12 mars 2023


Maxi-HaÏku - Rituels

Rituels is a maxi-Haiku organized as part of the 9th edition of the Festival Jazz sur le Grill. Three choirs (100 participants), together with the La Forge quartet and guest Naïssam Jalal, have come together for this creation.


Following the success of “Pharaonique Moondog”, a large-scale project bringing together regional amateur musicians (6 harmonies, 250 participants) and professional musicians in March 2022 on the Champ-de-Mars in Valence during the 7th edition of the Drôme festival “Jazz sur le grill”, this year we have imagined a creation that will give pride of place to vocal art.

As the 2023 edition is dedicated to music imbued with rituals, trance, roots and spirituality, with the “Healing Rituals” show by flutist Naïssam Jalal as its flagship project, it seemed natural to imagine a creative project with vocal ensembles from the region.


  • Naïssam Jalal : Flute
  • Michel Mandel : Clarinets
  • François Raulin : Piano
  • Pascal Berne : Double Bass
  • Richard Bonnet : Guitar

With the participation of choirs and vocal ensembles :

  • The Crest voice school choir, directed by Loïs Le-Van
  • Jazz Action Valence vocal ensemble, directed by Gwénaëlle Baudin
  • The Valence University Choir, directed by Daniel Pagliardini
  • Coproduction : Théâtre de la Ville de Valence | Crest Jazz Festival | Jazz Action Valence | La Forge


  • June 20, 21 & 22, 2024 at the Clermond Ferrand Opera House
  • 2025 : Ensemble 20/21, concerts in Savoie


  • Reprise in Savoie for 2025 with 20/21 Ensemble

Presentation pack

Céleste Score

Noces Score