The French and Parisian music scene has an incredibly rich history and heritage – much of which is still visible and influential in todays musical landscape and sounds. Influences from the past mixed with current trends in music, new emerging artists and celebrated Parisian sounds and artists are all part of what can is enjoyed on today’s French music scene.


Robert Glasper Experiment released their first album “Black Radio” in 2012: a hugely successful album rewarded with a Grammy as “Best R&B Album”. Following this, Robert Glasper Experiment released a second album titled “Black Radio 2” with guests such as Lupe Fiasco, Common, Dwele, Emeli Sande, Faith Evans and many more – which Robert described as “a little bit different – I didn’t want to make the same record twice. I wanted to make a conscious effort to keep the vibe and the spirit of the first one without it sounding the same.”

To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Blue Note Records, Robert Glasper Experiment performed at La Gaîte Lyriquée in Paris in November. We caught up with the band members Robert Glasper, Casey Benjamin, Burniss Travis and Mark Colenburg before their gig to talk history, music, their favourite Blue Note records, how they play off each other, J Dilla and sound. We hope you like it.

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Since 1939, Blue Note has delivered iconic jazz music and experiences to fans around the world. For the celebration of the iconic labels 75th anniversary, Blue Note is releasing the album “Remixed & Re-Issued“ – where a collection of classic Blue Note tracks has been interpreted by modern artists for new and existing audiences and music lovers.

Sonos Studio is together with Blue Note celebrating this in Paris on November 20th with an evening connected to everything jazz – contemporary as well as classic. The evening features conversations with representatives from Blue Note, conversation with Aline Afanoukoé, an appearance by Aufgang, a DJ Set by Theo Parrish and more surprises at hand – all coinciding with the Paris Jazz Festival.

Enjoy the music and influences, learn more about the Parisian music scene, get acquainted with some of Paris’ finest music connoisseurs and more on