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Le French May’s Live Jazz Series in Hong Kong

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Jean-Christophe Cholet, Eric Le Lann and Alban Darche Hong Kong City Hall, Theatre Le French May Arts Festival: Live Jazz Series Hong Kong June 7-9, 2018 Now in its 26th edition Hong Kong's annual celebration of all things Francophone, Le French May, today spills well beyond the temporal restrictions implied in its twee title--with many of the festival's 100-plus cultural happenings littered across June. Among them in 2018 was the extended Live Jazz ...

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Eric Le Lann: I Remember Chet

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French trumpeter Eric Le Lann has a bit part in Bertrand Tavernier's 1986 film Round Midnight, the story of a French jazz fan's friendship with wayward American jazz musician Dale Turner, played by tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon. Le Lann plays a French jazz trumpeter--not much of a stretch. More to the point, the film's story mirrored, however approximately, an episode in his own life, in which Le Lann befriended the expatriate Chet Baker during the latter's troubled final decade.