Chilly Gonzales, known as Gonzo, has made the stage his best playground. With him, it’s not just about music, promotion and commercial seduction. No, with him, it’s about freedom, games and jousts that he orchestrates, night after night, with his audience.
Like a cat with mice, he goes to seek them out, to tame them, to amuse them until they are amazed. Sometimes dressed in a robe and slippers (yes, yes!), he invites us into his intimacy, in the heart of his private room, then after a few enchanting titles, he will propel us on his dancefloor where light and cotillions will waltz until the ultimate trance. Gonzo is a player, a rascal who makes of his concerts, masses of the present time, with, as accomplice, his piano sometimes bar but most often barré.
This centaur, half-man, half-demon, half-musician, half-actor, is above all an exceptional pianist who has repeatedly shattered records for excellence and performance. Crazy enough! He still holds the Guinness World Record for the longest solo piano concert, with more than 27 hours! Here, it is not a question of a simple record but of a generosity with his public.
As you can see, “Spicy Chilly” will once again thrill the stage and the souls of the Marseille Jazz audience, with the added bonus of a new album dedicated to French songs that puts his audience at the center of the show. And this new “fad” will undoubtedly be full of madness and surprise guests, because The “Genius Speedy Gonzales” is one of the best performers of his generation and obviously the most generous.
Chilly Night Fever is back!
Photo credit © Alexandre Isard
Chilly Gonzales : piano
Yannick Hiwat : violin, keyboard
Stella Le Page : cello, bongos
Taylor Savvy : double bass, electronic bass
Joe Flory : drums