Thursday 16 November 2017 7:30PM

Justin Kauflin Trio; Airelle Besson trumpet; Vincent Ségal cello

EFG London Jazz Festival


Change of Duration
The duration for this concert has changed from previously advertised and will now be as below. The first half, featuring Airelle Besson (trumpet) & Vincent Ségal (cello) will be approximately 1 hour in duration. The second half, featuring the Justin Kauflin Trio, will be approximately 1 hour 15 mins in duration.


  • Justin Kauflin Trio
  • Airelle Besson trumpet
  • Vincent Ségal cello

The prodigious talent of pianist Justin Kauflin pairs with the UK debut of a duo featuring French trumpeter Airelle Besson and cellist Vincent Ségal in a double bill highlighting emerging talent from both sides of the Atlantic.

Mentored by the late trumpeter and teacher Clark Terry, and now one of a massively talented clutch of young musician in the Quincy Jones stable, pianist Justin Kauflin embraces the spirit of jazz piano masters, whilst following his own soulfully expressive muse. His life-affirming relationship with Clark Terry was traced in the Oscar-nominated documentary Keep on Keepin’ On.

Airelle Besson’s emergence as a major new talent in European jazz in the past few years has seen her play in a range of delicately balanced and intimate small ensembles, as well as composing and performing with orchestras – at the heart of her music is a lustrous, lyrical trumpet sound that weaves around Vincent Ségal’s mesmerising cello lines – an artist whose recent performances with kora maestro Ballake Sissoko have caught the imagination of audiences throughout the UK.

  • Presented by EFG London Jazz Festival