The Jazz Session #587: Fiona Monbet

The Franco-Irish violinist Fiona Monbet takes the jazz violin tradition, pioneered by artists like Didier Lockwood and Stéphane Grappelli before him, and manages to pay homage while ushering the instrument, beautifully, into the current day jazz clime. In fact, Lockwood once declared Fiona to be his “spiritual daughter”. With her new album “Maelström”, she expresses not just the many dazzling facets of her instrument, but also how genres like tango, folk song, and Bossa nova can be unified through one musician’s vision.

Show Notes:
– Tango Castagneri
– Irish Gospel
– Come Un Blues
– Cerise
– Joy Song

Maelström is out now on Fo Feo Productions

Theme music by The Respect Sextet
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Author: Jason Crane