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Nicolas KUMMERT 
Nicolas Kummert (born March 12, 1979) is a Belgian jazz tenor saxophonist. He studied at the Brussels conservatory with teachers Jeroen Van Herzeele and John Ruocco. He was also taught by Fabrizio Cassol. Kummert already won several prizes, e.g. the Golden Django for best young talent in 2003.
Nicolas played and recorded with Pierre van Dormael,   Yves Peeters Group, Jef Neve & GrooveTHing, Qu4tre, Alexi Tuomarila Quartet, Karl Jannuska, Matthieu Marthouret, Viktor Lazlo… His main project is Nicolas Kummert Voices, a quintet that recently released its second album, “Liberté” on Prova Records. Beside this, he just created DRIFTER with long time friend Alexi Tuomarila on piano and an all-singing band called eNKa with Axel Gilain.
Nicolas is also active on the African music scene (with singers like Patrick Ruffino, or occasionally Manu Di Bango, Keziah Jones), on the DJ scene with hip hop DJs (Grazzhoppa DJ bigband,…) and house DJs such as Patrick Balzat & balMODERNSOUNDsystem, Da Binci Code (studio recordings and shows in famous clubs like the Ministry of Sound in London, Teatro Kapital in Madrid…). Nicolas also played a lot with Viktor Lazlo and Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt’s project “My name is Billie Holiday”,   a magnificent tribute to Lady Day that already played approximately 200 shows in France, Belgium, Holland, Martinique and Turkey.
In his young career, he recorded over 30 CDs as a leader or as  sideman and played in more than 40 countries worldwide.
His versatility and openness to all styles of music is obvious in his own projects, and it is definitely a good way to define this musician about whom Brad Mehldau wrote: “There is often a wonderful gentleness to Nicolas Kummert’s playing that perfectly suits the music… and he shows a great musical personality”.



Michel BISCEGLIA
http://www.michelbisceglia.org/
Michel Bisceglia is a Belgian musician. Born Michelino Bisceglia on January 4, 1970, he descends from a family of Italian origin. Although he began playing the keyboard at the age of 6, his formal   training on classical piano only started when he was already 12 years old. A few years later he switched to modern piano, and by his second year in high school he knew he wanted to dedicate his life to music.
As a jazz musician he worked with jazz icons such as Randy Brecker, Bob Mintzer, Toots Thielemans, Dewey Redman, and Viktor Lazlo. Michel Bisceglia also got nominated twice as Best Belgian Musician of the year, 1999 and 2002.
In 1997 Michel Bisceglia formed his own jazz trio, and to this date they still perform in their original line-up. During this period they have recorded five studio albums and played on famous jazz festivals all over the world.
 Their debut album 'about stories' features guest musicians Randy Brecker and Bob Mintzer.
A typical characteristic of Michel Bisceglia is working with artists from outside the jazz world. His most notable coproduction in this regard was Jazz Works, released with Buscemi on Blue Note Records.
As a composer, arranger and orchestrator. Bisceglia has worked with the Brussels Philharmonic and the Orquestra Nacional do Porto.
In 2004 he started his own symphonic orchestra: Prova Symfonica. In 2010 at the start of Belgium's 12th Presidency of the European Council, he conducted a symphonic orchestra at the 'I Love EU'-concert in Brussels.
Bisceglia is also a film composer. In 2013 he composed the soundtrack for the feature film Marina by director Stijn Coninx ( Michel Bisceglia’s soundtrack for the film Marina won the Public Choice Award at the World Soundtrack Awards at the 25th of October 2014).
Moreover, he composed the music for Blue Bird,a feature film directed by Gust Van den Berghe
He has also composed music for Vincent Lannoo's In the Name Of The Son and Little Glory a film with Hollywood-actor Cameron Bright.





Marc LEHAN

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Werner LAUSCHER

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Oliver Louvel rejoint de nouveau le cercle intime des musiciens de Viktor sur ses tournées à l'occasion du nouveau récital dédié aux divas du jazz  : 3 Femmes
Pour Olivier Louvel, la musique est histoire d’ouverture et de voyages. Le monde, il l’a parcouru dans tous les sens, avide de connaître ses musiques, ses peuples, ses soleils. D’Indonésie en Namibie, de l’Equateur aux paysages arctiques.
Avec l’ORCHESTRE NATIONAL de BARBES, Geoffrey ORYEMA, David LINX, Billy COBHAM, Mike MANIERI, Antonio SANCHEZ, Gil GOLDSTEIN, Manu KATCHE, Stéphane HUCHARD, Anne DUCROS , IDIR, Rick MARGITZA, Jeanne CHERHAL , JALEO (Louis Winsberg) , Andre MANOUKIAN , Olivier KER-OURIO , Eric SEVA… le guitariste de Caen, aujourd’hui parisien aggrandit chaque jour sa famille musicale, le monde est sa limite.
Sans doute le plus apte à proposer à l’esthète David LINX les couleurs qu’il recherche, à l’ONB son contagieux sens du groove, ce sillon qu’il creuse comme personne, Olivier Louvel est également compositeur pour l’image.
Avec ces qualités, dont il est rare qu’elles cohabitent chez un seul homme, il confectionne un joyaux : « En attendant Julia » l’anti-démonstration de guitariste (sa maîtrise de l’instrument est pourtant impressionante). Des rythmes qui s’entrecroisent, des couleurs qui se mélangent, des voix venues de partout (David LINX, Fathalla GOGGHAL et Youssef BOUKELLA de l’ONB).
En amenant vers l’excellence ses comparses, à des années lumières de l’autisme de certains jazz et des cartes postales trop vite fanées, de certaines tentatives world, Olivier Louvel découvre un pays de musique et en invente le folklore. Daniel Yvinec
http://olivierlouvel.com/wp/


Gilles Coquard
Orfèvre de la note : chaque attaque, chaque résonance, chaque accord est ciselé avec un goût et une précision extrême.
Né en 1960 , apprend le solfège à 5ans, le saxophone à 7, l’accordéon à 12.
Il découvre la basse à 17 ans : coup de foudre !
Arrangeur reconnu, fin mélodiste, virtuose de la basse 6 cordes, il parcourt le monde et multiplie les rencontres car là est sa raison d’être... en France et en Europe bien sur, mais aussi en Amérique du nord (USA ,Canada) du sud (Brésil, Argentine, Cuba) Madagascar, Japon, Nouvelle Calédonie... etc.


Il a joué aussi avec Ricardo Tete (Brésil), Ricarco Heirz, Thierry Farrugia, Ndidi O, Sylvain Boeuf, Anabelle, Liane Foly, Nilda Fernandez...

Masters classes à Tours (tous en scéne) à l'IMFP (salon de provence), cours et ateliers au CMDL (Didier Lockwood)
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www.tontonfling.org
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