Doors open at 15h30.
Yann Tiersen: 22h30
Your ticket gives you access to all concerts of this festival day. This is a seated concert day.
First this mandatory statement: yes, Yann Tiersen is that guy from Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain. But even more important: Tiersen is also that incredibly versatile composer who incorporates influences from Frédéric Chopin and Erik Satie as well as Philip Glass and Michael Nyman into his music, and collaborates with idiosyncratic rock and pop musicians such as Stuart A. Staples (Tindersticks), Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins) and Jane Birkin. In other words: Yann Tiersen should feel right at home at Gent Jazz Festival. Especially now that he has just released a new album that, according to many, towers above the rest of his already impressive oeuvre. All is full of ingenious compositions, not so much to close your eyes to, but to get into a deep trance. Be sure to expect the most magical concert of the summer.