Artistic direction: Bastien Ballaz, Jon Boutellier, Frédéric Nardin, and David Enhco
Trumpet players: Vincent Labarre, Thierry Seneau, Félicien Bouchot, and David Enhco
Trombone players: Loïc Bachevillier, Bastien Ballaz, Aloïs Benoit, and Sylvain Thomas
Saxophone players: Kenny Jeanney, Pierre Desassis, Jon Boutellier, Eric Prost, and Ghyslain Regard
Rythm section: Fred Nardin (piano), Thibaut Francois (guitar), Patrick Maradan (bass), and Romain Sarron (drums)
Technical crew: Erwan Boulay (sound), and Lucie Joliot (lights)
Actors: Sébastien Denigues, Yanowski, Leslie Menu, and Yasmine Nadifi
Regular guests: Cécile McLorin Salvant (vocals), James Carter (saxophone), Stochelo Rosenberg (guitar), Célia Kameni (vocals), Rhoda Scott (Hammond organ), Marian Badoï (accordion), and Michel Hausser (vibraphone)
Created five years ago, the energetic Amazing Keystone Big Band expresses the spirit and soul of the great formations of the swing era, as well as the creativity, openness, and bold virtuosity of today's jazz.
Collaborators since they attended the Conservatoire de Paris together, pianist Fred Nardin, saxophonist Jon Boutellier, trombonist Bastien Ballaz, and trumpet player David Enhco provide direction and arrangements for the band.
The seventeen talents giving life to this turbulent jazz machine don’t only pledge allegiance, with class, to Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Thad Jones. More than anything, they consider this band, made of handpicked friends, to be a way of experimenting with new ideas while revisiting the treasures of a solid repertoire.
The Amazing Keystone Big Band keeps this music alive while giving free rein to the creativity of its musicians and their arrangements, compositions, and solos.
Since 2010, the band has collaborated with and written music for many internationally acclaimed artists, such as Quincy Jones, James Carter, Rhoda Scott, Stochelo Rosenberg, Liz McComb, Michel Hausser, Bill Mobley, Cécile McLorin Salvant, and Zaz.
“A masterpiece! Seventeen prodigious musicians! A way to discover all forms of jazz!” - Youssef Bouchikhi - France 2
“The Amazing Keystone Big Band is the best news in the world of jazz in the past ten years! A huge success!” - Francis Marmande - Le Monde
“It's bubbling, it's super inventive, it's absolutely beautiful!” - Christophe Combarieu - LCI
• Pierre et le loup... Et le jazz !
• Le Carnaval jazz des animaux
• Monsieur Django et Lady Swing
• West Side Story
• Jazz et cinéma
• Tribute to Quincy Jones
• Hommages aux grandes divas du jazz
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