Moncef goes to California! He’ll make a long-awaited return after a six-year absence to the West Coast for a series of special dates in Los Angeles and San Francisco in July, 2012. Moncef will appear in trio and his tour will feature two concerts at Vitello’s in Studio City on July 12th and 13th and one at Yoshi’s in San Francisco on July 15th. Vitello’s will also host a master class by the trio on July 12th. In addition, the Consulate General of Switzerland in Los Angeles, the AllianceFrançaise, and TV5 Monde will host a reception and free screening of the award-winning road movie “Return to Gorée” in Santa Monica on July 11th. For details and tickets information, please visit the “Tours” section of this website. Moncefwould like to thank Pro Helvetia, the Cultural Department of the Canton of Valais, and the Swiss Consulates in Los Angeles and San Francisco for their support to make this tour happen. If you’re in California around those dates, don’t miss your chance to hear the Swiss piano virtuoso perform live! Check out the following press coverage in anticipation of the tour: Revolution 360 (with a great interview and video links), L.A. Examiner, and Jazz Weekly.