Cabaret des Moines

November 6, 2024 – 8pm – Villers-la-Ville (BE)


New album ‘Serendipity’

The word ‘serendipity’ entered the French language very recently. Its broad definition is the gift of making fruitful discoveries by chance, providing a form of understanding around the unexpected. Olivier Ker Ourio and Quentin Dujardin met in 2016 during a recording session with Richard Bona, Manu Katché and Ivan Paduart. A shared feeling for melody led them to this obvious fact: they would one day make a record together documenting the intensity of the original sound that they sensed. Since this happy encounter, time has done its work around their respective musical approaches: jazz for the harmonica player, crossover for the guitarist.

« Olivier Ker Ourio & Quentin Dujardin, chance does things well. Brilliant original version of the famous Goodbye Pork Pie Hat by Charles Mingus! »France Musique (FR)

« The time has come… and the chemistry is there. »RTBF (BE)

“These two artists have in common a love of melody as evidenced by this magnificent ‘En t’attendant’ that Quentin Dujardin recorded in 2010 with the great harmonica player Toots Thielemans, whose main heir is Olivier Ker Ourio. »France Info (FR)

“A harmonica, a guitar, and a multitude of emotions! Listen to their intense, western-style version of Charles Mingus’ masterpiece, Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” TSF Jazz (FR)