Friday june 28 8:30 p.m. church of Pernant (02)
Saturday june 29 8:30 p.m. church of Pernant (02)



Estelle Perrault (voice) TW/FR
Estelle Parrault
Estelle Perrault
© Jean-François Carreau

Estelle embodies an atypical career by the richness of two cultures and a deep passion for jazz. Raised in Kaohsiung and Taiwan and Enghien-les-Bains, near Paris, her life is a journey between two worlds. Inspired by the melodies shared with the women of her Taiwanese family, her attraction to music awakened in her childhood and took on a new dimension in adolescence thanks to her exposure to Afro-Caribbean music in France. Her relative late discovery of jazz – as a law student – through Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Pass and Wes Montgomery, marks a turning point. Now, her cultural duality offers an enriching perspective and allows her to mix influences in a unique style of jazz. For Estelle, jazz becomes a quest for freedom and personal expression, providing a space to exist and express one’s individuality, far from Taiwanese and French cultural norms. Since her first album ‘Lots of Love’ (2020), she’s one of the most promising jazz singers of France.

David Lukács (clarinet, saxophone) NL
David Lukács
David Lukács

Having his father’s record collection as an inspiration, young David fell in love with jazz music. After he studied clarinet at ‘The Hague Royal Conservatory’ he won the ‘Kobe Jazz Award’ in 1998. He did concerts, television and radio shows all over Europe and Asia, was featured on the clarinet in ‘A Tribute to Benny Goodman’ at the famous North Sea Jazz Festival and at The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. He performed with numerous musicians and played on albums – with Caro Emerald, and The Jimmy Lunceford Legacy Orchestra. His playing and sound reminds the styles of jazz legends like Lester Young, Stan Getz and Benny Goodman, ….but most of all you hear David!

Alexander Brott (guitar) SE/CA
Alexander Brott
Alexander Brott

Being a Swedish–Canadian jazz guitarist, Alexander divides his time between Europe – The Hague where he lives – and New York – his Alexander Brott New York Quartet – where he plays with some of the world’s finest jazz musicians. Since graduating from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in 2015, Alexander quickly became one of the most sought after guitarists in Sweden. Hailed as a virtuoso of the American jazz of the years 1920-‘50 with role models such as Tadd Dameron, Duke Ellington, Bud Powell and Hank Jones, the music of this young guitarist has been described as both “classic” and “timeless” as well as “fresh and innovative”.

Vincent Frade (drums) FR
Vincent Frade
Vincent Frade

Born in Montreuil, Vincent studied percussion at the age of eight at the National School of Music in Romainville, then drums in the amateur jazz workshops of pianist Julio Laks. In 1993, at the age of twenty, he participated in the ‘All Stars’ with a group which also played in festivals and concerts in France and in particular at the famous La Villette Jazz Festival. With the Antoine Hervier Trio and the Rémi Toulon Trio he used to play at Parisian clubs and to perform at national and international festivals, with great artists and performed a song for a scene in Woody Allens ‘Midnight in Paris’. At the same time and since several years he presents, with three colleagues, the history of jazz music from its origins to today, to primary school children in Paris banlieues.

Jos Machtel (double bass) NL
Jos Machtel
Jos Machtel

At the age of ten Jos Machtel started to play trumpet. For this instrument he went to the Hilversum conservatory. Two years later he switched here to double bass, taught by the great Victor Kaihatu: the start of a world career. He taught and played a few years in Spain, in The Netherlands – with Madeleine Peyroux, Benjamin Herman – stayed in Kansas City (US) until in 1999 he was asked for the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, till 2018 he was member of the orchestra. He still lives and works in Belgium, teaches in Leuven, and tours with illustrious bands as the Rebirth Collective, Andrea Pozza European Quintet, Dick de Graaf Kwartet, Paradox Jazzorchestra or the Simon Rigter/Ruud Breuls Kwintet.

Support program: students from the Ecole de la Musique de Soissons, atelier Loïc Rechard and Camille Jeoffroy.

Jazz’N Ambleny 2023 : an impression

This year the church in Pernant – neighbour village of Ambleny – offered a welcome atmosphere for our musical meeting. Musicians and audience were surprised by the good acoustics, the warm welcome and of course the champagne.
The festival was recommended by Radio France Musique, on the site of the Dutch embassy in Paris and in the media of Hauts de France, Aisne and Oise. We thank the municipalities of Ambleny and Pernant, the CC Retz-en-Valois, all the sponsors, the helpers and the volunteers of this year! But above all thanks to Agathe Iracema, Peter Beets, Suzan Veneman, Wouter Kühne and bassist Joachim Govin who was so kind to step in at the last moment. See you in 2024!