Paul Lay Concert

Le French May, Paul Lay, and Billie Holiday: a tribute performance.

First Initiative Foundation (FIF) sponsored this Le French May performance by jazz pianist Paul Lay and video-maker Olivier Garouste. With remarkable vibrancy and energy on stage, ‘Passionately’ is an audio-visual tribute to Billie Holiday, one of the greatest jazz singers of the last century. Paul Lay, winner of the 2015 Django Reinhardt Prize, also performed spectacular improvisations on stage, impressing the audience with his impeccable talent and creativity.

FIF also supported performances by the Geraldine Laurent Quartet and the Stephane Belmondo trio, as well as an FIF-sponsored jazz masterclass.