October 2020 news : Body & Soul Consort has recorded its first album during a residency at Cité de la Voix in Vézelay…
Thank you to all our supporters for our crowdfunding campain!
Album to be released in Spring 2021
Ellen Giacone, voice & artistic direction / Srdjan Berdovic, archlute and composing /
Krzysztof Lewandowski, cornetto and bass guitar
Adrien Alix, viola da gamba and double bass / Srdjan Ivanovic, percussions
Body & Soul Consort, a quintet dedicated to jazz and baroque
Born from the meeting of musicians from rich and varied backgrounds, Body & Soul Consort is willing to create bridges between two musical languages that have a lot in common, even if they are separated by more than three centuries : baroque and jazz.
The founding idea of Body & Soul Consort is to blur stylistic barriers by mingling the features of jazz and baroque chosing among a repertoire from both styles. Through intimate and warm sonorities of ancient instruments (cornetto, archlute, viola da gamba, double bass), coulourful rhythmics and a jazzy-lyrical vocality, but also innovative arrangements and compositions, the band explores new ways to interpret and improvise on these repertoires.
Video extracts from our concert at Maison Heinrich Heine, Paris (November 2019)