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
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
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
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
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.
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.
CD available with the following songs:
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
A Woman Is A Sometime
Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way
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