JULIE SAURY – drums, percussions
Daughter of traditional jazz musician Maxim Saury, Julie has always lived surrounded by music and musicians. As a child, she studied piano and followed her father to festivals such as Nice where she heard the greatest American jazzmen. As a teenager, she started playing drums with her father’s drummer, Robert Ménière. At the IACP, she participates in workshops as a drummer and studies singing with Stéphanie Crawford and Sarah Lazarus. In 1994, she studied at the CMCN in Nancy (now the M.A.I) to study drums with Frank Aghulon and André Charlier. She completes her training with numerous internships at the Drummer’s collective in New York under the direction of Kim Plainfield, Adriano Santos and Ian Froman. As a latin percussionist, she collaborated with the Rumbananas for more than 10 years, who hosted “La Grosse Émission” on Comédie for 4 years. Julie also accompanies Latin jazz bands with Orlando Poleo, Félipé Cabrera, Yaité Ramos, as well as groove funk bands with Daniel Romeo. She has been a pillar of Philippe Milanta’s trio and Laurent Mignard Duke Orchestra since 2003, and has had the opportunity to play with many artists such as Teddy Edwards, Spanky Wilson, Sarah Lazarus, Benny Green, Red Holloway, Louis Smith, Turk Mauro, Johnny Griffin, Evan Christopher, Warren Waché, Harry Allen … in festivals (Bayonne, Ascona …) or in clubs in New York. Julie Saury has been a member of the Grand Orchestre du Splendid since 2000, and has been part of Rhoda Scott’s Lady quartet since 2004 (Sophie Alour, Lisa Cat Berro) – Django d’or for best live show on DVD. In 2017, she pays tribute to her father in the first album under his name: “For Maxim”.
A sought-after side woman, she has accompanied the projects of Sebastien Llado (Some like it Odd), Deborah Tanguy, Anne Ducros, Carine Bonnefoy, Sophie Alour, Aurore Voilqué, Nicolle Rochelle, Julien Brunetaud, Antiloop, Sylvia Howard, Myra Maud, Tricia Evy, Philippe Baden Powell, Rafael Paseiro, Denny Illet, Lilian Boutté, Fred Wesley, PeeWee Elis, Sebastien Giniaux. Julie has also collaborated with the Orchestre National de Jazz (André Hodeir project “Ana Livia Plurabelle” directed by Patrice Caratini in 2021, Festival Présences de Radio France in 2022); she also contributes to a collective of European musicians such as Karin Hammar, Hildegunn Øiseth, Sandra Hempel, Ida Gormsen, Shannon Mowday.
BRUNO ROUSSELET – double bass
Born in Saint Amand Montrond in 1961, Bruno Rousselet is the regular bassist of Glenn Ferris, Philippe Milanta trio, Hervé Sellin and Laurent Mignard Duke Orchestra… A self-taught musician, Bruno quickly became, by his qualities of interpreter, his powerful sound, his availability, his swing, a musician very appreciated on stage as well as in studio (records, film music, advertising, radio, television…). He has performed on French and international stages (Africa, Europe, USA, South America, Middle East) with jazz artists such as Graeme Allwright, Abd Al Malik, Marcel Azzola, Gordon Beck, Ray Bryant, Dee Dee Bridgwater, Alexandre Desplat, Laurent Dewilde, André Ceccarelli, Maria De Mederos, Harris “Sweet” Edison, Teddy Edwards, Christian Escoude, Richard Galliano “New Musette 4te”, Juliette Greco, Rosario Giuliani, Al Grey, Tom Harrel, Donald Harrison, Antonio Hart, Jon Hendricks, Daniel Humair, Dave Liebman, Wynton Marsalis, Hugh Masekela, Florin Niculescu, Greg Osby, Horace Parland, Bill Pierce, Jean-Luc Ponty, Ben Sidran, Lew Tabackin, Diane Tell, Charles Trenet, Mal Waldron…
Bruno Rousselet is a lecturer at the CNSMDP (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique De Paris) and at the CMDL (Centre de Musique Didier Lockwood). He is also Professor of bass and double bass at the Conservatory of Tremblay in France.
FRÉDÉRIC COUDERC – Flute, goat’s horn, English horn, alto flute, bansuri, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, bass saxophone, ney
Frédéric Couderc studied at the music school of La teste in Buch, studied at the CNR in Bordeaux and then joined the CNSM in Paris in François Jeanneau’s jazz class. Multi-blower, he plays all saxophones, flutes, clarinets, taragot the English horn and coudophone (unique instrument created for him by RV Martin). He is passionate about Roland Kirk and is inspired by his quartet playing 2 or 3 saxophones at the same time. Frédéric Couderc has performed with Ray Charles, Wynton Marsalis, John Lewis, Kenny Wheeler, Tania Maria, Claude Nougaro, Michel Legrand, Dee Dee Brigtwater, NYO, Pom, Mark Turner, Natalie Cole, Gerard Badini, the Paris Swing Orchestra, the Coronation of the Tympanum, Marcia Maria, François Laudet Big Band, Orchestre National de Radio France, Richard Galliano, Laurent Mignard Duke Orchestra.
SÉBASTIEN GINIAUX – guitar, cello
Born in 1981, Sébastien is a guitarist, cellist, composer, arranger and painter. He began playing the cello at the age of six at the Bourg-la-Reine conservatory, then continued his classical music training at the conservatories of Boulogne and Aubervilliers-la Courneuve. At the age of eighteen, he took up the guitar and learned the instrument on his own. His first influence was the music of Django Reinhardt, to which he soon added the more contemporary currents of jazz, Balkan music, West African music, improvised music. Today, Sébastien Giniaux is one of the leading representatives of French jazz guitar, internationally recognized as one of the great interpreters of gypsy jazz. Regularly signing musical projects under his name (Mélodie des Choses, African Variations …), he also collaborates in many projects such as the trio “New York Tango” of Richard Galliano or the gypsy jazz collective “Selmer #607”. Also pursuing a work of painter (exhibition “Vie Moderne” of thirty-five paintings at Frémeaux et associés in September 2014) he tries to apprehend the different artistic practices in the sense of meeting, dialogue and poetry. Sébastien can be found on some thirty records, on guitar or cello, as a performer or composer/arranger, and he has been heard on stage alongside Youssou N’dour, Taraf de Haidouks, Toumani Diabaté, Yamandu Costa, Biréli Lagrène, Didier Lockwood, Anne Sila, Stochelo Rosenberg, Guillaume Galienne.
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