BILive Music Tours
BILive Music Tours

2020

MIKE STERN / BILL EVANS BAND 

                     Featuring

KEITH CARLOCK & TOM KENNEDY

In cooperation with Emmeci srl

https://www.emmeci.biz/

Except: Austria, Germany, Switzerland

 

Line up:

MIKE STERN - el. guitar

BILL EVANS - sax
TOM KENNEDY - el. bass
KEITH CARLOCK - drums    
  
     

http://www.mikestern.org/                http://www.billevanssax.com/
http://www.tomkennedymusic.com/  

http://keithcarlock.com/

 

Available: NOVEMBER 2020

DAM'NCO

In cooperation with Emmeci srl

https://www.emmeci.biz/

 

Line Up:

Rycko- lead vocal

Damien Schmitt - drums
Swaeli Mbappe - bass
Yann Negrit - guitar
Michaël Lecoq - piano/keyboards

Nicholas Vella - piano/keyboards


Dam'nco is the new face of the French JAZZ POP scene.
The compositions, which borrow from different musical styles, are directly inspired by the atmospheres of the neighborhoods of Paris where the members of the band live. Dam'nco is a perfect reflection of what 21st century French multiculturalism is all about.
It's colorful music, that makes you want to sing and dance, punctuated with explosive improvisations.

Dam'nco, created by the world known drummer Damien Schmitt, brings together five of the best French musicians of today, who play a definitely modern, forward-looking brand of jazz, with that very special little extra: the famous French touch!
On March 2018 has been released the 2nd Album "FRENCH TOUCH"

https://damnco.fr/
https://youtu.be/FaVBWRr3Ly8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMHhxjNgSO0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGJwhGjZ7nM

available: 
ALL YEAR on request

 

TOM IBARRA GROUP 

In cooperation with Emmeci srl

https://www.emmeci.biz/

European booking except France

 

Tom Ibarra - guitar & compositions
Lilian Mille - trumpet
Jeff Mercadié - tenor sax
Auxane Cartigny - keyboards
Noé Berne - bass
Tao Ehrlich - drums
 

Tom Ibarra is a young composer and guitarist of Jazz Funk Rock with instrumental pop influences, born in October 1999.

Noticed at a very young age for his virtuosity and his rich and dynamic compositions, but also for his melodic lines that hold back, he is programmed in national and international festivals and sometimes shares the stage alongside internationally renowned artists such as Didier Lockwood and Sylvain Luc in 2015, Marcus Miller in 2016, Didier Lockwood and Thomas Enhco in 2017 or Richard Bona in showcase at NAMM 2017 in Los Angeles.

Tom was also one of the youngest endorsed by the prestigious brands Ibanez Guitars and DV Mark Amp. He collaborates regularly with Ibanez by composing the music of the videos on which he promotes new models of guitar.

He is the holder of numerous prizes such as the SACEM Young Talent Award 2013 and 2014, the Jazzophare 2015 Special Jury Prizethe Jeune Espoir Action Jazz Prize in 2016, several Rives Awards and the Oloron-Sainte-Marie Notes in 2017.  At the end of 2017, he became the first winner of the prestigious PrixOne Rising Stars Jazz Award, awarded by an international jury including Jamie Cullum, Brian Bacchus, Mikhail Fridman, Karen Frivik and Sebastien Vidal.

In 2015 Tom released his first CD entitled "15". This album received a great success, and on January 2018 he released the second album entitled SPARKLING.

 

https://www.facebook.com/TomIbarra.guitariste/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL577JvgIG0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JuXuARvnBU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfpjXML1DCY

 

Available ALL YEAR on request

 

DAVE WECKL / TOM KENNEDY Project

In cooperation with Emmeci srl

http://www.emmeci.biz/

 

Line up:

Dave Weckl - drums

Tom Kennedy - bass

Bob Franceschini - sax

Stu Mindeman- keyboards

 

The new album of Tom Kennedy "Stories" just released and mixed by Dave Weckl for an high energy, electric jazz/fusion group.

 

https://youtu.be/Ef4iyFebEf8

https://www.tomkennedymusic.com/

http://www.daveweckl.com/

 

Available: end of JUNE - JULY 2020

 

EKALAVYA 

In cooperation with Emmeci srl

http://www.emmeci.biz/

 

Line Up:
ABHIJITH P S NAIR - violin                                        
SANDEEP MOHAN - el. guitar

JOE JOHNSON - keyboards
MOHINI DEY - el. bass
MAHESH MANI - tabla
SIDDARTH NAGARAJAN - drums

Abhijith P S Nair is acclaimed as one of the most outstanding artists in India . He is a well-known music director too and a phenomenon in the field of Indian fusion music and The band features the very popular, amazing, 22 years old bass player Mohini Dey. The video of one Abhijith's and guitarist Sandeep Mohan songs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFQPDtR55BY&feature=youtu.be
reachead 12.988.412 people, had 4,1 millions views, 92.059 people shared it and received 65.000 likes/reactions.

NEW SONG / VIDEO FEAT. S. PHILLIPS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLH48GQz1tw LUGANO JAZZ FESTIVAL 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XouPXIK-i2g&list=PL72YMFdn8wJX9Rhz4andtpQSVu_2q7rYL&index=4&t=0s https://www.youtube.com/watchv=gfxRIPxi1iI&list=PL72YMFdn8wJX9Rhz4andtpQSVu_2q7rYL&index=2&t=0s https://www.youtube.com/watchv=_CE55ThzPzQ&list=PL72YMFdn8wJX9Rhz4andtpQSVu_2q7rYL&index=3&t=0s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yx37ShuTuU&list=PL72YMFdn8wJX9Rhz4andtpQSVu_2q7rYL&index=7&t=0s

ST. MORITZ JAZZ FEST 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA8oMiUKnHY&feature=youtu.be

GARANA JAZZ FESTIVAL 2018:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGjDI_PxMOI&list=PL72YMFdn8wJX9Rhz4andtpQSVu_2q7rYL&index=5&t=0s

WITH DAVE WECKL:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrN6wk32OsQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kTAJlkmFjA

PAST CONCERTS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuZINeMyXXs&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaxnqWPbq8o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGcTzaczHZ8&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRQnbsB-kWs&feature=youtu.be http://www.abhijithpsnair.com/ http://www.jazzinindia.com/mohini-dey http://drumsiddharth.com/ 


Available: JULY + FALL  2020

CHRIS MINH DOKY & NEW NORDIC JAZZ

In cooperation with Emmeci srl

http://www.emmeci.biz/

 

Line up:

CHRIS MINH DOKY - bass
PETER ROSENDAL - piano
JONAS JOHANSEN - drums

 

Doky’s first performed as a young musician in Denmark, but – still in his teens - moved to New York where famed jazz guitarist Mike Stern heard what he could do and wanted that sound in his band. The word spread quickly. Along with Stern, Doky has stood beside names such as Brecker, Scofield, Mendoza, Sakamoto, Sanborn, Gurtu, Camilo and many, many more, each with a different style and approach to a

particular facet of jazz. Doky remains a strong player on the international jazz stage, but years ago his unique solo performances captured the ears and hearts of the pop world. He bolstered his career and earned a rock star aura by appearing in arenas with stars of the pop world. In what might seem a paradox, Doky also captured ears and hearts in the classical universe and has performed in opera houses, with symphony orchestras, ballet companies and opera singers.

Work on the classical side is expressed in the classical tradition seasoned with improvisation; call it, with the spirit of jazz. His voice in the idiom has been compared to the role of a solo cellist, but with the fullbody sound of the acoustic bass as the soloist that broadens the dimensions of an ensemble.

The classical vein is one of the three main outlets for Doky’s creativity. In his New Nordic Jazz project, he gently explores the enigma of a compelling Scandinavian storytelling tradition. Concurrent with that, he fronts The Electric Nomads in what appears to be a 180-degree contrast, as the The Electric Nomads give us their rendering of unbridled, funky jazz with a rock edge. Common for all three is how Doky expresses himself with the bass as the solo instrument with a direct link

to the Danish bass tradition. By bringing his heart and soul into each new challenge, Doky has emerged as the bass soloist of note. And someone did take note: Queen Margrethe II of Denmark knighted Doky in 2010 for his contributions to

the arts, making him a distinguished member of the Royal Order of the Dannebrog. The secret – along with hard work – is his passion for making an emotional and physical experience of the melody he plays. Doky embraces the traditional acoustic bass, cradles the electric and coaxes novel sound from the electric upright he helped Yamaha develop. The allure of Chris Minh Doky is not simply the sound, but the stories he tells us through melody.

https://doky.com/

AVAILABLE on 2020: 

FEB 8-12 + FEB 14-21 + FEB 26-28 + MAR 1-5 + MAR 13-17 + JUNE  + JULY 8 -11 + JULY 13-19 

 

LITHIUM 

In cooperation with Emmeci srl

http://www.emmeci.biz/

European booking except FINLAND

 

Line up:
ANDRE' FERNADES - el. guitar
ALEXI TUOMARILA -  piano or Fender Rodhes
JOONAS TUURI - bass
JONNE TAAVITSAINEN - drums
 
Lithium is a a brand new collaboration between four gifted musicians and composers that combines determination, passionate young energy and years of experience all together. The music of Lithium thrives from various different genres all of which translates through the members Alexi Tuomarila, Andre Fernandes, Jonne Taavitsainen and Joonas Tuuri into a strong and unique sound.
 
https://www.lithiumofficial.com/
NEW CD WILL BE RELEASED IN OCTOBER.
AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

 

FRANKIE CHAVEZ

In cooperation with MUSICASTRADA

 

Line up: 

Frankie Chavezvocals, electric & acoustic guitar, weissenborn, portuguese guitar 

Joao Correia - drums

 

Frankie Chavez’s music, surfer and rocker from Lisbon (Portugal),  is a mix of different types of sounds, reflecting all the musical influences he encountered while traveling the world. The result is a kind of Rock/Blues/Folk, with atmospheres ranging from clean to rough or psychedelic. Though it’s easy to recognize different musical influences it’s hard to define his music in a single word.
But we can say for sure that it sounds like rock, folk, blues, and surf with a Portuguese soul
It’s ROCK because his music reflects the real spirit of this genre; essential, powerful, universal…
It’s BLUES because Frankie learned from the greatest American blues masters, creating his own personal interpretation mixed with another blues, the Portuguese Fado. Echoes of this music are inside his songs with his innovative approach to the Portuguese guitar
It’s FOLK because in his poignant ballads you can find sun, sea sunsets, travels along the coast and long days surfing waves.
It’s SURF because his music is sunny, strong and determined, like the sea and the huge Portuguese waves

FRANKIE CHAVEZ is an artist with whom everyone is in agreement, everybody speaks well about him, even the reviewers. He fascinates the audience during his performances, without being cataloged or labeled

“I listened to a lot of blues and rock but surfing mainly influenced the way I play. It’s like to go on the surfboard and improvise on the wave. That’s the way I play now, without too much thinking about the composition, but only about the sound that I like the most”

http://frankiechavez.com/

Available: NOV 2020 + all year on request

 

ROSA BRUNELLO LOS FERMENTOS

European booking

Except: Belgium, France

Line up:

Rosa Brunello - double bass, el. bass, electronics, synth, vocal

Michele Polga - Sax tenore, electronics

Frank Martino - guitar, electronics

Luca Colussi - drums

 

Bassist Rosa Brunello is a rising star of modern jazz. Her third CAM JAZZ release is a supremely confident set of modern themes, with instrumental skill augmented with electricity and effects, greatly expanding the music’s colour palette and textures. On Shuffle Mode, Brunello’s regular group Los Fermentos consists of saxophonist Michele Polga, guitarist Frank Martino, and still with the group, drummer Luca Colussi.

Together, and with the collusion of a bag of electronic effects, they create music that is

alert, contemporary and packed with unexpected twists and turns. Modern jazz has never been short of highly creative bass players who are also leaders, and Brunello belongs confidently to that tradition, driving the music from the centre, shaping it and bringing to it a joyous energy that is already the unifying characteristic of all her work so far.

Minor artists switch styles every time they enter a studio. Major artists tend to have one big idea and spend many years working out its many implications. Rosa Brunello belongs squarely in the second category, a young artist with a distinctive vision and the determination to make it real.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnjZbdxVMvc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS93_298FRU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRNDb-nRgiM

 

www.rosabrunello.com

 

Available all year on request

Robin McKelle

ONLY for ITALY

Line up:
Robin McKelle - voce
Mike King - piano
Rashaan Carter - bass
Kush Abade - drums

 

Robin McKelle è uno delle poche cantanti a cavalcare il confine tra ritmo classico, blues e jazz tradizionale con facilità. Spesso accostata a Ella Fitzgerald, le prime influenze di Robin provengono da Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Donny Hathaway e Nina Simone.
McKelle ha suonato con molti artisti del mondo del jazz, del rock e del pop, tra cui Bobby McFerrin, Herbie Hancock, Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley, Gregory Porter, Michael McDonald, Lee Fields, Henry Butler, Terence Blanchard, Wayne Shorter, BeBe Winans ed è stata voce solista con la Boston Pops Orchestra. McKelle ha iniziato a cantare e all'età di 5 anni in chiesa, dove sua madre era direttrice del coro. Con un orecchio naturale e l'amore per la musica ha studiato pianoforte classico e jazz, corno francese, teatro musicale e opera. Mckelle ha studiato musica all'università di Miami e al Berklee College of Music, dove è tornata come membro della facoltà, insegnando performance vocale nei primi anni 2000. Tra i vari riconoscimenti, McKelle ha ricevuto il premio Jazz Vocal dalla National Foundation for the Arts, una borsa di studio Cleo Laine, e nel 2011 è stato insignita del prestigioso Berklee College Alumni Award.
Nel 2004 conquista il 3 ° posto al Thelonious Monk Vocal Jazz Competition. Da quando ha pubblicato nel 2006 il suo album di debutto ed ora, dopo altre quattro pubblicazioni è uscito il suo ultimo album "Melodic Canvas", una miscela contemporanea di Jazz & Soul realizzata in un ambiente acustico.

http://www.robinmckelle.com/

https://www.fip.fr/jazz/robin-mckelle-yes-we-can-can-festival-jazz-la-villette-liveafip-14173

DISPONIBILE: da Marzo a Novembre 2020

 

LE SCAT NOIR 

Line up: 

Natalia Abbascià - vocal / violin

Sara Tinti - vocal / piano

Gievra Benedetti - vocal

 

"Le Scat Noir" project was born on 2013 when three girls from north, south and central Italy meet at the music conservatory in Ferrara for the same reason: to study jazz music. After arranging several standards, songs taken from the repertoire of Italian songwriting and of different origins, the vocal trio focused more on the creation of original songs. Pieces characterized by the union and diversity of the musical background of the three members of the group. This eclecticism is one of the characteristic aspects of their way of composing and working together. The nature of their staff induces them to use and explore the body and the voice in all their sonic and timbre potentialities. In their lives they alternate a cappella pieces with others with instrumental accompaniment of violin and piano.

During their journey they have won awards in various competitions, including:

first prize at the "Baku Jazz Festival" in 2017;
first prize in the vocal groups category at the "Tour Music Fest" in 2016;
second place in the jazz / pop music category of the "TIM International Music Tournament" in 2016;
first prize ex aequo at the "Multiculturita Europe Contest" in 2016.

 

https://lescatnoir.it/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3T9vwqFsYg

 

Available: On request

 

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