BILive Music Tours
BILive Music Tours

2019

MIKE STERN/DAVE WECKL BAND

European booking

In cooperation with Emmeci

 

Line up:

Mie Stern - guitar/vocals

Dave Weckl - drums

Tom Kennedy - el. bass

Bob Franceschini - sax

 

To a generation of contemporary jazz guitar aficionados, Mike Stern is regarded as one of the true guitar greats of his generation. A player of remarkable facility whose searing lines are informed mainly by bebop and the blues while also carrying a rock-tinged intensity, Stern made his mark with Miles Davis in the early ‘80s before launching his solo career in 1985.
Since then he has released 17 recordings as a leader, six of which were nominated for GRAMMY® Awards.
His latest, Trip, is his first since recovering from a serious accident in the summer of 2016 that left him with two broken arms and nerve damage in his right hand that prevented him from even holding a pick. But Stern is back on top of his game, playing with typical authority and prodigious chops on this all-star outing, which features such longstanding colleagues as trumpeters Randy Brecker and Wallace Roney, saxophonists Bob Franceschini and Bill Evans (a bandmate of Mike’s in Miles Davis’ ‘comeback band’ of 1981), bassists Victor Wooten and Tom Kennedy and drummers Dave Weckl, Dennis Chambers and Lenny White.
For more than 35 years, Dave Weckl has developed and maintained a reputation among fans, peers, and the international music community, as one of the great living drummers. His contributions to iconic music, music education, and the gear that drummers use, are many. 
Modern Drummer magazine has inducted Weckl into their Hall of Fame (2000) and named him "one of the 25 best drummers of all time."
 
Available 12 - 24 JULY 2019

 

SCOTT KINSEY GROUP

A tribute to Joe Zawinul

European booking

In cooperation with EMMECI

 

Line up:
Scott Kinsey - keyboards/synth
Hadrien Feraud - el. bass
Gergö Borlai - drums
 
Keyboard wizard Scott Kinsey is a world-class improviser and music conceptualist. Widely known as one of the most capable jazz synthesists of his generation, Kinsey’s unique and original sounds continue to rapidly evolve.
Hailing from the small town of Owosso, Michigan, Scott graduated with a Bachelors of Music degree in Piano Performance from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in 1991. He was fortunate to study with some of the great Berklee legends such as Hal Crook, Ed Tomassi, Herb Pomeroy, Ray Santisi and others. Kinsey soon joined Tribal Tech, widely considered to be one of the most influential jazz fusion groups of all time.
Scott Kinsey was voted among the “Top 4” keyboardists in the 2017 & 2018 JazzTimes Readers Polls, along with Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and Robert Glasper! Scott’s new album, We Speak Luniwaz, is a tribute to Kinsey's mentor, jazz icon Joe Zawinul (Weather Report, Zawinul Syndicate).
The touring band is including electric bassist Hadrien Feraud (Chick Corea, John McLaughlin) and the phenomenal Hungarian drummer Gergö Borlai (Al Di Meola, Nguyén Lé). 
 

 

                THE WOOTEN BROTHERS

 

 

European booking

In cooperation with EMMECI

 

Line up:
Victor Wooten - el. bass/vocals
Regi "the teacher" Wooten - guitar/vocals
Roy "futureman" Wooten - drums/vocals
Joseph "the hands of soul" Wooten - keyboards/vocals

 

 

Victor and his brothers back on tour in EU for Fall 2019.

A legendary family for a legendary line up. A concert which can't be missed!

 

http://www.victorwooten.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKa-tfopRJA&start_radio=1&list=RDlKa-tfopRJA&t=308

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlO1P_h4y3g&index=45&list=RDlKa-tfopRJA

 

 

Available from 1st to 15th NOVEMBER 2019

 

DAM'NCO

Euroepan booking

Except France

 

Line Up: 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 on tour: 
end of APRIL / MAY 2019

All year on request 

EKALAVYA (India)

European booking

in cooperation with EMMECI

 

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.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuZINeMyXXs&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaxnqWPbq8o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apbGMCvB1Mg

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

Available: Summer + October/November 2019

MIKE STERN / JEFF LORBER FUSION BAND (USA)

Line up:
MIKE STERN - el. guitar
JEFF LORBER - keyboards
JIMMY HASLIP - el. bass
DENNIS CHAMBERS - drums
 
To a generation of contemporary jazz guitar aficionados, Mike Stern is regarded as one of the true guitar greats of his generation.
A player of remarkable facility whose searing lines are informed mainly by bebop and the blues
while also carrying a rock-tinged intensity, Stern made his mark with Miles Davis in the early ‘80s before launching his solo career in 1985.
Since then he has released 17 recordings as a leader, six of which were nominated for GRAMMY® Awards.
His latest, Trip, is his first since recovering from a serious accident in the summer of 2016
that left him with two broken arms and nerve damage in his right hand that prevented him from even holding a pick.
But Stern is back on top of his game, playing with typical authority and prodigious chops on this all-star outing, which features such longstanding colleagues as trumpeters Randy Brecker and Wallace Roney, saxophonists Bob Franceschini and Bill Evans (a bandmate of Mike’s in Miles Davis’ ‘comeback band’ of 1981), bassists Victor Wooten and Tom Kennedy and drummers Dave Weckl, Dennis Chambers and Lenny White.
Jeff Lorber Fusion came to life in the 70s when the pianist attended Berklee College of Music. A true clinician, Lorber has made it a point to study the long line of modern jazz pianists since 1945. “Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea have been major influences but I had to go back and try to figure out who they listened to and were inspired by,” says Lorber. “Some of these icons that come to mind are Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, McCoy Tyner and Bud Powell.” He adds, “I also can’t forget all of the pianists who played with Miles Davis such as Red Garland, Wynton Kelly, Tommy Flanagan and Horace Silver.” Growing up in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania offered great inspiration for Jeff Lorber. Lorber scored his first Grammy win for his critically heralded Prototype in 2018.
 
 
Available FROM NOVEMBER 13
CD WILL BE RELEASED FOR THE TOUR
 

BRIAN BROMBERG'S Unapologetically Funky Band

European booking

In cooperation with Emmeci

 

Line up:

Brian Bromberg - basses

Heverette Harp or Gary Meek - sax

Tom Zink - keyboards

Ray Fuller - el. guitar

Tony Moore or Marcus Finny - drums

 

New Funk CD "Thicker Than Water" has been released on Mack Avenue/artistry Music Records and the single "Coupe De Ville" went to # 1 on the Billboard Smooth funky and contemporary Jazz Charts in the US.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=74&v=VDLRi9h1ziI

 

https://brianbromberg.net/

 

Available Summer + October/November 2019

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

GLOBETROTTER

European booking

 

Line up:

Luca Di Luzio - guitar

Jimmy Haslip - el. bass

Max Ionata - tenor sax

Rodney Holmes - drums

Alessandro Altarocca - keyboards

 

Luca di Luzio is a versatile guitarist who has deepened different musical lnaguages, from jazz to funk and R & B studying with Garrison Fewell, Dean Brown, Tuck Andress, Les Wise. He plays regularly with his own trio and he performed as side man with many internatyional artists such Paolo Fesu, Fabrizio Bosso, Xavier Girottol Lauren Bush

In this project he'll perform with the great Jimmy Haslip on bass who is the producer of Luca's new album "Globetrotter".

 

http://www.lucadiluzio.it/

http://jimmyhaslipbass.com/

http://rodneyholmes.com/

http://www.maxionata.com/

 

Available: 16 - 22 JULY 2019

Electro Deluxe (USA/FRANCE)

ONLY ITALY

 

ELECTRO DELUXE è un lupo con vestiti da pecora ma pronto ad uccidere. La loro musica si è uno straordinario e "sporco" melange di organic, groove heavy Jazz, Funk. Con il talento di mescolare generi diversi, hanno goduto di grandisimo successo di critica che commerciale nel loro paese d'origine in Francia con ciascuno dei loro ultimi 4 album che si trovano al primo posto nelle jazz charts e raggiungono i primi 10 nelle pop charts d'oltralpe. Famosi per le loro performance elettriche live, hanno suonato nei più prestigiosi club e festivals di Jazz & Pop in Europa dal 2001 ad oggi.
Il loro ultimo album indipendente "CIRCLE", cattura il suono notevole, e soprattutto l'anima di ELECTRO DELUXE. 

 

http://www.electrodeluxe.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=scDHyIZX3aI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdnFPWskESk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=24&v=f-ydCn0lGOk

 

Available ALL YEAR on request

SUPERGOMBO

European booking

Except France, Holland, Belgium, Luxemburg

Line up: Felicien Bouchot : trompette
                Julien Chignier : sax
                Romain Nassini : claviers
                 Riad Klai : guitare
                 Etienne Kermarc : basse
                 Wendlavim Zabsonre : batterie
                 David Doris : percussions, chant

Supergombo it's an afro/funk project which mix the afro funk/beat sound of Fela Kuti with the jazz fusion style of Joe Zawinul & Syndicate
Energy and groove will make you dancing all the concert!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mfaZLykHaY&feature=youtu.be

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7KarQO25rg&feature=youtu.be

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5ixZStk91s&feature=youtu.be


available: ALL YEAR on request

 

FRANKIE CHAVEZ

in cooperation with Musicastrada

European booking

Except Spain, Portugal, Holland

LINE UP
(Solo) > Frankie Chavez
 vocals, electric & acoustic guitar, weissenborn, portuguese guitar 
(Duo) > Frankie Chavez vocals, electric & acoustic guitar, weissenborn, portuguese guitar

Joao Correia drums

(4tet) > Frankie Chavez vocals, electric & acoustic guitar, weissenborn, portuguese guitar
Donovan Bettencourt bass
Paulo Borges keyboards
Joao Correia drums
 
Frankie Chavez’s music, surfer and rocker from Lisbon (Portugal), is a mix between different types of sounds, reflecting all the musical influences he encountered while traveling the world.
The result is a kind of 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!
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 perfomance, without being catalogued or labelled
on tour: SUMMER +  October/November 2019 
ALL YEAR ON REQUEST

IVAN MAZUZE QUARTET

in cooperation with Musicastrada

European booking

Except Norway

 

Line Up: Ivan Mazuze - sax
                   Jacob Young or Bjørn Vidal Solli - guitar
                   Per Mathisen - bass
                   Raciel Torres - drums

 

The multi-awarded Norway’s based saxophonist and composer, Ivan Mazuze has recorded with acclaimed international artists and has performed at world stage festivals and venues. With its Ivan Mazuze Mazuze Quintet presents World Jazz of its best. 
“Mazuze uses the strong earthy and funky in the African beat with Africa clear with major / minor tonality.
But then pops up anyway quite familiar world, the Nordic tone”… Peter Rahbek, Jazzspecial Magazine, Denmark

“This is the world of jazz and world-class jazz.
The names may be unfamiliar, but this is the musical greats throughout heard behind Ivan Mazuze and his amazing and interesting saxophone playing.
It is music that speaks, music that is not quite like what
we are used to, but also no wonder. Ivan Mazuze is an exciting musician and (his latest album) Ubuntu feels like a cannonball”... Lennart Götesson, Dalademokraten, Sweden

“Ivan has the confidence of a runner who can go at top speed if necessary but who knows the value of superb phrasing and tone”.
Anya Wassenberg, Arts and Culture Maven – Canada

“This is the third album that he has recorded and reveals
a talented composer and multi-instrumentalist playing at the top of his game”.... Chris Baber, Jazz Views

 

http://www.musicastrada.it/en/booking-en/ivan-mazuze-en/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBchlaoBdv4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ97htSjVcg

 

AVAILABLE:

on tour JUNE 2019

ALL YEAR on request

 

Baro Drom Orkestar

in cooperation with Musicastrada

European booking

Except France, Germany

 

Line up: Vieri Bugli - Violin & effects

                  Modestino Musico - Accordion

                  Michele Staino - Electric Double Bass

                  Gabriele Pozzolini - Drums and Tamburelli

Baro Drom Orkestar is an exposive and exciting group coming from Florence (Italy) that combines traditin and innovation in the so-called "Power Gypsy Dance". They mix klezmer, armenian, balkanian music and pizzica from Salento (Apulia) with an unconventional ensemble: electric violin with effects, accordion, electric double-bass and modified drums. Most of songs are original compositions and even the traditional tunes are re-arranged with their typical "power-world-dance" sound, Italian temperament, passion and hot rythm... World music with a rock attitude.

The last album is called “GENAU!” and it has been produced by the label Musicastrada Records and distribuited in all Europe by Agualoca Records. “GENAU!” (that in German means “right” or “exactly”) is an an explosive mix of original tunes with a lot of inspirations, from Eastern/Middle European Gipsy to the Mediterranean music, to make everybody dance from the first to the last song. 
During the last 5 years they have played more than 500 live sets and sold more than 5,500 records. They attended the most important festivals and clubs in Europe.

 

http://www.musicastrada.it/en/booking-en/baro-drom-orkestar-en/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9IZe0sjcfw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuwFUV778sY

 

Available: ALL YEAR on request

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