New European quintet (France, Belgium, Italy and Luxemburg), Persuasive offers an original repertoire that is carried away by the intoxicating melodies composed by saxophonist Jean-Baptiste Berger.
Created at Césaré - CNCM - Sunnyside Festival of Reims, these compositions have some influence on contemporary jazz, as well as pop, rock, traditional and classical music.
Persuasive wants to be cosmopolitan, as much in the choice of its musicians as in its references, with the possibility of being native or without contact with the universality, without denying its identity.
After many courses like Cadillac Palace, hailed by the critics and rewarded by an Audience Award at the Jazz Tremplin d'Avignon in 2014, this project has its beginnings at JazzPlaysEurope, a European springboard for young jazz musicians for which Jean-Baptiste Berger was selected in 2012 to represent France.
Above his meetings, he is surrounded by young talents from the European scene to share his music, both simple and accessible while being harmonious and rhythmically complex.
Jean-Baptiste Berger: saxophone & compositions
Lorenzo Di Maio: guitar
Igor Gehenot: piano
Tommaso Montagnani: bass
Jérôme Klein: drums