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Pernilla Caroubi Quintet

Pernilla Caroubi Quintet is the unification of five musicians who desire to tell the story of jazz by playing many of the greatest works through history - with new, innovative interpretations, recreating the arrangements to match the sounds of our time.

In celebration of George Gershwin's 100 years anniversary, the quintet focuses on his eternal 'Porgy & Bess' - with the melodies that broke waves on Broadway.

This masterpiece is incontestably the most deserved of George Gershwin's successes.

The originality and the diversity of the arrangements of Pernilla Caroubi Quintet - sometimes with Latin-Cuban influences - strike a modern and fresh version of the classics.

The skillful musicians accompany the Danish singer Pernilla Caroubi in such a way that this great jazz voice of hers really blossoms.



After training as a singer in the Copenhagen Royal Academy and at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, Pernilla Caroubi studied harmony at the American School of Modern Music.

She has recorded with the Danish orchestra UPS and today sings with a number of groups; including Henri Guedon with whom she has appeared at venues such as New Morning, Fête de l'Humanite, Printemps de Bourges, and television programs.

Pernilla Caroubi


Cristophe Montant


Christophe Montant studied the guitar with Pierre Cullaz. He attended courses with Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Chick Corea and Gary Burton, and was guitarist in the Big Band of Cannes. Now he plays with a number of jazz bands.


drums & percussion

Jean-Marc Eon studies drums with Dante Agostini. He was a student of Georges Pazinski, director of the jazz department of the Conservatory of Cergy Pontoise. He studied at CIM in Paris, was a member of the Big Band of CIM, and later attended courses with Barre Philipps. Travelled to Cuba to develop his Latin music expertise at l'Institut Supérieur des Arts in Havana, and today plays with jazz and salsa orchestras.


Rene Pignatelli


René Pignatelli was awarded first prize at the Music Institute of Los Angeles. He studied with Jeff Berlin, Gary Willis, and Abraham Laboriel. Specialized in upright bass at the Conservatory of Béziers with Bernard Cazauran from the Orchestra of Paris.

In 1988, he created the 'On Step Quartet'. He plays with several Cuban and Brazilian bands and is a member of the Big Band of Nîmes.



Cyril Caroubi was encouraged in his piano studies by Pierre Petit, Director of the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. He studied with A. Weber, Director of the C.N.S.M. in Paris, graduated from the C.M.C.N., and took several courses with well-known pianists, as for instance Kenny Barron. He has played in a number of groups, including Pierre Vassiliu, and has also worked with Wally Badarou (Level 42, J. C. Goude) in the Barclay studios.

Cyril Caroubi


The songs

CD available with the following songs:

CD cover There's a Boat Dat's Leaving Soon for New York

Oh Doctor Jesus

Bess, you Is My Woman

It Ain't Necessaryly So


My Man's Gone Now

I Got Plenty O'Nothing

Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess

A Woman Is A Sometime Thing

Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way

If you don't have it: Download RealAudio player



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