We have concluded a collaboration with a young French pianist/composer with a great potential. Armel Dupas has just had his first, very well received CD out on Harmonia Mundi/Jazz Village here in France, but he has been active as a musician and composer for a number of years, amongst others as a collaborator of the well-known French artists Henri Texier (composer, musical director, bass player) and the great singer and actress Sandra Nkaké, but also as a composer of music for films for some well established French directors like Arnaud Desplechin and Michel Gondry.
Posted September 30, 2015
Gaelle Buswel, the young lady blues/soul/rock artist and writer, will be performing at the famous « New Morning » venue in Paris on October 7. Our biggest independent rock station, Oui fm, is supporting her and this event announcing the concert three times/day during the next few days and giving fans the opportunity to win her CD “Black to Blue”.
Posted September 22, 2015
Scottish artist Fraser Anderson will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg/Germany with his label Membran/ the Orchard. He will be performing at the Mojo Jazz Café in Hamburg this Friday, September 25. Fraser is about to finish the production of his new album due for release in 2016.
Posted September 14, 2015
We are very happy to be able to announce our renewed collaboration with the great jazz and contemporary music composer and pianist Vijay Iyer here in France. Iyer has Indian origins and a New York resident. This year, he won the US DownBeat Critic’s Poll as Artist of the Year as well as having his Vijay Iyer Trio with Stephan Crump, double bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums chosen as Group of the Year! The third and latest Iyer trio release “Break Stuff” from the start of 2015 is the third one by the trio, all of which are on release by the prestigious label ECM.
Posted September 01, 2015
We are happy to work with American, French based jazz composer/musician/arranger/producer Jon Handelsman and his big band L’Orchestre de la Lune from now on, together with a French publishing/management partner. Jon will be producing his next album with this great band with, amongst others, a number of outstanding brass players and the great French, American trained percussionist Cyril Atef shortly, which will be on release in 2016.
The year 2015 will be a crucial one for music, for the artists and for the music business. Times are changing more and more quickly, and we all need to adapt, find new solutions, make new connections while pursuing our various musical passions.
In France, like in many other countries, independent record companies and distributors are struggling, music publishers need to adapt to new systems at our SACEM society and need to try and make up for missing support for artists/authors/composers elsewhere; giving artistic advice, creating connections with other musicians, helping to find labels and...