French jazz fusion trio The Drops will perform at the Saigon Ranger bar in Ho Chi Minh City on April 17 as part of a programme by the French Institute to present outstanding young talents coming out of Francophonie communities across the world to Vietnamese audiences.

It will be the trio's first appearance in Vietnam.

The Drops was formed in 2008 in Paris by friends Panzani and Casagrande who wanted to channel their energies into a new and different musical project.

The two incorporated standard rock and pop influences, with flair, to their jazz language, leading to their acclaimed debut album Falling from the Sky released in 2010.

In November 2010 they did a release tour of France and Italy, also recording their second album, Spray, on the road and releasing it in 2013.

In 2011 the two were joined by prodigious French drummer Gautier Garrigue, and the trio has since performed in Italy, France, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Belgium, Germany, Portugal, and China.

In January this year they released their first live album Live in Paris.-VNA