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Wharton Arts Webinar: A Conversation with David Linx
April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wharton Arts Presents Artistic Director Helen H. Cha-Pyo’s Conversation with David Linx, jazz singer, composer and producer
Friday, April 9 ⋅ 7:00-8:00 p.m. EST
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ABOUT DAVID LINX
Born in Brussels but Parisian by adoption, and trained by the collaborations with a myriad of legendary American and European musicians, David Linx is, if not the greatest (quote from Jazz Magazine), at least one of the most formidable jazz singers one is bound to hear and grace the stage.
His first big international acclaim and breakthrough came with the Label Bleu released album Up Close back in 1995 with co-leader Diederik Wissels, as well as the re-release of his album with the writer James Baldwin: A Lover’s Question with Pierre Van Dormael, Steve Coleman, Toots Thielemans and Slide Hampton… It definitively renewed the landscape and the perception of vocal jazz by means of a totally new approach, and has inspired an entire generation of singers and musicians.
Amongst the numerous awards David Linx has received over the years we can mention are the Octave d’Honneur in Belgium for his entire career, The Edison Jazz Award in Holland, Best Jazz Vocal Album of the Year for Brel with the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, and many awards in France such as Victoires du Jazz in 2019, and Voice of the Year, Prix Charles Cros, Académie du Jazz.
With one of his more recent recordings with the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, David Linx has won the bet of making even Jacques Brel swing. His many collaborations with the likes of Paolo Fresu (Heartland and The Whistleblowers), André Ceccarelli, Guillaume de Chassy, and many others can be counted amongst the greatest successes of today’s jazz; modern, classy and at times even romantic.