Amaury Faye Trio finalist of the Jazz en Ville National Competition 2016

Amaury Faye Trio finalist of the Jazz en Ville National Competition 2016

Amaury Faye Trio has been selected for the 2016 edition of the national contest of "Jazz en Ville" festival. The trio will perform in front of an audience and a jury on Friday, July 29th. 

The Jazz en Ville national contest will receive 12 different projects coming from different parts of France. The contest will take place during 4 days in the city of Vannes (Bretagne, France) and the winner will play for the festival the same day at night on the central stage ("Les Remparts"). This performance will happen shortly after the national competition Rezzo-Focal Jazz à Vienne, on Thursday, June 30th, and only a few days before the european contest of Avignon.

With four major competitions in a few months, this year is decisive for the trio which is gaining a certain recognition…

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Initiative H --x-- Médéric Collignon --x-- Emile Parisien --x-- Vincent Artaud - DARKWAVE RELEASE PARTY at Tempo Jazz Vincennes

Initiative H --x-- Médéric Collignon --x-- Emile Parisien --x-- Vincent Artaud - DARKWAVE RELEASE PARTY at Tempo Jazz Vincennes

On Friday, October 30th, Initiative H will hit the stage at TEMPO JAZZ, in Vincennes (Paris) for the official release of the second album on the german label Neuglank. This show will be performed with the 3 guests invited on the album: Médéric Collignon (trumpet, saxhorn and voice), Emile Parisien (saxophone) and Vincent Artaud (synthesizer).

Darkwave has been recorded this summer in Toulouse and is now distributed under german independant label Neuklang. Acclaimed by both public and professionals, this show will be the occasion to discover David Haudrechy's new creation which pays tribute to darkwavers, those magnificient surfers who brave the giant cold waves of the Great North.

Don't miss this exceptional show and buy your tickets on Espace…

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AMAURY FAYE TRIO FINALIST OF THE INTERNATIONAL AVIGNON JAZZ CONTEST 2016

AMAURY FAYE TRIO FINALIST OF THE INTERNATIONAL AVIGNON JAZZ CONTEST 2016

Amaury Faye Trio has been selected for the 2016 edition of the european jazz contest "Tremplin Jazz d'Avignon". The trio will perform in front of an audience and a jury on Monday, August 1st. 

The Avignon international jazz competition will receive 6 different projects coming from different parts of Europe. This competition is recognized as a major contest and this is a second time in one year that Amaury Faye's new project has the honor to be a part of an international event. This performance will happen shortly after the national competition Rezzo-Focal Jazz à Vienne, on Thursday, June 30th.

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"The Tremplin Jazz d'Avignon organizes a competition called "Avignon’s Jazz Contest", which aimed to promote young…

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Amaury Faye Trio wins 2 awards at International Biberacher Jazzpreis 2016 (Germany)

Amaury Faye Trio wins 2 awards at International Biberacher Jazzpreis 2016 (Germany)

Amaury Faye Trio made it at the International Biberacher Jazzpreis Competition 2016 by winning 2 awards after a performance executed at the Biberach Stadthalle, Germany. 

The two awards consist in the following ones:

 

- Public Prize

- 2nd Jury Prize 

 

Those 2 prizes illustrate how Amaury Faye's music has been considered by both the public and the professionals, placing him in the top of a competition with 40 bands and 9 different countries.

The finals featuring the 5 first projects of the competition took place in the little town of Biberach, between Munich and Friedrischafen in South Germany.

For this concert,…

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Amaury Faye Trio finalist of the Jazz à Vienne Rezzo Focal Competition

Amaury Faye Trio finalist of the Jazz à Vienne Rezzo Focal Competition

The Amaury Faye Trio has been selected for the 12th edition of the french national jazz competition "REZZO FOCAL- Jazz à Vienne". The trio will hit the stage for a 45 minutes show on Monday, June 29th.

Since its creation in 2003, this very high level competition allowed the public to discover a lot of great musicians and bands such as Uptake, nOx.3 and Celine Bonacina. 

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"The aim is to support and highlight the new generation. RéZZo FOCAL Jazz à Vienne was born further to Jazz à Vienne's will to bring new jazz talents to the forefront. The winner of RéZZo FOCAL Jazz à Vienne can record an album on a famous label (Jazz…

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Amaury Faye Trio finalist of the Biberacher Jazzpreiss 2016

Amaury Faye Trio finalist of the Biberacher Jazzpreiss 2016

Amaury Faye Trio has just been selected as a finalist for the Biberacher Jazzpreis 2016, an international competition that takes place in Germany in Biberach (Bade-Wurtemberg) between Munich and Friedrichshafen.

 

The event happens only every two years and only 4 bands are selected to compete among 40 applicants. This year, the 4 finalists are:

 

Janis Wolff Quintet (Germany)

Amaury Faye Trio (France)

Shane (Switzerland)

Moment's Concept (Germany)

 

The Amaury Faye Trio will perform for the Biberach Jazzpreis on Saturday, April 23rd in the Biberach Stadhalle.

 

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INITIATIVE H & V-Jing to share the stage with Nasheet Waits @ A Vaulx Jazz Festival

INITIATIVE H  &  V-Jing to share the stage with Nasheet Waits @ A Vaulx Jazz Festival

Initiative H x V jing will be performing on Saturday, March 12th at A Vaulx Jazz Festival (Lyon, FRANCE) and will present the new album, Darkwave (Neuklang, 2015). The team founded and led by french saxophonist David Haudrechy has already been largely acclaimed by public and critics, and this will be the first time for Lyon to experience Initiative H live with a V Jing performance (by french artist Romain Quartier).

This show will take place in first part of the Nasheet Waits Equality Quartet, led by american legendary drummer Nasheet Waits, featuring Mark Helias (bass), Aruan Ortiz (piano) and Darius Jones (sax alto).

 

To buy tickets, go to this page.

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"Tribute to John Coltrane": Amaury to perform with saxophonist Fred Delplancq in Brussels on March 11

Amaury will be performing at the Armenian cultural center Hay Doun in Brussels with belgian saxophonist Fred Delplancq in a quartet performance intitled "Tribute to John Coltrane".

This tribute will be based on Coltrane's work with pianist Red Garland in the late 50's. We can nowadays hear this collaboration on the album "John Coltrane with the Red Garland Trio" (later reissued as "Traneing In"). The formation featured John Coltrane on tenor saxophone, Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Art Taylor on drums.

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Belgian saxophonist Fred Delplancq has toured in Belgium and other countries after getting the First Prize at the Brussels Royal Conservatory in 1997. He has recorded a dozen of albums as leader or sideman…

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Amaury Faye Trio is now in Note Only Artistic Agency

Amaury Faye Trio is now in Note Only Artistic Agency

Since its creation in October 2015, the Amaury Faye Trio has accomplished a few interesting steps. One of the most significant is the new collaboration between the artists and french artistic agency Note Only.

Created in 2013, this new agency is already collaborating with some of the most promising young projects like The Headbangers, Initiative H or Conga Libre. More content will be released in the next few weeks following to this new collaboration.

To consult Amaury's artist page on Note Only, click here.

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New video release: Amaury Faye Solo Piano "Ain't Misbehavin'" (as played by Art Tatum)

New video release: Amaury Faye Solo Piano

This video is the result of a long work achieved by Amaury under the artistic supervision of legendary pianist Joanne Brackeen. This song is a transcription of Art Tatum playing Fats Waller's song "Ain't Misbehavin'". The original version was recorded in 1953, this video has been recorded in 2015. More than 60 years after the challenge is still the same and it's obvious to feel how innovative and creative a pianist like Art Tatum was. 

Most of people today know him for is unique virtuosity and his sound, but Art Tatum (despite the fact that he was mostly playing stride piano when be-bop was already the new revolution) was a great innovator and his legacy is still inspiring a very large part of pianists today. He can be seen as a major element of the different evolutions in jazz,…

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