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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INITIATIVE H to perform at La Fabrique-CIAM with VJ performance

INITIATIVE H to perform at La Fabrique-CIAM with VJ performance

Initiative H will perform on Thursday, December 17th at La Fabrique CIAM, in Toulouse. This concert will be the first executed with a VJing performance by french artist Romain Quartier. 

 

This show will present this new art combined to the music of Initiative H's new album Darkwave (Neuklang 2015). The objective is to develop this collaboration in the future, so other concerts with the same format are to be expected in the near future.

 

For more information about Romain Quartier and his work, go to Transat Production's official website.

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Initiative H on France Musique Radio for Alex Dutilh's Open Jazz

Initiative H on France Musique Radio for Alex Dutilh's Open Jazz

Initiative H will be on France Musique Radio show Open Jazz presented by Alex Dutilh on Thursday, May 19th from 6 to 7pm.

 

"After the success of the first album Deus Ex Machina (Neuklang, 2014and the "Revelation" label awarded by the french review Jazz Magazine , Initiative H started a new adventure with Darkwave (Neuklang 2015).

The album was recorded with well-renowned guests (Médéric Collignon, Emile Parisien and Vincent Artaud). Darkwave is now released since October 2015 and can be bought on ItunesAmazon or Fnac.

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Initiative H -- x -- The Headbangers --- Double Release Party @ Le Metronum, Toulouse

Initiative H  -- x -- The Headbangers --- Double Release Party @ Le Metronum, Toulouse

On Friday, November 13th, Initiative H will share the stage with Nicolas Gardel's Headbangers for a double release party at Le Metronum, in Toulouse (France).

Both bands are releasing their new album for an event that is anounced as one of the most exciting of the year in Toulouse. After the first release concert at Le Triton (Paris) in october 2015, this is the occasion to be a part of the adventure by coming to share a unique experience.

Don't miss this exceptional show and buy your tickets on Fnac official website.

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New video release: The Maxime Cholley Project "A Grid Came from the Moon" (Tigran Hamasyan Cover)

New video release: The Maxime Cholley Project

French drummer Maxime Cholley, currently based in Boston MA has founded a new trio with Amaury Faye on piano and James Gianonni (Dallas, TX) on bass. Their first show happened in February 2015, followed only two months later with this first video featuring a cover of Tigran Hamasyan's songs.

The video is made of three parts all combined together. The first part is the transcription of "A Crane came from Van" (Tigran Hamasyan, EP n°1) followed by a variation of the tune written and arranged by Maxime Cholley and Amaury Faye. The second part is a variation from "The Legend of The Moon" (Tigran Hamasyan, A Fable) followed by the main theme of "The Grid" (Tigran Hamasyan, Mockroot). The last part is a kind of summary…

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INITIATIVE H X Médéric Collignon - DARKWAVE official release party at Le Triton in Paris!

INITIATIVE H X Médéric Collignon - DARKWAVE official release party at Le Triton in Paris!

On Friday, October 30th, Initiative H will hit the stage at Le Triton in Paris for the official release of the second album on the german label Neuglank.  

Darkwave has been recorded this summer in Toulouse with 3 famous french musicians as guests, including Médéric Collignon, Vincent Artaud and Emile Parisien. 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 Le Triton official website.

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