Florian Favre Trio
The Swiss Florian Favre Trio wins the jazz competition B-Jazz International Contest 2016, held during the Leuven Jazz festival.
Six finalists from five countries went for the ‘Grand Prize Albert Michiels’. The winner of the first prize, the ‘Grand Prize Albert Michiels‘, is Florian Favre Trio (Switzerland), a trio lead by Florian Favre on piano, Manu Hagmann on double bass and Arthur Hnatek on drums.
Prize for best soloist: Florian Favre
Prize for best bass player: Manu Hagmann
Sabam for Culture Prize (= prize for the best live interpretation of ‘Eternal July‘ (composed by Piotr Matusik): Florian Favre Trio
From the jury report:
“This band has a very high level of proficiency and professionalism.
There was a great build up and contour of the set, ranging from very delicate to highly intense moments, within the jazz tradition, but always fresh and surprising, with never a dull moment. With great coherence and interplay between the band members, always finding a balance between seriousness and apparent pleasure, meanwhile connecting very well with the audience and therefor creating a great atmosphere.”