BILive Music Tours
BILive Music Tours

2020

DAM'NCO

 

Line Up:

TBA - lead vocal

Damien Schmitt - drums
Swaeli Mbappe - bass
Tom Ibarra - 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://www.facebook.com/damandco/

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

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 of esteem and it is quite naturally that it took the way of the studios in order to record a second album entitled SPARKLING and which left in January 2018.

 

www.tomibarra.com

 

Available ALL YEAR on request

 

TOM KENNEDY/DAVE WECKL GROUP

in cooperation with EMMECI srl

 

Line up:

Dave Weckl - drums

Tom Kennedy - bass

Bob Franceschini - sax

TBA - keyboards

 

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

 

Available: end of JUNE - 26 JULY 2020

 

 

 

    DEAN BROWN GROOVE WARRIORS

                              featuring

 Dennis Chambers, Adrien Feraud, Eric Marienthal

in cooperation with EMMECI srl

 

Line up:

DEAN BROWN - el. guitar
ERIC MARIENTHAL -  sax
HADRIEN FERAUD - el. bass
DENNIS CHAMBERS - drums

 

Dean Brown's music defies boundaries to combine Rock, Latin, Jazz, Funk, and Fusion into a joyful, soulful, dynamic and intense groove. He is well known in the global jazz/fusion scene for his powerful virtuosic rhythm guitar work and his passionate melodic soloing. Those who have seen and heard Dean perform are immediately pulled in by the energy he puts into each and every note. 

In this project he join two music legend such Dennis and Eric with one of the new best bass player of the jazz fusion scene.

https://www.deanbrown.com/

 

Available: from July 19  to first week of august

 

EKALAVYA 

in cooperation with EMMECI srl

 

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: APRIL/MAY  + JULY 2020

CHRIS MINH DOKY & NEW NORDIC JAZZ

In cooperation with EMMECI 

 

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.

 

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 

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

 

Teymur Phell Group

in cooperation with EMMECI srl
European Booking
 
Line up:
Teymur Phell - el. bass
Chad Lefkowitz - sax
Corey Rawls - drums
Nitzan Gavrieli - piano& Keyboard
 
Teymur Phell was born in Baku, Azerbaijan in 1987 to a very musical family. His father Elmar, a composer and music teacher, and grandmother Elmira Nazirova, who was a celebrated classical pianist and sought after music instructor, both played an important role in Teymur's early musical education.
At the age of 13 Teymur began playing the bass guitar, not taking any formal lessons, but mainly studying music with his father and trying to figure out his way around the instrument. It soon became very clear where he was heading.
After graduating from an arts high school at 18 years old, Teymur continued his studies at the Jerusalem Academy of Music studying classical upright bass with maestro Michael Klinghoffer, and at the same time touring the world with Palestinian singer, Amal Markus.
Since Teymur's New York arrival in 2011, he has built his reputation as a vibrant and virtuosic player, performing with artists such as Danielia Cotton, Alex Young, Leni Stern, Kevin Salem, Lafayette Harris, Oz Noy and landing major gigs with jazz greats such as Mike Stern and Arturo Sandoval.
He just release his first album as band leader "Master Volume" available on NOV 2019.
 
available July / August 2020
 

LENI STERN 3

 

Line up:

Leni Stern - guitar, n'goni, vocals

Mamadou Ba - el. bass
Alioune Faye - sabar/djembe/calabas/vocals
 

Leni Stern is an unstoppable force of bottomless energy. Her long-time fans know her from a successful jazz career that saw her touring the globe on the stage of every major festival and legendary club with bands that included some of the biggest heavyweights on the scene (Dennis Chambers, Paul Motian, Bill Frisell... to name a few). Everything changed when in 2005 Leni was first invited to perform at the Festival au Desert in Timbuktu, Mali. It was there that she would meet Bassekou Kouyate and his wife Ami Sacko, embraced by their family and their bands, she dove headfirst into the traditions of West African guitar and later the n’goni (African banjo). It was a natural path from jazz, a personal journey to where her playing and the genre all began, a sort of spiritual exploration coupled with devoted study and practice.

In the past 13 years Leni has worked her hardest, forging a new sound that is all her own, composing, studying, practicing, with the rhythms and tonalities of West Africa through the chops of an accomplished jazz guitarist. It is finally, with ‘3’, that her most authentic voice can be experienced. Joined by her regular NYC-based trio of Mamadou Ba and Alioune Faye, Leni’s compositions pay humble homage to the drum patterns of traditional Senegalese folk songs. What emerges is a new repertoire of cross-pollinated ideas and reverence to jazz, to blues, to Africa, to a folk music of today’s diaspora.

 

 
Available: end of march / april / beginning of May 2020

MIKE STERN & JAN GUNNAR HOFF QUARTET 

In cooperation with EMMECI

Line up:

MIKE STERN - el. guitar
JAN GUNNAR HOFF - piano / keyboards
PER MATHISEN - el. bass
AUDUN KLEIVE - drums

 

http://www.mikestern.org/            https://jangunnarhoff.no/
https://permathisen.com/             http://www.audunkleive.com/

Downbeat: “Hoff ́s album with Stern ́s formidable help, organically crosses over eras and transatlantic aesthetics, bridging a division in fusion»

 

AVAILABLE: MAY 2020

 

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

 
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