovery” (Revelation) in Jazz Magazine and “Selected” (Élu) in the magazine Citizen Jazz).
He had already distinguished himself in 2012 at the international competition “Voicingers” in Żory, Poland, where he impressed a jury consisting of the American jazz singer and pianist Patricia Barber, the Swedish jazz artist Lars Danielsson and French jazz journalist/music professional Thierry Quenum.