Rebellion(s) (FR/US)

Opus Jazz Club
  • Sylvain Rifflet - saxophone, clarinet
  • Jon Irabagon - saxophone
  • Sébastien Boisseau - double bass
  • Jim Black - drums

Rebellion(s) is a brand new project of two outstanding reed-players – Sylvain Rifflet from France and Jon Irabagon from the US. Their program is inspired by those revolts, rebellions, revolutions and freedom-fights which marked the path of both nations leading to democracy – from a musical point of view. While in France most of the music written in revolt periods were songs, protest songs or hymns, in the United States jazz musicians have always been involved in composing music for and about rebellions, especially during the long fight for civil rights. It’s enough just to mention John Coltrane’s Alabama, or the music by Archie Shepp, Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders and many others...

Sylvain and Jon have researched music penned during or after riots and revolutions, compositions written about or inspired by them. They think that the link between rebellion and music still exists: composition and improvisation, using new forms and taking new aspects, are proper ways to express any kind of revolt. Using themes from their research and composing entirely new ones, they built a set of pieces which they started to work on with two further key figures of the French and US jazz scene: Jim Black on drums and Sébastien Boisseau on double bass. The result is a complex music melting influences of jazz, free jazz, repetitive and minimalist music through fluent improvisation.

The project, supported by French-American Jazz Exchange 2018, will have its debut just 3 days preceding the Opus concert, on April 3, 2019 at the legendary Banlieues Bleues Festival. 

Tickets are available for 2200 HUF on the spot, online at,
and at InterTicket Jegypont partners across Hungary.

Please don't forget to reserve a table after purchasing your ticket,
as seating at Opus Jazz Club can only be guaranteed in this case.

We hold reservations until 8pm. Remaining tables are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

For reservations, please call +36 1 216 7894 and have your ticket or voucher at hand.


2019 April 06 Saturday