Born Jean-Christophe Le Saoût, Wax Tailor is the stage name of an electronic recording artist, whose compositions combine vocal arrangements with orchestral melodies, as well as a trip-hop performance.
Wax Tailor emerged on the electronica scene in his native France, back in 2004, performing in music halls and with carefully selected ensembles. He released a debut album two years later entitled Tales of the Forgotten Melodies, and which became a hit both in France and in the United States. The following year, Wax Tailor, returned to the spotlight with his second album Hope & Sorrow featuring vocalists Charlotte Savary and Ursula Rucker.
Wax Tailor’s performances combine strong visuals and light effects, which set a tone for his structured music, which brings together many genres from jazz, to pop, to monastic chants, and which have influenced other electronica bands, such as Enigma and ERA.
For three nights, Wax Tailor will be the protagonist at the Colón Theatre in Bogotá and accompanied by 50 musicians of the National Symphony Orchestra and the choir of the Opera de Colombia. Images of Martin Luther King, Ghandi and the Dalai Lama will be projected on a large screen behind the stage, making for a concert layered with political overtones.
For the time in Colombia, Wax Tailor’s musical spectacle, will showcase the artist’s abilities as DJ, composer and front man for The Phonovisions Symphonic Orchestra project, which will be released November as a double album and features a year of working alongside leading symphonic orchestras. Having performed over 400 concerts in 50 countries, Wax Tailor is an international artist who masterfully generates music which delves into a seventies psychedelia and baroque hip-hop. So sit back and enjoy a unique show by a musician who continues to push the boundaries of sound and music.
The concert at the Colón starts at 7:30 pm, and tickets can be purchased at the theatre’s ticket booth or online at tuboleta.com
Teatro Colón: Calle 10 No.5-32