Sélène Saint-Aimé & Band - Jazz Concert at the Embassy of France

Tuesday 23 May 2023 from 19:30 to 21:30

Villa Albertine and the DC Jazz Festival are excited to host Sélène Saint-Aimé and her band for a night of jazz at la Maison Française.
Sélène is an Afro-French contrabassist, singer, poet and composer with caribbean and west african origins. She studied with internationally acclaimed bassists Ron Carter and Lonnie Plaxico as well as saxophonist, conceptualist Steve Coleman. Sélène lately received a “Victoire du Jazz 2021” award in the “Rising star” category for her highly acclaimed first record "Mare Undarum". Her second recording, "Potomitan", out in March 2022 is already esteemed by the international press (n°4 of “The 10 Best Global Albums of 2022” - The Guardian).

“My personal journey and musical identity are shaped by my exploration of the traditions of my Afro-descendant ancestors.”
Sélène took some time off of touring for ongoing research and musical studies, and joined the Tropiques Atrium in Martinique as a composer in residence , as well as the Villa Albertine program in 2022 as a laureate in New Orleans, Louisiana.