KENT (Mauritius)

Sunday 28th of April, 18H00, CAUDAN ARTS CENTRE, Port Louis

A dream! The meeting of Mauritian music monuments for an epic public performance as a closing chapter to the MAMA JAZ Grand Concerts series. The festival suggests here an original creation through this collection of the most amazing master musicians of contemporary Mauritian history: Linley Marthe, is considered one of the greatest musicians alive on the planet (period!), having been a the bass to Joe Zawinul’s Syndicate for decades and now collaborating with most intense performers, like Chris Potter more recently; Philippe Thomas, is a living legend, Sega and Bepop magician, local incarnation of the Jazz Trumpet, a summa cum laude from renowned Berklee College of Music; Patrick Desvaux, as humble as fierce, a guitar virtuoso and amazing composer, contributing to experimental Jazz research, teaching and local popular music; Christophe Bertin, the most demanded drummer on the Mauritian Music scene, unique in style and subtle in strikes, a measure of speed and power; and Jerry Léonide, youngest of the lot and yet a youthful symbol of maturity as he leads an entire generation of Mauritian musicians through his artistic leaps beyond faiths, pulling his weight on the world scene to empower the uniqueness of Mauritian creative geniuses; magnificent pianist with the added responsibility of music Direction for this grand finale. This concert will honor our masters and call out to future generations!

Linley Marthe - Bass

Philippe Thomas - Trumpet

Patrick Desvaux - Guitar

Christophe Bertin - Drums

Jerry Léonide - Keys (Music Director)


Tickets will be on sale at the door as from 17H00 on concert day unless sold out.

There are no reserved or numbered seats; a ticket equals one seat; first come first seated.

An ease of access to venue will be given to wheelchairs; do inform ticketing offices at purchase for necessary to be organised at welcoming on concert evenings.



Caudan Arts Centre, Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis 11307, Mauritius