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On the Periphery at Potrero Stage Potrero Stage 1695 18th Street, San Francisco
Jan 27
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Feb 25
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Reverso on Tour

Reverso, a transatlantic group of outstanding improvisers, equally at home in jazz and classical music, will be on tour for the release of their new album. ‘The Melodic Line’, the group’s second album, is set against the backdrop of Paris in the Années Folles and is inspired by the aesthetic of the composers of the Groupe des Six (Poulenc, Milhaud, Honegger, Auric, Tailleferre and Durey).

Illuminating the porous boundaries between classical and jazz, this acclaimed trans-oceanic chamber jazz project performs original music inspired by Maurice Ravel's "Le Tombeau de Couperin" and Les Six. The band has toured throughout the USA and Europe over the past 3 years to rave reviews from audiences and critics alike including performances in jazz clubs, theaters, churches, chamber music series, and performing arts centers.

  • Frank Woeste, co-leader and composer of the group, has developed, in the course of his albums and tours, a unique language that makes him an unclassifiable and polymorphous artist, a sideman with prestigious musicians but also a producer. He has worked with stunning musicians and has played all the big festivals.
  • Vincent Courtois, a stunning cellist, is as comfortable in the classical repertory as in free improvisations or indeed in chanson. His curiosity and eclecticism led him to play with brilliant musicians from different backgrounds. Strengthened by his many experiences and influences, Vincent Courtois has developed a unique musical exploration. He already made an artistic residency at A Room With A View with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.
  • Ryan Keberle, the trio’s other co-leader and composer, is one of today’s key trombonists on the New York scene, whether with his group ‘Catharsis’ or with Maria Schneider and Dave Douglas.

Jazz & New Music, is a program of FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, with support from the Florence Gould Foundation, the French Ministry of Culture, Institut français-Paris,and Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs de Musique (“SACEM”). Additional support for women artists has been provided by CHANEL Fund for Women in the Arts and Culture.