The great formation of jazz is without any doubt the most popular of the formations of jazz. Its image, ennoblie by artists as prestigious as Duke Ellington or Count Basie, was printed so strongly in the unconscious collective of the French public of the years of post-war period, as it remains one half-century later still charged with than it so deeply symbolized: Release. This immediate fraternity between the people of Released France and the American black community is very natural besides, one emerging from the yoke Nazi, the other of the white oppressor. The fifty years which followed made only confirm this fertile exchange and a number of academies and/or schools of music saw being born this type of orchestra in their centre. Regarded today by the young musicians as one of the best schools of modern music, the big band is the only formation able to handle with ability the serious one and the rigour of the symphony orchestra and festive heat of the dance band. Nothing astonishing so that the National Orchestra of Jazz to its creation was organized in the spirit of the big band.


BAND 433
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The BAND 433 was an ambitious bet at the time of its creation in 1992. It was a question of endorsing a expensive principle with Duke Ellington: to bring together the best arrangers and the best instrumentalists to offer to the public the best possible services. If it were based in the spirit and if it has the letter of a heritage of high signature, the BAND 433 does not only intend to satisfy the requirements of interpretation, was it rigorous and exciting. Vincent Martin, Gilbert Dojat, Pascal Bern, Patrice Foudon and Michel Goutagny thus registered in their life and on paper the symbols of what the orchestra can propose of more timeless and yet so human: the adventure of Creation.

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