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2019 French Cultures Festival Kick-off Concert

The Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston is pleased to announce the 2019 French Cultures Festival taking place throughout the month of March in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The festival aims at celebrating French language through cultural and educational events.

It will be officially launched during the 7th annual kick-off concert, showcasing a bouncing mix of jazz, soul, R&B and funk sounds with three bands: Scott Tixier (France), David Caceres (Houston, TX) and Andréanne Martin (Quebec).

The event will take place on Friday, March 8, 2019 at Discovery Green located at 1500 McKinney, Houston, Texas 77010 from 6 to 10 p.m.

It is free, open to the public and family-friendly.

>>> The photos of the concert are now available! Click HERE.

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Scott Tixier (France)

One of his generation’s extraordinary talents, Scott Tixier has made a name for himself as a violinist-composer of wide-ranging ambition, individuality and drive.

The Dallas-based musician, born in 1986 in Montreuil, France has performed with some of the leading lights in jazz and music legends from Stevie Wonder to NEA jazz master Kenny Barron. Tixier studied classical violin at the conservatory in Paris. He has lived in New York for over a decade where he performed and recorded with a wide range of artists, including Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Roger Waters, Kenny Barron, John Legend, Ed Sheeran and many others.

He played in all the major venues across the United States at Carnegie Hall, the Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Blue Note Jazz Club, the Apollo Theater and the United States Capitol.

In addition to performing in and out the jazz world, Tixier has been appearing in the house band on most of the TV shows in America such as The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert as well as the previous format with David Letterman, The Late Night with Seth Meyers and America Got Talents for 3 seasons.


David Caceres (Houston, TX)

Houston-based vocalist/saxophonist David Caceres offers a rare combination: a soulful, emotive voice with the potential to connect with a varied adult audience and the skills as an alto saxophonist to go toe-to-toe with the best players of his generation. Indeed, Caceres's raw talent and natural charisma make him a sure bet to cross boundaries and unify audiences.

Beginning in 1995, Caceres started recording under his own name, with the independently-released Innermost. The hard-burning jazz date Trio followed in 1999, and finally Reflections in 2006.


Andréanne Martin (Quebec)

Andréanne Martin is a singer and songwriter from Quebec who participated in the first edition of La Voix (the Voice in Quebec).

Since her beginnings, the young artist has made several appearances on television and in various festivals such as Le Tremplin de Dégelis that she won in 2015.
Thanks to this experience, one of her dreams came true: to be invited to the TV show Belle & Bum, a popular music program on one of the main TV channels in Quebec. She also won the SODEC award for her incredible charisma and her astounding presence on stage. In February 2016, she officially launched her first EP of 5 tracks: Mon beau bandit. Her single Je bégaye is broadcast in radio stations throughout Quebec.



In addition to the live music performances, concert attendees will have the opportunity to taste an exclusive selection of gourmet dishes from France and francophone countries (crêpes, quiches, pastries and other delicacies).



The French Cultures Festival woud not be possible without the support of our valued sponsors.

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to: