Pierre Courbois

Farewell tour with jazz trio 3GEN3

Fri 6 September 2024 - 19:00 - Music Stage Paradox - 90 min - 18,00 film + concert

Film about and concert by jazz drummer Pierre Courbois and his jazz trio 3GEN3. Courbois (84) is on his farewell tour and will visit the international jazz stages one more time. Before his concert in Paradox, the film 'De Pionier' by Els Dinnissen about the life and work of Pierre Courbois. Plus live interview with the drummer.

In addition to Pierre himself (1940), Pierre Courbois 3GEN3 consists of bassist Wiro Mahieu (1964) and saxophonist Jesse Schilderink (1995): three generations of jazz musicians.

The internationally renowned Dutch drummer Pierre Courbois has been involved in new developments in jazz from an early age. He took lessons with Kenny Clarke in Paris. He was the basis of free jazz and fusion in Europe and his drum breaks on vinyl are still regularly used by DJs. He collaborated with many legends including Eric Dolphy, Ben Webster, Jean-Luc Ponty, Stan Getz and Willem Breuker.

In the documentary ‘The Pioneer’ by Nijmegen filmmaker Els Dinnissen, we visit with Pierre the places where he learned to make music, such as the basement at the bottom of his parental home, where he played with later greats such as Herman Brood or Pim Jacobs. Or with his childhood friend David van Halen, father of the two famous sons Eddie and Alex.

  • 3GEN3 with from left to right Jesse Schilderink, Pierre Coirbois and Wiro Mahieu. Photo: Florentijn Brunning

Filmmaker Els Dinnissen has won several film awards, including the Joris Ivens prize for her documentary ‘Gluren In Het Donker’ about the Nijmegen gay movement in the 1970s. She also made a film portrait about artist Jan Mellema. Dinnissen does almost everything himself: script, camera, direction and editing.

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Fri 6 September - 19:00 - Music Stage Paradox